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Lowry's Crab Shack

420 W. Colonial Hwy, Hamilton, VA 20158
(540) 338 - 2348
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The rudest servers I've ever encountered. The server actually walked away mid-order. Portions were very small, and very disappointing. We'll never go back.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I love this place. Every time I'm near Hamilton, VA I have to plan a lunch or dinner at Lowry's Crab Shack. The blue crab are simply fantastic. The shrimp are very good as well. The crab chowder on the other hand... not so good. The flavor was a bit strange, consistency was thin, and the amount of crab in... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visiting family from NYC, great atmosphere, crabs, hush puppies, and corn fritters my new favorite place to eat, must check this place out.

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Waterford, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We patronize our local restaurants as much as possible. However, we've noticed the food, prices and service on the decline here. $45 for two Alaskan crab legs? Last time we visit.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is a really cute, hometown crab shack, except that it's inland! The owners bring in fresh seafood from the Chesapeake bay, so the fish and seafood are fresh. When the oysters are in season, be sure to try to oyster po'boy! Servers are armed with squeeze bottles of tartar sauce, so no need to wait for it. Also,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stumbled on Lowry's Crab Shack on a random weekend drive, drawn by the promise of oysters and the nice outside seating. Who knew, fresh crab and oysters and all other kinds of seafood in landlocked Hamilton VA! It's not about the building, the decor or the view; it's all about the seafood. Never able to pass up an oyster,... More

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woodbridge, va
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great food. Fresh seafood. Amazing find so far from the water. This is the type of place you expect to find near the beach. The place with great food and out door dining. Much what you would expect to find in a beach town.

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Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We visited Lowry's for a early diner on a Saturday evening. Between the six of us we ordered steamed plain peeled shimp- big and delicious steamed light spiced shrimp- still a little too much hot pepper for our taste Fred shrimp- fantastic, very lighly breaded, big shrimp. This was one of the table favorites fried fish- decent fried chicken- very... More

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Purcellville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I moved to P-ville in July 2012 and have since tried Lowry's 3 or 4 times. I personally find their seafood to be really top notch, with the Fried Shrimp being my personal favorite. Every person I've taken there seems to all think it is a gem of a resturant in Hamilton (of all places). If I had any criticisms... More

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Hamilton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We love this place. We have been to Lowrys probably over 50 times since they opened. Even though there is no other place around that does what they do it is still a good experience with good food. Every year they have been open they have improved the menu and service.Plus it is locally owned and operated. What could be... More

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