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Pan Am Restaurant

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3051 Nutley Street, Pan Am Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA
+1 703-560-9322
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Keswick, Virginia
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name of the restaurant may not indicate it, but the Pan Am offers a good selection of tasty Greek items. We really enjoyed the daily special – spanakopita with seasoned rice and lemon chicken soup, the Gyro platter with terrific french fries and baklava.

Thank Peter R
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217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

while this was advertised as a American it had an Italian flare. We got meatloaf and mashed potato dinner. I got a salad also and my husband got a vegetable soup. the salad was so fresh and wonderful. The meatloaf was good just not like I make. It had a mushroom/tomato sauce on top. We also got the cream cheeses... More 

Thank TexaxGranny
Fairfax County, Virginia
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to go for breakfast lunch or dinner. The service is great and the food is awesome. True family atmosphere. My favorites are the French toast, chicken parmigiana and the pizzas. Nothing's like a cold pitcher of peroni and great pizza.

Thank Catherine B
Ashburn, Virginia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an alternative to the branded chain restaurants, give Pan Am a try. Greek family run restaurant in a strip mall in Fairfax. Food good, not great, but generally you won't experience a bad meal. Give it a try.

Thank elload
Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Looking forward to authentic tasty Greek food, I ordered the gyro platter. The Greek side salad was excellent. The gyro was hard, fry, and salty, more like beef jerky. The gyro sauce was tasteless. The french fries were so hard that they broke when cut. Very disappointing.

Thank V M
Herndon, Virginia
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170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Located In a nondescript strip mall by route 29, this unassuming rejstaraunt brings some delicious no-nonsense food. I had the gyro salad and it was good. The customers seem to be regulars. If it was closer I could see myself becoming one too.

Thank NATS11111
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Um, yum! This was not the reaction I expected when I first tried this Pan Am shopping center jewel. We came at my boyfriend's recommendation, and I was a little turned off by the outdated decor. The place does not have great curb appeal but don't let that fool you. Yes, it's no frills inside and there is zero ambiance... More 

Thank Aloisiks
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2016

good food (best gyros) and friendly staff make this a family favorite. Daily specials are always good, well worth trying.

Thank Terrill O
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great for lunch or dinner. Has fantastic gyros. The wait staff is friendly and never in a hurry to push you out. Favorite hangout for the locals

Thank Matilde B
Fairfax County, Virginia
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We are regulars for breakfast. The French toast is great- but all of the food is great. We occasionally go for dinner s well. The pizza is always outstanding. This is the kind of place where they get to know your name and it feels like home

Thank Catherine B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3051 Nutley Street, Pan Am Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Merrifield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-560-9322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?