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“Decent” 3 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
Montclair, Virginia, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Decent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Had breakfast here. No complaints but nothing spectacular. Food was decently priced, staff was courteous. Would stop again, but wouldn't drive out of the way to go.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Manassas, Virginia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Seems to be a favorite among the locals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I don't like the way the tables are laid out. This reminds me of an old diner without seating at the counter. You wait in a line that goes right down the middle of the restaurant. If it's crowded you could end up sitting at those tables right near the line. You walk up and order the food, sit down, the food is delivered and then you wait in the same line after you are finished to pay your bill. The food is prepared very quick, Even the hamburgers. They are very thin similar to a McDonald's regular Hamburger. The food is just average. Seems to be a favorite among the locals.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stafford, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good simple food, strange wait to pay check”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The food here is fast, but well done. Simple diner fare. You order at the counter "McDonald's style", then your food is brought out to you after you find a seat. Coffee may or may not be refilled, but you can get up and get your own. The one complaint is the strange way you need to go up to pay your check after eating, waiting in line behind everyone who is ordering their meals. When not busy, this is no problem but when a crowd rolls in, it really can be a chore to get your check paid and leave.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dumfries, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The food is great, the friendly and efficient. A place where the locals go to enjoy good food and friends. Well worth the trip..

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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93 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 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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