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“Worth visiting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats
11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
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Ranked #2 of 390 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mersin (Icel), Turkey
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105 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It is a nice restaurant to try if you are in Fairfax, Virginia.
The premises are nicely decorated.
The service is friendly. Prices are reasonable.

  • Visited January 2013
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    • 4 of 5 stars
Thank Taner3
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English first
Oak Hill,Virginia
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Ok...sorry to say Coastal is losing it's Shine.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Ok...just went today after not visiting for a while. Sorry to say I found the same results from my last visit. Service has gone down hill, they use to be so attentive....no more. We ordered the calamari with the sweet spicy dressing, portion was smaller and was much spicier than it use to be....too much. I ordered the chopped salad with grilled salmon. The buttermilk dressing was always one of my favorites, however this time it tasted watered down, the salad mix seemed different, and portion smaller....bummer! I asked for grilled salmon...it turned out to be a smokey grilled salmon....was never told it was going to be smokey, a turn off for me. The waiter should have told me it was smokey!. After many visits to Coastal I'm afraid we will be avoiding it now...such a shame...was one of the best restaurants in the area. Did they change hands recently with new ownership...could that be it? I would have complained but my husband didn't want to make a fuss.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank sidediva
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Springfield, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, but noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Like other Great American restaurants, Coastal Flats provides imaginative food based on the particular restaurant's theme. Fish reigns here - yet there are other menu items for the less adventurous - and food is nicely done. Service is usually on a team basis and is attentive. My only complaint is that it is a noisy restaurant - large dining room with high ceilings and not much to absorb noise.

Thank Martha15-3
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“No specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Food tastes great.. service and bar scene is great but they don't have any specials. $$$$ No lunch specials and no happy hour specials.

Visited January 2013
Thank jercha
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Fairfax, Virginia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice Bar Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We always eat at the bar so we can people watch and not have to wait. The bartenders wil remember your names after the third or fourth visit (we go once a month). Right now the veggie special is brussel sprouts--which are FABULOUS!!! They are not on the menu, so you have to ask if the wait person doesn't give you the specials.

Visited December 2012
Thank Barbara M
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