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“Good food, convenient to Metro” 4 of 5 stars
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Pan Am Restaurant
3051 Nutley Street, Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA
(703) 560-9322
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Ranked #37 of 348 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Greek
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food, convenient to Metro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were looking for a quick dinner after meeting our daughter at the Vienna Metro stop, and this was perfect. It is in a shopping center just a couple of minutes from the Metro. Super clean, and well-lit (a problem with restaurants these days!), the service was friendly and polite. The menu was mostly Greek. The food was a little overwhelming - huge portions, but good, and reasonably priced. We had gyros and a meatball sub, and both were tasty. Will definitely stop in again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A local favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

A go to for the family. Kids love the breakfast with great French toast. Adults like lunch as well.
Great Greek chicken, and salads. Everything freshly made with fast, excellent service.
Greek-Italian menus with great variety and prices. Great value especially for families

  • Visited December 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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Washington DC
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179 restaurant reviews
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
“A nice neighborhood place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Pan Am has been in this Fairfax shopping plaza for a long time and with good reason. This unpretentious spot serves good food at reasonable prices. Wait staff and kitchen staff have also been here a long time and service is always pleasant and prompt. It's probably not entirely fair to judge restaurants by how they handle poached eggs -- but there it is. I like poached eggs for breakfast and all too often they arrive still jiggling, thus slightly undercooked, in a little dish that's about 1/3 full of water. Pan Am's poached eggs arrive on the main plate, sculpted little pillows of eggy goodness that resemble freshly whipped meringue! They are firm and dry on the outside, yellow and soft on the inside. Potatoes are hearty, mixed with chopped onion -- sometimes you get more potatoes than you might want to consume! Coffee here is always fresh and hot thanks to staffers who are confessed coffee addicts who appreciate the wonder that is a hot, freshly brewed cup of coffee. A full service spot, Pan Am also serves lunch and dinner.I've had lunch here and have not been disappointed. It's the sort of place you go to meet friends. Regulars know the staff and vice/versa and there is a sense of home here. The decor channels Greek diner right down to the glass display case of towering cakes and pies and probably has not changed much since the restaurant opened. It's clean and comfortable. When you are in the mood for comfort food, I thnk Pan Am certainly delivers.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food here is average, the portion for their meals a pretty big but the taste is average. i guess thats a good thing since the prices are also normal/average for deli/restaurant. Our server was really nice, a young men who was very attentive of us females.

When it came time to pay i had to deal with a man at the counter who was rude it bothered him that i wanted to slip the check in half. Besides his rude attitude, overall it was a decent stay. Nothing special. Its a local feel restaurant, not fancy, very simple. good place to stop by for just a bite.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Burke, Virginia
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114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“cocsistently good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Every time i've been in thePan Am I've never been disappointed and i've been coming here for 25 years. the food is consistantly good and reasonably priced. Nothing fancy but, good foodOpen roast beefsandwiches, meat loaf, go for it all,

Visited September 2012
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