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Joe's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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45665 W Church Rd, Sterling, VA 20164-9328
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Newnan, Georgia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service is great, but the wait is long. Typical breakfast menu. A lot of this has to do with the fact that there are so few restaurants in Sterling that serve breakfast. Also not a large space. I'd go again.

Thank Karen P
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298 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for Sunday breakfast, and there was a 15 minute line. Once we were seated, service was fast. Our waitress didn't write anything down, but got the whole family's order mostly correct - brought one diner the wrong type of potatoes. The eggs were cooked correctly, the bacon was crisp, and even the "incorrect" potatoes were excellent. Things that... More 

Thank John R
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go at a peak time during the weekend breakfast/brunch hours, be prepared to wait for a bit. My breakfast (French toast) was delicious. Their prices are a little higher than I would expect for breakfast foods, but not to a crazy extent. Service was quick, efficient and friendly.

Thank NatalieBenz
Ashburn, Virginia
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ever walk into a place and feel the pride immediately? Ever get greeted right away by someone who's pride shows through like the sun? We felt that way today when my mom and I decided to try it out for breakfast. We knew right away it would be good and it was. The service was fast and friendly and the... More 

Thank Patrick L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

this place has a nice long counter , plenty of booth space and tables for larger parties. gets a pretty big crowd for weekend breakfast. I arrived around 0930, place is SRO, outside too. if people are prepared to wait must be worth it. the owner dude didn't loose me in the crowd and seated me at the counter pretty... More 

Thank PtheP
Hagerstown, Maryland
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614 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Why are the ratings for this place so high???? The food is average at best...the ambiance/atmosphere is horrible....the service is slow and almost non existent!!!! Let me back track...standard food....packed into a building like sardines...waitress walking by you and thumping your chair and back ever three minutes....stuck at the bar (not given the option to wait for something else and... More 

Thank Mfclingan
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try a different place for breakfast today and chose to search Trip Advisor for Sterling, Va. Joe's Cafe came up and the reviews were quite good, so we thought we'd add our opinion to the list. It was very good. I highly recommend the Chorizo Skillet and the cheese grits were quite good as well. The best... More 

Thank Kim A
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Decided to try Joe's Cafe on a recommendation from a colleague who stated they heard it was really good. Although the restaurant was packed on a Friday morning my wife and I found the food to be average at best.

Thank Ron M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying nearby for a business trip and was looking for a breakfast place. When this restaurant came up, it had great reviews, so I figured I would try it. They were well deserved. The staff is super friendly, nice and prompt. Food was home style, quick and tasty. It is in a strip mall and could be easily... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, cozy atmosphere, attentive waitresses, and local. The food is always hot and fresh, reasonable prices, and the staff and patrons are always friendly. Definitely recommend. I try my best to eat local when I travel.

Thank Chomnan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45665 W Church Rd, Sterling, VA 20164-9328
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
They also have a pizzaria, which I have not tried yet, in Leesburg, VA

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