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The Old Firestation #3

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3988 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Formerly The Old Firestation)
(703) 383-1030
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Recommended. A relative recommended this place. It's a bar-band type joint, and as the name implies, is the former firehouse in old town Fairfax, VA. It's under new management — a Greek owner named Harry runs it. The food is pretty good. Not surprisingly, Greek entrees are on the list... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

From the outside, this place looks like a typical college-town dive bar -- old and worn but like a good spot to hang out, drink beer and eat wings. Inside, that vibe continues with beer signs on the wall and expansive bar and fire-station themed art and artifacts. We were greeted by manager Nancy who asked if we'd dined with... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Really enjoy the Sunday afternoon open mikes (4-8). All different kinds of music (jazz, blues, country, rock, celtic, folk, disco) and tons of friendly people. My friends and I meet there to have some wine listen to the music. Great food, especially onion rings!

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Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Recommended. A relative recommended this place. It's a bar-band type joint, and as the name implies, is the former firehouse in old town Fairfax, VA. It's under new management — a Greek owner named Harry runs it. The food is pretty good. Not surprisingly, Greek entrees are on the list. Our group ordered Gyro's, a Meatball casserole, and Greek salads.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We come here for lunch for the very good chicken salad, Athenian chicken and other different but well prepred meals. Servcie is very good. Harry the owner knows how to hire good people.

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Bristow, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We visited the Firehouse Grill to celebrate our friend's birthday in the month of February. Our Filet Mignon were 'blackened' - and we ordered them medium rare. They to fix the problem and failed again, with one guy trying to convince us that a ribeye is better than a filet mignon. My wife gave up - and I decided to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

We are always looking for somewhere new to eat. We are not bar fans so I won't comment on the bar/drink atmosphere or quality. When we arrived, we were greeted with cheery "hellos". It happened to be $1 taco night. My husband ordered 8 of them...four hard and four soft...they were very good and filled full. I ordered the shrimp... More 

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Fairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

I have been a regular at this bar for about a decade ever since I started attending their weekly open mic nights while going to the GMU, the university next door. I have seen this bar go through several owners and the current owner is great. She repainted this old Firehouse station and has made the decour quite nice considering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

The service is great, the food is wonderful and JO! JO is why I GO!!

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Centreville, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

I went there to see my friends band play. There were easily 75 - 100 people there. They had one bartender there until about 9pm. This guy could barely keep his head above water. The patrons actually cheered when the second bartender showed up. I have been to this dump three times to see live music, and every time they... More 

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fairfax
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

I had a great time playing poker but the bartender was rude. I arrived before 7pm for poker on a saturday night and opened a tab at the bar. 2 beers and 4 hours later I go to close my tab only to find out that they have a $10 min on credit cards. Like most people I rarely carry... More 

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Address: 3988 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Formerly The Old Firestation)
Phone Number: (703) 383-1030
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
Cuisine: Italian, American, Greek

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  • Address: 3988 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Formerly The Old Firestation)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (703) 383-1030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Greek

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