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Calabash Seafood

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7514 Lee Davis Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3603
+1 804-746-8630
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was pretty disappointed. I had been looking forward to some quality fresh seafood. I ordered the fried flounder platter. It was not fresh. It was clearly institutionally prepared previously frozen fish. The taste was bland. I suspect it had been thawed and heated in an oven. I won't be going back.

Thank Mktrl
New London, NC
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Calabash is located across from Lee Davis High School. It is a no frills seafood restaurant that serves good food at fair prices. It is very large and at most times a reservation would not be necessary. On our visit we were seated immediately, and a waitress appeared within a minute of our arrival to give us menus and take... More 

Thank Ted D
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Calabash Seafood has been around for a long time, but the prices have seemed to increase just about every time we go there. Has gotten awfully expensive for fried shrimp, but it is really good. Service has always been excellent. Will continue to be a customer, but just not as often.

Thank JamesPeter2105
Hampton, Virginia
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354 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was brought here by a lady friend - we both enjoy shrimp. The packed parking lot caused me to think that we would have a long wait, but many of the cars were for the adjacent lounge and the interior was much larger than the exterior. We wound up both ordering steamed shrimp, but she took the petite order.... More 

Thank GrandpaGene
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love the senior memo. The food is great and the portions are just right. Very friendly staff and convenient location.

1 Thank Catherine C
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I was there for my sister in laws 60th birthday party. There were 21 of us. The service was sort of slow. The food was really good so it was worth the wait. They have great hushpuppies. I had the Crab Meat Sauteed in butter & it was delicious. It was all meat & no shell.

Thank Beachlvrgrl
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A landmark Mechanicsville restaurant, family owned and operated. You can count on delicious seafood every time, and this recent visit was no exception. Fried oysters just right, yum. Our waitress provided excellent service!!

Thank Teresa W
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Fried seafood platter was very unsatisfying and gross. It all tasted like old and aged fried oil. It all looked and tasted the same....disgusting. Very brown and oily.

Thank Ttruslow
Falmouth, Virginia
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304 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Friends said this was thier local seafood place and took us to dinner. Frozen nasty with same pricing and taste as R Lobster. We picked at the fish dinner and seafood platter to appease our friends but the salad was the only thing actually edible. It was busy and the waitress was spread thin so service for refills suffered almost... More 

Thank mikesxpress
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The food here is over priced frozen rubbery seafood.I ordered a 22 dollar broiled platter.It came with 2 sides. My Caesars salad was an additional 2.25. I asked for extra dressing because they only give you a small cup. I was told it would be an extra charge, I said ok, but never got it! My platter had 4 scallops,maybe... More 

Thank kathie h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7514 Lee Davis Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 804-746-8630

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