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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 341 restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Call ahead, but it is worth the wait. Not elegant and a bit nosiy, but superor food and very good service. Our wine was too young. No questions from waiter as he retrieved it, and no charge on the bill

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Oakton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You walk into Costal Flats, and already you can smell the juicy beef steak. Then you turn your head to and see a fish that looks perfect. You get seated, and you realize you don't know what to eat or what's good. Let me start by saying, they're service was fast and the wait line wasn't very long (although it... More

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Dumfries, Virginia, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

So - in case you don't know...Coastal Flats is a sister restaurant to Mike's American Grill, Sweet Water Tavern and a few others in the Northern Virginia area - home of the famous "Ozzie Rolls". This restaurant is very nice! It always makes me feel like I am away on vacation and there should be an ocean/lake in the background.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Sea Bass is the best. Or even if you are only looking for appetizes and a bottle off wine, this is the place to go.

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Alexandria
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We like to sit at the bar for lunch. We get fast service. People are very friendly and the staff is very nice. Get the bread baskek when they ask! I always get the almond encrusted fish which is cooked just right. The resturant's ambience is inviting. I always go to REI after lunch. There are many other store to... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You always can get a wonderful meal with excellent service - it remains a constant with these restaurants - Highly recommend.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love their shrimp/crab fritters and usually finish mopping up the incredible sauce with the bread. The lobster bisque, lobster roll and pecan crusted trout are our favorites. The chocolate waffle is our favorite dessert. Never had a bad dish here. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. The room has very high ceilings and can be very noisy... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love going to almost all of the Great American restaurants, but especially enjoy Coastal Flats as the Lobster Bisque is always on the menu. The wait staff is very well trained at all the restaurants, being very attentive to the patrons needs and filling orders correctly and refilling drinks prior to asking for refills. The food is always great and... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is our go-to place to always get a delicious meal. My absolute favorite is the Hong Kong Sea Bass. The fish is perfectly cooked and the sauce is delicate and does not overpower the dish. Plus it comes over spinach that is also done well. They also have the best appetizers of anywhere we have tried. The deviled eggs... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've had the pleasure of eating here many times. It always has great service and great food. The sea bass is my favorite! Cooked to perfection and tasty. Try the veggie of the day whatever it is, they're all delicious as well.

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