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American, Diner
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Reviewed March 15, 2021

My wife and I dropped by for breakfast after getting a COVID shot nearby. Hadn't been in Annandale in years. This place looked fun. Place has wonderful period decorations. Quite clean and bright. Waiter was taciturn. I was excited because chicken-fried steak was offered for...breakfast. Waiter got my order wrong....instead of scrambled eggs I received two sunny-side up. Decided to eat them anyway....they had little taste and were undercooked. The steak was nearly tasteless and clearly made from a frozen patty. The home fries were cooked so much they were chewy. My wife likes her BLT and it had plenty of bacon. Overall, not impressive.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2019

Got there about 1 PM for a late lunch by myself. Was hurried to a counter stool (lots of booths were available) and given a menu. While still reading the menu the manager bruskly asked if I was ready to order. I said no. I...ended up ordering a turkey sandwich with french fries. The sandwich was not very good but the fries were OK. Bad service, fair food. Never again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Met a friend here- I have been here many times but never have written a review! The food is good and the milk shakes are great!! Will definitely be back! Thanks! Doc!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

You won't be disappointed with the breakfast choices at Jukebox Diner. I especially like their breakfast skillets. Portions are huge, so go with a hefty appetite. The wait staff are cordial and service is good.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

This was a first time experience at this diner. There were lots of choices. Staff was helpful. Noise level was a bit high. Parking was good. Nice and clean. Food was good and freshly cooked. Hamburger was cooked as ordered. Potatoes were crusty and tasty....Reuben sandwich was good, salad was generous. Next table had fries and they looked good, will order on our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

While we have lived in Annandale since 1987, it is only recently that this local diner has become our GO TO diner for lunch. Service is fast, food cooked to order and never crowded (which might not be good for them but good for us).

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

I was there on Sunday, 7 April 2019. The waitress asked me what I wanted to drink and I said, "A fifty five gallon drum of grain alcohol". I was trying to create a laugh to help get rid of her stressful day. Ummmmmmmmmmmm, she...was not amused and another waitress showed up. One who was older and that was not going to suffer fools. Their menu is pretty extensive. I had the Chesapeake Bay crab cakes. Very good and competitively priced. The decor is that of a 1950's diner, closet thing to this I have seen was a similarly themed diner at Dollywood Amusement Park, Pigeon Forge, TN. The close thing to me in this area that the "JBD" reminds is the Tastee Diner, Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Bethesda, MD. The social interaction with the second waitress seemed to be off and on. I included my drivers license with my credit card when it came time to pay for two reasons: to establish that my credit card was not stolen and to get a discount for being over sixty years of age. Maybe, they don't have such discounts because she walked off without me being able to finish my explanation about why I included my drivers license with my credit card. I also ordered the banana split. I used to get one in downtown Washington, DC sometimes during lunch. However, after getting the Juke Box Diner's banana split, which is huge and competitively priced, I won't be getting that other place's banana split during lunch !More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Great service, friendly staff, food was excellent. Prime rib was delicious. Best peach cobbler Ive ever had.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Their coupon for discount is very misleading. I wrote a letter to the manager and . No response. So I will not go to this place again.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

the place is pretty grubby, if you appreciate the ambiance of a truly "greasy spoon" if not you may be grossed out.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

We have recently returned from a visit to USA and this diner was near where we were staying. The food is good, the service quick and friendly . The owner and staff were very nice to us, being English we stood out and were treated...very well! Over the course of several visits we tried burgers, tilapia fish, salads etc. everything was tasty. If we are back here again will definitely visit the Jukebox again!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a great tasting dinner and delicious dessert here last night. Staff are very friendly and helpful as well as informative

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

...this little gem. On a Monday evening there was no wait for seating. If you love music from the 50's and 60's, you will enjoy the feel of this place. We found a nice offering of gluten-free options. Our service was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

This is a nice retro 50's diner in the middle of Annandale, Virginia. It's a large place with a bar in the retro 50 style in the front section with tables, booths, and stools at the bar. In back there is a full size restaurant...that has a completely different feel (I preferred the fun retro part). Our server (Janet) was excellent and was there immediately with our water and took our order. The order came very quickly. My scrambled eggs breakfast was very good and they got my order for very very well done bacon right the first time (this doesn't always happen and I have to keep sending it back to be cooked more). The coffee cup they give you is very small but our server kept it full. The bill arrived as soon as we finished our meal.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at this diner many times for Sunday breakfast or brunch. The servers are nice and it can get busy at times. It’s standard breakfast fare with large portions. Plenty of coffee refills. They recently added power outlets with USB ports in the...booths in the large room. Nice touch.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Jukebox Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5