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Joe's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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45665 W Church Rd, Sterling, VA 20164-9328
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Decatur, Alabama
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joe's is located in a small shopping area. The food and service are great and has a real friendly and warm atmosphere. You may have two or three servers handling your service as they do not assign wait staff to certain tables. That is strange, but seems to work really well. Breakfast served throughout the day.

Thank Al_Badger
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access from major roads near Dulles Airport. Nice diverse menus--traditional American breakfast and lunch specialties. Owner/manager met us the door; despite a long line we were seated quickly. Service was prompt, efficent and very friendly. The food arrived quickly; and tasted great--notably fresh and crisp vegetables . We had a pleasant meal at a budget price.

Thank radio-c6aqq
Ashburn, United States
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Heard about this place from a friend and let me tell you, in no time I was converted into a regular customer. It's a small place so you may have to wait but it will be worth it. The owner is very personable and knows many of the regulars by name. He constantly works the room and is one of... More 

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Thank Don W
Newnan, Georgia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Service is great, but the wait is long. Typical breakfast menu. A lot of this has to do with the fact that there are so few restaurants in Sterling that serve breakfast. Also not a large space. I'd go again.

Thank Karen P
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304 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We visited for Sunday breakfast, and there was a 15 minute line. Once we were seated, service was fast. Our waitress didn't write anything down, but got the whole family's order mostly correct - brought one diner the wrong type of potatoes. The eggs were cooked correctly, the bacon was crisp, and even the "incorrect" potatoes were excellent. Things that... More 

Thank John R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

If you go at a peak time during the weekend breakfast/brunch hours, be prepared to wait for a bit. My breakfast (French toast) was delicious. Their prices are a little higher than I would expect for breakfast foods, but not to a crazy extent. Service was quick, efficient and friendly.

Thank NatalieBenz
Ashburn, Virginia
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Ever walk into a place and feel the pride immediately? Ever get greeted right away by someone who's pride shows through like the sun? We felt that way today when my mom and I decided to try it out for breakfast. We knew right away it would be good and it was. The service was fast and friendly and the... More 

Thank Patrick L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

this place has a nice long counter , plenty of booth space and tables for larger parties. gets a pretty big crowd for weekend breakfast. I arrived around 0930, place is SRO, outside too. if people are prepared to wait must be worth it. the owner dude didn't loose me in the crowd and seated me at the counter pretty... More 

Thank PtheP
Hagerstown, Maryland
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636 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Why are the ratings for this place so high???? The food is average at best...the ambiance/atmosphere is horrible....the service is slow and almost non existent!!!! Let me back track...standard food....packed into a building like sardines...waitress walking by you and thumping your chair and back ever three minutes....stuck at the bar (not given the option to wait for something else and... More 

Thank Mfclingan
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try a different place for breakfast today and chose to search Trip Advisor for Sterling, Va. Joe's Cafe came up and the reviews were quite good, so we thought we'd add our opinion to the list. It was very good. I highly recommend the Chorizo Skillet and the cheese grits were quite good as well. The best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45665 W Church Rd, Sterling, VA 20164-9328
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
They also have a pizzaria, which I have not tried yet, in Leesburg, VA

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