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Coastal Flats

11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
+1 571-522-6300
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
“drunken ribeye” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for an early dinner with my husband. I had the chopped salad (delicious) and the crab cake and filet. Best crab cake I have ever eaten. Filet was well prepared but I did not care for the sauce nor the garlic mashed potatoes. Overall...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed yesterday

Whatever you have a taste for I'm quite sure you will find something that will tantalize your taste buds. The food here is great. We had crab cakes which are to die for. Great service and the call ahead seating really works. Will surely return...More

Thank Cortrell G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to the airport for an early dinner. We so enjoyed the blue crab and rock shrimp fritters. Not only are they divine in taste, they are a work of art to view. I had a delicious salad while my...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food here is excellent. My favorite place to go for lunch or dinner. Love the lump crab cakes, drunken ribeye and key lime pie.

Thank 131toniaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the Great American Restaurants are amazing and this one is no different. All of your favorite standards are here as well as more of a seafood focus. You have to start with the Ozzie rolls. They are addictive! The crabcakes are always perfectly...More

Thank cici_sleestak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had fabulous dinners. Shrimp and grits could not be better. Crab chowder was rich and creamy. Fish of the day was perfect. This place is always packed, so I love the idea that you can make reservations. The wait staff teamed their...More

Thank Eaglelanding6105
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Over the years my wife and I have been enjoying Coastal Flats and a number of the other great restaurants that are a part of Great American Restaurants, which started in Northern Virginia way back in 1976. I can honestly say that we have never...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 10 May 2018

My husband insists that the drunken ribeye steak is the best anywhere, which I find surprising in a seafood restaurant. At lunch, it's served with French fries, whereas at dinner, it's served with roasted cremini mushrooms and mashed potatoes along with a higher price tag....More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Call aheadand make a reservation to avoid an hour wait. Be prepared for horrible parking. The restaurant is very loud. The regular clientele had very positive things to say and plenty of suggestions on what to order. My husband is allergic to shellfish and the...More

Thank tiemyshoe76
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I've been several times for lunch or dinner and have yet to be disappointed. The service is great and the food has always been delicious as well as the drinks I've ordered. I look forward to my next visit!

Thank Heidi B
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14 December 2016|
Response from SGS I | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about a meeting space at Coastal Flats. You would have to call them and find out. 11901 GRAND COMMONS AVENUE FAIRFAX, VA 22030 (571) 522-6300
Frances E
28 October 2016|
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Response from SGS I | Reviewed this property |
Their website says_Take a seat at Coastal Flat’s bar after work and their beach-y vibe will have you relaxed in no time. Enjoy happy hour Monday through Thursday from 3:00 until 6:00pm and 9:00pm until close. Try of the... More
27 August 2015|
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Response from JOD_WSRFC | Reviewed this property |
No private rooms but you can select times when the restaurant is less busy. It is my experience that this is a trend among restaurants that even the bar areas are no longer segregated from dining affording the dinner crows... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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 Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-522-6300
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