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Lost Dog Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5876 N. Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
+1 703-237-1552
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want something familiar, but not ordinary diner food? This is your spot. NOT meatloaf and mash-potatoes, but good sandwiches, soups, and snacks for lots of different appetites. Also, lots of beers on tap and in bottles. Ideal for lunch, but also good for dinner too.

Thank cml153
Arlington, Virginia
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174 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My server noticed my confusion over a myriad of lunch choices and immediately suggested the Bow Wow sandwich. This sandwich is garlicky chicken breast deliciousness on a hot toasted roll. The waffle fries are an excellent accompaniment, though it is enough for at least two people. I loved the neighborhood feel of the place.

Thank Mary G
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A local favorite with pretty good food. We had delicious sandwiches but will be back for the pizza, it looked great! Family friendly, lots of kids. Fun murals using dogs to depict local history.

Thank Nellysford
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great, very extensive menu. Always something good to eat. Delicious pizzas. Nice variety of beer. Lost Dog contributes some of its profits to animal rescue. Always a good vibe!

Thank WorldTravellerMCPO
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and we wanted pizza... but from somewhere local. Lost Dog has a decent selection online where we decided on The Shelter Dog pizza and a side salad. The pizza had quality ingredients but the overall taste wasn't mind blowing. The salad was fresh and the cucumber wasabi dressing was fantastic! We opted for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I don't eat out for sandwiches and pizza that often, and other good dinner restaurants are nearby, so even though I have passed Lost Dog Cafe almost every day for ten years going back and forth to work, I have not come back for dinner. Last week my wife and I had been out working all day nearby and were... More 

Thank Mike P
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Five of us went for lunch after having been highly recommended by one of the group who used to work there. Service was very slow as the staff was preparing the kitchen for the inspectors from the Health Dept. Once the food arrived, it was tasty but part of our group had to leave without finishing as too much time... More 

Thank Bobbie7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Saturday afternoon while we were bored. The place is really colorful with drawings of dogs all over the place. There's a ton of choice on the menu - almost too much - and you can even choose to build you own sandwich (they did forget one of the 3 things my wife wanted... More 

Thank Willem K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This place was recommended by our Nephew, said the pizza was great. Another meal outside on a please evening, with 5 us around the table. I ordered the Chili over Spaghetti, can't pass up that combination. My wife ordered another pasta dish which also looked very good. We all had something different but all said what they ordered was very... More 

Thank MARK S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Loved the GF pizza and all the different toppings. Not completely GF of course because the kitchen is not GF, but better than nothing. A decent-sized GF pizza, allowing for leftovers. Yum.

Thank degd127

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5876 N. Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-237-1552

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