P.J. Skidoos

Fairfax's Famous Bar, Restaurant, and Banquet Hall

Restaurant Hours

  • Mon-Sun: 11AM-9PM

Bar Hours

  • Mon-Sun: 11am-2am

News & Events

Current Limited Menu 
Current Saturday Brunch Menu

Offering Indoor and Outdoor Seating!


Sunday Brunch Buffet is BACK!
Our legendary ALL YOU CARE TO EAT brunch buffet is BACK every Sunday from 10am-2pm!
Adults $18.95 | Kids 6-12 $9.95 | Kids 5& Under FREE

Dear Valued Customers,
Thank you for your support during this difficult time. We have felt a tremendous amount of love from everyone and we have missed you terribly!
We are offering Curbside Pick Up, Outdoor Dining on our patio and parking lot AND Indoor Dining.  We are open 7 days a week serving our menu from 11am-9pm. We will offer a Limited Menu to start and add items as business picks back up and items become available through our food vendors. Alcoholic beverages will be served as well!
We have implemented two new changes to PJ Skidoos:
1.) Customers can place their Curbside Pick Up food orders online via our website. You will see an “Order Online” link on our homepage. We are trying our best to make Curbside as contactless as possible. Of course, you can still call and place your order over the phone as well.
2.) We have also decided to partner with GrubHub, a food delivery service. You can now find us on their system. We want to offer this to our customers who truly need the service but IF you are able to order directly through the restaurant and pick it up yourself, it will help the restaurant tremendously, as GrubHub charges the restaurant almost 30% of the amount of your order for their delivery service.
With our re-opening, we have made the following adjustments to keep us all safe:
-All staff will be required to wear face masks, wear gloves, wash their hands frequently and will have their temperatures taken prior to beginning work. 
-We also require all of our customers to wear a face mask at all times inside of our restaurant. Once seated at your table, you may remove your face mask for eating and drinking. We want to ensure the health of all of our customers and staff so thank you for abiding by this rule. 
-We require everyone to maintain a 6 foot distance from one another.
-We have installed more hand sanitizing stations throughout the restaurant. We will be doing our absolute best to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and sanitation with the resources available to us. Tables and chairs will be sanitized after each guest's use. Commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized frequently.
-Our servers want to provide you with the best service but they will be keeping their 6' distance and will minimally have contact with your table. 
-We will offer disposable paper menus or you can view our menu on our website from your own mobile device.  
- Bathroom usage is limited to one person at a time. They will be monitored and cleaned frequently.
-If you have or have had a fever, symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to COVID-19 in the prior 14 days, please stay home.
Please share our news with everyone you know! We really need your continued support to continue operating our family owned business. We truly appreciate you and your patience while we navigate these unprecedented times. We cannot wait to see you again!
All the best,

Our beautiful patio is open!

Serving lunch, dinner and drinks under our covered patio.
Join us for a seat at a nice table or let our bartender serve you at our outdoor bar.
Happy Hour Specials served on our patio!
We recently enclosed the patio and put heaters so we are open on cooler days as well!

P.J. Skidoos

Our Story

P. J. Skidoos was opened the first of February 1978 by Cosmos Bells, Stephen Thomas, and Pip Thomas. It was one of the first restaurant/bars in Northern Virginia and soon became the most popular. Stephen Thomas came up with the name — P. J. came from one of the oldest bars in New York City, "P. J. Clarke's," and Skidoos was a fictitious word used on flags at carnivals around the turn of the 20th century to attract attention. P. J. Skidoos — the perfect name for this unique and transcending establishment.

P. J. Skidoos has always been privately owned. Today, Cosmos Bells and his nephew, Dimitri Paraskevopoulos, own and manage the restaurant. We never want to franchise because we want to keep our personal connection to our customers. Many of our customers met here, married, and now their children come here. We also try to have something for everyone from business lunches to family dinners and celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, college parties, private banquet parties and any of our menu items available for carry-out.

We strive to provide our customers excellent food and service at very reasonable prices. P. J. Skidoos has won numerous awards for our food and prices, especially our prime rib. We feel our banquet prices cannot be beat and that is why so many people celebrate their rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, retirement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, christenings, business meetings, holiday parties, and many more occasions in our banquet rooms. P. J. Skidoos has a beautiful patio which is open during the warmer months. We have happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 4-8pm. We also provide gift cards in any denomination for that special gift.

We are very proud that we have served this area for over 35 years and appreciate all of the support we have received!