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Choices By Shawn

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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
+1 703-385-5433
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Huntsville, Utah
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Choices to celebrate our don-in-law graduation from Law School. The old house had a great atmosphere. Deviled egg appetizer was excellent. Elicits. I had a stuffed shrimp dish that was delicioust. Great service too!!

Thank Kay84317
Albany, New York, Usa
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to take our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren (ages 11 and 8) out to dinner. Finding a place where everyone can find something to order, that is not too far away and that takes reservations is not a simple task. We found Choices on Open Table and were able to get reservations for six people. We were welcomed... More 

Thank Priscilla F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding food and excellent service. The wide range of gluten-free menu items is very impressive. There's an interesting wine list. The crab cakes were outstanding, the roast pork excellent, and a special scallop dish was superb. The historic setting adds to the charm. A memorable dinner -- We plan to return often.

Thank InfrequentFlyer2
Gainesville, Georgia
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166 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My wife and I walked here from church only to discover we were not he only ones from our church eating there. It was our first time and had a wonderful meal. The weather was nice so we ate outside on the porch. Lovely.

Thank Ron C
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Our family recently had dinner here and let me say it was the best dinning experience we had on our trip. The staff were friendly and welcoming. They were knowledgeable about the food as well as their wines. I have a LOT of food allergies and was very excited to see that Choices by Shawn offered many gluten-free items. I... More 

Thank cmbeaird
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358 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Looks like Choices by Shawn underwent change in ownership, for the better Today was by far the best tasting lunch I have had here. Funny thing though, the fryer was not working, which probably worked out best for my waistline. I enjoy eating lunch away from the office and I look for lunch deals under $10. This breaks my budget;... More 

Thank Crazzzzs
Fredericksburg, VA
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311 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our first visit here was for a group of 10 for a Friday early supper. Everyone was happy with their meal from the vegetarian plate with perfectly cooked and individually flavored vegetables to the crab cakes and pasta dishes. The popovers and muffins served before the meal were hot and delicious and made even more so by the herb flavored... More 

Thank jackandtara
Bar Harbor, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We reserved one of the private rooms for a ladies' luncheon of ten. Bill arranged for a buffet lunch, which he was happy to modify upon request. Everyone was delighted with our server, Emma Grace, who made herself available without hovering, and answered our every need, including moving a coatrack into the room. The food was delicious, there was plenty... More 

Thank Sue A
Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Charming turn of the century home converted into a restaurant in the heart of Fairfax City. Free paring is a plus. I stopped on a whim, no reservation, 5 PM today, Friday. Server placed me in a corner of a room, failed to introduce himself, failed to mention the specials. Was give a menu and selected the Southern fried chicken.... More 

Thank IMI329
Burke, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant in a historic home in the heart of Fairfax. The service is great, the food is excellent and the setting is charming. It also has a gluten free menu for people who need that. I love the popovers that are given before the meal. The crab cakes are great for an appetizer. I tend to... More 

Thank jrvabeach59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-385-5433
Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.

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