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Coastal Flats is an American seafood restaurant in Fairfax Corner. The menu focuses on fresh fish and seaside classics, from lobster rolls to hickory-grilled catch of the day, crab cakes, burgers, and the famous short smoked salmon.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch today with my wife and daughter. Social distancing was noticeable. We were seating immediately and taken care of by a young man ( I am so sorry that I have forgotten his name). He was extremely courteous and knowledgeable regarding the...menu. Our lunches arrived promptly and were delicious- tuna salad, chicken salad and a great lobster roll served with a grilled ear of corn. We were never in want for assistance or beverage refills as our server was ahead of our requests. This is our first time at this restaurant and will becoming back ASAP!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service. Would go back again, price $ wasn’t too bad. Good location, went for lunch

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

The salads to crab cake are wonderful. They had very nice outdoor seating for both couples and families. The service was wonderful along with all the great food smells too. Highly recommend going for drinks and dinner.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

Treated my sister and wife to a Christmas dinner. We arrived early before the crowds. I requested an expensive appetizer and specifically stated that it should arrive before the entree (that should not have been necessary). The entrees arrived, but no appetizer. I was informed...that "it is coming". I informed the waiter that we no longer wanted the appetizer since our crab cakes were on the table. He reluctantly, can you believe it, said he would not charge us for the appetizer. He also didn't check on us for drink refills, then disappeared for a long time while we waited for the check. Basically, the waiter provided VERY POOR SERVICE AND HAD TERRIBLE ATTITUDE. I said nothing much because I did not want to make a scene, but I should have spoken to the manager. Food was fine, prices were high, service was TERRIBLE!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2020 via mobile

Same great food. They are learning how to provide service. We were seated at a wooden picnic table under a small tentlike cover in the rear lawn. The table was unfinished wood so cleaning can be a bit of an issue. Food can get into...the wood grain. There were bird droppings on our table. Bleach can clean thus type of surface, but it takes diligence. We had the shrimp/crab fritters, lobster bisque, and baby kale Cesar salad. Fritters were wonderful! Just the right spice tones to wake up your palate. The bisque was like languishing in silk sheets,... so smooth, so delicious. The salad comes with their own house “Cesar”, so I suggest you have it on the side until you taste it. It has more to do with chipotle than a traditional Cesar. My guest did not like it at all. I loved that flavor family.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

Its not the best but it good seafood. Service was very good. Food was good. Not great but not bad. I will be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

My favorite neighborhood restaurant! Love the corn and crab chowder, calamari, roasted chicken salad, lobster salad, fish tacos, and flourless chocolate waffle. There’s something for everyone on the menu, including many gluten-free selections. My favorite in the All-American chain.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Good food, excellent customer service from the hostess, bar and our fabulous server Yousif! ! He was so attentive and polite. Will return for sure.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed lunch at Coastal Flats sharing a warm goat cheese and pecan salad and crab cake sandwich. We’ve had the salad previously and it continues to be outstanding. The crab cake sandwich was pure delight, no filler and very tasty. Our...waiter had a hiccup, but amazingly, the “fixer” seemed to appear out of the blue to reassure us they messed up but were rectifying the issue. Kudos to Coastal Flats, don’t miss it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

This is an amazing restaurant with very nice decor. The staff is very accommodating and professional. It is one of my favorite stops when in Fairfax, VA

Date of visit: February 2020
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theroyalduchess
December 14, 2016|
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Response from 872SGS872 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about a meeting space at Coastal Flats. You would have to call them and find out. 11901 GRAND COMMONS AVENUE FAIRFAX, VA 22030 (571) 522-6300
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FrancesE106
October 28, 2016|
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Response from 872SGS872 | Reviewed this property |
Their website says_Take a seat at Coastal Flat’s bar after work and their beach-y vibe will have you relaxed in no time. Enjoy happy hour Monday through Thursday from 3:00 until 6:00pm and 9:00pm until close. Try of the... More
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PJSONY
August 27, 2015|
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No private rooms but you can select times when the restaurant is less busy. It is my experience that this is a trend among restaurants that even the bar areas are no longer segregated from dining affording the dinner crows... More
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