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“Reliably Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Artie's Incorporated

Artie's Incorporated
3260 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-1502
(703) 273-7600
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Ranked #1 of 358 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since 1978, Fairfax City's most popular restaurant. Enjoy boathouse favorites surrounded by handcrafted wooden boat scale models and Jack Gable's view of Lake Winnipesaukee.
San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Reliably Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Artie's never disappoints. This is my favorite restaurant in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Here's what you need to know: in my book, this restaurant sets the gold standard for service, food quality, menu simplicity, decor, and even price. Perhaps to the detriment of other establishments, I tend to compare everyone to Artie's. We always take family and friends and it has always been a wonderful experience. We will return.

  • Visited December 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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Virgina
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194 reviews 194 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Old reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We moved away a bit, but we go back every so often just because the place is so simple and easy. Food is always good, and service is friendly.

Visited May 2012
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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Consistently good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Arties is our restaurant of choice when we want to take guests to a moderately priced-restaurant and be certain they will enjoy the food and experience. The menu variety gives everyone, even our vegetarian friends, plenty of choices. We ALWAYS call about an hour ahead, however, to put our name on their list to avoid a long wait.

  • 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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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Okay - I am a regular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Consistently outstanding service, consistently outstanding food and consistently outstanding bar ... I am very fortunate to have been a customer of Arties for over 20 years now. They have the entire recipe right ... how they achieve consistency in great food and staff I will never know, but it brings me back over and over again.

Visited December 2012
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great prime rib and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Artie's serves a huge cut of prime rib on the weekend only. It is on the menu as "blackened" but they will serve it conventionally. It is slow roasted and then placed under the broiler for brief grilling. We have been there several times over the years and have been disappointed only when they ran out of prime rib before 7:30. Servings are huge and can be shared.
Waitstaff and management are wonderful. One time when they ran out of Prime Rib early on a saturday they offered us gift certificates for full meals so that we could return and not be disappointed.
They do not take reservations, but do offer the option of calling ahead so that you can be put on the wait list prior to your arrival.
It is a long drive for us, but has always been a real treat!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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