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Coastal Flats

11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
+1 571-522-6300
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (64 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went to coastal flats for a weekend lunch and found the food and service to be exemplary. The smoked and grilled salmon was excellent and so were the shrimp and grits. The seating was very comfortable and the waiters very attentive. All in...More

2  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in here for a quick lunch in between shopping. Having never been to this restaurant before as we were new to the area- I can see why it was busy and very popular. The wait staff are very professional and courteous without being intrusive....More

Thank MissMelly2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colorful maritime decor with a friendly bar and plenty of room to dine with small or large groups. The food is always amazing and the staff is quick to refresh your drink if needed.

Thank hannahriley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is excellent - the wait staff knowledgeable and present without hovering. The only downside is that they really don't have seating for groups larger than 6 people unless you want to split up to different tables. Call ahead seating. There's a variety of food...More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a "thank you" dinner for a friend's hospitality. I really wanted to eat at Sweetwater in Sterling but this was closer to our friend's home. We shared two appetizers - the spinach dip and the baby cake slide and both were good. The...More

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to go for lunch or dinner. All the food is good and service is fast. It is pretty expensive, and can be loud depending on when you are there.

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The thing that make's this restaurant special is the food. For an appetizer we ordered deviled eggs and bacon. The bacon tasted like it was dipped in honey. It was so good. The shrimp and grits were excellent. I've never had shrimp prepared like this,...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

First time at this great restaurant for a family celebration dinner for my nephew! This restaurant is huge! Great menu selection! Great wait staff! Make sure to order the Fish and Chips!

Thank ValleycoastOneTravel
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Great meal with fast efficient service. Best mojitos in town. The house chopped salad with warm goat cheese on top is fabulous. I enjoyed the grilled mahi mahi on the fish of the day special menu while my wife loved the pecan crusted trout. The...More

Thank _emiles7719
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We came here at least once a month just to get the beef bbq ribs, filet mignon, rib eye steak. The service is good, depending who the Server is. We came across a young gentleman by the name of Jordan; he is awesome, very friendly...More

Thank Kim L
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Questions & Answers
15 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
29 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
28 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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 Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030-8603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-522-6300
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