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“Great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harold & Cathy's Dumfries Cafe

Harold & Cathy's Dumfries Cafe
17670 Fraley Blvd, Dumfries, VA 22026
703-441-1465
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Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Dumfries
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dumfries, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Good Prices too! Give it a shot! You wont be disappointed, Great little mom and pop shop

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stafford, Virginia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“From 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. great food and service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Harold and Cathy's is a mainstay in Dumfries! People that have worked in the area, or within 20 miles have eaten there. They advertise, "Always on the left!" as the Route 1 splits and goes around their establishment. Never a bad meal, great service, and friendly staff. The meals are more than adequate, and fast service makes grabbing lunch there even that much more enjoyable. Need somewhere to go for a healthy, fast, and tasty meal, go to Harold and Cathy's. As it is a family business that has been there for (I believe) the 1950's, you know the owner is usually there observing and smiling at his repeat clientele.

Visited April 2012
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Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good food, Down Home Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is another local restaurant with good food and friendly service. Located just up the street from the entrance to Quantico Marine Base in Dumfries, you can tell it is a military town. I was up here hiking at Prince William Forest just across Route 1. The restaurant has all types of pictures and other items from past military engagements decorating the walls and even the table tops are laminated with a military decor. Seems like they have seen their share of sercivemen go through here. I love to go to these types of places. It really helps you experience the local area. We had the usual breakfast; eggs, bacon and coffee. All good. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Saturday Morning Tradition!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This little cafe can be easy to miss, tucked in between a car wash and an Acts donation center, but the effort should be made to get there! The price is great and the plates are loaded with food. The menu is full of homegrown ideas such as scrapple, biscuit sandwhiches, and hash. The staff is great and have the food to the table quick, the longest wait being eight minutes or so. It is a military/public service friendly place which makes for a great environment. Make the trip to this great place!

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“For a Hearty Breafast When I. The Area...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

...or visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The place has a regular flow of customers including police (tells you about value). The food is homemade and very good. I'm a sucker for biscuits, gravy and grits when south. Usually, I suffer afterwards because of greasiness or heaviness - neither was the case here.

Service is very friendly and welcoming. After eating, I was served more coffee and "told" to stay awhile and relax.

To update past reviews: plastic is accepted, you don't pay until done, and they are open for dinner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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