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Crab Louie's

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1352 Sycamore Sq Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113-4240
(804) 378-4977
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service, food and atmosphere, it's all good!

We were quickly greeted and seated in a table of our choosing. The menu is primarily seafood with dinner prices ranging from $17 to about $30. We ordered Tilapia and Salmon that came with an excellent salad and one side. The fish was well prepared and tasty. The atmosphere was quiet and inviting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Terry B
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Goochland, Virginia
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Goochland, Virginia
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204 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were quickly greeted and seated in a table of our choosing. The menu is primarily seafood with dinner prices ranging from $17 to about $30. We ordered Tilapia and Salmon that came with an excellent salad and one side. The fish was well prepared and tasty. The atmosphere was quiet and inviting. The service was prompt, friendly and professional.

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Thank Terry B
Macedon, New York
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160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's always a nice experience to dine here. My only complaint is that when you purchase a gift certificate for someone it now has an expiration date. So be careful if you do.

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Thank Bruce B
Richmond, VA
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having made a reservation for a Saturday night, I did not expect to wait 45 minutes for a table. When finally seated, we waited 15 minutes for a server to even come to the table; we were actually getting ready to get up and walk out. It was clear that the restaurant was understaffed; the waitstaff was working hard but... More 

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Thank vakirby
Midlothian, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. Our server was efficient and friendly. The fact that a ghost may be present added to the quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Charles M
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away off the beaten path. Just below good and above fair. Service was good, food satisfactory. A bit outdated menu. The place could use a little pizzazz both in decor and menu.

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Thank tiannaccone
Richmond, Virginia
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I always enjoy dining in a historical buildings for whom all can enjoy! Our choice in a appetizer was the She Crab Dip. It was nice but the topping was a bit salty for me! I ordered Haddock fish with a side of cole slaw. I usally eat wild caught fish and Crab Louis'e offered two choices! My fish along... More 

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Thank T D
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

A retirement dinner for a coworker brought us here. We had an attentive waitress that served us cocktails in a private area of the restaurant. The menu had so many choices. It was hard to nail down, but I went with the scallops and jasmine rice. I loved it! Finished up with a creme brûlée. A wonderful evening and no... More 

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Thank Joy K
Midlothian, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Crab Louie's is in an historical plantation building and the interior reflects this, with wide plank floors and huge fire places. Restaurant is very accessible with excellent ramps and easy parking. The rest rooms are clean and roomy. I have not been to Crab Louie's in the past year. I noticed a real difference in the quality of the food.... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a great date night restaurant. Also a great spot for celebrations. A wonderful assortment of relishes and breads are served before the meal. She crab soup is my favorite starter and is available year round. During the cooler months, we go here specifically for the squash bisque which is only available seasonally. The seafood selections are fresh and... More 

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Thank Mdearing39
Midlothian, Virginia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Service was good, pleasant surroundings in decor but food was only average. Considering the prices the food should have been much better. They need to lower the prices or improve the food quality. I personally think that they are living off of their past reputation of their earlier years.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1352 Sycamore Sq Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113-4240
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: (804) 378-4977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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