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Crab Louie's

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1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
+1 804-378-4977
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I did genealogy work and discovered my Wooldridge ancestor came to America in 1690. He was a Blacksmith named John Wooldridge. Year's later, two sons built the plantation house at the Midlothian Plantation. This restaurant resides in that old plantation house built in the early 1700's. I was great to eat there The food was excellent (10 star), and... More 

1 Thank GaryCummings
Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant seems to be stuck in the 80's. What was great then is just ok now. The inside is dated and has an odor that goes with the age. We were greeted by the hostess who had a hard time determining whether we should be seated on one side of the restaurant or the other. We decided for her... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a real small place with quaint atmosphere. I got the stake which was really nicely done and flavorful. Some in our party indicated that the fish was a like under done but looked good to me. The service is a little slow so do not expect FAST MCDONALD's FOOD.

Thank Joe S
Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The atmosphere was of quaint, colonial style. Excellent service was provided by Kelsey. However, the food was what you would expect from a fast-food chain restaurant. The clam chowder tasted like it came from a can. The fried entries were over-fried and had a thick batter. Would not go back.

1 Thank Bill D
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went there with another couple. We had a great time. The service was excellent, the food was exquisite, and great wine choices. Great dining experience.

1 Thank Sharon C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Service was impeccable. The good was delicious. The crabcakes were fabulous. They serve sweet breads beside the meal. I loved the apple bread. I ordered spinach as my side...umm delicious. The only reason I did not give them 4-stars was because the meal only comes with one side.

Thank Donna D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have lived in Midlothian, Virginia for over 30 years now and Crab Louie's has always been one of my favorite places for dinner. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with wide planked wood floors, classic chandeliers and often a toasty fire crackling in the dining room. They have a wonderful wine list with some of my favorite Napa Valley... More 

Thank W3569KNmaryk
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My family loves this place--we have been coming here since my son was 10 yrs old(he is now 31), and it is his favorite seafood restaurant in Richmond. The bread other items that come with all meals is wonderful, and the Seafood Casserole is fantastic--so rich you will go into shock!

Thank Richard G
Suffolk County, NY
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nothing felt authentic about the food at Crab Louie's. We dined ine Friday night several weeks ago and the restaurant was faily empty when we arrived at 6pm. I had the Crabcake and Seafood Latke combo - both underwhelming and tasted like frozen food that was micorwaved. It came with some undisitinguishable sauce and when I asked for tartar sauce,... More 

Thank Rita11705
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a friends bday.Food is just average but prices are sorta high.My son did not like chicken tenders at all and he is not picky! The salmon was really good.Salads are basically just lettuce and tomatoe.Servers are friendly but service is slow.We do have friends that go regularly and they love it here.We will not be going back though.

Thank Deborah O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?