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“Beautiful al fresco dinner”

The Secret Garden Cafe
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Occoquan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Family owned and operated. Est. 2013. Serving fresh, home-made cuisine and desserts from family recipes. Secluded outdoor seating while the weather permits and cozy indoor seating by a warm fire during the colder seasons.
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

She had her usual, the shrimp and grits, says no one else makes that as good as Secret Garden.
I had the swordfish over green beans, carrots and avocado salad, OUTSTANDING!
And of course, the wait staff are great people.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks to trio advisors recommendation a must for a cute lunch spot. Garden salad was amazing and we split a special salmon burger with kettle chips!!! So cute with lots of flowers.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

They're tucked away up a staircase in between buildings, but it's well worth finding. The standard menu is always tasty. I favor their Cuban Sandwich, which is almost always done to perfection. The patio is charming on cooler nights and the staff is friendly and professional. Great place to go for a nice night out.

Thank Heidi P
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The outdoor setting is very nice, as you can tell from the pictures with the reviews. Been here a couple times now, food and service have been excellent. I've enjoyed the salmon burger. Great setting to bring a date.

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Thank throckmortonSanaa
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The café is located in an old house at the top end of the historic district in Occoquan. There is no ADA so you have to go up a flight of brick steps to the garden. There, you have a choice of eating inside (not so exciting, but cool) or outside on the two level patio. I was worried because the temperatures were in the 90s, but under an umbrella, no sun, and in the shade, it wasn't bad at all. Definitely try to eat on the patio; it's quite nice.

I give the service and food very positive ratings. The waiters take turns and our drinks were never empty. The tuna special with wasabi sauce on the side was excellent; ample and cooked just as I requested. The short ribs were tender and juicy, both in the main plate and in the sandwich--which was large. The portions are large overall. And dessert--wow. Four of us shared a coconut cake was huge and moist. The apple crunch was like an apple crisp and was warm and crunchy as advertised with vanilla ice cream. The menu doesn't change frequently.

All in all, a great place in Occoquan, especially if you don't like crowds.

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Thank cfuller603
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