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“Kinda average pho” 3 of 5 stars
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Pho Bac
Ranked #87 of 144 Restaurants in Chantilly
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Kinda average pho”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The portions on the smallish side. Prices are on par with other pho places. Service as usual in pho restaurant, aloof but efficient. All in all, average in taste and ambience. This a pho restaurant. A utilitarian low cost fast food vietnamese restaurant. I would return, given its proximity and convenience to Dulles airport. A quick meal of little consequence but filling.
Two out of five stars for value because of small portions.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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225 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Never Again”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Today we went to Pho Bac after church which was 1:40 pm. This was our first time there. The place is ran down, zero ambiance and not neat looking. Upon our arrival they sat as down, gave us the menu..and we waited and waited. My husband waived his hand trying to get their attention, including the lady at the bar. I had a feeling that the wait staff was also the cooks in the kitchen. There were 2 wait staff , 1 cashier / bar person and a bus boy. The wait staff was wearing plain street clothes and the other was wearing an apron (meaning he was the cook too). The place was 80% full and 50% of the people were still waiting to place their order. After 20 minutes of useless waiting, I told my husband that it is time for us to go. The children were also hungry. We walked out of the place extremely hungry and frustrated. We will never go back to this place ever!!

IF THERE WAS A NO STAR, THEY DESERVE THAT!!

Visited February 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Vietnamese joint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Had the crispy chicken wings and the pho soup with extra beef. Very generous portions, tasty and filling.

Visited November 2011
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Tallahassee, Florida
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“First time at a Pho”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Have nothing to compare to, but definitely would go again, esp if my other choice was Chinese

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best pho in thie Chantilly/Herndon area...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2010

Best pho in thie Chantilly/Herndon area. Not the greatest decor (tile floor and inexoensive tables and chairs), but the food and service are great and very inexpensive. Was there for dinner one night and Emiril Lagasse came in with a bunch of people and sat at the table next to us. That must count for something :^)

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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