Choices By Shawn

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 18 ratings

3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 385-5433
$$ $10-15 per entree
88% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    1 ratingOctober 18, 2014

    I had been excited to try this place for a long time but was disappointed actually going. The food wasn't BAD but I left feeling like I could have made much better food at home, and had a bad experience with the very slow service. The GF bread used for the avocado bruschetta was untoasted and somewhat soggy, with very little actual avacado (though the salsa was tasty). The open faced vegetable sandwich was alright, but the potato soup was very under-seasoned. The garlic fries were floppy and tasted like regular fries. I would probably rate higher if I hadn't been so let down in my expectations based on reviews here. The food is so-so, which I find unfortunate because I do appreciate what they're trying to do. While I understand how hard it is to find dedicated GF restaurants, that shouldn't be an excuse for mediocre food or service. I go to resturants as a special occasion for delicious food and this place let me down.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2014

    Delicious food. Great service. Easy location. May be my new fav!

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    5 ratingAugust 21, 2014

    We are here now eating and we are in love with this place!!! 1st off, being greeted at the door with "Welcome.... Is anyone Gluten-free?", just had me! The atmosphere is awesome! It's like eating at home but with better service. As for the food... Well, put it this way... I wanted to take pictures of the food but after the 1st bite of my meatloaf, I totally forgot about sharing the experience with my social network. In other words, it was so delicious I didn't want to stop. Ok I think I've said enough. This is a must try spot!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    Good food. they plate all gluten free food on red plates to avoid confusion. breakfast was great we will have to come back for lunch.

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    4 ratingApril 28, 2014

    They go to great lengths to keep celiacs safe, and they did a great job. The crab cakes were stellar and the GF bread and seasonal vegetables were also good. I wish the cheese on the French onion soup had been browned. The fried chicken was okay, but the carrot cake was not so good--very dense, bland and left a lot to be desired. At least the ice cream was fabulous! I also had to remind the waiter 3 times before I got my glass of wine. All in all, it was a good meal with room for improvements.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2014

    I've only gotten for breakfast so far, but Shawn's is great! They take such care with gluten-free I can't imagine anyone getting sick from it. And everything is delicious, too!

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2014

    Tons of options, great service, and the food is excellent!

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    1 ratingDecember 15, 2013

    Every last one of us got sick. If you have a large party expect every vegan and celiac to get thoroughly poisoned.

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2013

    Great options, even has a gluten-free fryer.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2013

    Great food, reasonable prices, staff is very knowledgeable about gluten, and a completely separate gluten free kitchen. I loved it

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2013

    Extensive gluten free menu!!! Great food and beautiful atmosphere! Restaurant is in an old white house with wrap around porch. My GF daughter wants me to give it 10 stars. Don't miss this one!!!!

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2013

    Awesome gluten free choices. Very unique restaurant. I had gluten free fried chicken and it was amazing! They even serve gluten free bread pre-meal. Very knowledgable about cross contamination. Great experience y

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2013

    Love the GF carrot cake and meatloaf!

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2012

    Fantastic!! I feel very safe eating here.

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2012

    The staff is extremely knowledgable. Choices has its own system that GF food comes out on different plates from a GF kitchen. We've been here many times and have NEVER been disappointed. The GF fried chicken is delicious! As are the garlic fries. And, the chicken Provence. I can't praise this restaurant enough...

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2011

    Great GF btead. Has separate kitchen for GF foods. GF fried chicken is delicious. Burgers are very good. One of our favorites.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2011

    Fried chicken was amazing. Very knowledgeable staff. Amazing carrot cake!!

Monday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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