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Coastal Flats

11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
+1 571-522-6300
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
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11 - 20 of 731 reviews

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I come here often and definitely like the drinks and appetizers. And the yummy bread. My only complaint is the food itself is very salty. Wish they didn't overpower the food with salt.

1  Thank L2santhanam
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Coastal Flats is a great eating experience. My wife and I celebrated Mother's Day early, and had lunch. Both ordered the lobster roll sandwich, our favorite dish. At $22.00, it is a steal. A lightly toasted bun filled overflowing with a delicious lobster salad (loaded...More

Thank fpk2
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Had lovely Solo Birthday Dinner, waiter was very polite, attentive, place was quiet and relaxing on Friday night late. Food was excellent in all ways, in all highly recommend going here to eat. Prices are a bit higher then they should be for 1 person...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

This place had a limited menu, but the choices were amazing. Had a drunken ribeye at the suggestion of our server. It was super. Great staff. Very attentive. Great meal.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a late afternoon lunch during the Fairfax Art Fair. Extensive menu but slightly disappointed in the limited choices for non-meat dishes. The vegi-burger and the fish tacos were both very good. Tacos were offered in two size dishes as 2 or 3. Actually I'd...More

Thank Brand-A-Images
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant before going to watch a movie. We figured you can spend $20 easily on junk or spend $$ on something excellent. We were first asked about what we wanted to drink and immediately we're served two different...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed April 29, 2017

I'm a fan of the Great American Restaurant chain but they aren't all quite the same. This Coastal Flats is especially nice because it's location is in a nice open area shopping area. One of my favorite items is the deviled eggs with the maple...More

Thank KimboAlexandriaVA
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Always good. Great service. Good food. Good margarita. A friend and I dined there last night. We arrived at 6:00 and did not leave until 9:30. Staff was attentive and polite.

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed April 21, 2017

My wife loves this place because of their great salads, personally I don't go out for a salad - I can get that at home. But I had very good lobster bisque and a decent crab cake sandwich.

Reviewed April 18, 2017

Staff were OK not bad not good just OK. Food was fair. Service was rushed. I never like getting the mains when we are still halfway through the starters it makes you feel like they are rushing you out. Good overall

Thank chris2431
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Good Evening, We are holding a meeting of our organization (National Capital Chapter of Safari Club International) on February 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the NRA Headquarters. We are looking for a place near the NRA to hold a brief appetizer reception prior to the event. The reception would start at 5 p.m. and end at 6:45 p.m. Are you all interested in hosting this. Our chapter will purchase the appetizers with guest paying for their own cocktails. We generally have about 20 attendees and would need a table preferably off to ourselves. Connie Graham
December 14, 2016|
Response from SGS I | 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
Frances E
What time is Happy Hour on Friday?
October 28, 2016|
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Response from SGS I | 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
No private rooms. Not the best place for a group over 6.
August 27, 2015|
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Response from JOD_WSRFC | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
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 Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-522-6300
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