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Silver Diner

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8150 Porter Rd, Merrifield, VA 22042-1014
+1 703-204-0812
06:30 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 02:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This chain is trying hard to emphasize its Farm to Table menu, and has a fun diner vibe. However, it's not "diner" prices. Most breakfast entrees are $8-15. Food is ok not great. Service is friendly but flawed.

Thank davidbViennaVA
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice. Very nice ambiance. Can play jukebox tunes from your table. Nice menu with very good burgers as well as other items. On second trip just had a shake which was almost too much to eat. Pleasant place to eat. Service was fairly swift. Strongly recommend it.

Thank Paul P
Fairfax, Virginia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A varied menu; from Vegan to most American comfort food. We had exceptional service and the food was tasty and well prepared. Ample parking off the street. Good for breakfast or brunch and rapid service after a fasting for a Doctor's appointment. One of many local diners but well located from our Doctor's office.

Thank 37Jake
Brooklyn, New York
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had lunch there and it was nice. Service was good. Food arrived hot and tasty. There vegetable that day (sweet potatoes, beets, etc. was wonderful). And we didn't have to mortgage the house as prices were reasonable. Portions are generous.

Thank Mary Y
Mattoon, Illinois
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Love this place for breakfast. Crab cakes Benedict is amazing and enough for two! Lunch is typical chain fare, but fresh and plentiful.

Thank bullwinkle58
Bowie, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visited the Falls church area and dined at the silver diner. Food was food and prices were reasonable for a party off 9!

Thank Christine R
Washington, DC
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place has been a family favorite for years. Everyone loves good Diner Food! That being said, these guys have added A LOT of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items over the past several years. This has caused the menu to expand quite a bit. The staff though is able to manage it all! Also, they always do a great... More 

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Falls Church,VA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Being able to order farm to table food at a moderately priced, family-friendly restaurant gets my vote every time. We've enjoyed a number of dishes including the bison huevos rancheros, the turkey chili, the warm roasted local vegetable salad (easily serves two), the short rib pot roast, and our favorite, the PESTO BURGER! Next time I think I'll try the... More 

Thank TravelMore948
SilverDiner-Emily, Manager at Silver Diner, responded to this review

TravelMore948, thanks for the review! It is great to hear how much you enjoy our menu selections - especially the Pesto Burger! We hope to see you back again soon, Emily More 

Sterling, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you want the Ritz, go to the Ritz. SD has better than average, solid standard diner fare, and with a great variety of selections that meets almost any dietary needs. I'm a veg, myself, and always have had a good meal there.

Thank jjzorba
SilverDiner-Emily, Manager at Silver Diner, responded to this review

Thanks jjzorba! Glad to hear that you enjoy our vegetarian and vegan options! We look forward to serving you again soon, Emily More 

Bethany Beach, Delaware
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Been there many times over the years. Have seen the place gradually transition from the typical old school diner to something more upscale. The dishes are MUCH more creative than in the standard diner, or even this diner a few years back. Prices have gone up too, but the food is better so I suppose paying more is fair. And,... More 

Thank Jay J
SilverDiner-Emily, Manager at Silver Diner, responded to this review

Jay, thank you for sharing your experience! It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy the menu and that you receive friendly service! We look forward to serving you again soon, Emily More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8150 Porter Rd, Merrifield, VA 22042-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Merrifield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-204-0812
At Silver Diner, we're much more than a diner. Whether you choose a classic dish or a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free option, Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst has created a menu of customizable, healthier choices that all share one thing: the highest quality, all-natural ingredients available.Silver Diner is proud to be a key part of the local community, nurturing it's growth, providing food for healthier lifestyles, and supporting local schools and non-profits. With a menu that features more than 15 local farms that support sustainable agriculture, Chef Ype creates seasonal dishes using the freshest ingredients available within our local region.

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