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“a consistent delight” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats
11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
15715226300
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Ranked #2 of 390 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Florida
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“a consistent delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Coastal Flats and her sister restaurant, Carlyle (in Shirlington), are a consistent and delightful provider of both comfort foods and high-end gourmet master pieces worthy of much higher price tags.

Coastal Flats' offerings routinely trump more expensive locales. Their Drunken Ribeye rivals any steak by Ruth's Chris or Morton's.

Service is thoughtful and efficient, and the atmosphere is usually lively. Prices aren't unreasonable either.

Always worthy of a stop while in northern VA.

  • Visited May 2013
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Jacksonville, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“noisy but good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We enjoyed this restaurant during our son's college graduation weekend. It's a popular place that doesn't take reservations; although, we never had to wait long to be seated even with a large party. I went there twice on the same day, once for lunch with my son and later that night with our whole group. It's a little pricey but worth it when you're celebrating.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Cut above.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Deviled eggs are just like the ones the girl next store makes for a picnic. What's not to like?

Drinks and apps were fine, and artistically presented. Main course was even more so.

Restaurant has done well on multiple visits. Not specific to this restaurant, but a suggestion about Fairfax Corners. It is jammed on weekends, so weekdays are a best bet for top service.

  • 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

One of the best Seafood restaurants in NOVA. Must try the shrimp and grits if you go! ... This is a location that my organization tends to use for candidate interviews when we are hiring for a new position.

Visited August 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“what a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I brought my family to coastal Flats by chance - could not find a more convenient place - but what a surprise: impeccable service, superb food, great ambiance and reasonable prices. I'll definitely be back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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