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Whole Foods Market Cafe

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4501 Market Commons Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033-6003
+1 703-222-2058
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fairfax, Virginia
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

at least once a month my wife and I go to the seafood island-restaurant that they have and have their special or any of the plates on the menu -- love the prices -- the relax approach - quality and freshness of the food. They have- but have not been able to go the their Wednesday $1.00 each oyster happy... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Although this is a grocery store, there are many different venues for eating and drinking. The "seafood shak" has a lot of options on the menu, plus, you can buy a piece of fish and they'll cook it for you! The smokehouse has varied smoked meats, bbq and delicious sides. Both of these venues have 2-3 beers on tap, plus... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have two large fried oyster appetizers, two glasses of wine each for the two of us, and one grilled salmon entree and one grilled tilapia entree and the bill came to $50. You sit at a counter surrounding the kitchen so you get a cooking show as well! There is a seafood bar which we went to, a barbecue... More 

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Clifton, Virginia, Usa
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here many times.Fresh seafood cooked to order at very reasonable prices, no tipping allowed.I had the Bouillabaise. Different chunks of fish, large scallops,mussels,etc. on a tomato based broth.At times had grilled fish with salad and sides. Get a glass of Sauvihnon blanc.

Thank Fredlacuna
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Went there to watch the football games on Sunday and was surprised to see they also had European football on as well. Food was really good but enjoyed their large selection of craft beers.

Thank geoff180352
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The seafood counter in the Whole Foods at Fair Lakes, VA has the best fish sandwich, perfect, fresh oysters, and great fries. I haven't tried the other dishes, but they all look amazing. High quality ingredients combined with excellent preparation make this a great place to eat. Fair prices and no tipping, plus you can pick up some groceries afterward.

Thank Linda C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have not been to a WF for a while. I am very surprised with the selections and prices (not as expensive as I remembered). This one has a great selection of Non-GMO meat, the staff was very friendly (unlike some WF locations in NYC!!!)

Thank MamaGlovestoeat
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We loved this place! We went here every evening for dinner during our visit to DC & enjoyed their hamburger ($3.50) and taco ($1.50) specials & great wine! The food was excellent quality and you pay WAY less than you'd pay at a restaurant. Bravo Whole Foods!

Thank MBuck
Atlanta, Georgia
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186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Wonderful amount of choices in this very large "Whole Paycheck". Fish counter, barbecue counter, Peking Duck being carved, a huge sports bar with bar type foods and multiple large tvs, sushi, a noodle bar, wine and beer tastings and lots of things being sampled. We never miss it when in Fairfax visiting.

Thank rllbol
Ashburn, Virginia
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I have heard of Whole Foods and have many friends who frequent it at various locations. However, I actually went there for the first time (actually for a meeting) and decided to check out the market. I was totally "wowed". This market is well organized, has a great selection of everything - wonderful salad bar (which I thoroughly enjoyed), great... More 

Thank DrARayE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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American, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4501 Market Commons Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033-6003
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-222-2058
Visit any one of our sit-down eateries. Seafood features fresh oysters, fish & chips, po-boys, ethnic and seasonal seafood dishes and fish soups. If you have a hankering for a pulled pork sandwich and all the sides, then try the Smokehouse. Travel to Asia where we offer peking duck, noodle bowls, sushi and more. The Specialty eatery features artisan grilled cheeses and sandwiches, delicious soups and cheese plates. All of our eateries offer beer and wine as well

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