The Best Restaurants In Manassas, Virginia

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Madison Orlow

The historic city of Manassas, which served as a battleground for the first major land battle of the American Civil War, now serves as a suburban cultural hub offering an array of ethnic and local cuisine. Here’s a list of our favorite restaurants for whatever you might be craving.
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Katerina’s Greek Cuisine

Greek salad

For a taste of the Mediterranean in Virginia, check out Katerina’s Greek Cuisine. Be sure to try the dolmades, which are stuffed grape leaves, and the seafood bruschetta to start. Diners rave about the chicken souvlaki and the lamb, and more adventurous eaters should try the octopus as well. Between the quality and authenticity of the food, along with the dimly lit surroundings, patrons will feel as though they had a fantastic meal in Athens.

Katerina’s Greek Cuisine, 9212 Center St Manassas, VA, USA +1 703 361 4976

The Bone

Nothing pairs quite like craft beer and barbecue, and The Bone in Manassas serves it up impeccably. With delicious options including pulled pork, Angus beef brisket, brined and smoked turkey, and dry-rubbed and smoked chicken, there is no way to leave with an empty stomach. Ribs and the other meaty options can be ordered together in a combo or on their own. This upscale barbecue restaurant has an extensive craft beer menu to compliment any entrée.

CJ Finz Raw Bar & Grill

Salmon Nigiri with Sesame Seeds

Seafood lovers in Old Town Manassas should not miss a chance to try the family-owned CJ Finz Raw Bar & Grill. With plenty of traditional seafood entrees such as crab cakes and cedar plank salmon, as well as a few out of the box options including crab fries and a salmon BLT, there are plenty of options to ensure satisfaction with any guest. To ensure fresh and interesting dishes, the food and beverage options change seasonally.

Zandra’s Taqueria

Fiesta lovers delight in the food and atmosphere of Zandra’s Taqueria. The meal begins with complimentary tortilla chips served with a choice of their many salsas, ranging from the sweet salsa rojo to the fiery roasted ghost peppers salsa. The restaurant offers a variety of tacos including tempura shrimp, bison, mahi mahi, chicken bacon ranch, and fried green tomatoes. To add even more excitement to the experience, there are a selection of margaritas and even the option to create your own by selecting a tequila, floater, and house mix.

City Tavern Grille

Despite a recent change of location, City Tavern Grille remains a staple for residents and visors of Manassas. The menu is expansive and appeals to a variety of tastes and offers consistent quality. Patrons rave about the prime rib, which can be ordered in four different cuts ranging from eight ounces to sixteen ounces and can be cooked with Cajun blackened seasoning. The bar offers a variety of draught beers and serves as a perfect spot to catch up with friends or coworkers over drinks and enjoy some appetizers or snacks.


The award winning Carmello’s serves modern cuisine with Portuguese and Italian influences. The menu changes seasonally to ensure the highest quality ingredients, and everything that is offered on the menu is made from scratch daily. With a recently renovated interior, the restaurant provides the idyllic setting for fine dining and any special occasion. The wine list simply cannot be missed with over 100 Portuguese wines and a variety of other international options including American and Italian wines.

Ashton Avenue Family Restaurant

Greek gyros with tzatziki sauce and fries on parchment paper. Shot with selective focus in natural light.

For a reasonably priced night out with family, Ashton Avenue Family Restaurant has a varied menu that will please even the pickiest eater. Guests especially enjoy the variety of ethnic cuisine, ranging from New York style classics to Greek favorites including gyro platters and souvlaki. Ashton Avenue Family Restaurant certainly does not fall short on the most important meal on the day, including the beloved five-meat omelet and eggs benedict.

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