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Coastal Flats

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11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First class restaurant with great tasty food and professional Service. Our server was very pleasant and brought a slice of key lime pie with a candle as we had requested. The restaurant was not noisy although it was packed.

Thank Soumaya T
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place cranks on customer volume, and for a move-em-in-move-em-out kind of a place, it's really not bad. The service is surprisingly good considering the cattle-barn ambience. The food tries to be trendy, but is all pretty mediocre. The ambience is kind of awful - glaring lights on cheap faux-wooden booths that are really too small to fit four adults... More 

Thank Tod L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to CF with one entree in mind--and they were "out of it". I was utterly disappointed, and it was apparent to the waiter. He checked his manager, who checked at their nearbv "sister" restaurant. They did have what I wanted so someone went and got the entree for me and prepared it there at Coastal Flats. It was... More 

Thank Terrill O
Fairfax, Virginia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my daughter's favorite restaurant. You can begin your meal with a delicious bread basket and all their dishes are wonderful! Our favorites are the crab cakes, the sea bass, and the shrimp and grit cakes, but their burger is great too. We go here time and time again for just a casual meal or to celebrate a special... More 

Thank SGS I
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I started going to Coastal Flats when they first opened. We've been to both this location and the one in Tyson's Corner. Their service is generally very good, as they use a team service approach. Drinks get refilled often. The bread basket is excellent. Don't hesitate to ask for refills! The food has been consistent, but not... More 

Thank rogerdc78
Chantilly, Virginia
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited five mins. Excellent competent service. Both had a salmon dish prepared to order, plated attractively - very tasty. Bread basket refilled and waters without being intrusive. Wine, Kendall Jackson, served nicely chilled and worth the price. We each has two glasses. Finding a restaurant not closing until eleven was great. Dining room kept very neat and tables cleared immediately.... More 

Thank Trudee906
Reston, Virginia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad. Got the lobster roll, which was way colder than I expected, but Google confirmed that they're meant to be served that cold. The fries were those cute little thin ones that always taste better than big ones somehow. Bloody Mary's were a little bland/watery, and garnished with a lime, which is wrong. My fiance enjoyed his steak, and... More 

Thank Theresa B
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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276 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good seafood. Tonight had the calamari, it was the light glaze enchanted the very tender calamari. Also ordered the devil eggs with the sugared bacon which was delicious and very different. Would order both again but sure the bacon is a cardiac delight. The fish and chips was interesting, menu said it was beer battered and it certainly had... More 

Thank maevans70
Fairfax, Virginia
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508 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coastal Flats is busy for a good reason. They serve great food in very nice surroundings. There's usually a wait for a table, and though pleasant enough, calling ahead to get your name on the list is usually a good idea. The menu is full of meats, seafood dishes and sandwiches. I'm a big fan of their excellent salads. I... More 

Thank ace4444
Frederick, Maryland
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189 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed Coastal in the past and gave it a good review. I am reviewing it again to let readers know it continues to be very good on all fronts: high quality service, cleanliness, and food. Will keep giving Coastal high marks and recommending it to everyone!! GAR restaurants are all excellently operated. It is no wonder they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 15715226300

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