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Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring

) #19 of 337 Restaurants in Fairfax $$ - $$$ American, , Pizza
2729A Merrilee Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031-4407
+1 703-205-9001
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good52%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (31 reviews)
“pizza” (44 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Delicatessen, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2729A Merrilee Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031-4407
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a couple of times to Lost Dog and this place never disappoints. You might find there is a waiting list when you go, but the wait is totally worth it! They have a huge beer and pizza selection! So you will find something...More

Thank gla8421
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went twice in matter of a couple of days. Love the idea. excellent beer and cider choice far too many to choose from!!! Also available for take out obviously much cheaper than table prices.Food especially the pizza was perfect. Sat outside watched the locals stroll...More

Thank Gooner_Il
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my two adult kids took me to Lost Dog Cafe in Dunn Loring for dinner on Fathers' Day. My daughter is on a restricted diet and this is one of the few places we can go where she can eat something. The server was very...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We enjoyed our pizza with our toddler in the casual atmosphere sitting outside. Our waitress Mishika was particularly sweet and pleasant.

Thank BrigittaJJ
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2017

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed June 10, 2017

So tasty! Super friendly staff with a huge menu with lots of inventive and delicious options! Best spinach and artichoke dip ("Green Dog Dip") I've ever had.

Thank Lili M
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Online ordering was very easy. Suggestion add more topping choices. More types of pork or eggs. I'd like to see a basic veggie w/o spinach. It wasn't warm when we ate it. We had a custom pie- Roasted tomatoes, black olives and fresh mozzarella and...More

Thank ctp2236
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2017

Thanks for the kind words and suggestions and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed May 1, 2017

I had seen this cafe many times. On this day, I was finally able to give the place a try. The staff was very friendly, fun, and very attentive. The food was great and made to my specifications. Great price. You have to eat here.

Thank JohnBCowgill
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Solid neighborhood pizza place. Large menu. Very dog friendly. Good service. Most notable thing was huge craft beer selection.

Thank Ryan S
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed April 5, 2017

I've had maybe a dozen of the different sandwiches, created some of my own, and several pizzas over the past year. This place never fails to deliver good preparations, clean surfaces. Head and shoulders above any other sub/sandwich/pizza place in the area.

Thank Birdsong859
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2017

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed March 29, 2017

Friendly staff, large multiple page menu with many offerings too many to mention, had the pizza which was delicious. Mixed drinks and a nice beer selection are available.

Thank commonpatron
James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2729A Merrilee Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031-4407
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-205-9001
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Description
The Lost Dog Café has been serving up great pizza, hot sandwiches and beer from around the world in Arlington's Westover neighborhood since 1985. Well known as a place to get great food at a great price, the café also serves up a hefty slice of compassion with each pizza. Café owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee have been rescuing stray dogs and cats almost as long as they have been in business and the effort continues. Since 2001, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation has saved the lives of over 18,000 dogs and cats, helping them connect with loving families and forever homes. In May 2009, long time employees of the original Westover location, Jim and Mike Barnes, Wes Clough and Michael Danner opened additional locations South Arlington, Virginia in May 2009, Mclean, Virginia in January 2011 and Dunn Loring, Virginia in the summer of 2012. The latest addition to the Lost Dog Café franchise family is Alexandria, Virginia (opened in December 2015), owned and operated by franchise owner Pam McAlwee's cousin Matt Sisk, also a past employee at the original Westover location.
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