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Lost Dog Cafe

1690 Anderson Rd, McLean, VA 22102-1610
+1 703-356-5678
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (32 reviews)
“pizza” (51 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1690 Anderson Rd, McLean, VA 22102-1610
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Most recent visit was to stop in for a carryout sandwich at early dinner time. The restaurant was nearly empty but there were more than a dozen people at the bar. After placing my order three times to two different people behind the counter, I...More

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James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

I'm very sorry for your experiences. What date and time was this so I can bring it up with the managers? Were you dining in or was it a to-go order. Also, if you provide your email address I'd like to send you a $20...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Small sandwich shop (but has nice variety of food) in a strip mall but is actually bigger then it looks.Also delivers food and beer! Serves craft and IPA beers. The sandwiches were great really good and flavorful. You can create your own if you can't...More

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James B, Manager at Lost Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for the kinds words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Lost Dog Cafe has way too many items on their menu which makes it overwhelming. The staff that we dealt with didn't seem to know what their job was or how to handle customers. They seemed to be overwhelmed by helping out two customers...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We use to like Lost Dog Pizza but it keep getting smaller and smaller with less and less ingredients on the top for more expensive price for a large pizza. I am not interested coming back. Good luck with you stretching business. I am out...More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A delivery order seemed to go wrong from the beginning. The gentleman handling the call seemed to be a very noisy part of the restaurant. Elements of the order and the credit card number had to be repeated several times. A request for no onions...More

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James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. We work strong to improve constantly and will be taking a look at what happened here. We do hope to see you again as I know you will have a better experience.

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Great pizza, fast and reliable service. A McLean favorite. Excellent parking for those who wish to eat in.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

First time in my life I ever had a Philadelphia chicken that wasn't grilled or have onions at Cetera. There was ample chicken and American cheese on toasted bread. Just food because I was hungry. The onion rings were overcooked and even hungry I couldn't...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We have eaten at Lost Dog for many years, we have watched it expand and grow and enjoy their delivery when ever we want Pizza. This is a neighborhood bar/restaurant. They have a large sandwich menu and many items are unique to them or their...More

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James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks for the kind words and thanks for supporting the Lost Dog Cafe!

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lost dog is full of energy! There is a huge menu with every kind of sandwich you can imagine and many beer options. For healthful eaters and vegetarians, there are salads and a variety of entrees including pizzas Service is friendly, the place is very...More

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James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words and for supporting the Lost Dog cafe!

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The white pizza #2 is so delicious! It has been our favorite for a long time. We both felt Lost Dog McLean lost its way for a while, but the quality has returned.

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James B, Owner at Lost Dog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words and for supporting the Lost Dog cafe!

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30 July 2016|
Response from Dave_SusanVienna_VA | Reviewed this property |
There is more than one. The newest is in Dunn Loring a couple of blocks from the Metro station and one is on the Tysons side of McLean on Anderson Drive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1690 Anderson Rd, McLean, VA 22102-1610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-356-5678
The Lost Dog Café has been serving up great pizza, hot sandwiches and beer from around the world in Arlington's Westover neighborhood since 1985. Well known as a place to get great food at a great price, the café also serves up a hefty slice of compassion with each pizza. Café owners Ross Underwood and Pam McAlwee have been rescuing stray dogs and cats almost as long as they have been in business and the effort continues. Since 2001, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation has saved the lives of over 18,000 dogs and cats, helping them connect with loving families and forever homes. In May 2009, long time employees of the original Westover location, Jim and Mike Barnes, Wes Clough and Michael Danner opened additional locations South Arlington, Virginia in May 2009, Mclean, Virginia in January 2011 and Dunn Loring, Virginia in the summer of 2012. The latest addition to the Lost Dog Café franchise family is Alexandria, Virginia (opened in December 2015), owned and operated by franchise owner Pam McAlwee's cousin Matt Sisk, also a past employee at the original Westover location.
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