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Coastal Flats

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

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  • 239
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 50
    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
Usually good food and service

Ie been here a few times, and usually the food and service are as good as to be expected at higher mid range restaurant. The last time I went, however, there were numerous problems with my order: not receiving the appetizer, not receiving the right food, not having the right food cooked properly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Denise R
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Cotter, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Cotter, Arkansas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Ie been here a few times, and usually the food and service are as good as to be expected at higher mid range restaurant. The last time I went, however, there were numerous problems with my order: not receiving the appetizer, not receiving the right food, not having the right food cooked properly. Then, the very young manager handled the... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very unique appetizers. Service was fine. They could turn the music down a bit so that talking is easier. Food was excellent.

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Santa Clara, CA
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I'm a huge fan of excellent, simple food and first-rate service, and this place wins on both counts. Busy, noisy, but the hostess was happy to seat one person, at an actual table - I had a great waiter - the food was flawless. Mid-range to a little pricey, but worth the money.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Great American Restaurants chain of which Coastal Flats is a part is locally renowned for its superior service and consistently good food in well decorated, attractive surroundings. The only negative is that the menu almost never changes. But, that means that when you are craving their shrimp and grits, the two-noodle salad, or the best-ever fish fingers, you won't... More 

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Eagle, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Tasty and good selection. I recommend the salmon. Only negative is the room is a little noisy when it gets busy.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best for a classic mojito and crab cakes. Fish and all the appetizers always good. Tends to be noisy.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

This company knows how to make and serve good food consistently. The staff is very well trained and put the customer first. When my husband asked for no peppers on his plate, the manager came out to inquire if he had a food allergy so the could fix his dish in a separate area. How nice to be asked. You... More 

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Faifax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Both branches of this restaurant offer fine seafood, well prepared and served. The food, seafood and other items, is recommended. My complaint has two components: 1) the restaurants are noisy, and the Fairfax Corner one all but makes conversation impossible; and 2) one has the feeling that as with McDonalds, the goal is to get served quickly, eat fast and... More 

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Herndon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I enjoy the food, it's very tasty. I enjoy the ambiance. Service is always good, not great never bad. On my last visit, I took a sip of my drink and when I went to take a second sip, I noticed a bug in my drink. It took a while to server to come over, when I finally did and... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here with whole family for a birthday dinner. It was a little bit annoying that they do not have seating for an eight person group. Food was good, as usual. Wife loved the sea bass and three of us ordered the shrimp and grits (because it is amazing). Also, as always, the little fried donuts with sweet butter were... 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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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?