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Coastal Flats

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11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunch for two. The Calamari starter was some of the best we've had. Lightly battered with hint of a sweet sauce. Roast Chicken Salad was a excellent. The Shrimp Roll was the best I have had anywhere. Again, lightly battered and tasty. Menu is very broad and lots to choose from. Atmosphere is light and airy with a bar available.... More 

Thank R K
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Coastal flats for lunch for a business lunch and had a terrific meal and excellent service. Catch of the day was fresh rockfish and it was delicious.

Thank godrfgo
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coastal Flats is dependable. The staff is well-trained and the kitchen delivers. Try the tuna. And, know that if you want a specific salad but with a different meat (e.g. the chopped salad with steak), they oblige. They are also willing to change the sides on any dish. The willingness of the staff to accommodate changes, the quality of the... More 

Thank DC_Karla
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places in Northern Virginia. Our family enjoys a Sunday lunch here every few months with good food and good service. The only down side is that it cannot accommodate groups of more than about six. (Unless there's a room I don't know about.) My favorite dish is the short salmon with cauliflower mash and... More 

Thank MizCharli
Burke, Virginia
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I returned to Coastal Flats recently, and enjoyed another excellent meal. The service, food and beverages at Coastal is always great, and they did not disappoint during our visit. My wife enjoyed their salmon salad, and I had the crab cakes. Both were great. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and there was plenty for my wife to... More 

Thank jchansen14
Largo, Florida, USA
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The weather has turned nice and the outside bar at Coastal Flats is a tremendous place to be! Good food and beverages! Met up there in October with some friends and had a super time with appetizers and drinks!

Thank Scott K
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner for a friend's birthday. Service and food was as great as it always is. The calamari appetizer is a hit with us. My husband usually orders their crab cakes. I like their entree salads. The tuna is delicious.

Thank Juanita W
Prescott Valley, AZ
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great seafood restaurant. With a menu featuring many tantalizing seafood selections and reasonable prices, this attractively decorated restaurant rates high on my list of "must return to" eateries. The wait staff was very friendly, very attentive and knowledgeable. All meal selections were served as ordered with pleasing presentations. I would have preferred a few more "by the glass"... More 

Thank robertgreninger
N. Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here a number of time as we transitioned to retirement and move to Texas. Great shrimp and grit cakes. We will come back when in NoVa

Thank Donald G
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere includes large bar that you can eat your dinner at if you're dining solo. Wonderful vibe. The crab and corn chowder was excellent and the key lime pie was better than most I've had in Florida!! I'm a native so I know good key lime pie and theirs was excellent! Highly recommend this place. I will definitely be back!

Thank Kape2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?