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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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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a varied but controlled menu, efficient service and reasonably priced entrees, this is the place. I have been here many times for lunch and dinner and it's always reliable. The food is very good, especially the starters and the salads. My go-to is the crispy two noodle shrimp salad except I order the shrimp pan-fried rather... More 

Thank Jan P
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the real "American style" restaurant feel. Our server couldn't do enough for us, even when my wife became ill suddenly, (nothing to do with the restaurant), he was exceptionally patient. I had the crispy fish tacos with sweet potato fries, lovely just couldn't finish it after my tuna and wasabi starter. Son's Burger was amazing! (Had to have... More 

Thank Phil B
White Lake, Michigan
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of 5 went on Thursday night. Told when we arrived, it would be 15 minutes. Ended up being half-hour. I know they do not have much control over that but they could have been more upfront. Sat down and were handed menus. After that, nobody showed up to even take drink orders for 15 minutes, we were ready to... More 

Thank Thomas D
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Coastal Flats, and my family visits often. The food is delicious with unique choices. I love the Shrimp and Grits and Yucatan Shrimp Cocktails. The champagne vinaigrette on the field greens salad is amazing. I also adore the corn and crab chowder. The seating is all booths so we always get a comfortable seat. The restaurant is large,... More 

Thank JenniElaine
Fairfax, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The food is always good and consistent at Coastal Flats. As others have stated don't miss the deviled eggs even if your not always a fan. As the name implies seafood is their specialty. The only negative is service can occasionally be slow and somewhat inattentive when they are busy. Most of the time though they are very efficient and... More 

Thank John H
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The seating area is large and the atmosphere is very pleasant with great staff. However, if you don't like too much salt, please remember to ask them to go easy on the salt as three of four main dishes--the steak, shrimp and grits and the cheeseburger were way too salty.

Thank Alexanne Yungmi K
Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Coastal Flats has very good food. The menu has some very interesting (unusual) choices that you don't see everywhere. The deviled eggs with pecans and bacon are amazing (you must order these), and the Hong Kong Style Sea Bass is definitely worth a trip to this establishment. It's a big loud restaurant that tends to draw lots of crowds so... More 

Thank Michael B
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been here for lunch and dinner quite a few times. I don't quite remember if there were different menus for lunch vs. dinner. The atmosphere is quaint. There is a bar area if you come early or just want to sit there and eat. There is also outside eating in nice weather.

Thank Debbie313
West End, NC
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Great menu, reasonable prices. Portions are large enough to share., as are the appetizers. Desserts looked wonderful, but enjoyed the appetizers and entrees too much to leave room for dessert. Atmosphere is friendly, service is great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have loved this place since it opened in 2004. This is an example of how to do corporate restaurants in shopping malls and/or suburbs. They have it all right. Hemingway might have liked this place, after all they have cocktails and good wine. It is also larger than he likely experienced in Paris, Habana, or Key West but it... More 

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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
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
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 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?