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Pan Am Restaurant

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3051 Nutley Street, Pan Am Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA
+1 703-560-9322
09:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon 10:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri 10:30 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pan Am seems to take some easy winners and make them challenging. Got fish & chips - 3 slim, fried-from-frozen pieces of fish that were mediocre at best. They do a pretty good burger and a very good club sandwich.

Thank Mark H
Keswick, Virginia
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name of the restaurant may not indicate it, but the Pan Am offers a good selection of tasty Greek items. We really enjoyed the daily special – spanakopita with seasoned rice and lemon chicken soup, the Gyro platter with terrific french fries and baklava.

1 Thank Peter R
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218 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

while this was advertised as a American it had an Italian flare. We got meatloaf and mashed potato dinner. I got a salad also and my husband got a vegetable soup. the salad was so fresh and wonderful. The meatloaf was good just not like I make. It had a mushroom/tomato sauce on top. We also got the cream cheeses... More 

Thank TexaxGranny
Fairfax County, Virginia
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to go for breakfast lunch or dinner. The service is great and the food is awesome. True family atmosphere. My favorites are the French toast, chicken parmigiana and the pizzas. Nothing's like a cold pitcher of peroni and great pizza.

Thank Catherine B
Ashburn, Virginia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an alternative to the branded chain restaurants, give Pan Am a try. Greek family run restaurant in a strip mall in Fairfax. Food good, not great, but generally you won't experience a bad meal. Give it a try.

Thank elload
Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Looking forward to authentic tasty Greek food, I ordered the gyro platter. The Greek side salad was excellent. The gyro was hard, fry, and salty, more like beef jerky. The gyro sauce was tasteless. The french fries were so hard that they broke when cut. Very disappointing.

Thank V M
Herndon, Virginia
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170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Located In a nondescript strip mall by route 29, this unassuming rejstaraunt brings some delicious no-nonsense food. I had the gyro salad and it was good. The customers seem to be regulars. If it was closer I could see myself becoming one too.

Thank NATS11111
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Um, yum! This was not the reaction I expected when I first tried this Pan Am shopping center jewel. We came at my boyfriend's recommendation, and I was a little turned off by the outdated decor. The place does not have great curb appeal but don't let that fool you. Yes, it's no frills inside and there is zero ambiance... More 

Thank Aloisiks
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

good food (best gyros) and friendly staff make this a family favorite. Daily specials are always good, well worth trying.

Thank Terrill O
Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Great for lunch or dinner. Has fantastic gyros. The wait staff is friendly and never in a hurry to push you out. Favorite hangout for the locals

Thank Matilde B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3051 Nutley Street, Pan Am Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Merrifield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-560-9322

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