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“Best breakfast in town” 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 47 restaurants in Dumfries
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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76 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Love this little place. The food is good and served quickly (portions are large) -try the buttermilk pancakes! It's clean as a whistle in here and the staff very sweet. Get there early on the weekend's it fills up fast.

  • Visited September 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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  • English first
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English first
Woodbridge, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Better Than a Diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My wife and I had lunch at Harold & Cathy's yesterday. It's always just about full but turns over fairly quickly. Just good basic food, served by friendly staff. I had beef vegetable soup (homemade) and a sandwich. She had the breaded shrimp which I'm sure were frozen but still perfectly prepared and served in record time. The special, a hot roast beef sandwich served open-faced was immense. Harold, who looks older than Moses, was having one and polished it all off before diving into some pie. He's just a wisp of a gent. Lots of customers seemed to be regulars and they do a brisk take-out business as well. The only other place remotely like this within miles is the Astoria restaurant in Woodbridge. Stop in if you want to step back in time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dumfries, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Stafford, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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