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Pan Am Restaurant

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3051 Nutley St, Pan Am Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA 22031-1931
(703) 560-9322
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
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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Arlington, Virginia
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 We came at my boyfriend's recommendation, and I was a little turned off by the outdated decor.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
4 of 5 stars 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Bowie, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The title says it all. They make the best gyros around. When I'm in NOVA, I try to get to the Pan Am Restaurant to get a gyro. 5 stars!!!

Thank want2franchise
Northern Va.
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have been going to Pan Am Family Restaurant for more years than I care to post. The wonderful, friendly staff has been the same throughout the years. The service is excellent. The food is always outstanding.

Thank trvlszmom
Camdenton, Missouri
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside and the inside isn't impressive but the food was wonderful. It is a Mediterranean mix (mostly Italian and Greek) although they serve some American dishes as well. The food was incredible and the servings were plentiful. I got the lasagna and my wife got the Chicken Souvlaki and both were very... More 

Thank Randy1964
Norhtern Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went here on a recommendation and it did not disappoint. Form the outside you would blink and miss it in the strip mall. Once inside I was brought back to a delicious time warp and I just knew it would be good. I have had the Gyro Salad and the Gyro player and both were just perfect. My wife... More 

Thank NorthernVADude

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 St, Pan Am Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA 22031-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Merrifield
  • Phone Number: (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?