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“Always good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arties's

Arties's
Ranked #1 of 392 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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169 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

You will. Never be disappointed here. Great food. Better staff. Just attention to detail. Every dish is excellent. This is a winner for a date or the family

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AJ C
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
“Great menue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Recently visited fairfax for a long meeting and needed a great meal and at a great price. I dined at Artie's for the first time. The service was great and the server was very knowledgeable about the food and restaurant. The blue crab fritters were awsome and seared tuna was just right. Thank you to the servers who were very attentive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Dadonster
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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158 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Artie's is Not to Be Missed in Fairfax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Every course at Artie's was terrific. We started with the Lobster Bisque (which is only available on Fridays and Saturdays as a rule) It was very good and lighter in consistency than some versions I have had. Then we had the Spinach and Artichoke Dip - you must try it. It is exceptional and the chips are made locally in the restaurant's bakery. We then shared a Chipotle and Marinated Pork Loin accompanied with Parmeasan potatoes and a corn and mixed vegetable side dish. The meat was cooked to perfection and the potatoes were so good all thoughts of the diet were put on hold. The corn and mixed vegetable side dish was sweet and very fresh and light making it a perfect accompaniment to the pork and potatoes. The inside of the restaurnat is a boating motiff set in the 1920s with wood models on display etc. It holds quite a few tables but waiting is to be expacted if you don't get there early. It is very reasonable and a must do in the Northern Virginia area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 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 Speck411
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best in Fairfax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Have been going to Artie's for years. Best deal is the lunch. But dinner is great for special occasions, or just drinks with the girls. Must try's: the crab cakes. Service is stupendous.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 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 THESINGAPOREFOUR
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Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Return visit needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I've been craving a trip to Artie's after some recent mediocre meals at Fairfax/Burke locally owned eateries. Here is a local one of its kind restaurant that never let's us down. All of the Great America Restaurats stay true to their individual features and their shared great business model. All have the famous breads made in the Shirlington bakery. Arties is much smaller than Mike's in downown Spingfield and more intimate. Smaller than Sweetwater Tavern on the Merrifield side of Fairfax. Everything is very good: fish, pasta, or beef. Have never tried a chicken dish. Love the filet mignon and the pecan crusted trout. Portions are right-sized. Service is what you get at all the Great American Restaurants - professional. They could open a school.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 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 eileen645
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