Arlington, VA

Anecdotally, at least, restaurants seem to be getting busier around town.

That’s not too surprising, given the warmer weather and the fact that vaccinations are on the rise and now available to everyone ages 16 and up.

The pandemic has not been kind to the restaurant industry. In Arlington, more than two dozen have closed since March 2020. Nationally, some 10% of all restaurants have closed, according to one measure.

Rising vaccination rates point to a light at the end of the tunnel for the industry, though some challenges — including difficulty hiring — remain.

For those who are fully vaccinated and considering dining out, we’ve compiled a list of the top-rated restaurants in Arlington, according to Yelp reviews. Note that the order corresponds to that presented by Yelp, which seems to take into account the number of reviews in addition to the star ranking, and some of the following are actually food trucks.

If you’re not yet vaccinated, or not yet comfortable dining at a restaurant, most if not all of the following also offer takeout and/or delivery.

  1. Idido Coffee and Social House
  2. Paramount Cafe
  3. Tacos El Chilango Food Truck
  4. Superette
  5. Kaldi’s Social House
  6. The Celtic House
  7. Maya Bistro
  8. Good Company Doughnuts and Cafe
  9. Arlington Kabob
  10. Tortas Y Tacos La Chiquita
  11. Fettoosh
  12. McNamara’s Pub and Restaurant
  13. Ruthie’s All Day
  14. Ambar
  15. La Tingeria Food Truck
  16. Chill Zone
  17. El Pollo Rico
  18. El Fuego
  19. Pupatella
  20. Pa’ Tacos El Papi Food Truck
  21. Colony Grill
  22. Charga
  23. Palette 22
  24. Metro Halal Food Cart
  25. Dama Pastry and Restaurant
  26. Oby Lee
  27. Mezeh Mediterranean Grill
  28. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue
  29. Verre Wine Bar
  30. Cava Mezze
  31. Carlyle
  32. Namaste Everest
  33. The Italian Store
  34. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
  35. Pho 75
  36. Enjera Restaurant
  37. Istanbul Grill
  38. Sushi 2 Go
  39. Galaxy Hut
  40. La Union Restaurant

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