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All 349 Fairfax Restaurants

Blue Iguana

12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
+1 703-502-8108
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Ranked #106 of 349 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $15 - $25
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Burke, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 reviews 19 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
119 reviews 119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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.
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208 reviews 208 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
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167 reviews 167 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about Blue Iguana

Address: 12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
Phone Number: +1 703-502-8108
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

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