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The Crazy Crab

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902 Main St, Reedville, VA
+1 804-453-6789
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Pacific Harbour, Fiji
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We invited friends to dine with us for dinner at the Crazy Crab. I had no idea how much fun and how delicious the meals would be. It is in a great location and I liked it the minute we walked in. We were seated right away and when I looked at the menu it had my all time favorite... More 

2 Thank oceanrunninggirl
Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

With grandparents, parents and young children this cute old fashioned restaurant was a perfect outing in Reedville. I had blackened Mahi-mahi that came with an outstanding pickled salsa, excellent and fried green tomatoes, awesome. Others had shrimp, cheeseburgers, crab cakes and all of us were very happy with our lunch. The staff was very friendly to our loud and active... More 

Thank Pa B
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great food, nice service, lovely community! We sat out on the patio when it was raining. They have heaters, and a view of the boats and water.

Thank Arleen S
Reston, Virginia
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My only complaint is they allow smoking at their outdoor seating area. Other then that, the staff, the food, the friendly family atmosphere was awesome! Their crab dip is amazing, which usually I say my family makes the best, I think this is the best recipe I have ever had, would love to know how they make it :). The... More 

Thank Dana B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you want to be nearly surrounded by water while dining on seafood, this is the place. On an unbearably hot July day, I had to forgo the outside table I would normally have chosen, for a window seat in AC. I still had a wide and lovely view of the river. The food complimented the setting. Oven baked "Skipjack"... More 

Thank Dancerose
Reedville, Virginia
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We took a group of 14 here for a birthday dinner. Our service was very attentive, our food was all cooked just right, and they sang Happy Birthday for us and helped us serve the cake we brought with us. Since they have been open, this has been consistent with each visit. Great place to have dinner or lunch when... More 

Thank virginia t
Herndon, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This small restaurant in Reedville has it all. It has atmosphere: water and it has boats. What more would you want? It has a choice of seating (inside or out) and the soups are to die for. Also on the menu are calamari, fried oysters, shrimp, clams, steak, barbeque, pasta, sandwiches and pb and j. I seem to always gravitate... More 

Thank mjhinkins
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Sat outside and ate lunch. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We sat outside and watched the boats go by on the river.

Thank Stan B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

There is a reason why The Crazy Crab was packed with diners eating and waiting early on a Thursday summer evening: the diners are treated with hospitality (including being offered drinks while waiting for a table), great service and excellent food. The chef treats the fish/ seafood dishes with respect, as well, turning out perfectly prepared, in our case, individual... More 

Thank GreatBlue2
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Was staying at marina that is part of restaurant and ate there. Run by couple. Lots of local crab and other seafood as well as items for carnivores. Interesting menu. Service a little unpredictable but this is a small rural town so don't expect elegant service. Wine not opened at table but brought already opened.

Thank CJMike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 Main St, Reedville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Reedville
  • Phone Number: +1 804-453-6789

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?