Here is a list of 5 local restaurants that are less than 5 miles from the George Mason Fairfax campus! From personal experience, I would recommend all of you to go out and explore these dining options.
1. Sister’s Thai, 4004 University Dr, Fairfax
Located conveniently on University Drive, this charming Thai restaurant offers Thai street foods, soups, currys, noodles, and more. The environment is very homey and comfortable as it is set up like a living room café. Some of my favorite dishes are the drunken noodles, kapow fried rice, and the Thai iced tea! They offer a lunch special on weekdays for $7.95, which is an amazing deal.
2. Sushi Prince, 10256 Main Street, Fairfax
One of my favorite places to go to for fresh sushi and sashimi, this Japanese restaurant offers a sushi bar, bento boxes, seafood, and soups. The restaurant is small and is always packed so I would recommend calling ahead for reservations. Also, go with a group so you can try a variety of different rolls and platters. My favorites are the chirashi bowl, crown royal roll, and sashimi platter.
3. First Watch, 9600 Main Street, Suite S, Fairfax
Brunch is always a good idea and this one is great for everyone as they have a great variety of options on their menu, including healthy and light options. My favorite thing to eat is the quinoa and pesto chicken power bowl.
4. Havabite, 10416 Main St, Fairfax, VA
A small and quaint family owned restaurant specializing in Greek and Italian food is a must try for Mason students and staff. Their gyro meat and pasta dishes are delicious. They offer a large menu with lots of options to fit any appetite. Also, lunch delivery in Fairfax city is free!
5. Bellissimo, 10403 Main St, Fairfax, VA
A white-tablecloth Italian restaurant best for special occasions serves a large menu of traditional dishes. Although it is pricey, the food here is so delicious that it is worth every penny. I highly recommend their pasta and veal dishes.