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Mclean Family Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
+1 703-356-9883
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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McLean, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We return to the McLean Family Restaurant for the breakfast... Yummy chocolate chip pancakes and crispy bacon, always perfect. Eat there, or they will package your food to go, which is sometimes a good idea given how crowded they always are. Ambiance is your typical, dated family diner, but the food is worth it!

Thank Bluestar2017
Charlottesville, Virginia
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172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the idea of family restaurants, and this one, situated in a place where local residents, including many famous politicians, need a place grounded in reality. I want this place to be as good as it was 20 years ago. Here's what they need to do: 1. Give the food some taste! The bland overpriced omelet I had was... More 

1 Thank pageonedaily
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, you read that right. I suspect I have been to McLean Family at least 250 times in the past 11 years. Pretty much every Sunday after church, plus lots of other times as well. Still, I get no discount! This is a local restaurant run by a fantastic Greek family which is kind of a diner and kind of... More 

Thank VirginiaFamily19
Wilmington, Delaware
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111 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a late breakfast at this friendly fixture in McLean. The food is good, plentiful and well prepared and is promptly served. Service is efficient and friendly and pricing is reasonable. Why cook at home??? I enjoyed the skillet breakfast which was quite good.

Thank 1146Steve614
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Greek diner but with limited menu. Well known meeting place for McLean residents. Friendly service. Standard breakfast fare. Good Greek salad and a few Greek offerings such as gyros and hamburgers. Very popular primarily because of the lack of local competition.

Thank anderson222016
memphis, tn
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food was decent and the service was ok as well. Good small restaurant with a solid breakfast menu. I would probably visit this place again if I'm back in the area. Nothing that I would go out of my way for.

Thank robiroe
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just made a second visit here for breakfast 3 months after my last US visit and have to say it was as enjoyable as the first, so great to know that it's consistently good. Old fashioned and quite cosy interior with plenty of seating (if a lit male tight!) Menu is exactly what you would expect with all the breakfast... More 

Thank Richard B
Arlington, VA
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Mclean staple, I've been eating there since the 1960's. Nothing fancy, just good ol' American food at a reasonable price.

Thank doowahdiddynotacity
Rockville, MD
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Located in the heart of McLean is a Family Restaurant with reasonable prices and fantastic service. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are all yummy....as good as mom ever made. Better since you don't have to do the dishes.

Thank CaptainDRockville_MD
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant was packed. The food was awful. I pity the residence of McLean Virginia. Because of its dire shortage of decent places to dine, even a place with this caliber has survived all these years.

Thank hisakyuu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-356-9883

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