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Linda's Cafe

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5050 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207-1605
+1 703-538-2542
07:00 - 14:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My biggest complaint about this restaurant is the very limited hours, it is open, basically just for breakfast and lunch before 2:30 PM The food is good basic diner food, and a few dishes are very good. Prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is very friendly and family like. For what they serve this is a much better deal with better... More 

Thank b v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Best place in town Services act like you feel like your family and being served by your mom's great family place they treat you like family they love you like family

Thank Owen B
Arlington, Virginia
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185 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I enjoyed the steak and cheese sandwich and onion rings. The place was packed and it took a while for the food to come out. Nothing spectacular--just decent food. I will be back.

Thank Mary G
Falls Church
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Linda's after going by the restaurant for years. We really enjoyed our breakfast, food tasted nice and came to the table quickly, and we had a great waitress. Small, but seemed very cozy and friendly. There was parking in the back too.

Thank Mark D
Somerset, New Jersey
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We usually eat breakfast at one of the regular diners in Arlington. This time, we decided to try Linda's as we thought we could save a few bucks there. Not true. Wound up being around the same price which was OK because everyone, including the grand kids, finished their plate. There were 6 of us but the largest table available... More 

Thank 10032016
Arlington, Virginia
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115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

My son and I stopped by this past Saturday for Lunch. The place was full but we found a table and were approached by a server within a minute or two who handed menus, wiped the table and took drink orders. A different server brought out drinks and took our order. My son ordered a burger and I was pleased... More 

Thank William D
Davie, Florida
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is a typical place you may expect to see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri. It is a unique little spot with a typical Diner menu. The food was excellent. The bacon was perfectly cooked and the home fries were great. The pancakes were average (I wish they had more of an earthy buttermilk flavor) but they... More 

Thank thehippoguy
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Came to TripAdvisor to find a new diner to try out for a family outing and after reading the rave reviews for Linda's, our decision was easily made. We headed there for breakfast on Saturday after the St. Jude's charity walk - it's a quaint, old diner which we just love, very friendly and attentive staff yet the food was... More 

Thank FLGreekGirl
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

I have come to this place many times, and not once have I been disappointed. The food here is amazing. I usually get their corned beef hash, which is the best I have ever eaten. My one complaint is that it gets crowded and there are not many tables, so a line forms. This place is great for Sunday brunches

Thank squillbill45
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

The best Greasy Spoon Breakfast in 100 miles. Been eating here since 2000. Great homestyle breakfast. Friendly staff and the breakfast you grew up with. The place is old. The food is traditional. Delicious experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207-1605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-538-2542

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