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Silver Diner

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8150 Porter Rd, Merrifield, VA 22042
+1 703-204-0812
06:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 02:00
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Sterling, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want the Ritz, go to the Ritz. SD has better than average, solid standard diner fare, and with a great variety of selections that meets almost any dietary needs. I'm a veg, myself, and always have had a good meal there.

Thank jjzorba
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there many times over the years. Have seen the place gradually transition from the typical old school diner to something more upscale. The dishes are MUCH more creative than in the standard diner, or even this diner a few years back. Prices have gone up too, but the food is better so I suppose paying more is fair. And,... More 

Thank Jay J
Lancaster, VA
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327 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy the Silver Diner because it feels like a diner, has a large menu with healthy options and spacious comfy seating. I brought my grandkids and it was very comfortable for them. Right next to Homewood Suites, so a good combination.

Thank Ernjack1972
Ocean City, New Jersey
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love a good diner. Hey, I'm a Jersey guy. While the Silver Diner does not offer the flexibility of a typical dinner, substitutions, mix and match, etc it does offer a fresh alternative. Went for dinner. Had a great chicken noodle soup(shells for the noodle) and a good braised short rib stew. A bit under seasoned and 5 too... More 

Thank bayonnebrawler
Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good healthy options on the menu, I enjoy the updated farm fresh silver diner! Bison rancheros looks exactly like the menu picture which was great and very tasty. The crisp tortillas were soft yet crunchy, definitely complimented the chili and eggs. Chili was lukewarm and wasn't hot, eggs were cooked to perfection.

Thank diveferfun1
Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Adorable atmosphere. I had the fish tacos which were delicious. It came with a spinach salad with strawberries, very good. Will eat here again next time in town.

Thank MyAkitaBear
Fairfax, Virginia
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190 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We've been to both Silver Diners in the area several times over the years, and this latest visit impressed upon us the fact that the chain has done a good job of getting food from local sources, as well as in preparing more healthful choices. The selection is varied enough to satisfy almost anyone's tastes, and the service was superb.... More 

Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I gave this restaurant 5 stars not because it is a culinary masterpiece, but in a category of diners and family restaurants it covers the basics well. BUT, I must mention that of all the times I have eaten here, I've only ordered breakfast. The place is big, clean, the food was good, and they even had alcoholic beverages should... More 

Thank cmna4
Annandale, Virginia
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

So Silver Diner has always been a favorite of mine, I love coming here and back in my College days I would swear that they added crack to their malts, as I would have one every week. I LOVE the oreo Malt make sure you say MALT not Milkshake as the taste is completely different. I had pancakes this particular... More 

Thank Sarah D
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Quite a large selection of breakfast items. This morning I had the Belgian Waffle & Eggs, $9.99. Chose bacon as the meat choice, only two strips served. Unique waffle, perfectly cooked. The batter they use is unlike anything that I've had before. The waffle comes out slightly dry which made it an awesome sponge for soaking up syrup. The syrup... More 

Thank Mike Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Diner, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8150 Porter Rd, Merrifield, VA 22042
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Merrifield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-204-0812
At Silver Diner, we're much more than a diner. Whether you choose a classic dish or a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free option, Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst has created a menu of customizable, healthier choices that all share one thing: the highest quality, all-natural ingredients available.Silver Diner is proud to be a key part of the local community, nurturing it's growth, providing food for healthier lifestyles, and supporting local schools and non-profits. With a menu that features more than 15 local farms that support sustainable agriculture, Chef Ype creates seasonal dishes using the freshest ingredients available within our local region.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?