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12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
+1 703-502-8108
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: For 18 years, The Blue Iguana has been a fixture here in Fairfax...
For 18 years, The Blue Iguana has been a fixture here in Fairfax, Virginia. One of the first of the new school of Chef driven restaurants, The Blue Iguana was finally sold by it's first owners, whom have retired, to Clifton & Nargiza Wilcox in August of 2013. Two of Blue's longtime employees, Ian Purcell & Michael Leutbecker, have since taken over daily operations since the beginning of 2014. Ian & Michael are excited about the prospects of new ownership, new Executive Chef Jim Cernak, and our new amazing Creole-fusion menu. So come have a drink, come have a bite, enjoy the best SUNDAY BRUNCH and get to know our family of the great staff in Northen Virginia.
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  • 20
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast , courteous and very friendly!

our quick lunch grab on a busy Sunday was fabulous! Steak salads were all prepared with attention to everybody's nit picks! Like : "No olives but extra..." or " medium rare steak and extra blue cheese...". We were very happy to see/taste some of the old Blue Iguana that we used to love! Furniture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Nicole S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

our quick lunch grab on a busy Sunday was fabulous! Steak salads were all prepared with attention to everybody's nit picks! Like : "No olives but extra..." or " medium rare steak and extra blue cheese...". We were very happy to see/taste some of the old Blue Iguana that we used to love! Furniture specially in the bar areas needs... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I met a friend for lunch. It is convenient for both of us to meet there. Since my last review, things are the same. We both had the crab soup and it was wonderful, worth going there just for that. I also had the pork-pulled BBQ sandwich which was quite dry. As in my last review, the waitress never asked... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

They have a nice variety of foods out for brunch, we have been there several times and the chef always has something different out. All of the food is good, and we think it is a pretty good deal for the price!

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Burke, Virginia
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stopped in for lunch after a full day of Christmas shopping, and it was well worth it. Kathy pours a very nice drink! I ordered the Blue Iguana burger, bleu cheese and bacon medium. It was perfect.Nice and juicy, plenty of bleu cheese and crisp bacon. My wife had the chicken and cheese quesadilla. It was also very good.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
169 reviews 169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
225 reviews 225 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-502-8108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

For 18 years, The Blue Iguana has been a fixture here in Fairfax, Virginia. One of the first of the new school of Chef driven restaurants, The Blue Iguana was finally sold by it's first owners, whom have retired, to Clifton & Nargiza Wilcox in August of 2013. Two of Blue's longtime employees, Ian Purcell & Michael Leutbecker, have since taken over daily operations since the beginning of 2014. Ian & Michael are excited about the prospects of new ownership, new Executive Chef Jim Cernak, and our new amazing Creole-fusion menu. So come have a drink, come have a bite, enjoy the best SUNDAY BRUNCH and get to know our family of the great staff in Northen Virginia.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?