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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 205
    Excellent
  • 161
    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
Who would have thought?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2013
BeachandBeyond
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Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
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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Fresno
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One of the restaurants that Our hotel recommended was Coastal Flats. When I saw Crab Cake on the menu I decided this would be my choice. my wife ordered the fish of the day which was Grouper. She loved her Grouper and my Crab Cake was outstanding. If you are in Northern Virginia I would encourage you to give them... More 

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Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We really like Coastal Flats and have tried just about everything on their menu. STOPPPPPPPP.....except for the rib eye marinated.........very tasty............LOTS OF FAT which rib eye has......my rib eye was tasty. Could I chew it....barely....Oh, I ordered medium........could I find another piece of meat after the first square........YES........SCORE.........then nothing. For $29 it was the worst piece of steak I have... More 

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Okay, so it's the second wealthiest county in the nation (Fairfax) and I would expect goodness but this was spectacular food. Heavens! Steaks like marshmellows, giant crab cake chunks, crispy, thick coleslaw, giant side salads, sauces like perfume with a mixture of ingredients us normal folk only see on TV (Tabasco used with lavender and other stuff for a fish... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I am a avid fan of Coastal Flats and the Great American Resturants (Silverados, Arties, Sweetwater, etc), especially when I have guests from out of town. Fairfax Corner is a great place in summer - movie theaters, pinkberry, fountains for the kids to run through. Pleanty to eat and very clean. Saturday night took out my wife's family, visiting from... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Perhaps because I was sitting at the bar alone, I was kind of ignored a bit. I had some of their drinks, and ordered an appetizer - some kind of chips or nachos with cheese or something. Would I go here again? Perhaps if a friend invited me. I wouldn't go alone though. Perhaps I didn't enjoy it because I'm... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Coastal Flats is one of my family's favorite places to eat! The food is of high quality & delicious. Service is great. The staff seems to help each other out. Staff is helpful with food allergy concerns. I love the mango/pecan chicken salad. My family loves the burgers, crab cakes and seafood entrees. The restaurant gets busy, but you can... More 

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Knoxville
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This place was great. The food,drinks and service were all great. U had the filet and crab cake and it was delicious. My only complaint was that I sat outside and 2 girls pulled there stools in front of us and proceeded to smoke while we ate but that isn't the restaurants fault.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stopped here for dinner while passing through Virginia. We made reservations for four and we were seated promptly by enthusiastic greeters. Had a great chopped salad and a rib eye steak. I even asked for corn on the cob and was given a great ear of corn. The wife had the trout and said it was really good. Quite... More 

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Houston, Texas
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234 reviews 234 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This establishment, along with its sister establishments, was a hit for us. From the wine and beer selections, to the fresh seafood and interesting side dishes - all worked for us! Local brews we found to be very good... We had a dinner here after trying one of their sister restaurants, and it was suggested by our friends to try... 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?