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“Worth visiting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats
11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax Corner, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
571-522-6300
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Ranked #3 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
mersin,turkey
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It is a nice restaurant to try if you are in Fairfax, Virginia.
The premises are nicely decorated.
The service is friendly. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oak Hill,Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Ok...sorry to say Coastal is losing it's Shine.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Ok...just went today after not visiting for a while. Sorry to say I found the same results from my last visit. Service has gone down hill, they use to be so attentive....no more. We ordered the calamari with the sweet spicy dressing, portion was smaller and was much spicier than it use to be....too much. I ordered the chopped salad with grilled salmon. The buttermilk dressing was always one of my favorites, however this time it tasted watered down, the salad mix seemed different, and portion smaller....bummer! I asked for grilled salmon...it turned out to be a smokey grilled salmon....was never told it was going to be smokey, a turn off for me. The waiter should have told me it was smokey!. After many visits to Coastal I'm afraid we will be avoiding it now...such a shame...was one of the best restaurants in the area. Did they change hands recently with new ownership...could that be it? I would have complained but my husband didn't want to make a fuss.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, but noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Like other Great American restaurants, Coastal Flats provides imaginative food based on the particular restaurant's theme. Fish reigns here - yet there are other menu items for the less adventurous - and food is nicely done. Service is usually on a team basis and is attentive. My only complaint is that it is a noisy restaurant - large dining room with high ceilings and not much to absorb noise.

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VA
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“No specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Food tastes great.. service and bar scene is great but they don't have any specials. $$$$ No lunch specials and no happy hour specials.

Visited January 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice Bar Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We always eat at the bar so we can people watch and not have to wait. The bartenders wil remember your names after the third or fourth visit (we go once a month). Right now the veggie special is brussel sprouts--which are FABULOUS!!! They are not on the menu, so you have to ask if the wait person doesn't give you the specials.

Visited December 2012
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