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Coastal Flats

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11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
15715226300
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 273
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  • 200
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is great!

I visited Coastal Flats for the first time with my boyfriend after a coworker recommended me to check it out. The restaurant was very crowded, which we expected since we did visit on a Saturday evening. We waited about 45 minutes until we were seated. The atmosphere was pretty nice and our waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lwoodenpastries
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Coastal Flats for the first time with my boyfriend after a coworker recommended me to check it out. The restaurant was very crowded, which we expected since we did visit on a Saturday evening. We waited about 45 minutes until we were seated. The atmosphere was pretty nice and our waitress was really great. I ordered the Sautéed... More 

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Thank Lwoodenpastries
Montebello, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love a great salad and a great steak... The waitress was able to recommend something that did NOT disappoint at all. Being new to the place, I did not know what to expect but the customer service my friend and I received was extraordinary. The price was very reasonable, too. If I'm ever back in the area, this will... More 

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Thank Carmen M
VA
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently good, starting with the bread. We love the calamari appetizer, which comes with a sweet and spicy sauce and the lobster bisque. I like the lobster roll and hubby likes the wood grill filet, ribeye and Hing Kong style sea bass. Just come early, no reservations!

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Thank annapolissailing
Fairfax, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their shrimp and grits is great. So is the sea bass. You shouldn't miss the lobster roll, and when they have their oysters, grab them. (I get the roll they use for lobsters and make an oyster roll out of it.) Service is spectacular.

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Thank sam p
Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves the steaks here--and pricewise, the steaks are competitive with similar ones elsewhere. I like the grouper. Can get a bit loud sometimes, just because the place is always packed, but that tells you something. Wonderful service, lively atmosphere. Waiters are friendly.

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Thank 108roseb
Key West, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday. Not our best plan, but oh well. We were told it would be a 45 min wait (it ended up being 44 min) and that we could sit at the bar while we waited. There were only two of us, so it wasn't too difficult to find a spot even with how busy... More 

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Centreville, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I love this place because of the unparalleled customer service and excellent food. I have tried almost everything on the menu and enjoyed it all. My only disappointment is that I rarely have room for dessert and OMG do they have great desserts!!! I highly recommend calling ahead for a table because this place is well liked... More 

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Thank Bill H
Frederick, Maryland
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170 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

All GAR restaurants are awesome. One of if not the best restaurant group in the DMV. Consistently good on all levels. Super clean, excellent service, and quality/ delicious food. Tonite I had the special, grouper, with grits. Loved it. We also had the blue crab fritters were great and my friend enjoyed his burger and fries. Will forever recommend any... More 

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Thank MDTJ
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visit this restaurant at least monthly, if not more often, and the food is consistently delicious. Our favorites are: Appetizers: Lobster bisque, field greens salad, lobster salad (a great recent addition to the menu) Mains: Hickory Chicken, Hong Kong Sea Bass, and Salmon filet Additionally, bread from Best Buns is always a treat--try the Raisin Pecan. One of the... More 

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Thank cosmopobeth
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I've gone to this location several times during the year. My wife and friends continue to enjoy this restaurant. It can get crowded so we started arriving around 5:30 and so far on average less then 15 minute wait times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 15715226300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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