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Choices By Shawn

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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fairfax, Virginia
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376 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The porch at this restaurant will keep us going back! We love outside venues and this place as one of the nicest spots around. Just sad we found it so close to winter. The service was fine, we felt welcome and taken care of. We asked about corkage and they had no policy, but they made one up for us... More 

Thank majiksea
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here Sunday September 4th, their second Sunday open for dinner. Unfortunately, they were understaffed. There was one waiter, a manager and a bus boy out front. The manager ended up seating us then taking our drink and food orders then we never saw him again. The poor kid who was bussing tables was also trying to help refill... More 

Thank Meaghan M
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251 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a birthday celebration dinner with 8 of us on the porch. The organizer forgot to make the reservation and they wonderfully accommodated us. Loved the popovers!!! We devoured those. I had the salmon entrée and it was excellent. We shared a dessert and they gave us an oversize portion to accommodate us. Great service. I would definitely come back... More 

Thank GailCrockett
Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location, great food and great service. Price is reasonable, with a good selection of gluten free options and beverages.

Thank burgers4409
Fairfax, Virginia
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a coupon in the mail for $10 off our dinner, so we decided to pay a return visit, and our hopes were high. This is a charming venue located in a historic home, and as another reviewer commented, it has a lot of ambiance. That hasn't changed. The restaurant was bought out by a new chef/owner, and he... More 

Thank lhglenn
Fairfax, VA
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115 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband & I ate lunch here yesterday. We picked a table that was outside on the porch, picking one near one of the ceiling fans - a recommendation by the waiter. We were quite comfortable even though the temperatures were in the low 90's. There was a slight breeze. We totally enjoyed our lunch. My husband had the BLT... More 

Thank Virginia2002
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Second visit in the last two months for dinner and another great tasting meal. Gluten free food is the theme here, however you can get a great tasting regular meal here too. Here is my quick take: Food. It was excellent. Had the sword fish special and it didn't disappoint. Sauce with risotto was even more pleasing. Family of five... More 

Thank Jim A
Nancy, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We went here on our anniversary, but it's not a super fancy place, and the options for gluten free and regular food is awesome! They ask if anyone has a gluten issue, put a special card at your place and when your food comes out its on a bright red plate so you know it's GF. The restaurant is in... More 

Thank seetpea206
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We are new to the GF world and decided to try CbS as we heard good things about it. First the location is in the Moore-McCandlish House which is a historic home in Fairfax. We chose to eat on the porch rather than dine inside and really enjoyed our setting. I did walk inside and it seemed to be very... More 

Thank NoVAFamilyof4
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263 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Met a friend today for lunch. I would have preferred to sit outside on the covered porch/deck, but we sat inside in the room near the hostess desk with the fireplace. They tried to seat us at two different cramped corner tables, but we insisted on a less cramped table. There was a musty smell, with a hint of mold,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-385-5433
Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.

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