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Clare and Don's Beach Shack

130 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046-4514
+1 703-532-9283
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (31 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
“hush puppies” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
130 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046-4514
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Clare and Dons has a number of vegan menu item. We’ve been there many times and I’ve tried just about every vegan item, but I have found them to be mediocre at best. The tofu-based dishes don’t have much flavor.

Thank rufuspmcgufus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here after reading the mostly positive reviews. It was definitely busy, but we got seated right away. Our server was good... we never waited too long for anything. The fish tacos were yummy. My wife had the shrimp and grits. She loved the shrimp......More

Thank Randy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the casual atmosphere! Great food...especially love the crab cakes, onion rings, scallops, and Brussels! All the food I’ve eaten there is yummy!

Thank iJudy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food. Like the fish tacos and hush puppies. Great atmosphere outdoors. Feel like you're at a beach pub for sure.

Thank ilm199
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Went here as a family while visiting DC. Staying in Falls Church. Recommended by the hotel as a place we needed to take the kids. Place was crazy busy but we were seated quickly. Neat beach theme in the metro. We had a crab cake...More

Thank Irishrover1019
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Homemade onion rings amazing. Food was amazing, large portions, place was packed and waiter never missed a beat or drink refill. Don't pass up.

Thank mgriffie98
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We sat outside where a live jazz band played. Lots of families with noisy kids so at times conversation was difficult. But the food was scrumptious and portions were huge. I had the grilled fish and Brussels sprouts which were perfectly caramelized. Service was pleasant...More

Thank equinoxWashDc
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Great local hang out that looks divey on the outside but is actually family friendly and gets all types of people who just want to have a good time. The food is ok. The atmosphere and the outdoor space is the reason to go. It's...More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We were looking for something unique while out on Mother's Day - this is sure not what you would expect in the midst of the DC suburbs. Having lived in Florida, this place felt like the beachfront places we frequented there. Funky vibe, decent food...More

Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This is one of our go-to dinner spots. The vibe is super relaxed and fun. Always lots of families there. Sometimes live music on the patio. The food is not amazing but it’s pretty good and a good value. They do have awesome home made...More

Thank Marissa C
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June 21, 2017|
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Response from Bare_Chested | Reviewed this property |
There is an adequate and free city-owned lot behind the restaurant. Parking is not a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-532-9283
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