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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1200 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209
+1 703-528-2722
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In Town for my sons 17th birthday. Called and made reservations 2 weeks in advance. Was told they were setting aside 2 dozen crabs. OUT OF CRABS when we arrived for our 630pm reservation.

Thank Ginabp
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being New Englanders, we had to try the steamed crabs. They were well worth the wait! Seasoned just right, and good to the last bite. I was stuffed after we finished off the dozen. More than enough foe 2. The beer was perfectly cold just like it should be when eating crabs. The location wasn't in the middle of everything... More 

Thank Kelli T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place to gather with your shipmates or comrades and spend hours eating and drinking, telling sea stories and indulging in some light-hearted inter-service rivalries.

Thank Steve M
Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were staying in a hotel nearby this place, and TripAdvisor highlighted what this place had to offer, so we decided to try it for ourselves. The place looks very local, with a restaurant part and a bar, both separated by a door. We ordered a couple of nice wheat beers and a bunch of crab cakes to start with.... More 

Thank Cristian V
Arlington, Virginia
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Every year our family has our annual crab fest at the Quarterdeck for about 8-10 family members and friends. Sometimes the grandparents (us) sneak back on our own so we don't break the bank just to get "our" hands on the Sea spiders! We always have fun, take way too much time, and depart Happy.

Thank DrChipB
Dover, New Hampshire
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886 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,709 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

After touring Arlington National Cemetery, we were ready for dinner at 5:30 PM. We wanted someplace close by. We played Restaurant Roulette with the Garmin. It made a good choice with the Quarterdeck. It was set in a mixed development neighborhood with apartment buildings and houses. The restaurant had two sections. The indoor area was adjacent to the bar which... More 

Thank Maurene_K
Panama City, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Neighborhood restaurant with really good food! It was cold and windy, so we didn't sit outside. Cheerful servers and excellent food. Nice place to kick back and relax. Crab cakes were exceptional!

Thank sjbravopc
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Just the atmosphere I wanted for a trip back to D.C. area after 40 years. Food was very good, service appalling. Server actually averted his eyes when I tried to get his attention. Not acceptable!!

Thank Linda A
Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very pleased with the food and service. We ate in the bar area and received great service. Had the raw shrimp and fish and chips. Would definitely recommend. Cute little neighborhood gem.

Thank GATravelersRetires
North Central Indiana
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262 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you like crabs and craft beer, you'll love this place. Just be sure to ask the price ahead of time to avoid sticker shock. Reservations a must on the weekend, as this is a popular place with the locals.

Thank HoosierDady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-2722
A fixture of the Fort Myer Heights neighborhood for over 35 years providing a relaxed atmosphere perfect for family dining or just catching up with old friends. Most notably known for our seasonal Maryland Blue Crab feast and cold beer, we also serve a wide variety of classic American and Seafood fare year round. Stop on by and join us for some crabs!!

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