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$3 - $15
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 22, 2021

My last Sunday visit at Clare and Don's, Falls Church, Virginia. It was most atrocious restaurant odors. They serve wine only in the plastic cups no glass. Non professional bartenders or cooks and on top arogante owner. I do like the burgers and carne but...service is bad. Wine is love cost served in plastic.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?2  
Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

We live on a Florida beach and can spot a ‘Wanna-be beach bar’ a mile marker away. This bar and restaurant, Claire’s Beach Shack, was really authentic. All it needs is sand on the floor. Seafood was so good, as if it just came off...the boat. Cold beer for hubby and hot cider for wifey. Plus our two little dogs were welcome in their outside dining. We first went for lunch, then came back the next day for dinner. The grilled shrimp with butter was yummy!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

For the last 2 visits we got same very arrogant and rude restaurant manager. I wouldn't go back for that rude and insulting behavior. Shrimp tasted like low cost frozen farm mass produced from Vietnam. No taster. Never again. I am food and wine expert.

Date of visit: March 2021
Helpful?7  
Reviewed September 7, 2020

I understand the conundrum restaurants have in the era of COVID of maintaining profits, but this restaurant takes that too far. The food is way overpriced for the quality it is. The shrimp salad consisted of what seemed like store-bought lettuce, raw carrots, and a...singular shrimp skewer. The crab cake sandwich was below average as well. As a side, I only received 4 onion rings as well. Not to mention they serve you everything on disposable plates as if you are at your 7 year-olds birthday party. If you have minimal standards when it comes to your food and you enjoy good live music, this is the place to go, but if you actually want good food, go elsewhere. I will say though if you have a get together of +5 people it might suffice,More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?7  
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Great vegetarian and gluten free options. Amazing service and fun events going on all the time. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020

If you're looking for a "quiet" dinner, this is not the place. The food was good, not great. The service was also good, not great. My main complaint was that we had a 6PM reservation, we arrived at 6PM but were not seated until 6:20PM....We had tickets for a show that evening and seats were first come first seated. The delay caused us to have less desirable seats.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

Have you ever try the American creole cosine ? So, try Jambalaya. It is a rice-based dish peppered with sausage, chicken, shrimp, vegetable and spices from the Caribbean. Besides you can eat fish tacos with corn tortillas. And the last but the least the live...Jazz music was amazing.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

We had Dinner there and when we went in the staff was very kind. They came for drinks right away, gave us plenty of time to look at menu. I got Fried Oysters they were delicious. When we left they thanked us again. Loved the...décorMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Local musicians on the weekend make this the place to be when you don't feel like cooking and want to enjoy yourself. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening feels like an impromptu barbecue. The food is average, drinks are good and the staff is excellent!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Love this place and the food is awesome. You feel very at home here and the beach atmosphere is great.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

On weekends there is good music on the patio. Service is always good, but the food is only average. Hush puppies are good.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Fun place with eclectic style. Staff always lovely, food on point. Cocktails are amazing! If weather is nice sit outside, live bands on Friday night.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed September 3, 2019

If you can get a table outside, this is one of the better outdoor dining options on a nice night. It gets crowded, but the atmosphere is great, there's often live music, the service is always good and the food is always solid. Fish tacos,...fried oysters, etc.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Clare & Don's is probably best known for their beachy atmosphere. Outside tables and seating are made from surfboards and citrus crates. Kids love the beach vibe and the menu has something for everyone.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

The place was unique. Food was decent to eat, may be we did not order what the local favorite dish, beer was a little warm with the hot and humid weather outside. Server was attentive, outdoor patio is uniquely decorated with all different state license...plates.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from 225hald | Reviewed this property |
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There is an adequate and free city-owned lot behind the restaurant. Parking is not a problem.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clare and Don's Beach Shack

Yes, Clare and Don's Beach Shack offers takeout services.

Clare and Don's Beach Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5