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Barefoot Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Crab Cakes
served with fresh wild arugula, mixed with watercress, orange vinaigrette, salsa fresca and fiji apple. chipotle dipping sauce
Fresh Calamari
battered and lightly fried, served with tartar and cocktail sauce
Steamed Mussels And Manilla Clams
served in a white wine sauce and garlic
Caprese Salad
fresh tomato and mozzarella, basil, olive oil and garlic
With Chicken Add $3.0
Cafe Caesar
with our homemade dressing, croutons & parmesan cheese
Mixed Greens
with bocs pear, black currants, pinenuts and herbed goat cheese crustini
Roasted Baby Beet Salad
served with wild arugula and ricotta sulata
Roasted Chicken Salad
served with grilled onions, golden raisins and wild arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Capellini, Angel Hair Pasta
served with fresh tomato sauce and basil
Pesto Fettuccini
creamy pesto fettuccini, artichokes, roasted peppers & shredded parmesan
Ravioli Spinich And Ricotta
served in a fresh tomato sauce
Spaghetti And Meatballs
served with fresh tomato sauce. ground beef and chopped vegetable meatballs
Penne With Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage
served with wild arugula, tomatoes, roasted garlic and parmesan
Linguini Pasta With Manilla Clams
served in a white wine sauce and garlic
Eggplant Parmigiana
sliced dore eggplant in a marinara sauce topped with fresh mozzarella
Chicken Parmigianaq
sauteed, breaded chicken breast in marinara sauce with mozzarella, served with vegetables
Steak Calamari
sauteed with white wine, lemon, caper sauce. served with mashed potatoes and sauteed baby spinach
Fish Of The Day
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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All reviews brunch salad potatoes tuna melt cornbread pancakes pulled pork hamburger panna cotta seafood sandwiches fries excellent food point reyes huge menu nice lunch fresh mozzarella
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had lunch at the Barefoot Cafe with a friend and it was wonderful. The food was great and the portions are ample. They serve a large and varied breakfast menu until 3pm as well as a lunch menu with lots of choices. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kdyer920
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barefoot Cafe is terrific- a fun, cozy atmosphere with a huge menu and really big portions. The vegan borscht soup was outstanding- thick and delicious. The tuna melt was huge and oh so good and the hamburger was very big and perfect. And our waiter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Monadsk
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We’re Fairfax locals and have enjoyed coming to Barefoot for years. I am very picky with fish and Barefoot always serves the best variety. The owner goes to market twice weekly and creates a daily special that is my typical go to. They have homemade...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dulcinea2009
Reviewed November 2, 2018

My wife and I came in for lunch. Service was quick and the servers were very nice. I got a Reuben Sandwich, and it was huge. My wife got the Patty Melt, and it was huge also. She did ask for medium well, and it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank phils834
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This little gem of a place is run by a small staff of dedicated employees who most often are supervised by the owner. The food is simple yet creative (great sandwiches) and fresh, breakfasts are bountiful and delicious. I've eaten there many time, never for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wmc2
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We'd read such great reviews that we'd set the bar high. We received an extremely warm and enthusiastic welcome from the manager and waiting staff so all was looking very promising... The food wasn't at all bad - between us we had the Red Snapper,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SJCiren
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We had been here a year ago and had a great brunch, maybe didn't blow our socks off, but nothing to complain about. Last visit will be just that, our last. We came in on a Sunday well after any brunch rush. There were no...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank davidfs66
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten brunch here several times, and can always count on a very good meal. I like Chilaquilles, and the BC makes one of the better ones I've had. My wife thought her florentine scramble only average, however. Good home fries, too.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rick B
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We stopped here for lunch mid-week on our way to Point Reyes. The place was fairly empty at 12:15PM, in part because it's more upscale than the majority of the eatery's in the immediate area. What particularly impressed us (we were a party of 4)...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank BubbieBasha
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch before driving to Point Reyes. The food here is so good. Everything is freshly prepared and served piping hot. They serve breakfast till 3PM (my wife opted for a cheese omelet). None of us eat meat, but there were so...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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