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“Two to Three Hour Wait Times” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats
11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 20878
(571) 522 - 6300
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Ranked #5 of 358 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Washington, DC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Two to Three Hour Wait Times”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Might true this restaurant again if they can manage the wait times better. At present, they require guests to wait two or three hours for a table, as other reviewers here indicate. Front desk was clear enough about their situation, but nothing could be done to accomodate guests.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Oakton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Local restaurant chain without chain dull food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Good food, no reservations, near the movie, ask for a quiet table...good luck...it can get really busy here after 5 on the weekends so allow for wait time...nice town center to walk around while you wait.

Visited October 2012
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Indianapolis
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Me and my wife ate at Coastal Flatts as it looked interesting from the outside. We were very pleased with quality of food and the service which was fantastic. They provided me a drink before I was even finished my first one, it was the rasberry lemonade and it was so great. Our server was very pleasant and everyone in there made sure to take great care of us.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merida, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Talk about crab cakes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The place is located in a very trendy open mall, we had to seat at the bar as there were lots of people waiting for a table, but the bar is great and the food is fantastic.
I wanted Maryland style crabs, but what I got was even better. Chunks of crab meat held by a little bit of batter, great cole slaw and crispy fries. A very good selection of wines by the glass and very efficient and friendly service.
Sorry, no opinion about their desserts, I was stuffed!

  • Visited April 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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Ashburn, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Order the mushrooms!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

First time to Coastal Flats and was impressed with the Chedder Burger with a side of grilledmushrooms and my wife enjoyed the shrimp roll. Our server Julie was very pleasant and I have to thank her for recommending the mushrooms. Will come back!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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