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Linda's Cafe

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5050 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207-1605
+1 703-538-2542
07:00 - 14:30
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Arlington, Virginia
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183 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I enjoyed the steak and cheese sandwich and onion rings. The place was packed and it took a while for the food to come out. Nothing spectacular--just decent food. I will be back.

Thank Mary G
Falls Church
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Linda's after going by the restaurant for years. We really enjoyed our breakfast, food tasted nice and came to the table quickly, and we had a great waitress. Small, but seemed very cozy and friendly. There was parking in the back too.

Thank Mark D
Somerset, New Jersey
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We usually eat breakfast at one of the regular diners in Arlington. This time, we decided to try Linda's as we thought we could save a few bucks there. Not true. Wound up being around the same price which was OK because everyone, including the grand kids, finished their plate. There were 6 of us but the largest table available... More 

Thank 10032016
Arlington, Virginia
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

My son and I stopped by this past Saturday for Lunch. The place was full but we found a table and were approached by a server within a minute or two who handed menus, wiped the table and took drink orders. A different server brought out drinks and took our order. My son ordered a burger and I was pleased... More 

Thank William D
Davie, Florida
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is a typical place you may expect to see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri. It is a unique little spot with a typical Diner menu. The food was excellent. The bacon was perfectly cooked and the home fries were great. The pancakes were average (I wish they had more of an earthy buttermilk flavor) but they... More 

Thank thehippoguy
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Came to TripAdvisor to find a new diner to try out for a family outing and after reading the rave reviews for Linda's, our decision was easily made. We headed there for breakfast on Saturday after the St. Jude's charity walk - it's a quaint, old diner which we just love, very friendly and attentive staff yet the food was... More 

Thank FLGreekGirl
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I have come to this place many times, and not once have I been disappointed. The food here is amazing. I usually get their corned beef hash, which is the best I have ever eaten. My one complaint is that it gets crowded and there are not many tables, so a line forms. This place is great for Sunday brunches

Thank squillbill45
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177 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

The best Greasy Spoon Breakfast in 100 miles. Been eating here since 2000. Great homestyle breakfast. Friendly staff and the breakfast you grew up with. The place is old. The food is traditional. Delicious experience.

1 Thank Clint C
Arlington, VA
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

They are only open for breakfast and lunch, closed for dinner. The food is standard American, and pretty well done. A good hamburger, as good as any, including Five Guys. Breakfast is excellent.

1 Thank Lynn830
Arlington, Virginia
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Linda's has been there for years and I have had everything from burgers to breakfast, with the odd gyro and breakfast steak thrown in. The interior is way dated and worn, but that is part of the charm. The meals I have had there have been generously portioned and the menu has a little bit of everything. If you keep... More 

1 Thank ZivBnd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207-1605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-538-2542

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?