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11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 20878
(571) 522 - 6300
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 207
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  • 162
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Great fish & chips

I guess this kind of a high-ish end seafood chain? It didn't really feel that way though. It's hard to explain. The service was good, prices were fair & they had great fish & chips.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Shawnwaskey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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163 reviews 163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I guess this kind of a high-ish end seafood chain? It didn't really feel that way though. It's hard to explain. The service was good, prices were fair & they had great fish & chips.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Coastal Flats is a very good restaurant. Its lobster roll is excellent. I have NOT had a bad meal there. Always packed and noisy.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great place to sit outside IF you can snag a table. Lines form early and there is usually a wait. Food is consistent and reasonably priced. If you don't want to wait for a table, they serve the same food at the bar. Tony's usually there and is always helpful. The french fries are amazing (IF YOU... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Aware that this famous Great American Restaurant Group has so many huge fans here in this area, I like Coastal Flats the least. I do like seafood, but I do not know what to order and regret after meals. However, one of my friends, who used to work here, and he thumbs up with the sanitary condition of the this... More 

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Northport, New York, United States
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207 reviews 207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Loved this place! Even my bougie taste buds were pleased. Their seafood is fresh, their dishes are well-seasoned and well-portioned, their service is friendly but not overbearing, their fries are AMAZING! Thin, tasty, just perfectly done fries. The garlic mashed potatoes are also great, but I do regret not getting my fish and chips with the fries because the fries... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a member of the American Restaurant family and in general all their food is good. This one has very good sea food and other items on the menu. It also has a nice bar and many of the local young people attend the after work festivities. The best and most authentic Mojitos any where besides Cuba! Delicious shrimp... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife loves this place, I do not. I can never find anything I like on the menu. I usually end up with the burger, which is way overpriced for what you get. The extremely thin fries make the fries even more unhealthy due to the increased fat ratio. For what you pay, it just doesn't add up for me.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Arrive early or call ahead. Large, noisy, and open, but very good food. Menu doesn't vary but has a decent selection. We enjoy the lobster roll and grouper fingers with fries and grilled corn on the cob. Double tartar sauce, please!! Good bread basket with varied selection free. Mojitos are popular. Service is team concept although you have a main... More 

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washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've been here a couple of times the shopping center is tough to find parking and the wait is usually over an hour I recommend one of the other great American restaurants the bar looks very pretty and the decoration is nice the staff is attentive as usual but the wait is not worth it if you do go try... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't ever visited Coastal Flats before but we'll be back! Outstanding quality and service. Started with the Chop House salad...different with the corn but very tasty salad... Then the fish special for me and the grilled salmon for the wife... Both cooked to perfection. Hers was even low carb with the mashed steamed cauliflower. The bread was delicious and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 20878
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: (571) 522 - 6300

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?