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Hamrock's Restaurant, Fairfax, VA

Hamrock's Restaurant

4.4
4.4
953 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are located in an historic home built in 1840, located in old town Fairfax City. Hamrock's Restaurant makes American food, using fresh ingredients and whenever possible our dishes are made to order. We have a great wine list with many selections to enhance your dining experience. About 80% of our menu is or can be made gluten free, we use only canola or olive oil in all of our cooking. We have fried chicken, meatloaf and crab cakes all made gluten free. Other menu favorites include: Deviled eggs, firecracker shrimp, fried green tomatoes, warm beet salad, roasted pork tenderloin with Dijon cream, shrimp and grits and penne pasta with Andouille sausage and shrimp. We have great outside seating on our wrap around porch or in the courtyard.
We also have private rooms for Business Dinners or other special occasions.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 385-5433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Owner Bill Hamrock

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to plan your next celebration or affair at Hamrock’s Restaurant. We will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes and will host almost any type of event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (703) 385-5433

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Cross street

    North St.

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot that only has 9 available spaces until five o'clock Monday through Friday. After five o'clock and on the weekends there are at least 40-50 spaces that may be utilized.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 953 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. S

    Steve

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There's a wonderful vibe Hamrock's has that settles you in so well when you arrive, either out on the porch, in the garden, or inside with their colonial bliss. If you're on the porch, even with the traffic going by you still just feel you're hanging in Old Town Fairfax, especially with the old school style feel of the Moore McCandlish house. We were offered a very well-priced three course meal as a birthday gesture of sorts and all aspects of it were delicious, from my appetizer Fried Green Tomatoes to the Shrimp-filled Crab Cakes with au gratins and veggies, to the amazing Chocolate Cake dessert, 'twas mighty fine all around. We wholeheartedly recommend Hamrock's for a simple dinner, or a special occasion.
  2. LP

    LisaP

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch! Great food and drink and wonderful service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable atmosphere, delicious food.
  4. LG

    LarryG

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Received a Gift Certificate to dine here as an Anniversary present. Made reservations for the covered porch and arrived just a bit early to be seated. Our server, Ashley reviewed the menu and the evening's specials. We decided on the 3 course prix-fix along with a Malbec. Everything was spot on - and Ashley did a fantastic job.
  5. MK

    MonicaK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    There were fruit flies flying all over in the entranceway of the restaurant. Halfway through dinner they came into the dining room where we were eating. Food was good, but expected more of an ambience. Wait staff good, but not great
  6. MY

    MitchY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This event was for a birthday but no mention of this at the dinner.
  7. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The waiter wasn’t attentive, we got our food no silverware I had to get up and get it myself, she barely came to check on us. The hostess were more concerned with their conversation then making sure our table clean and we had a reservation. The food that was on the buffet was cold and it was okay.
  8. DV

    DinerinVa

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We went there for Father’s Day brunch and the selection was decent but it was disappointing that there wasn’t any bacon. Our service was very uneven, when we were seated, the table hand then wiped down, the server saw our table maybe twice before we asked for the check yet checked on the table to the right of us many more times.
  9. P

    Perkins

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We made reservation for brunch for Father’s Day because Hamrock’s is one of my husband’s favorite restaurants and we love their brunch menu selections. When found out that they were having a buffet when we showed up at the restaurant. Nothing on the website or when I maxed or confirmed our reservation. Our server was very sweet and polite. On the other hand the food was nothing we used to have at Hamrock’s restaurant. Very few selections to call it a Buffet and not tasty. It was very disappointing for all of us. I made this reservation more than a month in advance and checked their website multiple times to make sure they were serving the brunch selections that my husband loved so much. NOTHING We found out after we were seat. At that point we did not have another option. Extremely disappointed. Expected much better from this restaurant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Took a while for our waitress to get to our outdoor table. She didn’t bring us bread like we saw all the other tables get. The outdoor area was nice though and food was good.
  11. W

    Wonderstayf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is great - lots of gluten free options! Wish they had a full bar .
  12. AG

    AnnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service. Enjoyed dining in a historic 1800’s era home converted into a lovely and comfortable restaurant. Highly recommend!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall, everything was excellent, as always. However, a table of seven older women were quite loud which made it difficult for my husband and I to converse.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamrock’s was wonderful! A little piece of old time charm with excellent food. We’ll be back!
  15. FB

    FairfaxBrian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really nice experience. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, they nailed each course. Like the atmosphere. We dined indoors, but also have nice outdoor seating.
  16. P

    Papa

    Richmond

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very worthwhile experience. It is a family owned business and City Of Fairfax they work hard to do a good job. They did a Good job and their prices are fair and it’s a place to come back to many times over
  17. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The garden setting was lovely. While the wine and beer and other food was good, the fried green tomato appetizer was the worst I've ever eaten. The tomatoes we hard as rocks as was the cornmeal breading. Not sure what happened but it was close to inedible. The fried chicken, carrots, and mashed potatoes were good, as were the scallops. Our waitress was sweet but rarely checked back on us and took over 20 min to check to see if we wanted a second round of drinks. I really wanted to love this place but sadly, was underwhelmed.
  18. SD

    SeanD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food. Great service & ambiance
  19. JD

    JohnD

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice setting. Great gluten free options. Outstanding salads and side dishes. Service always excellent.
  20. l

    loveeats

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very inviting. We ate outside in the garden and the weather was great. It was lobster night and two of us had the lobster special. Pricey, but very tasty. The other dishes at the table were also first rate. We have been to Hamrock's several times and will go again for sure.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Outdoor seating. A lot of street noise but patio was cozy
  22. j

    jlhoover123

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went to brunch with friends. The food was pretty good. Mimosas were too heavy on the OJ… barely a mimosa. Overall it’s a great place and we’ll definitely go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great soft shelled crab. Delicious lobster bisque. Perfect night for dining on the porch too.
  24. l

    lookingfornewplaces

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great porch to sit on when the weather is nice! Service was great! We found the food to be covered in sauces which we did not love but will request something different in future or see if lunch menu is better.
  25. K

    Kzmm

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food and atmosphere - lovely outdoor dining. Nice wine & beer selection, less cocktails.
  26. EF

    EileenF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never been disappointed going to Hamrock's! Food, service, wine - all excellent!
  27. TH

    TomH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outdoors on the large, covered wrap-around porch. Everything was delightful, but there is road noise from the adjacent route 123 roadway. Our dog was welcome and enjoyed watching the traffic.
  28. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    There was a large party seated in the room I was it. They were very loud. One party that was seated in the room, asked to be moved to a different location because of the noise.
  29. GL

    GardenLady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully plated. Lovely ambiance on the porch.
  30. C

    Clair

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat out on the porch and had a lovely dinner. The wait staff was very friendly despite being busy we thought our service was excellent. We are repeat customers and Hamrock’s is a very very good good consistent rest
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Servers didn’t seem busy but took a long time to greet us and then disappeared for a long time afterwards. The food my wife ordered was not very good and cold, cannot remember what it was, but I had the crab Benedict and she ate all of it before I could have 3 bites. Portions could have been more generous but the ambience is very nostalgic and pleasant. The porch is a really nice spot to order a coffee and chat.
  32. HD

    HamrocksDinner27May2022

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner out May 27, 2022. Not crowded, but the restaurant seemed short staffed.
  33. WA

    WaqasA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We live walking distance from Hamrock's and it was our first time visiting. We got all dressed up for a fancy date, and the place did not disappoint! The staff was great and the food was delicious. A great option for that expensive fancy dinner, the kind that's nice to do once in a while.
  34. ST

    STLCards

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    I come quite a bit with family&friends..took a friend for her birthday on Tuesday (she had never been there) I had bragged about the service & the food so I was happy to introduce her to your restaurant. Unfortunately the server started to rush us to order—(there were 2 other diners the whole time). The server cleared my friends plate off the table while I was still eating (awkward for me). Imagine the servers disappointment when I insisted my friend order dessert! The manager (?) came over to us and said we needed to leave in 5 minutes…the table had been reserved (still only us 4 diners there)…SO….after spending close to $100..food-taxes-and 20% tip…I felt we were unwelcome for the evening..thanks but no thanks.
  35. TC

    TeresaC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had a lovely evening out for my birthday
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The outdoor space is lovely, but loud from being located at the intersection of 2 busy streets. Totally acceptable. The food is okay. Overpriced, certainly, but no complaints. The service, on the other hand, is what I’d call comically bad. Our server was perfectly nice and maybe new. She would check in with us periodically and was very apologetic when things went wrong. To say English was not her first language is underselling the problem. It seemed almost as if Earth was not her home planet, or maybe it was her first day on the job and she’d never been to, or heard of, a restaurant before. It probably seemed crazy to her. When she came to take our order, we started and she threw her hand up and demanded that we stop talking because a car was driving by. Again, this restaurant is located at a busy intersection. Anyway, we ordered a breakfast platter (bacon, eggs …nothing special) but instead of fried potatoes on the side, we asked for the fruit cup. When the food came out, they forgot the fruit cup. My guest reminded our server that he’d asked for a fruit cup instead. Her response “give me your plate”. Now he’s already taken a bite of his eggs and a piece of bacon. We’re all eating. He’s eating. Fried potatoes are easily avoided and he’s not allergic. He said “No, that’s okay, but if you could bring a fruit cup”. At this point, the server reached down and took his plate away from him. Again, very odd, but if you’ve never eaten in a restaurant maybe that seems normal. Anyway about ten minutes later she sends a different server out with a new plate, this time with a heap of wet mashed potatoes. We’re Irish, but for breakfast? We said No, we just wanted the fruit cup. They demanded to take it back again. He waited an extra 20 minutes for his honeydew chunks. Bizarre. We won’t be back. It’s not poison but it’s not cheap and the food is not special and the service is terrible.
  37. s

    shoppergirl

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was extremely good I had the vegetarian risotto dish and my husband had a pork pasta dish. The fried green tomatoes were too salty for me but my husband liked them. The popovers as well were amazing. I haven’t had one of those in many many years. The The service was very good.
  38. BS

    BeverlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious dinner and we were in a small dining room with 3 other tables occupied with very quiet people.
  39. JW

    JoelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We sat outside. Could have used a fan circulating the air a little bit. The corner of the porch where we sat in was completely enclosed on 3 sides. Got hot. No air movement at all.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We made our reservation for porch seating, but were told there was no porch seating when we arrived. The food was okay, but we had items that arrived cold, and had incorrect items brought to our table. After bringing an incorrect entree to our table that sat for some time before staff came back to check on us, the staff person person asked if we had eaten any of it. When we said no, she said good, we can just take it to the correct table then. Dinner was served and we didn't see staff again for a long period of time. When staff came, they offered a second glass of wine and refills of water glasses. Neither happened. After finishing dinner and continuing to wait, my wife finally got up to get a staff member to get our bill. It was my son's birthday dinner, and neither he nor the rest of our party were impressed with our experience

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You can order delivery directly from Hamrock's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Hamrock's Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. Hamrock's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 385-5433.

Hamrock's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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Google Map for Hamrock's Restaurant

3950 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, VA 22030

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North St.

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have a private lot that only has 9 available spaces until five o'clock Monday through Friday. After five o'clock and on the weekends there are at least 40-50 spaces that may be utilized.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Owner Bill Hamrock

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 385-5433

  • Private party facilities

    We invite you to plan your next celebration or affair at Hamrock’s Restaurant. We will do everything we can to accommodate your wishes and will host almost any type of event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (703) 385-5433

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