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The Main Street Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7140 Main St, Clifton, VA
+1 703-266-6307
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, fantastic food, unique cozy setting. A one in a million gem! Sandwiches and burgers excellent , oh and let me not forget their awesome red skin potato salad!

Thank sherryschellenger
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place, especially in the winter when it is too cold to sit outside. But the food is good and the drinks are good. The pub atmosphere us uncharacteristic of snobbish Clifton, and that is also great!

Thank Prof-Dr-G
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today at 1:30. Glared at by this young, dirty, seedy looking kid at the take out counter. Stopped at the "Wait to be seated" sign. Stood for about five minutes, noted only 2 tables occupied near bar. Walked up to female bartender and asked if I could sit at a table? Received a half audible acknowledgement that... More 

Thank Jim A
Bowie, Maryland
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great selection of menu options- they have a wonderful brunch! And you can watch the trains go by, watch tv and have a drink at the bar.

Thank vamueller
Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had a wonderful Reuben Sandwich served with Sweet Potato Fries! Service was excellent! What a charming place hidden away in a General Store TEXACO signed vintage setting! Will be returning soon!

Thank Spaniel454545
Burke, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Small town pub located inside the local general store, great selection of food, great service, well priced and great selection of beer

Thank Savannahlovers
Charlottesville, Virginia
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265 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Located centrally in this quaint, VA town, the Main Street Pub is a mix of general store, restaurant and bar. It is a fragmented spot that takes a second to figure out, but once you got it, it is charming and relaxing. They do a lot with a small space and the weird thing is that you walk through the... More 

Thank Wtftraveler
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

My sister and brother-in-law were in town for a visit, and we stumbled upon the Main Street Pub in Clifton not knowing what to expect. We actually planned to eat at another restaurant, but it was closed. The Main Street Pub not only didn't disappoint, but it made us fans for life. Each of our orders was visually a masterpiece,... More 

Thank Tim G
Fairfax County, Virginia
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great Pub-fare in Clifton served by young, willing staff. Great little gem in Clifton next to the railroad tracks. Reminds one of Mayberry, RFD !

Thank pmurphy2016
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Whether you live in the Washington area or you're visiting The Main Street Pub in Clifton offers great food in a relaxed atmosphere is a small town setting. It's an ideal place to take visitors. The pub is located in a small general store in Clifton, a wonderful setting. The very small town also offers a coffee shop, ice cream... More 

Thank Mary L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7140 Main St, Clifton, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 703-266-6307

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