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Coastal Flats

11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax Corner, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
571-522-6300
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Ranked #4 of 347 restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Westlake, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had a consulting project in Fairfax, so visited the area a few days every month for five months. I just stumbled across Coastal Flats (and I am glad I did!) This is by far my favorite restaurant in the area, It is a new restaurant with detailed, floor-to-ceiling murals that set the tone for the experience. The interior is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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412 reviews 412 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent! I had a burger here which was really good. I'm a burger fanatic so it's good that I liked it. This place is huge! We sat near the bar area because I had my dog who laid outside while we dined at the bar where the sliding doors were wide open. All in all, I enjoyed this place and... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In town for university orientation, fell into a dining delight! Start your meal with the "BLUE CRAB & ROCK SHRIMP FRITTERS" - melt in your mouth delicious and a favorite of wife and daughter. Drunken Ribeye was tender and best steak I've tasted in a very long time. The wife's "Ahi" and daughter's "salmon" were to die for. We have... More

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Haymarket, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Costal Flatts is just another terrific execution if the Great American restaurant chain. The staff is attentive, well trained, and efficient. The food is always served as ordered, hot, and fresh. This is one of the best values for lunch or dinner.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Craft beer, suga cured bacon with hard boiled eggs, lobster rolls, and key lime pie! Excellent. Service was wonderful. Thanks for making the graduation celebration extra special!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We called ahead with a table of 11 for my son's special event. They were more than happy to accommodate us, and the tables were ready for us the minute we walked in. The hostess was friendly and the manager was very nice too. The restaurant was not busy around 2pm and the server was able to take all of... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The day after Father's Day found the 4 of us dining at Coastal for the first time for dinner. The deviled egg app is as good as I remember at lunch. The Rock Fish Fritters excellent, our order of Calamari was mistakenly entered as the Shrimp app but we ate it anyway and it too was delicious. The server and... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Costal Flats is one of the "Great American Restaurants" that includes Artie's, Ozzie's, Jackson's and a few others in the Virginia suburbs that all share similarities in that the service is excellent. Costal Flats has a Cuban feel with a school of sculpted fish hanging above you as you enter. The food is very good but some of the sauces... More

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toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Warm fried bread that was almost like a donut but still able to carry butter won me over at this resaturant. Fish mains including pecan crusted trout were solid, could order steamed spinach on the side which was good since like in most restaurants, green veggies are lacking. Desserts were big and decadent. Better then the average higher end chain... More

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New Albany, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We live in Ohio and have made an effort to go to Coastal Flats each time we are int he Fairfax area. Although I do not like seafood I love the other menu items at this resurant- especially the steam, mashed potaotes, and a flourless waffle for dessert. They could offer some more "mainstream" side salads. The team concept of... More

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