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1293 Broad St, Corner of 13th and Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901-1187
+1 706-922-1699
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Really it is hard to describe in words how awful this place is. First of all it is located in the grungy downtown which is not the safest place to be even during the day. YOu really want to keep an eye on your car because there are frequent car breakins in the area. Now for the restaurant. AS other... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Wanted to try their crab leggs. they were great. seasoned just as I like them.My husband and I really enjoyed them. So much so we returned the next day for more.

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Thank Yvonne M
Atlanta
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

A friend and I were coming from the Riverwalk last Saturday afternoon when we spotted Lou's and decided to give it a try. What's better than seafood in Augusta, right? I roused a dozing young man and asked to see menu which looked great. So we decided to eat there. We attempted to order and he told us he was... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Saturday afternoon , Wife and I the only customers , thought we would try it anyway . They couldn't produce most menu items no potato salad , nothing fried , only 1 baked potato in the house etc . Bill arrives ; now we are informed that we must go to an ATM across Broad St. even though they have... More 

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3 Thank John T
Augusta, GA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

This place is just like it seems - a casual, lad-back kind of place where you can go in and not be hassled by an annoying server. If you like to be constantly catered to, this isn't the place for you, because I see it as more of an "island atmosphere" type joint. But if you like just taking it... More 

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Thank JRE15
Augusta, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

It was a Wednesday night and seafood was what we wanted. I like to support downtown Augusta; So we decided to try it. Only when we walked in there was no one there to greet you and only one other couple was there and they had just stepped in seconds before us. It seems there is not much of a... More 

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Thank cytoicon
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Lunch was awful. We used a Living Social coupon for Sweet Lou’s Crab Shack. We walked in and there were only 2 other tables in use. One a large party and the other only 2 people. We stood at the front door unsure of what to do. Do we order at the counter? Do we seat ourselves? Do we wait... More 

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Thank Garret A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Went for a girls night out. My daughter had gone there once and said it was reasonable. We decided to sit outside as it was cold and loud inside. Loud from the T.V... Well we orderd. Steaks where small and not cooked as ordered, thats for the ones that order came out right the others ordered rib eyes, but that... More 

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Dallas, Tx
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

My three experiences over the last two years (don't live there or would go frequently) were all very good. Employees and last time, the owner, were as nice as can be and very attentive. Close to gourmet food in a very hospitable and down home place. That's what some of these negative reviews are about; it's not fancy, it's all... More 

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2 Thank RealDonn
Augusta, Georgia
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130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

My friend invited me for lunch, she'd purchased a half coupon, so we tried "Sweet Lou's." Unreal. Shack like decor. We ordered grilled shrimp. We each got 8 shrimp, but they were seriously small. All eight would have fit in a tablespoon. Our Cole slaw came in a plastic cup and held about a quarter cup. Our salad was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch
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Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1293 Broad St, Corner of 13th and Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901-1187
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 706-922-1699

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