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Coastal Flats

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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 163
    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
Simply Amazing!

The food and service are top notch. Definitely have the grilled chicken with pasta. Was so delicious! The dessert was also wonderful. Also, gotta try the deviled eggs with honey glazed bacon. Only in Fairfax for 3 days and went there every night for dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
JOHN PAUL J
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The food and service are top notch. Definitely have the grilled chicken with pasta. Was so delicious! The dessert was also wonderful. Also, gotta try the deviled eggs with honey glazed bacon. Only in Fairfax for 3 days and went there every night for dinner.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were quickly seated, offered drinks and had our menus promptly even though the restaurant was very crowded. The ambiance was casual and comfortable. I had a fantastic Mexican style rock fish dish, could have used more fresh guacamole, however it was tasty and a good size portion. The bread they offer is delicious! Don't be afraid to give it... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We sat at the bar to eat and drink and had Harold as our bartender. He introduces himself and asks your name...and I'll be darned if he didn't remember everyone's name there. He is attentive, witty and just plain fun. The food here is also terrific. There were four of us and each person thoroughly enjoyed their food. Fun place... More 

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Washington D.C.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

coastal flats has the best lobster rolls and lobster Cobb salad in the area for the price. The key lime pie is better than Key West.

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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We love Coastal! Friends, family, date night all work at this restaurant. Speciality cocktails are so good...pomegranate margarita is a must get!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I like just about everything about this place -- the food, the drinks (best mojitos EVER!), the service, and the ambience. It's happy, bright, open, always buzzing, and super friendly. I dine here alone a lot and have gotten to know some of the wait staff. The way they all work together to look after their guests is super. The... More 

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Long Island, NY
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262 reviews 262 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Usually eat here with co-workers and really enjoy the food. Last few times have had the Deviled Eggs w. Spiced Pecans & Sugar Cured Bacon. WOW!! Best appetizer! I follow that up with a salad as the eggs and bacon are not so healthy but they are worth the trip alone.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. As a matter of fact, that goes for any Great American Restaurant. Coastal Flats has delicious shrimp and grits. I'm from the south and I don't like grits, but these are formed into little fried grit cakes and are yummy. The flavors in this dish are wonderful. The Ozzie rolls are a perfect... More 

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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?