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“Great prime rib and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arties's

Arties's
Ranked #1 of 391 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since 1978, Fairfax City's most popular restaurant. Enjoy boathouse favorites surrounded by handcrafted wooden boat scale models and Jack Gable's view of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great prime rib and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Artie's serves a huge cut of prime rib on the weekend only. It is on the menu as "blackened" but they will serve it conventionally. It is slow roasted and then placed under the broiler for brief grilling. We have been there several times over the years and have been disappointed only when they ran out of prime rib before 7:30. Servings are huge and can be shared.
Waitstaff and management are wonderful. One time when they ran out of Prime Rib early on a saturday they offered us gift certificates for full meals so that we could return and not be disappointed.
They do not take reservations, but do offer the option of calling ahead so that you can be put on the wait list prior to your arrival.
It is a long drive for us, but has always been a real treat!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank IRNIEO
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English first
Fairport, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good food, reasonably priced. Get there early on Friday/Saturday or long wait. Family friendly. Free parking.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Ed K
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Cape May, New Jersey
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Consistantly Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I have been going to Arties for well over 20 years. We love many menu items but we really love the consistantly great food prep and service. We have never had a bad experience at Arties! Their Salmon plank dinner is just fabulous and the accompanying sauce is wonderful. Their Caeser salad is one of the best around. Prime Rib, ribs, ribeye steaks, soup and side dishes are the best. And, it is always the best. You never go and get bad service, a tough or tasteless steak or a bad salad. They must really work hard on being consistant and it shows. Even our 8 year old granddaughter finds Arties to be her favorite.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gary H
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lived up to prior reviews!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisors and was impressed by the reviews. We were a party of three and we all felt the food was well-prepared and tasty. The drink service could have been better. Coffee refills were slow and a mixed drink that was ordered did not arrive until we asked another waiter, then it took another ten minutes. All in all though, the food was terrific. Would definitely eat there again.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank karen23039
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Osterville, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Go For the Crab Cakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Overall a great experience, good service and food. The crab cakes are fantastic and are actually large enough to split. Order a chopped salad and split the cakes. Great meal. Call ahead and they will put you on the list.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ClassicCape
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