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Ernie's Original Crab House

1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
+1 703-836-0046
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good18%
  • Average29%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible20%
6 May 2018
“Sit anywhere”
6 Mar 2018
“Filled need for crab”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your looking for a high class decor you will sell this one short. It is older and worn. The Clam Chowder was commercial but good. However the Crab Cakes were some of the best I’ve had. They were made on site and contained almost...More

Thank DCMahan
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Ernie’s has definitely not gone toward upscale! It has old tables, and mismatched chairs. The napkins are a roll of cheap brown paper. But it is a warm and friendly place. The radio planes baroque music, while the TVs show boxing matches. Most people know...More

Thank Margo B
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We ate here because it’s near Wyndam Old Town. I liked my fried soft shell crabs. The French fries were cold. My wife didn’t like her fish & chips.

Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s not cheap but well worth cost. The whole area is a fun date or family night out. Their menu has plenary to offer but it’s not overboard. The quality of the food is incredible.

Thank Honestyrule1
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I really wanted to like this place. 120.00 for three burgers, a soft shell crab, 4 sodas, plus a MANDATORY 20% tip that was added to the check by the server. Food was okay, but nothing special. Save your money and go to Theismann's across...More

Thank Maedog1
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We found this place as we were walking back and decided to try it. It was a little after lunch and this place was empty except for one table in the back. We found out own seats and the server/owner, gave us menus. A few...More

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed March 22, 2018

For the prices charged I expected that the food would be at least decent. The service was S-L-O-W and the place only had three of us in it...I suppose that should have been the first warning. The dingy/dirty/drab décor should have been my second warning....More

Thank hanskennedy30
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Many choices on sizes for crabs. However, crabs are not local this time of year. Very informal. Decor could use some upgrading.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick dinner. First impression was that this place is empty at 630 pm in Alexandria...so I looked at TripAdvisor and Yelp and saw the bad reviews. Turns out the sandwich was delicious, the beer cold and service ok. Not fancy, but...More

Thank kdustin
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Went for a quick business dinner. Food wasn’t bad but over priced and the service was very slow. The worst thing was that the waiter(only person in the place) added at $24 tip to the bill without telling us or giving us an itemized bill....More

Thank Ed W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-0046
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