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Mclean Family Restaurant

1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
+1 703-356-9883
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“gyro meat” (2 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the CIA, great lunch crowd, decent menu, bar, Corned beef Ruben sandwich, lunch and dinner specials, no reservation but normally busy, short waits

Thank normanduncan1919
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I stopped in for breakfast early on a Monday morning while in town, on the advice of friends. You can quickly tell this is a traditional local spot. It's like stepping back in time when you enter. And that is a good...More

Thank Runnwlf
Reviewed 1 week ago

The McLean family restaurant is like stepping back in time. This place has been a tradition in McLean for many many years. It still has the look of times past which lends to a good atmosphere. The menu variety is plentiful. They offer just about...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People in McLean would be lost without MFR!! Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner--wholesome uncomplicated good food for when you don't feel like cooking or just because you want to see the smiling and friendly faces of the staff!

Thank Stephievr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good, but not great. It is crowded at breakfast and lunch. People tend to,meet there to catch up or conduct business. Despite it's modest food, tight sitting and waits to be seated, it is a loca tradition

Thank Podeen
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The McLean Family Restaurant serves an American menu with some specials placed in here and there. The most important value of this family-owned restaurant is the consistency of its food quality and service. If you a western omelet in April, the one you order in...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Went for lunch, this restaurant was not good.... Service was middle of the road.The food was not good. My son's cod appeared to be fine but no taste and was wet even with a covering. My gyro was warm but without taste and white sauce...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Early morning breakfast. The food was typical diner fare ...fresh, hot, quickly served. Coffe cups refilled frequently. Lots of activity so clearly a go to for the locals. No complaints.

Thank judedude79
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped in for breakfast. Clearly, a place where locals meet. Clean. Prompt service. Varied menu. Nice breakfast of pancakes and eggs. Pancakes are quite large and tasty. Eggs were prepared as I asked. Coffee was refilled often. Friendly service. Adequate parking.

Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This restaurant has been around almost as long as most of us have been alive. The meals were great then and they are still excellent. The staff has changed a wee bit but it is still a warm and friendly atmosphere. Most of the food...More

Thank 54peg54
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1 March 2015|
Response from MlissH | Reviewed this property |
Prices are very reasonable. Great for breakfast $5-10. My lunch fave is the reuben and I think it's about $8. It is definitely a family-style place. Many different options on the menu, maybe even too many. Not worth... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-356-9883
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