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Costco Wholesale

Department Store and Warehouse Store
  • Ranked #2 for department stores in Arlington
  • Nancy D.
    "Yummy churros"(3 Tips)
    Joseph S.
    "Fresh homemade Gelato...3 scoops in a waffle cone for $1.50"(3 Tips)
    Matt D.
    "tasty free samples."(2 Tips)
    Jalyn H.
    "Or the chicken bake."(2 Tips)
87 Tips and reviews
  • free samples
  • hot dogs
  • pizza
  • churros
  • waffle cones
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  • Emily L.
    Emily LoetterleJuly 21, 2012
    It's the perfect example of D.C. people, all A-type personalities who are so self centered they don't notice anyone else around them, this city needs a dose of common courtesy.
  • Liane B.
    Liane BanseOctober 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They have recently built and opened and huge parking garage that will alleviate some of the horrendous parking issues that people have complained about in the past.
  • Charlie
    CharlieJune 6
    It's Costco so you know what to expect. They have parking garage now, but this place is always super mobbed. Hotdog make it worth it.
  • Asha-Cattette S.
    Try to come here, or any other costco, on a weekend to get free samples of some of their food and drinks; it's a great way to have a little snack while shopping esp if you have children.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilliamsDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Acting like a heartless POS is the best way to blend in amongst your fellow customers/food court staff.
  • Donya S.
    Donya SmithFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go there when you're hungry, you will enjoy the food samples...meatballs, sausages, bread with hummus, etc.
  • Christopher K.
    Parking can be a bear. I recommend getting there before they open. Then you can get in and out quickly.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BellamyAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't sleep on the variety pack. These brews rival the big names and are just awesome.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This Costco is so crowded! If it wasn't for the tire center, I would never put up with the throngs of rude, cheap shoppers cutting me off every 2 steps 2 eat enough samples 2 take the place of a meal!
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You do NOT need to be a Costco member to use the pharmacy nor do you need to wait in the main shopping line to check out, but the hours are more restrictive than the store as a whole.
  • Jae W.
    Jae WatkinsMay 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Bulk. Don't fall in love with anything, may not be there when you return. 😑
  • Dave S.
    Dave SmithMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is always very busy on weekends, Fern Street gets to be a jammed mess, and you often have to circle for a parking space. Avoid weekends.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StangaNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are feeling drowsy, go chill out in he oversized veggie refrigerator. It will wake you up.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LoetterleSeptember 18, 2014
    I did a fun experiment when I was here, I used my Minnesota nice and said excuse me or sorry when I bumped into someone or was in their way, the look of shock on all their faces was priceless
  • 🤖🐵 Andrew S.
    🤖🐵 Andrew SteinOctober 2, 2011
    Got my cart (and 3 favorite canvas shopping bags) stolen here. Don't leave your cart unattended on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WalkerFebruary 3, 2014
    if you lose your parking ticket go to the manager and will give you a sticker for three dollars so you don't have to pay the $20 lost ticket fee
  • Susie C.
    Susie C.July 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early on the weekend or it'll be hard to find parking.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeeApril 15, 2011
    If you're a young intern, take a suitcase, buy stuff, ride the metro back. They'll think you're going to the airport.
  • John P.
    John PalmerJuly 24, 2013
    Pro Tip: check out the milk room, thank me later.
  • Elana Z.
    Elana Zygman BaninJanuary 3
    Been here 10+ times
    Always busy, great costco, parking difficult sometimes
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CookAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to get your parking validated b4 leaving... That way you don't have to pay!
  • Ronald S.
    Ronald SykesJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's not go in and say we did, that way you won't get ran over, and feel angry when you finish shopping. Ouch!
  • Hank R.
    Hank RonanMarch 8, 2013
    Try the Turkey Provolone sangwidge. Yum me!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Walk around the food area during the afternoon for some tasty free samples.
  • Alexis
    AlexisSeptember 11, 2013
    Make sure you go early morning during the week.
  • JoAnn K.
    JoAnn KokindoJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The gelatin is a bargan 1.50. At the snack bar. 3 scoops and a waffle cone. Made here:-) yum:-)
  • Jamey F.
    Jamey FalkenburyOctober 19, 2010
    Make sure you get something to eat at the Costco food court before you shop... if you don't you will end up spending more money on food than you would want to because you'll be hungry
  • Dave S.
    Dave SmithOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap guilty pleasure: pistachio gelato waffle cone $1.50
  • Ran "Yodo Aw-som" @.
    Ran "Yodo Aw-som" @rannyranJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Never cross the street during main hours. It's like a real live game of Frogger and you're the Frog
  • Jewel S.
    Jewel SmithJanuary 19, 2012
    20lb bag of Russert Potatoes for $7.99. Price beats Safeway, Harris Teeter & BJ's.
  • Rima R.
    Rima ReyesNovember 20, 2012
    Keep your parking ticket with you. Validate it as soon as you leave Costco with your receipt.
  • Erin M.
    Erin M.April 13, 2013
    Get the hand dipped ice cream bar with almonds. Best $1.63 ever
  • Arnold P.
    Arnold PeñaJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    DIRECTV have the Best Deals! $200 dollar costco cash card!!! Just for signing up!
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best wholesale entity for the whole family
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The place to buy items at affordable prices
  • Louis M.
    Louis McCoyNovember 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    There are never free carts near the entrance, so don't forget to grab an empty one from one of the stalls in the parking lot on your way in.
  • JoAnn K.
    JoAnn KokindoAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the gelatin. Three yummy scoops for $1.63 possibly the best deal ever!
  • Maha
    MahaApril 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the churros and the pizza
  • Awatif A.
    Awatif Al MeerApril 29, 2014
    All Kirkland products ll food ,, thumb up up
  • Austin Z.
    Austin ZentzAugust 14, 2010
    The best way to get a parking spot is to follow someone on their way out. If only it didn't feel so creepy!
  • Wigi T.
    Wigi TozziSeptember 18, 2013
    I can't wait for Christmas
  • OMAR M.
    OMAR MukhareshAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The best wholesale store in the USA
  • RevFranke F.
    RevFranke FMay 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Large slice of Pizza & a Berry Smoothie $3.75!!!
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SantoroJuly 28, 2011
    Fresh homemade Gelato...3 scoops in a waffle cone for $1.50
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CurryDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Samples are great, staff friendly, but the absolute worst parking even with the new garage because it's just a horrible, terribly designed traffic flow.
  • LetTeddyWin ..
    LetTeddyWin .comSeptember 13, 2012
    Tip: Checkout lines are really short during Redskins games.
  • krista
    kristaSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No shoppers understand that shopping cart "lanes" (like the 2 main ones on each side of the big center aisle) should be 2 ways.
  • John A.
    John AmschlerJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fastest Costco checkout I've ever experienced!
  • Eileen J.
    Eileen J.December 25, 2010
    You can try to snag free 2 hour parking on Fair Street instead of dealing with Costco parking.
  • Fred
    FredFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    don't come on Sundays at 10am. dumb tip. Mondays are the least busy
  • Matt M.
    Matt MoonJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best time to get here is Sunday AM when it opens at 10. It's less of a madhouse then.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BennettAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't expect your fellow shoppers to have manners. They check that at the door.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WelshMarch 26, 2016
    The salmon was great.
  • Steve E.
    Steve EdsonJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Premier Nutrition protein shakes taste ok and are easy on my stomach
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    Josei ==> @ShoesNFood www.JetSetDC.comJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent produce!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MurraySeptember 25, 2011
    Come for tissues, leave with underwear!
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie SolanoMarch 18, 2011
    Always try to come when it first open 10a mon- fri. Less people hanging about.
  • Ken M.
    Ken McWattSeptember 28, 2010
    Don't forget to take a number at the optical desk
  • William L.
    William LDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No better place for a romantic anniversary
  • Mark D.
    Mark DouglasFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chicken Bake.
  • Kimberly V.
    Kimberly VanOctober 14, 2010
    $1.50 for 3 scoops of homemade gelato!
  • KC C.
    KC C.April 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    hot dog + soda, $1.50. If only it was still so cheap at the ballpark.
  • Wigi T.
    Wigi TozziSeptember 18, 2013
    There is no tipping at Costco.
  • Kirk G.
    Kirk GrayJuly 12, 2014
    Keep the screaming kids at home!
  • Ingrid D.
    Ingrid DanielleSeptember 25, 2014
    Great prices.
  • Dmytro A.
    Dmytro AnopchenkoJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to park on the street near Costco. Their parking is full :(
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I won't be back. Worst tire center ever. After 3 pm appt they called at 5 to say my car was done. Gave me the keys to another Honda, then realized never worked on my car @ all. 6:30. Still waiting.
  • Sonja S.
    Sonja StrongarmAugust 17, 2014
    Love demo Fridays
  • Todd S.
    most busy Costco I've seen... damn the traffic!
  • Luke A.
    Luke AckermanJuly 14, 2012
    Most poorly designed parking lot in America.
  • CaShawn T.
    CaShawn ThompsonJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster spread samples!!
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NeilsonAugust 15, 2010
    Costco coupons from the mail this week aren't valid until the 19th. Whoops.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CegielskiApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the weekends! It's crazy inside and out.
  • Ada Rose M.
    Ada Rose MancusiJuly 7, 2013
    Long lines as usual with Costco ... Nothing special about this one.
  • Katherine G.
    Big parking lot.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WilliamsNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Never go in with out $500 :-)
  • Christian G.
    Christian GuevaraApril 16, 2011
    Pizza is delicious
  • Jalyn H.
    Jalyn HentonNovember 19, 2009
    Try the churros. Or the chicken bake.
  • William L.
    William LJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    mmmm hotdogs.
  • Nancy D.
    Nancy DFebruary 11, 2011
    Yummy churros
  • Robert B.
    Robert BennettApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst location for a Costco. Customers are rude and oblivious to their surroundings. Workers don't acknowledge customers. Just bad overall
  • Chas L.
    Chas LumApril 5, 2011
    Sometimes wretched excess is just barely enough.
  • Kathryn B.
    Kathryn BarnardApril 16, 2011
    7th circle of hell...
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy W.December 30, 2010
    Never, never, before a holiday!!! Ugh!!!
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HallApril 4, 2010
    Closed on Easter.
  • Jennifer U.
    Jennifer UyDecember 8, 2011
    No hot latte at this food court, only frozen. Weird.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SturmMay 12, 2010
    Crazy hungry after a marathon shop? Pizza is $1.99 a slice and not awful.
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