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Coastal Flats

Coastal Flats

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
McLean
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  • Lorenzo L.
    "One of the best versions of shrimp and grits"(6 Tips)
    Becca O.
    "Sautéed shrimp and creamy grit cakes are amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Roger B.
    "The lobster rolls are great and they have the best fries!"(10 Tips)
    Dion H.
    "Pecan crusted trout is definitely a winner!"(5 Tips)
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  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderOctober 23, 2015
    Bar seating is also for dinner service, but booths farther back are pretty comfy. Loved the trout. Wine list is the usual domestic suspects so went with the tasty mango mojito. Service not speedy. 😳
  • Kim ⚾️⚓️🐋 M.
    Excellent service. Promptly seated, sodas filled twice without having to ask. Filet was cooked a perfect medium rare (ew) and even the cole slaw was yummy. Rolls that taste like donuts are yummy.
  • V G.
    V GandyJuly 2, 2012
    Luke - at the bar - is great! Here in the aftermath of the storm and power outage and despite the hunger-crazed, temporarily homeless crowds, he is uber attentive and has a great attitude. Thanks!
  • Grant O.
    Grant OwensNovember 11, 2012
    The Sautéed Shrimp and Grit Cakes are absolutely breathtaking. Ask for some Tabasco to spice it up a bit if you like it hot. Amazing dish!
  • Korinne M J.
    Korinne M JackmanOctober 26, 2012
    Love the food...good service, especially at the bar. Wish I could get service on my phone inside so I could check in w/o having to run out to the mall...small inconvenience & no jerks on the phone
  • Sara
    SaraOctober 7, 2012
    Love this place so much! First time here and the vibe is awesome. The music, service, and atmosphere is one of the best I've seen. New favorite restaurant!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CegielskiNovember 11, 2014
    Prompt courteous service. Big menu to choose from and an inviting atmosphere to dine in. What more could you ask for? How about $8 movie tickets???
  • Victor H.
    Victor HsiaoNovember 18, 2014
    Great service and food/beverage. They have Pumpkin Cheesecake during fall/winter as their feature dessert
  • Eddie H.
    Eddie HarrisFebruary 1, 2014
    The Hong Kong Sea Bass is awesome! The banana pudding is really good to, but be sure you have room for it; it's a good-sized portion.
  • Lorenzo L.
    One of the best versions of shrimp and grits I've ever had, crab ball appetizer thing was amazing as well
  • Prerana S.
    Prerana SawdekarJuly 30, 2013
    Grilled salmon is too good! And amongst the starters Crispy sweet n spicy calamari are a must to try along with Mango Mojito 😊
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah W.January 30, 2012
    Use phone ahead! Seabass and shrimp n grits are my favs. Their lobster roll and salads are delicious too. Be sure to get chocolate waffle! Mumm!
  • Angela
    AngelaAugust 14, 2013
    Personally, I prefer their sister restaurant, Jackson's Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge. But if you want a more seafood focus meal, this is the place to go over the two options.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CegielskiNovember 11, 2014
    The grouper fingers were great! Make sure to get the bread - the little puff rolls are awesome!
  • Aisha M.
    Aisha MahyApril 21, 2013
    On weekends, call in advance to be put on the wait list. You will be seated faster than if you walk in.
  • Shaun D.
    Shaun DakinApril 14, 2014
    1 call ahead for the wait list (no reservations) 2 order the ribs (beef) they are amazing.
  • Becca O.
    Becca Ogunwo GunzDecember 13, 2011
    Sautéed shrimp and creamy grit cakes are amazing! Try it with penne pasta too, you will not regret it!
  • Minna S.
    Minna SoDecember 21, 2013
    lobster roll, fritters, and calamari are the best! also the bread pudding dessert is so soo good.
  • Arjay Q.
    Arjay QuizonApril 15, 2014
    Get the calamari and make sure you ask to be in Mike's section! Great food and even better service
  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PrattAugust 15, 2012
    Some of the best service I've had at a restaurant. Very friendly and attentive searchers.
  • Sean
    SeanJuly 22, 2012
    Spinach, Parmesan & Artichoke Dip to start... Lobster Roll or Shrimp Roll to finish. You'll thank me later.
  • Darrell K.
    Darrell KimSeptember 23, 2013
    Seafood is fresh. Lots of good restaurants in the mall, but this one is probably the best.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SullivanJuly 31, 2010
    The Hong Kong Sea Bass is really outstanding. I like the Pecan Crusted Trout as well.
  • Adnan M.
    Adnan ManjalJuly 16, 2015
    Great seafood. Calamari was great. The pecan crusted trout was fabulous.
  • Andi P.
    Andi PantsJuly 19, 2011
    The shrimp with sauteed grit cakes and ham is utterly mouthwateringly delicious!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SullivanJuly 27, 2009
    They don't take reservations and it is very hard to get in on weekends so be sure to use their phone-ahead wait list.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LawsNovember 17, 2012
    Eat in the Bar area and ask for Harold. He is the man and the service is above reproach!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WhiteJune 4, 2010
    Get the Spiced pecan and goat cheese salad ... with salmon on top. Very good!
  • Drew C.
    Drew C.December 6, 2011
    The Pecan Crusted Trout is epic, spin dip is a classic that will never steer you wrong.
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GuoJuly 26, 2013
    Service is not so good. They forgot my wine and forgot my salad toppings. I tried to wave one down but he was so busy he just dashed off after dropping the food off. Good is good but service is not
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LanderSeptember 5, 2011
    Coastal Lobster Roll is in season. Try it and you'll love it!
  • Korinne M J.
    Korinne M JackmanJune 11, 2013
    All the food here is great! Becky the bartender is 100% awesomesauce!!!
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RiceOctober 13, 2013
    The grilled Grouper was fantastic
  • Becca O.
    Becca Ogunwo GunzMay 20, 2011
    The fritters are to die for! Tuesday is half price apps!
  • Becca B.
    Becca BlezMay 29, 2011
    Salmon salad is amazing! And the fried rolls are great too.
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DanielDecember 22, 2013
    If you want to see a movie, get tickets here while you eat for $3 less per ticket!
  • Dan S.
    Dan SmithSeptember 7, 2013
    Shrimp and grits - a great find this close to the Mason-Dixon - makes me :)
  • De'Mesha A.
    De'Mesha A.August 4, 2014
    I recommend the Lobster Roll....best around hands down!
  • Salman
    SalmanJune 13, 2013
    The grilled chicken is really good. So is the mango shrimp salad.
  • Anthony / Viet L.
    Anthony / Viet LeJuly 12, 2010
    Must get the Crispy Sweet & Spicy Calamari as an appetizer.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah W.April 15, 2012
    Sea bass or shrimp & grit cakes is the way to go
  • Andrea T.
    Andrea TennisonMay 7, 2013
    If you are here with little ones, you can borrow an Etch-a-sketch to keep 'em busy. Brilliant!
  • Omar a.
    Omar al-D 🇶🇦April 16, 2015
    The calamari and crabcakes are amazing for starters!
  • Roger B.
    Roger BrineyMay 17, 2013
    The lobster rolls are great and they have the best fries!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WelshMarch 26
    Very good restaurant with a diverse menu
  • Brad M.
    Brad MilesJuly 14, 2013
    The bbq Salmon and Halibut were amazing.
  • VnTravel C.
    VnTravel ClubJanuary 10, 2013
    Service not very good when crowded. The happy hour area is better with first come first serve. Good place for social after work.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FredericksAugust 14, 2014
    Wood-grilled shrimp, deviled eggs, Hong Kong sea bass. So yummy!!!
  • James T.
    James TalbottMay 4, 2012
    The food is good, but the service is superb! Give it a try!
  • Gamble G.
    The deviled eggs are delish! You can thank me later.
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