Springfield is best known for its authentic Asian and Middle-Eastern foods inside the area strip malls and desolate shopping plazas. While there are several popular chain restaurants that the locals frequent, there are also hidden gems where you can experience the taste of the East Coast. Feast on the city’s favorites, like firecracker shrimp and drunken rib eye or roast half-chicken with basil redskin mashed potatoes when you’re in the mood for some nourishing comfort food. Given below are some of my favorite restaurants in Springfield.

Yard House

Yard House is an American restaurant located at 6791 Springfield Mall, Springfield. The enormous dining room is open for lunch, dinner, and late-night eats, but most flock here for the beer; there are more than 130 draft beers on tap, including Port City, Blue Mountain, and Starr Hill.

Afghan Bistro

Afghan Bistro is a Middle-Eastern, Afghani restaurant located at 8081-D, Alban Rd, Springfield. Afghan Bistro opened its doors two years ago with high praise. Diners still drive in droves and swear by the bistro burger, seasoned with garlic, sumac, and paprika on a brioche bun. Don’t overlook the never-ending bread, rice, and vegetable bowls, either.

Bob & Edith’s Diner

Bob & Edith’s Diner is an American diner located at 6316 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Bob & Edith’s is a legendary diner that’s open around the clock. It’s best known for iconic breakfast platters, burgers, subs, shakes, and desserts.

Mike’s American

Mike’s American is an American restaurant located at 6210 Backlick Rd, Springfield. The menu and vibe at Mike’s is a throwback to the 1950s when baseball and art deco decor reigned supreme. The American menu focuses on nostalgic comfort food, like Indiana’s fried pork tenderloin and a loaded baked potato.

Eleni’s Greek Taverna

Eleni’s Greek Taverna is a Greek restaurant located at 6131 Backlick Rd, Springfield. Eleni’s is a relative newcomer to Springfield, debuting four years ago with traditional Greek fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No meal is complete without a big slice of Spanakopita, a savory spinach pie with feta, onions, and eggs.

Properties in Springfield

6807 Wild Rose Ct

Tasteful updates and beautiful design welcome you in this exceptional 4-bedroom, Daventry home. The relaxing, private outdoor spaces overlook wooded County parkland with the Cross County Trail for miles of hiking/biking just outside the back door! The gorgeously remodeled kitchen offers fresh, white wood cabinets with ample storage, granite counters and a Dacor luxury gas range. Bathrooms have been updated and feature spectacular tile work and some beautiful, custom appointments. Lovingly maintained, this versatile and spacious home is move-in ready! It's close to Fairfax County Parkway, 95/495, Ft Belvoir and the Daventry community perks - tot lots, pool & tennis courts! [Daventry - $535,000]

7121 Lamar Dr

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Close to Metro, Springfield Town Center and mayor highways. Large Master Suite, separate dining room, big finished space in lower level includes full bathroom, 2 bedrooms, Den/study ,and lots of storage spaces, vaulted ceilings, screened porch,2 level deck,fenced deep level rear yard,storage sheds, and easy quick commutes. This home will surprise you! Many updates! [Beverly Forest - $549,000]

6509 Milva Ln

Welcome home to this spacious (Wilton A Model) townhome located in Westhaven! Kitchen features brand NEW granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and bright white cabinets with under cabinet lighting. Recessed lighting in kitchen area. Hardwood through the main level living area. Large wood deck is conveniently accessed from the kitchen. Vaulted Ceilings throughout the upper level. Large master bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with dual sinks. Secondary bedrooms are generously sized with a shared hall bathroom. The walk-out basement has a large recreation room with a wood burning fireplace and a full bathroom equipped with a stand-up shower. Tons of storage underneath the stairs as well as in the utility room. Fresh paint throughout. Newer carpets replaced within the past year. Upper Level Carpet was replaced in 2019. Prime location with easy access to 644/495/95. Easy commute to the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, JBAB and more! Shopping is close by: Giant, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Chipotle, and Mike~s American are less than a mile away in the Springfield Plaza. Short drive to the Springfield Town Center & Springfield Farmers Market. The Westhaven community features a tot lot, community park, and plenty of visitor parking. Hidden trail at end of Westmore connects to the cross county trail and Lake Accotink. Don't miss out on this beautiful townhome. Open House this Sunday 5/26 1-4pm. [Westhaven - $479,900]

6906 Bethnal Ct

Location! Location! Location. Ready to move so close to Metro and 95. New Carpet and Freshly painted. No HOA to bother. 4BR 2.5 Bath and 2 car Garage. Fenced back yard. Nice Deck to enjoy to enjoy Barbaque in back yard. A must see. [Springfield - $629,900]

7605 Dunston St

Visit this charming rambler in North Springfield. Walk into this home to find a beautiful brick wall and fireplace within the living room. Find comfort while enjoying a movie as you unwind by the fire. Appreciate cooking savory meals within this kitchen overlooking a spacious fenced in backyard. With a combined kitchen and dining space you'll be able to entertain guests while you host exquisite dinners. Have multiple guests and visitors over stress free with 3 bedrooms on the upper level and an additional spacious bedroom on the lower level. The lower level features a kitchenette and a comfortable living area with a fireplace. This space is perfect for an in-law suite or a rental. Enjoy this large backyard by hosting cookouts and playing outdoor activities. Appreciate direct access to I-495 Express lanes. 30 minutes from DC. 20 minutes from Amazon HQ. [None Available - $524,888]

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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.