Cheap Eats 2007: Flavors Soul Food
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Flavors Soul Food
Address: 3420 Carlyn Hill Dr., Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-379-4411
Neighborhood: Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads
Cuisines: Soul Food, Southern, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 to 9; Saturday 2 to 9; Sunday 1 to 7.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Fried chicken; fried pork chops; fried whiting and croaker; smoked ribs; smoked-pork-shoulder sandwich; potato salad; candied yams; mashed potatoes.
Price Details: Sandwiches $5.75 to $6.50; dinners $7.95 to $10.95
Special Features:
Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

There might be six TVs going in this wood-paneled soul-food restaurant, but the first thing you hear is the hiss of a fryer sizzling up batches of flattened pork chops, battered chicken, and filets of trout.

The fried chicken is owner Francine Helton’s family recipe, and it’s terrific, all moist meat and spicy crunch. The hickory-smoked barbecue—either shreds of smoky pork or tender pork ribs—is worthy, too, and even better with a dash of the house-made pepper sauce.

Place your order at the counter—don’t forget sides like skin-on mashed potatoes, crusty mac and cheese, eggy potato salad, and crumbly cornbread—then grab a booth or a seat at the bar and wait the 15 minutes or so everything takes to make.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday from 1 to 9, Sunday from 2 to 7.

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