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

“Allows me to make a positive impact on peoples' lives.”
“I am part of a team that cares greatly about its contribution to the community. I feel valued and appreciated.”
“I have been allowed to explore any challenge that I wanted to take on, and I love the people I work with.”
“I learn, teach and have fun.”
“The commitment to excellence and the willingness to challenge the status quo to see if we can do things better.”
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