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Blue Iguana

12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
703 502 8108
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Ranked #138 of 339 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $20 - $35
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
Haymarket, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hawaii
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Big screen TV's and projector to enjoy your Sunday game and chat with friends. Price reasonable for drinks, food not so great(who cares). Service ok. May be I try again after few months and see how it goes.

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Fairfax, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have to agree with the other posts...this restaurant is simply horrible now. Please save yourself the frustration and the money and do not dine here. My husband and I used to really enjoy their Sunday Brunch but, quite honestly, it just keeps getting worse and worse. We went back on Sunday, December 22nd hoping it had improved but, instead,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

had Grilled Chicken Pannini, it was nice.. only i could not finish as the portion was too much, or its just because im from India and not used to eat that quantity but i loved it..

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Clifton, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I gots to agree with the other posters here. since new management the iguana has lost it's charm. the outdoor seating is nicer, but that's about all that is nicer. brunch is a huge disappointment. prices have gone up, options have gone down as well as quality. half the brunch options are up on the raised level, while the omelette... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Food did not measure up to past years here. Fortunately Dave, the manager was brilliant to fix the food problems, save face with my business guest, and make our experience a good one. Oh and paint iguanas blue.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Blue Iguana was sold, after 15 years, to new ownership last July. They closed it down for three weeks. Reopened with new decor and a new menu. Both were needed. That's the good news. But a place that was always warm and friendly no matter when you went now seems cold, impersonal and searching for a niche. Heard that... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

New owners, slower service. Have to wonder why they painted the bar red when it's called the "blue" Iguana? Nachos are the bet appetizer there, worth the price

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