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“Have to Go” 3 of 5 stars
Review of 29 Diner

29 Diner
Ranked #182 of 392 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: We are "new" owners and we are honored to be stewarding the 29 Diner! We cleaned her up greatly and have an amazing southern cooking head chef, who specializes in home cooked, comfort, diner food. We hope you stop in and give us a try. John
Fairfax, Virginia
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Have to Go”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

It has the ambience of a truck stop but that's what I like about it. It's truly an old time diner. The food is okay, the coffee is good, and they have jukeboxes in the booths!

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English first
Washington DC
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391 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Past its prime”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Nostalgia can only get you so far. This tired looking spot serves average food in a diner setting. OK for a quick meal, but there are better options nearby.

Visited September 2012
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Thank sailingboat
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good basic fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Small diner as I remembered from childhood. The cook prepared food quickly and to order. The waiter could have been a bit friendlier.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Tucson_AZAdventurer
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Lexington Park, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good old fashioned diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Great American food, great prices, great service. Loved it!

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Thank Esprix
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Juneau, Alaska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Skip It”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

I love diners and diner food. My wife and I seek them out. This one, though its got all the makings of being good (atmosphere, etc.), its not. The food is simply not good and is uninteresting. The specials were neither special nor inexpensive. Example: one of the specials was a Hash and cheese omelet. However, the hash isn't homemade, its the out of the can stuff. I asked for well-done poached eggs (I don't like runny whites). Easy enough to make, but they came to the table looking like runny egg jello. I pointed it out, and they took them away but didn't offer to make new ones, just returned with dry scrampled eggs. Secondly, its rather expensive. So, why go here? Food isn't interesting, it isn't cheap, and the service is marginal. Other than the atmosphere, it exactly what a diner shouldn't be. Go search elsewhere, unfortunately.

  • Visited June 2011
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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