P.J. Skidoos

Fairfax's Famous Bar, Restaurant, and Banquet Hall

Restaurant Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 11AM-10PM
  • Sun: 10AM-10:PM

Bar Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 11AM-2AM
  • Sun: 10AM-2AM
News & Events

News & Events

May Monthly Special

Chicken Kebob for only $10.95!
Greek marinated chicken breast skewered with
peppers and onions served oer rice pilaf

New Spring Lunch Specials

Monday: Grilled Romaine with Chicken $9.95
Tuesday: Grilled Fish Tacos $9.95
Wednesday: Prime Rib Sandwich $9.95
Thursday: Parmesan Herb Crusted Salmon Spinach Salad $9.95
Friday: Chicken Fajitas $9.95

Private Banquet Room

PJ SKIDOOS has a beautiful private banquet room located in the  
lower level of our restaurant.  It seats a minimum of 30 guests and
a maximum of 150 guests.  There is a private entrance, wood oak bar,
dancefloor, private bathrooms and more!  There is a separate menu
featuring menus for appetizer buffets, sit down lunch or dinners or a
buffet option.  NO ROOM RENTAL!  You will only pay for what your 
guests eat and drink plus gratuity and tax.

Please call us today for more information!

We are HIRING!

We are looking for energetic, positive, honest and 
hard working employees. Come in to fill out
an application today!

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!