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11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
+1 571-522-6300
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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Washington, DC
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108 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is always very busy on weekends. It's part of a local chain that's mid-priced. The service has always been very on point and friendly. I particularly enjoy the warm rolls and the wood-grilled fish.

1 Thank jd1234567
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here a number of times when visiting this area and it never disappoints. Attentive, friendly service and fantastic food, as well as a great bar. It gets crowded, so come early!

1 Thank Martha H
Aldie, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

About three years ago, I found out about this place. My husband and I were new to the area and wanted to try something different. Now we take all our visitors there and they've become big fans as well. It's almost always busy, but once you sit down, you can actually hear your dining partner speak. The food is fresh... More 

Thank shellygirl2015
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

As far as restaurants go, this one is a bit different when you go in. For locals, it feels like you are on vacation; for visitors, it fits the bill for a fun place to eat with family or friends. The $ is a bit on the expensive side, but you're paying for the ambiance, really. Everyone in my party... More 

Thank Clairina2012
Saint Leonard, Maryland
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

My friend and I had lunch here on Monday. When we got there around 11:00 am, there weren't many people then but it got very busy towards the end of our meal. I had a crab cake. It comes with fries and slaw but I don't care for fries so I asked for corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers salad instead. It... More 

Thank zee1angel
Burke, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great restaurant. Love the bread, chicken with pasta, and lobster roll. Go there for every special occasion.

Thank D C
Fairfax, Virginia
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This is ine of the restaurant we enjoy , there service are just outstanding the food are always excellent . The price are good too . Over all i highly recommend it . Excellent

Thank amanihussein
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71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Tried grilled salmon, simply delicious. Also ordered the day's special - Mahi Mahi with mango-watermelon salsa, and it was good, too. The salsa was refreshing. Also tried non-flour waffles for dessert, and that turned out to be good, too. All in all, a very good experience. Note that the portions were just sufficient for one adult, and we were there... More 

Thank Sameer C
Washington, DC
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is one of my favorites, especially when we have guests in town. Menu offers something for everyone. Seafood selection is pretty good but you can also get ribs, steak, chicken, etc. They have some really great apps - rock shrimp/blue crab fritters are always a hit. The key lime pie is really good and they have a lively bar... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

Like all of the Great American Restaurant chain restaurants, you get those amazing little fried dough rolls here. I think some people go just for the bread. I've had most things on the menu here, and pretty much everything is good. I especially recommend the shrimp roll, all of the salads (especially the one with goat cheese, and the sesame... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-522-6300

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