4 Great Places To Eat In Fairfax

Fairfax has bee ranked the third-best place to live well in the USA, and with many fantastic restaurants, it is not hard to see why. The city, formerly known as Providence, has one of the best selection of restaurants in northern Virginia. From NoVa (North Virginian) seafood to fresh Indian food, Fairfax has it all. A diverse group of restaurants has been feeding locals, college students, and their parents for decades. Given below are some of my favorite places to eat American food in Fairfax.

Artie’s

Artie’s is an American restaurant located at 3260 Old Lee Hwy Fairfax. Artie’s is a nautically-themed restaurant (think yacht club and model boats) serving legendary prime rib and lobster bisque that make this spot a must. Artie’s has superb service. This 40-year-old spot remains packed from open to close.  Some of my favorites include the short smoked salmon salad, brick chicken with grilled broccolini, smoked beef ribs, and blackened prime rib.

29 Diner

29 Diner is also an American restaurant located at 10536 Fairfax Blvd Fairfax. This iconic restaurant is on the National Register of Historic Places. But that’s not the only thing which attracts the customers. Its longevity is due to the all-day breakfast plates (steak and eggs, corned beef hash, biscuits, and gravy), assorted comfort foods (chili cheese fries, patty melts, fried chicken), and owner John Wood’s passion for smoked meats.

21 Great American Bistro

21 Great American Bistro is again an American restaurant located at 10427 North St #102 Fairfax. This family-run restaurant in the heart of the city has amassed a strong following in nearly four years of business. Three chefs with more than 80 combined years of experience man the kitchen, including a Watergate Hotel alum. Their fine dining background is evident in impeccable presentations. “Teasers” like baked brie and beef lollipops are joined by heartier fare like sous-vide duck breast, racks of lamb, and crab cakes. I suggest this restaurant if you are looking for great service combined with great food.

Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats is an American, seafood restaurant located at 11901 Grand Commons Avenue, Fairfax. It is a local favorite. This beach house-themed restaurant serves coastal classics, bringing the best of a beach vacation right to its Tyson’s Corner Center shopping quarter location. Quirky fish sculptures hang from the ceiling, bringing a fun sea vibe perfectly aligned with the seafood on the menu, including all the classics such as crab cakes, clam chowder, and lobster roll.

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Stunning Home with lots of upgrades.

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Fully renovated home in sought after Country Club Hills.

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Beautifully Custom built over 6,500sq Finished Area with 7 Br & 5.

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King Park Wests Baron model located on a cul-de-sac.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.