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Mclean Family Restaurant

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1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
+1 703-356-9883
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Indialantic, Florida
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236 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Mclean visiting family. We stopped in for a late breakfast on the way into D.C. for some touristing. We all had fairly standard breakfast fare, all served promptly as ordered. For three adults adults and a child, the bill was 30$ before tip. No complaints.

Thank peterthegreatmlkj
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a real breakfast here. Super fast service. My personal favorite dish is the chocolate chip pancakes.

Thank Charlotte G
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard good things about McLean Family Restaurant and wanted to try it out for ourselves. We were glad we did-what a great spot for a home style cooked meal! Staff is lovely and welcoming. Very kid friendly with good selection and portion size on the kids menu. My husband ordered the lasagna which had an incredible meat sauce... More 

1 Thank travelmugsy
McLean, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My family has eaten here at least once a week for over thirty years. Breakfast, lunch and dinner have been constantly excellent. Staff and management is friendly and responsive. Pancakes with walnuts. Burgers, homemade soups, and old fashion french fries. Various salads. Fish, beef, etc. Desserts. All have been consistently delicious. Affordable. Family friendly.

1 Thank dwthmpsn
Washington DC
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great place for breakfast. Family owned, friendly and fine service. Not enough places like this anymore. Could not like it more. Really great. Eggs, pancakes, waffles. Great coffee too.

Thank GreatFalls-Traveler
McLean, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We return to the McLean Family Restaurant for the breakfast... Yummy chocolate chip pancakes and crispy bacon, always perfect. Eat there, or they will package your food to go, which is sometimes a good idea given how crowded they always are. Ambiance is your typical, dated family diner, but the food is worth it!

Thank Bluestar2017
Charlottesville, Virginia
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love the idea of family restaurants, and this one, situated in a place where local residents, including many famous politicians, need a place grounded in reality. I want this place to be as good as it was 20 years ago. Here's what they need to do: 1. Give the food some taste! The bland overpriced omelet I had was... More 

1 Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Yes, you read that right. I suspect I have been to McLean Family at least 250 times in the past 11 years. Pretty much every Sunday after church, plus lots of other times as well. Still, I get no discount! This is a local restaurant run by a fantastic Greek family which is kind of a diner and kind of... More 

Thank VirginiaFamily19
Wilmington, Delaware
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113 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had a late breakfast at this friendly fixture in McLean. The food is good, plentiful and well prepared and is promptly served. Service is efficient and friendly and pricing is reasonable. Why cook at home??? I enjoyed the skillet breakfast which was quite good.

Thank 1146Steve614
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Greek diner but with limited menu. Well known meeting place for McLean residents. Friendly service. Standard breakfast fare. Good Greek salad and a few Greek offerings such as gyros and hamburgers. Very popular primarily because of the lack of local competition.

Thank anderson222016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-356-9883

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