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Ernie's Original Crab House

1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
+1 703-836-0046
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Overview
  • 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
CUISINES
Seafood, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The decor is certainly not much to write home about, but the food was great. My husband had a cheeseburger and fries, my dad had the oyster po'boy, my mom had a clam/vegetable soup, and I had a 1/2 lb of boiled shrimp. Everyone liked...More

Thank RudieMO
Reviewed September 1, 2016

So, I'm staying in town for a conference and had to walk by this place every day on my way to our training. On the fourth night, I decided to try it, as I typically like old local joints. If they've been around forever, they...More

2  Thank HumbleRealist
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Ernie's was very good. Laid back atmosphere, good service and great food. Would recommend highly. We had the king crab, crab cakes, fish, vegetable soup with crab, and New England clam chowder. Prices were reasonable

Thank Wingdinger2015
Reviewed July 21, 2016

I really wanted to give this restaurant the benefit of the doubt due to all of the mixed reviews I recently read online. Sadly, I am unable to provide any positive information as it relates to both of my sad experiences. My first experience, I...More

1  Thank Lasonya M
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We happened upon Ernie's when walking around Alexandria. We consider ourselves fairly easy to please. The food was okay when it finally arrived (We watched 2 rounds of customers at all surrounding tables served before our food arrived. We were told there was a "mix...More

1  Thank photomomof2Edmond_OK
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We waited for over 20 minutes for our order to be taken. Then it took 45 minutes for the crabs to arrive out of the kitchen. We order hush puppies that took over an hour to come out of the kitchen. The all you can...More

1  Thank Kusi2006Appiah
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. Placed an order for steamed crabs to pick up and take home and they had no record of the order and didn't seem to care.

Thank Jane p
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Really wanted crab legs and I found them here. Great price for a lb of king crab and they were delicious. We also tried the shrimp po boy and fish and chips and they were ok. Don't come here if you are looking for upscale...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed May 12, 2016

We were on foot from the waterfront to the Hilton, about 15 blocks. We wanted seafood. Everything was so overpriced, we just weren't up for it, and we were in sweatpants, and had been rained on too so we needed super casual. We came up...More

Thank sisterwifeone
Reviewed April 26, 2016

It sounded like a quaint mom & pop diner when craving seafood. It turned out to be a nasty, overpriced greasy spoon that happens to serve seafood. Apparently the only two people working that night were an elderly Chinese couple (Ernie? Is that you?), and...More

1  Thank DD S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
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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