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Blue Iguana

12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
703 502 8108
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Ranked #98 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is very convenient for late night drinks if you are staying at the nearby Marriott or Hyatt. Not much more of less than you would expect from you're average suburban bar. There is a nice outdoor patio area and sometimes they have a DJ at night.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You'd be amazed how good the food can be in a strip mall bar. But -- you WILL be pleasantly surprised. The drinks are ( normally ) strong, the food is consistently good, and food normally comes out VERY quickly. We've had the calamari, the beef sandwich, and some of the apps -- all quite good. The restaurant side of... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After reading reviews about this place I decided to give it a try. I had just moved to the area and wanted to just relax and have a drink. Mind you my rating is based soley off of the bar experience as I've never sat in the restaurant side. First off, the bartender, Kathy, was very welcoming and introduced me... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Despite sketchy reviews we decided to visit this place on a recent Monday night. We were pleased with food choices - an array of appetizers. We tried cat fish strips, pecan chicken fingers, a Caesar salad and fried brussel sprouts. Not exactly the healthiest meal but all very tasty. There was a nice beer selection and creme brûlée was delicious.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The menu is definitely on the Cajun side now. But there is still something for everyone. My wife had the crab cakes. All meat and no filler! They were excellent, but rich. You may want to skip the appetizers if you opt for these. I had the blackened Mahi with red beans and rice. It was very good, but heavy... More

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Southeastern U.S.
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed at a nearby hotel for the 4th of July and walked to the Blue Iguana for early dinner and drinks. The weather was nice, so we decided to eat outside. Apparently, the servers do not serve you outside, so we went inside. Inside, the service was OK. We had a few drinks and ordered some appetizers from their... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have been here before for the Valentines Day price fix menu and wanted to go again for our anniversary for the regular menu and was very surprised that it was all Cajun food. I ordered the crab and crawfish binets but, they were out she said they sold the last ones at lunch. I'm wondering why they didn't make more... More

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Haymarket, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went for lunch with a group of 12 ladies and had a lovely time. We were given our own room which was large enough to relax and not bother other customers. The menu offered a wonderful variety of soups, salads, sandwiches as well as full meals. I especially liked the variety of sides so if you didn't want "fries" you... More

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have been coming to the Blue Iguana on a regular basis for lunch, dinner, brunch, and their wine/beer dinners for several years. I agree with Red Hat Nana and others the Blue Iguana is not what it used to be when Tom and Bill owned it. I was there a couple weeks ago with friends for lunch. We were... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

For years the Blue Iguana was my "go to" restaurant and I went there a lot -- for wine and beer dinners -- brunch -- meeting friends, etc. I was always greeted by David with a hug and then by Helmut (a waiter) with a hug. Now that is all gone since the new owners have taken over. I met... More

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