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The Stray Cat Cafe

) #192 of 690 Restaurants in Arlington ££ - £££ American, , Cafe
5866 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
+1 703-237-7775
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“salad” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Delicatessen, Pub
££ - £££
5866 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driven by this place tons of times but never went in. It's sister restaurant Lost Dog Cafe is a couple doors down. My husband and I had the Muddy Cat (me) and Grande Gato for him. My sandwich was delicious. Pita with chicken breast, basil...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently renovated inside, The Stray Cat is still the companion to the Lost Dog Cafe just a few doors away at Westover's quaint collection of shops, eateries, and facilities. We like the Cat because it is usually a little less crowded than the Dog and...More

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Took the kids and out-of-town guests and everyone enjoyed their meal. Good selection of food for everyone, even the kids. We will be returning often to this great neighborhood restaurant.

Thank margrehan
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch because of the cafe's catchy name. We were greeted by a cheerful staff and a colorful and inviting environment. Many of the menu items are named after cats : the Avo-Gato (gato is Spanish for cat) salad...More

Thank bikermike81
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Me and my wife went there for dinner and I must say we were very impressed. Our server was Kristen and she was very helpful and nice explaining the menu and the staff was friendly as well. We were seated very quickly and we didn't...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch to find it is closed for renovations...there was nothing stated on the internet about it being closed

Thank Peg22031
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Dinner on a Saturday evening around 5:30PM. Not very busy. Staff very friendly. Menu had a nice variety of food choices. They also serve beer and wine at reasonable prices.

Thank ghark
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I stopped here for dinner one weekend evening. While the parking lot in front of the Stray Cat (and Lost Dog a few doors down) is ALWAYS packed, it's worth your while to drive around and find a legal spot and check...More

1  Thank VaAlleyCat
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Sister restaurant to the Lost Dog Cafe. Also a great and varied menu, carrying some of the same items as well as their own originals. One of our usual places to go!

1  Thank JMJ123abc
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stopped here while in Arlington on business. Got their pulled pork sandwich which already had coleslaw on it. WOW! Their homemade BBQ is AMAZING! Next time I'm in the area I will try to wheedle the recipe from them! WOW! The coleslaw was a bit...More

1  Thank atasteofcreole
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Cafe, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5866 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-237-7775
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