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Crab Louie's

1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
+1 804-378-4977
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (72 reviews)
“latkes” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice interior, quiet noise level, well prepared good home cooked food. This is a local seafood restaurant with a good selection of local in season fish plus regular menu items. Their free on the table appetizers of beans salad, sauerkraut, and delicious rolls can fill...More

Thank RealtorBethKane
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our server, Cara, was very good! We really enjoyed the sweet breads and sides (kidney bean, corn and sauerkraut salads). If was half off bottled wine night and Cara found one we would like after our first three choices were out. We split the Norfolk...More

Thank RJ P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Not sure what the draw is here but it certainly is not the food nor the service. Our waitress never told us her name, did not offer any specials and we had to ask for napkins for our drinks. Overall the food was a 2...More

Thank Gregg-Midlo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is contained in a building built in 1745. Crab Louie's has been here since 1981. The floors and bar are made from a rich honey colored wood. The lighting is subdued, but ample enough to appreciate the presentation of the food. I had...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Eight of us visited Crab Louie's for lunch on a Sunday. We were very surprised to find the restaurant almost empty. Our experience may explain why. We arrived on time and were seated promptly. They were set up for us. Bread and relishes were already...More

1  Thank sharon c
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at Crab Louie several times over the years. The service is always pretty good. The seafood options are decent, but not extensive. I like the homemade bread. The she crab soup is very good. On my last visit I ordered the broiled seafood...More

Thank Tasha E
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My wife and I had not eaten at this restaurant in several years and decided to visit it again. The ambience is nice. The food was prepared well, but portions and presentation were average. Our waitress delivered only average service. She rarely checked on us...More

Thank treeman
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Crab Louie's has been our go-to favorite since arriving in the area 20+ years ago. We love the fact that this is a local restaurant, not a chain. We enjoyed the Seafood Broil & Seafood Au gratin. Delicious, cooked to order. And, of course, the...More

Thank DaveRK2014
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We started out with the breads which were more like a cake. The zucchini was my favorite. The others weren't bad but average I would say. Then I tried the crab she soup which was sour and didn't have any lump crab meat in it....More

Thank jozeppi
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Crab Louie's attracts a more mature customer than most restaurants. So, the typical dining experience is a bit quieter (not too loud for real conversation) and less chaotic than some restaurants. Absent are teens and toddlers. I am sure they are welcome, but they don't...More

Thank L B
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5 December 2016|
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Response from GaryCummings | Reviewed this property |
I think the usual lunch hours apply, as far as I know.
13 May 2016|
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Response from jennsinger | Reviewed this property |
Crab Louie's should be fine for your celebration. I would also recommend the Boathouse. The boathouse offers the view and some distractions/ attractions for the kids.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: +1 804-378-4977
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