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Coastal Flats

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11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
+1 571-522-6300
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and 3 co-workers went for dinner here while we were in Fairfax for business. Like many reviews have stated, everything was very consistent. There was nothing that was amazing, but all of our dinners were above average. The most impressive thing was the service and how well managed this location is. Everything ran like clockwork and the service was... More 

Thank jmduf
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming here! I can't believe only now I am submitting my review. Nice menu selection and friendly wait staff and host. Wonderful bar area up front and lots of parking! Across the way from movie theater so it's perfect for a "dinner & movie" date. Love their sweet bread!! Almost no reason for butter.... almost.. :) We will... More 

Thank Tarina T
Oakton, Virginia
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good not great. That said you will not regret whatever you order. It will be pleasing and satisfying. We'll prepared and well presented. I have been there many times. I am never disappointed. Service can be slow.

Thank jim7946
Frederick, Maryland
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213 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am sure I have numerous reviews for this restaurant and other GAR restaurants around the area already listed in TripAdvisor but I like to keep readers current. Coastal Flats is still awesome. All around- service, staff, cleanliness, and food quality. We tried the special Crab and Shrimp Louie appetizer this time and it was fantastic. We hope it becomes... More 

Thank MDTJ
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here about 4 times now, and so far the food has been excellent each time. The bread they bring out before the meal is also a huge plus, because I never pass up a chance to consume carbohydrates. I took my grandparents here when they came to visit, and they insisted on returning the next day for lunch,... More 

Thank Browniesgirl
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy all of the Great American restaurants. Coastal Flats doesn't dissapoint. Do the call-ahead seating, and you won't have to wait. Try the creamy shrimp and grit cakes! Perfectly cooked shrimp, with snap peas, on top of two sweet grit cakes, with a wonderful slightly spicy sauce. The Ozzie Rolls are like little donuts and awesome.

Fairfax, Virginia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is part of a group of restaurants. They all serve these ozzie rolls which are soooo good. Everything on their menu is good, I've never been disappointed. My favorite is the chicken with brown butter sauce. I like substituting the pasta for veggies or their shoestring fries which are amazing. Beware: it may be really loud, especially on... More 

Thank gubuem
St. Augustine, Florida
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent. We waited about 20 minutes for a table. The interior is an open space and can be quite noisy when all the tables are full. The staff was efficient with no delay on getting served.

Thank RetireeB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were wonderful! Robert our server was awesome!! We loved the fish tacos and the mini shrimp and crab sliders. Chocolate waffle was amazing!!

Thank ballous
Landstuhl, Germany
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268 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had dinner here lastnight and this time I had the salmon entree. It was delicious. They grill the salmon to your preference and serve it over mashed califlower. It was very tasty. The service lacked a little this time and it was difficult to find our waitstaff. The wait time was about 15 to 20 minutes but it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-522-6300

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