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Apr 2, 2010 10:26 AM

Lunch in Fairfax--ideas????

Any ideas for a decent lunch in Fairfax? We're going to be near the Route 50 exit off the highway.

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  1. What's your price range? Is it a business lunch? Do you have guests? I ask because there are plenty of places in that area/price range: Sweetwater Tavern, Pho Cyclo, and Bernies Deli to name a few.

    Sweetwater Tavern
    3066 Gate House Plz, Falls Church, VA 22042

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    1. re: tbantug

      I think the OP is referring to the Fair Oaks area where Rt 50 intersects I-66. Over there, you have the chains in Fair Oaks Mall (Texas de Brazil, Cheesecake Factory, etc.), Moby Dick and Chutzpah in Fairfax Town Centre, and the Whole Foods in Fair Lakes, and Wegmans near Lee Hwy.

      Moby Dick
      1070 31st Street N.W., Washington, DC 20007

      1. re: dpan

        I second Chutzpah for deli. the pastrami is better than the corned beef, but some of their concoction sandwiches are great, particularly the fuhgeddaboudit sandwich which is outrageous.

        1. re: dpan

          Third Chutzpah.

          On the other end of that block Pomodoro makes a good pie. Slices are okay, but if you have a group, get a fresh quattro stagioni pie.

          If you have just a bit of time, you can cruise West on 50 to near 28. Sichuan Village is there (order off the menu only). Bungalow Billiards has (imo) the best traditional hot wings in the area. There is a good pho place on the back side of Bloom or whatever that grocer is, and there's Willard's BBQ. All of these are more than worth the drive in my book. And it's really only 10 minutes if you hit all red lights.