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Food and restaurants in Fairfax County

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Tyson I is good families and normal stuff. Tyson II is good for high end luxury goods. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Burrito Place
“They have everything in one place and it's beautiful...ice skating rink, shopping and a ton of restaurants, bars, and wine-tasting.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Excellent food, and I highly recommend the beignets for dessert. They're mouth watering! Definitely reserve a table in advance if you're not eating an early dinner.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Nice Mall, See Bethesda while you are there...lots of shops and restaurants in walking distance.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Good mall with lots of shops that cater to all tastes and budgets. Has indoor kids play place (good for 2-5yr olds). Also has a good sized food court.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Delicious Tex-Mex, Spanish and Latin American dishes and the restaurant has a great vibe!”
  • 70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Liberty Tavern has a fun bar on the first floor with dining on the second floor. While they offer a pretty broad menu, I love the Vermont pizza.”
  • 31 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Relaxed coffeehouse drawing hipsters with live music, eclectic furniture, sandwiches & sweets.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bookshop
“DC’s rep as a well-read city is plain to see at Kramerbooks, where voracious readers fill up on political studies essays, literature, novels and travel guides, before filling up on food from the open-late, on-site Afterwords cafe. Another reason to visit: the steady lineup of readings from local and renowned authors.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“Artsy neighborhood bakery and coffeehouse supplying expresso drinks, big cupcakes and signature granola”
  • 87 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Care for a side of socialism with that? Friendly service, leftist leanings and great food and drinks, where the activists gather to eat, subvert the system and plan the revolution. Monday Nights - Open Mic, Tuesday is Comedy Night! Several unique locations throughout DC area, but this one is five minutes away. Owned by rabid social entrepreneur and someday mayor of Washington, DC, Andy Shalal, who says Busboys is "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted . . . a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul… a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide . . . we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world."”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Counter-service bakery & cafe with a New Orleans bent (muffaletta, beignets) & funky setting.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“"The best coffee you'll ever have" I love their Caravan Blend (light roast).”
  • 23 locals recommend

Bakeries

Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“Artsy neighborhood bakery and coffeehouse supplying expresso drinks, big cupcakes and signature granola”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bakery
“Kafe Leopold (+ Konditorei) is the exact antidote to those too-cute-for-words pastry shops. Sure, there may be 26 different desserts to tempt your sweet tooth here, but there’s nothing twee about this sleek space tucked in an alley behind posh M Street. Descend the stairs and discover a lovely courtyard garden—complete with a trickling fountain—before stepping into a relaxed arena with eye-catching photos and a decidedly modern ambience. Savory choices include rostbraten vom Angusrind and bratwurst, but even with their delicious homemade taste, it's the final course that is first priority. Peruse the long list of Kaffeespezialitäten, and then nibble on a slice of esterhazy (five-layer hazelnut cake), a delicious éclair or any other can't-go-wrong treat. This hidden away restaurant serves European-style salads, savory tarts, and entrees like schnitzel and grilled salmon.The patio just off M Street is also a draw during nice weather. Go there for: A casual brunch or coffee meeting.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Counter-service bakery & cafe with a New Orleans bent (muffaletta, beignets) & funky setting.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“"The best coffee you'll ever have" I love their Caravan Blend (light roast).”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Closest caffeine fix, along with plenty of baked goods including pies from Dangerously Delicious Pies in DC.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
“Two locations - one in Alexandria and one in Arlington BOTH with amazing cupcakes, pies and coffee. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Sugar Shack is our locally owned donut shop. The flavors are unique and fun. Be sure to try the bacon maple donut. If they happen to have an apple fritter, grab it! ”
  • 11 locals recommend