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JW & Friends Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6531 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150-2714
+1 703-451-4556
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was my second time visiting this place. It's not your everyday place to go but it has a certain draw. If you like a relaxed atmosphere and good food at a good price this place fits the bill. You will find all types of patrons here, from yuppies to bikers and from younger people to over the hill people.... More 

1 Thank stillrockin911
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great Customer service, feels like home. Amazing food for a decent price. Occasional events. Friendly environment. I strongly recommend.

Thank tesla32
Springfield, Virginia
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Typical neighborhood watering hole. Never ate there, just a couple of drinks at the bar from time to time. Lots of regulars, decent, clean place with big screen TVs at the bar for sports/news. Need to try the chow.

Thank RamblinJAG
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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337 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A friend invited my wife and I here to hear a local band. When we got to the location, we were a little concerned because of the way the place looked. Parking was also a concern, but I was able to find a space. However, when we walked in, our experience changed. The place is very clean. It has three... More 

Thank Steven W
Springfield, Virginia
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This reminds me of Cheers. The food is good. There is music on the weekends. Nice place to meet your friends.

Thank TiggerFaith
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is an excellent neighborhood in Springfield VA, food and atmosphere is great.. It has easy access and ample parking is always available.

2 Thank Gary K
Springfield, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I love this place. It is comfortable and unpretentious. The crab soup is to die for and the burgers fat, juicy, and delicious. It can be a pain to get in and out of the parking lot with spaces at a minimum. The band is always good and it's a fun, relaxing place to unwind after work.

1 Thank Anne B
Naples, Florida
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508 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for Lunch and had the carbonara special. It was pretty tasty! This is is a local bar/restaurant tucked away in a discreet building. Don't let that fool you. Inside is very nice and the service friendly and prompt. Prices were extremely reasonable and it was absolutely worth a visit.

1 Thank BlueMarlinDave
Anchorage, Alaska
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Had a bite to eat on a Friday night and enjoyed a great band. The food was delicious, came very quickly, and our waitress was good--and the place was packed. Only complaint was that when we first came in, another waitress literally yelled at us to get out of her way. It was our first time in the place, and... More 

1 Thank BLM-AK
Elkins, Arkansas
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

As others have mentioned, the outside appearance can be deceptive. The location isn't bad, and certainly feels safe, but it's in a typical strip-mall area (the restaurant isn't itself in one, but there are several nearby). There is a burger joint next door, a chain motel right behind it, and a busy interstate highway nearby as well. If you were... More 

Thank BernieSkoch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6531 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150-2714
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-451-4556

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