About Us

CLAREDON2outsidepapergoodWelcome to Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, a taste of Florida right in the heart of Falls Church.  We pride ourselves on our delicious fresh food, our warm service and family friendly prices.  We have a diverse menu  featuring fresh seafood, tasty burgers, baja favorites, creative vegetarian/vegan selections  and healthy options for kids that offers a little something for everyone. Start with an appetizer of our plump crackermeal dusted fried oysters, then indulge in our wildly popular mahi mahi fish tacos.  Top it all off by treating  yourself to a decadent ice cream sandwich made with homemade ice cream from our sister restaurant, Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae, just down the road.

In the spring of 2005 we decided to create a casual, North Florida style oasis in Clarendon.  Growing up in Gainesville, Florida we were accustomed to reasonably priced seafood at family friendly establishments.  However, we realized there was an absence of this type of fare in our new home town. More importantly, we opened Clare and Don’s not only to share the delicious food of the South but the casual attitude that accompanies it.  In 2007, following a brief stint in Clarendon,  we found our current location in The Little City and it immediately felt like home.  We cater to families,  the bar crowd, music enthusiasts and foodies alike.  On any given evening you may encounter live music, karaoke, DJs, trivia night or our fire pit.

While our unique taste of Florida-comlete with palm trees and flip flops- is known far and wide, one of the greatest joys of being a popular destination for a diverse group of regular customers is the ability draw a large audience for events.  We are passionate about  giving back to our community and regularly host fundraisers for our school system as well as a number of local and national charities.  We pride ourselves as being an integral part of many aspects of our neighborhood, not just a place to eat with friends or family.

Whether you come to Clare and Don’s for the fun, food or flip flops…we look forward to serving you!