Go to Coastal Flats instead. I had lunch there last week, and it wasn't bad at all.
Edited by DonRocks, 06 June 2006 - 08:29 PM.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 05:33 PM
Just glad that Zora liked Coastal Flats which, really, is not bad at all................
Sad, but a confirmation of my post from September 30th. We ARE worthy of the Philly original, not a vanilla shopping mall competitor to P. F. Chang's regardless of whose name is on the marquee. There will be long lines of the curious for the first few months; let's see if they are still there next Spring.
Coastal Flats, a locally owned "original" if you will, ultimately will be the pre-eminent Tysons Corner I dining destination.
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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:40 PM
They used to be called 'drover's rolls', back in the day when they were first served. Don't forget the slightly sweet poppy seed butter that comes with it.
I think I've heard someone say that the bread was like a crack-filled donut. That sums it up nicely. The bread is small balls of bread, about 50% larger than a Dunkin Donuts munchkin, and tastes similar to an unglazed/unsugared munchkin, with just a touch of sweetness in it.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:50 AM
I love the shrimp and grits. I believe it's also at Carlyle.
Despite hearing good things about the Great American chain of restaurants from Siestema and others around, I'd never gone until last night due to a lack of a car in the area. Being one of those guys who occasionally likes some of the facets of a chain, I was really pleased with my first visit to Coastal Flats.
First of all, I know its been said before, but those little fried balls of cheese-filled dough... While the rest of the meal was really good, give me a beer and a basket full of these and I'd be good to go. The crab and shrimp fritters had nicely-sized pieces of seafood inside and a sauce that wasn't too timid with the spice. As for the entree, I had the shrimp and grits. A few moments before my food arrived, a waitress walked by with a plate, and I remarked to my companion "hmmm, I'm glad I didn't order that." Well, it turned out I had. I was expecting a more traditional dish of the "wet" grits, what came was more of a polenta cake-style presentation. Luckily it tasted a lot better than I was expecting, and I turned out to really like it. Add in the chocolate waffle for dessert and very good service, and I think I've found my new chain of choice.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 06:39 PM
I'm a big fan of the GARs, particularly the shrimp and grits and the corn and crab chowder avaiable at most of the resturants, but have actually found that sometime their service is "too" good. To make sure the next plate (salad after soup; entree after salad) doesn't come out while I'm still eating the last, I often have to tell the server that I'm not in a hurry.
The Great American Restaurants really shine for their service:
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