About Great American Restaurants

Since 1974, Great American Restaurants have set the bar for casual dining in Northern Virginia. Through a unique combination of entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm for hospitality and relentless hard work, Great American Restaurants have created 12 dining destinations and an artisan bakery offering fantastic cuisine and plenty of fun. Founders Randy Norton, Jim Farley and Mike Ranney set out with the mission of hiring and developing the best service professionals in the industry. Over the past 40 years, Great American has built a team dedicated to excellence, hospitality, and fun with fanatical attention to detail.

From Artie’s in Fairfax to Sweet Water Tavern in Falls Church, and Coastal Flats in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Great American Restaurants are the Washington area’s top destinations for family and friends in search of classic American cuisine and good times.

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What employees say

“There is tremendous amount of integrity around the work we do. We work in a very strong community and are respected for efforts.”
“I feel like I am part of a large family that puts others first.”
“I have changed as a person due to the core values bestowed on us.”
“You feel the appreciation from our directors on all your efforts.”
“The managers are awesome and they make learning about food fun. They care about the staff and our well being.”
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