Arlington restaurants you'll love
Top restaurants in Arlington, Virginia
Arlington is a historic city filled with arts, culture, and beautiful parks. Along with exciting festivals and events, there are many different cuisines to choose from within the town. You’ll find seafood, pizza, pasta, baked goods, tacos, and burgers all in the North East area. Head to the West side of town and you’ll find Thai food, quaint cafes, Mexican cuisine, and pacific northwestern fare.
No matter what type of food you’re in the mood for, there are dine-in, takeout, and delivery options in Arlington. Whether you’re in search of the best Indian food in town or a trendy date spot, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for off the highway. Looking for something sweet? There are plenty of desserts to choose from such as cupcake bakeries, ice cream shops, and artisanal cookie eateries.
Spend your weekend tasting some of the local craft beer or cider in Arlington. If you’re searching for a glass of wine or cocktail, there are several bars, grills, and tap houses to enjoy. Grab your friends and co-workers and head over for happy hour any night of the week. No matter what kind of adventure you seek, Arlington offers a wide variety of things to do, restaurants to try, and drinks to enjoy.
Arlington's top cuisines
Must-try Arlington restaurants
Flavors Food Truck
North Arlington Boulevard, Arlington
|CRISPY TENDERS PLATTER||$16.95|
Fresh, Never Frozen, Hand-Battered Tenders in Our Seasoned Flour, Served with Honey Mustard or BBQ Sauce. Served w/Choice of Any Two Sides.
Hand-Battered Whole Okra
|FRIED CATFISH PLATTER||$16.95|
A healthy portion of fresh catfish, hand-battered & deep-fried crisp! Served w/Choice of Any Two Sides.
Rustico - Ballston
4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
san marzano sauce, mozzarella, chicken, sun dried tomatoes, basil pesto
|Thick Cut Fries||$6.00|
regular or truffle parm
mild, bbq, or spicy, served with ranch or blue cheese dressing
1000 N. Randolph St, Arlington
A deep-fried turnover with a filling of seasoned ground beef and onions. It is made with a single round piece of dough folded over the filling in a half-moon shape. Served with sour cream.
Traditional baked pies made with filo dough, stuffed with ground beef and onions seasoned with spices, served with sour cream.
Thinly rolled butter dough stuffed with seasoned dices of lamb, onions and spices, baked to a crisp.
Uncommon Luncheonette - 1028 North Garfield Street
1028 North Garfield Street, Arlington
|Greek Salad with Chickpeas||$11.50|
chickpeas topped with tomato, cucumber, red onion, pecorino & feta tossed in a olive vinaigrette
|UnCommon Rib Sandwich||$13.50|
boneless baby back rib glazed with house BBQ, onion, bread & butter pickles on ciabatta roll
|Roasted Pork Sandwich||$13.50|
thinly sliced marinated pork, sauteed broccoli rabe, aged provolone on rustic baguette
Inca Social - Arlington
1776 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
|ARROZ CON POLLO||$18.00|
“Rice & Chicken” simmered in cilantro, herbs and vegetables.
Ceviche is a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices served with cancha, corn, onions and sweet potato.
Grilled peruvian street style skewers with roasted potatoes, grilled corn and Chimichurri sauce.
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS
Basic Burger - Pentagon Row
1101 S Joyce St, Arlington
|Beyond Plant Based Burger||$10.99|
Plant based burger made of peas, rice, and mung bean. Grilled and served with crisp leaf lettuce, fresh tomato, sliced red onion, and our signature Basic sauce all on a toasted brioche bun. Go bunless and no sauce for a gluten free Vegan option
|Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Bagel||$6.59|
Your choice of Traditional New York Bagel with 2 fried eggs, sausage, and American cheese
1/3lb certified angus beef patty grilled to perfection. Served with crisp leaf lettuce, fresh tomato, sliced red onion, and our signature Basic sauce all on a toasted brioche bun.
Mumu Cafe - 1924 N Uhle st
1924 N Uhle st, Arlington
Avocado mash, fresh mozz, diced tomato, fresh basil, aged balsamic vinaigrette, and extra virgin olive oil all over a toasted sourdough bread
Seared Sourdough, shaved turkey, carmelized onion, cheddar cheese, mustard, pickle
901 N Glebe Rd #105, Arlington
|Craft Your Own Burger||$14.29|
beef patty • lettuce • tomato
|Buffalo Chicken Wrap||$16.29|
fried chicken • lettuce • tomatoes • ranch • buffalo sauce sun-dried tomato tortilla
|Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese||$15.29|
sour dough bread • chicken breast• buffalo sauce drizzle of ranch • mozzarella cheese
Chiko Shirlington - Shirlington
4040 Campbell Avenue, Arlington
|Korean Garden Noodles||$17.00|
Sweet Potato Starch Noodles, Citrus Soy, Seasonal Vegetables.
|Crispy Chicken Springrolls||$11.00|
Chinese Hot Mustard.
|Pork & Kimchi Potstickers||$10.00|
Sesame Dipping Sauce.
Cafe Colline - Arlington, VA
4536 Lee Hwy, Arlington
|Riz au Lait||$8.00|
vanilla rice pudding, sea salt caramel
two patties, club sauce, lettuce, american cheese, herby pickles, frites
bibb & gem lettuces, fines herbs, shaved radish, bistro vinaigrette
The Bronson Bierhall
4100 Fairfax Drive, Arlington
1/2lb prime beef with fried onions, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and roasted garlic aioli on brioche bun. Served with hand cut fries.
Your choice of bourbon bbq, citrus soy ginger, buffalo, or house dry rub. Served with ranch or bleu cheese
Herb crusted breaded chicken tenders served with honey mustard and hand cut fries.
A Modo Mio - 5555 Lee Highway
5555 Langston Blvd. Formally 5555 Lee Highway, Arlington
|Paccheri alla bolognese - for 1||$19.00|
Paccheri with meat sauce
Arugula mix, boiled eggs, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with mustard vinegrette dressing
|Margherita Personal - 12''||$14.00|
flour, bufala mozzarella, tomato sauce, parmesan, olive oil, basil
Energy Cafe by FitDistrict - 2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 110
2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
|Carb Cyclin' Bowl||$13.00|
Your carb. Your cheese. Fresh veggies.
Blueberry, baby spinach, banana, agave, (no milk)
Avocado, baby spinach, coconut milk, pineapple, agave.
Busboys and Poets - Shirlington
4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington
Grilled chicken, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onion, spinach, tomato, chipotle mayo, ciabatta bread.
Possible Allergies: Dairy (cheese), Tomato, Onion. Chicken is cage-free, veg-fed and halal.
|Bacon & Cheddar Burger||$8.50|
Brisket ground beef patty, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, brioche bun served with your choice of side.
Possible Allergies: Dairy, Onion, Gluten.
|Yes, I need cutlery and napkins!||$0.00|
Bayou Bakery - "Neighborhood Eatery"
1515 N Courthouse Rd Ste 100, Arlington
Shaved all natural turkey, tender greens, pepper jack cheese, creole aioli, toasted honey grain
Double cut smoked bacon, oven-cured tomatoes, greens, mayo, toasted white bread
The Donut of New Orleans, 3 per order, fried in 100% Peanut Oil
SANDWICHES • GRILL • HAMBURGERS
Meridian Pint - 6035 Wilson Blvd
6035 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
|Stan's Famous Baked Wings||$16.99|
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
4017 Campbell Ave, Arlington
|The Bar Harbor||$26.00|
50% more lobster meat including tail on any roll
Served warm with butter
|Taste of Maine||$26.00|
"A Taste of Maine" is a curated menu of our most popular items, all at a special price; includes one starter, entrée, drink and dessert. Add Bar Harbor style or additional extras to any meal for just a little more.
Troy's Italian Kitchen
2710B Washington Blvd, Arlington
|Vegan Steak & Cheese Sandwich||$0.00|
Vegan steak, vegan cheese, green peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and vegan mayo.
|6pc Vegan Wings||$12.99|
|14pc Vegan Wings||$26.99|
4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
Shrimp Tempura / Crab Stick / Avocado / Scallions / Spicy Mayo
|Salmon Avocado Roll||$7.00|
*Consuming raw seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness
Shrimp Tempura/Avocado/Eel Sauce/topped w/Seared Salmon
Osteria da Nino
2900 S QUINCY ST, ARLINGTON
Classic Sicilian saffron risotto balls, beef, pork, veal ragu, mozzarella, peas
Rigatoni, egg yolk, pecorino, guanciale, black pepper
|Spaghetti Vongole Bianco||$22.00|
Local little neck clams, parsley, garlic, pepperonchini and olive oil
SALADS • SANDWICHES • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS
5151 Lee Highway, Arlington
|Build Your Own Bowl||$12.00|
You can Build your own bowl and choose unlimited Sides and also your protein. (we do not pack any of these side options separate, what you choose will go in the bowl)
|Nashville Hot Crispy Chicken||$10.00|
Our Fresh Crispy Chicken dipped in our super spicy honey sauce, comes on Brioche bun with side of Cole Slaw
Queen Mother's Restaurant
3505 Columbia Pike, Arlington
Turkey sausage, onions, peppers, onions, butter and Cajun seasoning.
duck fat fried chicken, homemade pupusa, slaw, spicy tomato sauce on brioche bun
|Virginia Honey Butter||$14.00|
brined chicken breast cooked in duck fat. Brushed with a honey butter that has a hint of Madagascar vanilla and finished with just a touch of Italian sea salt on a toasted Lyon bakery brioche.
Our artisan flour is seasoned with Sicilian sea salt, Spanish paprika, French black pepper and more aromatics.
*all of our chicken is from Bell & Evans farm in Pennsylvania where they produce the highest standard of chicken available. It is 100% air chilled, humane, antibiotic and cage free.
2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington
Two local beef patties, American and cheddar, dijonaise, house pickle chips, brioche
|Quinoa + Lentil Burger||$12.00|
Harissa, feta, cucumber V
|Lemon Pepper Chicken Sandwich||$15.00|
Heirloom tomato, provolone cheese, house pickle chips, herb aioli, brioche
SMOKED SALMON • SALADS • SUSHI
2121 North Westmoreland Street, Arlington
Spicy Tuna And Avocado Topped With Seared Tuna And Jalapeno Served With Spicy Mayo And Eel Sauce And Tempura Bits
Avocado, Crunchy Top With Salmon, Spicy Mayo Seared, Serve With Eel Sauce
Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna, Cucumber, Seared Tuna, Served With Eel Sauce And Carpaccio Sauce
Guapo's Restaurant - Arlington
4028 Campbell Ave, Arlington
|Chile Con Queso||$8.95|
Cheese dip. Served with corn tortillas chips.
|Tostada Laredo (Taco Salad)||$14.95|
A large crispy flour tortilla shell filled with romaine lettuce, mixed with tomatoes, red onions, refried beans and our house dressing. Topped with avocado, sour cream, and shredded cheese. **please note - Changes may incur an additional cost
Two fresh flour tortillas stuffed with Monterrey Jack and Cheddar cheese with your choice of protein. Served with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.
PASTA • SEAFOOD • HAMBURGERS • STEAKS
Mele Bistro - "Your Kitchen"
1723 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
|E. WHOLE GREEK BRONZINO||$39.50|
Served with EVO Oil, Your Choice of Two Sides
|E. TRADITIONAL FETTUCINE ALFREDO||$23.00|
Mushrooms, garlic, Shallots, Aged Parmigiano Reggiano
|Salmon, Red Snapper, and Rock Fish Soup||$6.00|
with tomato Base
First Down Sports Bar and Grill
4213 Fairfax Dr, Arlington
|6 Traditional Wings (1 Flavor Max)||$8.99|
Bone-in chicken wings fried and shaken in your choice of any of our "Bring The Heat" flavor sauces served with veggies and your choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing
|Mac & Cheese Bites||$8.99|
Mac & Cheese just got better, stuffed into battered bite sized triangles
Bangkok 54 Restaurant & Bar
2919 Columbia Pike, Arlington
Fried vegetable spring rolls served with a pineapple chili sauce
Fresh salad, avocado,tofu, vermicelli, and cucumber served with 54's peanut sauce
|Pad See Ew||$0.00|
Wide rice noodles, Chinese broccoli,egg in black soy sauce
Booeymonger - Ballston
1010 N Glebe Road, Arlington
|The Fifth Avenue||$11.99|
Hot pastrami, mushrooms, provolone, mustard on baguette
Homemade Tuna Salad, lettuce, tomato, salad veggie, house ranch dressing on kaiser roll
Scrambled eggs on toasted buttered bagel
4111 Columbia Pike, Arlington
Sirloin Steak, Boiled Potatoes, White Corn, Hava Beans, Fried Fresh Cheese
Thin Steak, Potatoes, Homini, And Mixeda Salad Of Tomatatoes, Onions And Cheese
|Lomo A La Chorrellana||$17.99|
Thin Steak, Boiled Potatoes, Rice, Two Egga, Sauteed Of Tomatoes And Onions