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“Old reliable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arties's

Arties's
Ranked #1 of 395 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, 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.
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Level Contributor
321 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Old reliable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We moved away a bit, but we go back every so often just because the place is so simple and easy. Food is always good, and service is friendly.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Virginia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Consistently good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Arties is our restaurant of choice when we want to take guests to a moderately priced-restaurant and be certain they will enjoy the food and experience. The menu variety gives everyone, even our vegetarian friends, plenty of choices. We ALWAYS call about an hour ahead, however, to put our name on their list to avoid a long wait.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BHJ29
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Okay - I am a regular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Consistently outstanding service, consistently outstanding food and consistently outstanding bar ... I am very fortunate to have been a customer of Arties for over 20 years now. They have the entire recipe right ... how they achieve consistency in great food and staff I will never know, but it brings me back over and over again.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great prime rib and service”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank IRNIEO
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Fairport, New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonably priced”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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