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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 212
    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
Excellent Food and Service

We went on a Friday night around 5:30 and didn't have to wait for a table and the service was great. I had the Grilled Chicken & Havarti Cheese sandwich with fries and I have to say it was amazing. I would definitely eat here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2013
Jane L
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went on a Friday night around 5:30 and didn't have to wait for a table and the service was great. I had the Grilled Chicken & Havarti Cheese sandwich with fries and I have to say it was amazing. I would definitely eat here again.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Me and my co-students from my medschool in Denmark and some american friends of mine went there to grab a beer while waiting 20 minutes for our movie to start at the nearby cinema. As we are european we have different ID-cards and the woman behind the bar wouldnt accept it, only passports. This is not unfamiliar to us so... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

While enjoying very tasty grouper fingers we noticed the appetizer ordered never came. We brought it to the waiters attention and the manager as well as the waiter immediately apologized and offered to comp the dish as well as dessert. Good food and great customer service.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a chain in the Virginia area, but not like what you might think of when you think chain restaurant food or service. First, call ahead. No reservations but you can call 25-30 minutes prior to when you show up and you are moved ahead of those just walking in the door. The service is amazingly good. The servers... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Visited at lunch on a weekday, busy with a short wait. Had the Hong Kong Style Sea Bass and it was very good. Service was also very good. Trendy and popular place, it's busy because it's good.

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Oriental, North Carolina
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173 reviews 173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Great food, attentive service, reasonable price. The only drawback is the noise level. If you are out with the family This would not be a problem but not he best place to conduct business. The Tyson's corner location same food much lower noise level.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I absolutely love this place! They do NOT accept reservations which sucks, but you can call ahead and get put on the waitlist. I HIGHLY recommend you do this because if you don't, it will be quite the wait on the weekends. Usually I will call about 25-30 minutes before I plan to arrive, and when I do arrive its... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The food is fabulous. The service is impeccable. I always get the shrimp and grits - the best shrimp and grits I have had anywhere! But pretty much anything you get is amazing at this restaurant. Coastal Flats is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Burke, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Great meal and service. The atmosphere was terrific. Although it was busy on a Saturday night, we only waited about 15 minutes for a table. The shrimp and crab Louis appetizer was outstanding. Fish was grilled perfectly and the bed of grits was very creamy. Micro brew was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Who would have thought that a mall restaurant could be this good? We were stuck on a long layover at Dulles airport so thought we’d go to a mall. We were told it was close to Dulles – NOT. However, we had supper at Coastal Flats and were more than pleasantly surprised. We had the ribs and the shrimp and... 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?