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Blue Iguana

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Fusion, Pub, Halal
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12727 Shoppes Ln, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
+1 703-502-8108
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Germantown, Maryland
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161 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I tried the Blue Iguana for Brunch recently, and was disappointed. Service was ok, and that is about it. The brunch buffet, was not really good at all. Variety of dishes, not so wonderful. Staff had problems with keeping up with the buffet being replenished. Taste, appearance and quality of food, nothing special. I wouldn't return, as it isn't a... More 

Thank Larry20874
Centreville, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The previous menu had a focus on Cajun dishes and now includes items like fish and chips, duck breast and jambalaya. My wife and I had stopped in while shopping in the area and were surprised by the new menu and the quality of the food we ordered. I had the jambalaya which was tasty and loaded with chicken, shrimp... More 

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NargizW, Owner at Blue Iguana, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. We highly appreciated. We wish we will see you again soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I have been going to this pleasant little place for lunch from time to time for years. It is pretty much a standard American, modified, pub-style restaurant with that type of food, (subs, wraps, salads, burgers at lunch, very pub food) with the dinner menu a quarter step up predictable, American, steaks and seafood, but all very well prepared. It... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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231 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I was excited to try a new place when my husband suggested brunch. Under $15 each for the buffet but it seemed like we were at the tail end of things. At noon the serving dishes were 1/4-1/3 full. My husband liked the French toast. My favorite was the omelet station although I was surprised an egg white choice was... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

I attended a small corporate event, 20 people. They had a nice ante room with a projector and screen, which we didn't use, but nice to know it was there if needed and the room cut out much of the noise from the main areas. I was a little disappointed about the ratio of chips to cheese & meat on... More 

Thank Jorton
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Nice out door dinning and a good bar menu. Portions are large the Gyro is big and good. The fries are cut in house and tasty.

Thank Rich L
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Maybe it was that they had my favourite Strongbow Cider. Maybe it was the booth was quite after a long day even though the bar was hopping. Either way I really enjoyed this place and a quiet meal. I'll being going back on a future trip.

Thank Guidow64
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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424 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The bloody Mary bar was good. Loved the mimosa. The salmon was perfectly cooked with Avery tasty sauce. Asparagus was excellent. Could have had a few more selections like a good vegetarian option. But good meal for the price.

Thank Dinah Y
Landstuhl, Germany
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264 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I stopped here on a business trip and have eaten at most places in the area. I tried this one based on a hunch. The staff are friendly and they specialize in seafood. Especially crab dishes. I had the fried catfish and substituted salad for the fries at no charge. All dressings and deserts are homemade. Give this one a... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Blue Iguana holds special meaning for me. It was where I met my wife-to-be 14 years ago and for her birthday this past September 9th, I thought it appropriate that we should celebrate there. I know it has changed over the years but I believe that the current incarnation is the best and will be even better in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
American, Bar, Fusion, Pub, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12727 Shoppes Ln, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-502-8108
For over 21 years, The Blue Iguana has been a fixture here in Fairfax, Virginia. One of the first of the new school of Chef driven restaurants, The Blue Iguana was finally sold by it's first owners, whom have retired, to veteran Clifton & Nargiza Wilcox in August of 2013. Since 2013 a lot of great changes were made. We strive to give every guest the best experience at Blue Iguana. So come have a drink, come have a bite, enjoy the best SUNDAY BRUNCH, BEST HAPPY HOUR and get to know our family of the great staff in Northen Virginia.

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