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Coastal Flats

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11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
+1 571-522-6300
11:00 - 23:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Coastal Flats is one of my favorite restaurants in the area! I always get the same thing cause it is so yummy - the short smoked grilled salmon salad! The salmon is always perfectly grilled and the combination of flavors just can't be beat. And, at a lot of places I'm able to skip the bread - not at Coastal... More 

Thank Kris M
Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three couples have been getting together 3 times a year for several years. Although one of the group has passed on, the rest of us continue this event. This last time I hosted the group at Coastal Flats on the recommendation of other friends. We were not disappointed. Food was good; service excellent; all in all a most enjoyable evening.... More 

Thank SatisfiedFairfax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked this from other reviews for an early lunch. The initial feel of the place was cafeteria like-upbeat music, tables in rows. Seated promptly and then Lauren turned the experience closer to a 5 star restaurant. Upbeat, friendly and with a smile that chased off the dreary rainy day, she proved to be well versed in the offerings with precise... More 

Thank berni39
Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Coastal Flats on a Sunday afternoon for lunch with friends. Had the Crispy Two Noodle Shrimp Salad, it was amazing! My husband had the Sauteed Shrimp & Creamy Grit Cakes, also delicious. Will return!

Thank KJinTN
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a favorite go to spot. My favorite dish is the pecan crusted trout with a side of garlic mashed potatoes.

Thank Angelasm87
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while out on business. The service was outstanding and the food amazing. Loved the crab dip appetizer and the drunken ribeye. Top notch food! Would gladly visit again!

Thank Patrick M
Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great American fare from this Fairfax restaurant. Have been going for years and the food and service have been unfailingly very good. Long waits, so call ahead is essential.

Thank pmurphy2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife went to dinner with friends to remember a recently departed friend of theirs. According to my wife, the gathering was more about the friends than the food but the food was good. Since she didn't have cash for her portion of the check, she paid with a credit card including on it a tip and rounding to $76.00.... More 

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Lindsey G, Guest Relations Manager at Coastal Flats, responded to this review

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to write to us on Trip Advisor. We always appreciate hearing feedback from our guests. We're very sorry your wife's credit card was incorrectly charged. That is something we would like to fix as soon as possible. A manager would also like to personally speak with you both about the experience so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. The wait was rather short though we were told 20 mins but it was less. The food excellent n very fresh, the service impeccable and pretty friendly including the ones not tending to our table. The table turnaround is amazing and the ambiance n atmosphere is great. Deserves more than 1000% plus and i would definitely recommend paying... More 

Thank Kaluba M
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had visited coastal flats at least 20 times because I live a mile away from there, so I walk to his place. Stuff is very friendly there, always trying to help, but sometimes server asks me if I want to get a bread and they forgot to bring it, happened to me 3 times in one year of visiting... More 

Thank Ilya V

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • 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?