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“Liked Our Visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Common Grounds

Common Grounds
114 West Washington Street, Middleburg, VA
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Middleburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea
Frederick, Maryland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Liked Our Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I am sad to see a recent bad review as when I was here, my boyfriend and I were treated so kindly and we had delicious coffee and tea. We enjoyed the comfortable furniture and it was a relaxing place for us. We are not locals but felt like it as we happened to see people that we had previously seen around town while were strolling around. Everyone is so friendly. We would go back to Common Grounds when we go to Middleburg again. No complaints. Also, staff was social and nice.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 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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English first
middleburg
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

as a middleburg local I came here often. consistently poor customer service, employees often arguing loudly about how the 40 yr old "owner" got his now 20 yr girlfriend and employee pregnant. very unprofessional and just down right inappropriate.
food is advertised as local and is not at all. all comes off of a Sysco truck (conventionally produced food) over priced
the only good thing is the atmosphere and other customers.
it's unfortunate but true. don't waste your time or money

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh Ingredients, Good Flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had lunch here yesterday (5/31) and it was a great choice. I'd read all of the Middleburg restaurant reviews and, man, they are harsh! It was hard to find a place to take a gamble on since every restaurant seems to have a few blistering reviews. To add to our challenges, we'd decided to bring both dogs and kids for our outing. Obviously that limited the selection somewhat, but we hoped Common Grounds would be okay.

Common Grounds was a great surprise. It was better than anticipated. There is a nice patio full of tables with umbrellas (where we sat with our dogs and kids). Indoors there was nice, casual seating. We ordered inside and our lunches were brought to us. I am very finicky about meat when I order it (was vegetarian for a long time), but I ordered the citrus chicken salad sandwich (not over processed) and it was excellent. My husband's turkey sandwich was made with roasted sliced turkey (not slimy). We each found something tasty on the menu. We enjoyed the selection of upscale sodas (would love to see birch beer). The Route 11 potato chips were a nice local touch.

We'd gladly return.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Love the people and the coffee. A great place to begin your morning or to have a pause from your busy day. Also one of the only places in Middleburg with wifi

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, MD
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great Name for Community Coffee Shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Neat coffee shop on Washington Street. Great for morning coffee or an afternoon break. Good coffee and drink menu and great coffee shop ambiance. People working there are really nice. The morning I visited everyone got a free cup of coffee (later in the afternoon there would be free hamburgers) to thank their clientele for voting them the #2 restaurant in Middleburg on TripAdvisor.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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