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1648 Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-415-0061
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Tired of processed meat sandwiches for lunch? Then you've got to stop here if you're in Crystal City. While you only have a choice of ham, beef or turkey the meats are all fresh roasted and hand carved. Turkey was moist and tender. You can choose from several types of bread and wraps to customize the sandwich of your choice.... More 

Thank Brian C
Birmingham, Alabama
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

After a day of walking and sightseeing in the DC area, we stopped here on the way back to our hotel for a late lunch. I had a turkey sandwich and it was really good. The Ruben was also very good! The staff was very pleasant, the wait was short and the price was reasonable! I recommend stopping for a... More 

Thank Brenda W
San Jose, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Good, inexpensive cafe, good quality standard american food, well prepared. Fast service, perfect for a better level grab-n-go than chain store sandwiches.

Thank DanielAtTrip
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent choices for breakfast and lunch. Meats are fresh. Very good breads and bagels. Best part? Prices well below VA restaurants!! #cafejenna

Thank Bob F
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Food looks like it's been sitting out for hours. I witnessed an employee pick something out of his ear and then go back to making sandwiches. This place is nasy!!! Stay far away!!!!

Thank June B
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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324 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

I like Potbelly's and Subway, but when I want a sandwich, Cafe Jenna is the ONLY place to go. I take visitors there all the time and they love it, too. All meats are FRESHLY carved off a real breast or ham (no processed meats). There's a huge selection of breads. Each sandwich is custom-made and the meat serving is... More 

Thank Barb H
Arlington, Virginia
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303 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

I got one of my favorit sandwiches today. The pastrami and cheese sandwich from Cafe Jenna in th eCrystal City Underground. It is always a busey place with lunch goers trying to get a meal. They always have fresh cooked ham, roast beef, and turkey ready to cut from a large side for you. The sandwich is made to order.... More 

Thank Ronald B
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Took a short vacation to Washington DC and stayed a block or two from Crystal City where Cafe Jenna is located. After a busy morning we decided to stop at Crystal City for a quick lunch. I had a fresh salad made while I waited with fresh sliced chicken breast added. My husband had a ham (carved for his sandwich)... More 

Thank MEC15_12
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608 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and they had several hand carved meats to select for sandwiches. Good selection of breads too. Several types if fresh fruit too. Quick and healthy.

Thank Gary C
DeWitt, Michigan
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618 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Different homemade soups every day. They recently changed up the lunch, they now have carved hot turkey and beef made to order sandwiches while you wait, great touch. The turkey was great, the small business really caters to the customers and are very friendly

Thank SharieN_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1648 Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-415-0061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?