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Crab Louie's

1352 Sycamore Sq Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113-4240
(804) 275-2722
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Ranked #20 of 178 restaurants in Midlothian
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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74% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Crab Louie's in Sycamore Square is a tradition here in North Chesterfield. Meals start with their house-made relishes and sweet breads. I am a particular fan of hazelnut crusted trout and sizzlin' spinach so good you want to lick the dish. Their she-crab soup is creamy with large chunks of tender crab. It's the locally owned place where locals go.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The restaurant is located in a historical home, therefore, it was interesting. The food, however, was not what I expected. The fried oysters were heavily breaded and the actual oyster was very small. Several different relishes were placed in small containers prior to the meal. They were fine, but not exceptional. The server brought a tray of sliced breads to... More

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was looking forward to trying out Crab Louie's since I had heard good things about their seafood, and saw an opportunity to use a LivingSocial gift certificate. Upon arriving for a late lunch/early dinner, our server did not seem thrilled to be waiting on us, even though the restaurant was not very busy. We ordered drinks, a crab dip... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been visiting Crab Louie’s since their inception in 1981. Even though we have moved from the area and live 75 miles away in Williamsburg we still meet old friends there for lunch several times a year. On Sunday we enjoyed the Seafood Au Gratin which contained crabmeat, sea scallops and shrimp baked in a sherry cream sauce, topped... More

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Powhatan, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We met friends here for dinner. The waitress at first was not very cheery, but warmed up after a bit. This is a nice place that has been around for awhile. They offer many seafood dishes as well as steaks and some pasta dishes. I had the She Crab Soup, which was rich and creamy, with an adequate amount of... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Took my group out to dinner last night at Crab Louies. Three of us have eaten there once before 10/15 years ago. One of the guys remembered the crab cakes for some reason, however we saw Chiliean Sea Bass on the menu and our mouth's watered...................Three of us got the Sea Bass and OMG, what a huge disappointment. Sea Bass... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had dinner here on a Tuesday night. It was our anniversary and we had not been here in quite sometime so we thought we'd give it a try. We were seated promptly and our waitress appeared in a reasonable amount of time. She took our drink orders and reappeared at appropriate intervals to ask about taking our order. DW ordered... More

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Bracey, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My wife and I had lunch. Menu is largely seafood, but with a lot of variety in both types of seafood and in preparation...not just the usual fried or broiled. I had the shrimp scallops mornay and it was delicious, as was the ginger jasmine rice served with it. My wife had a salad that was generous in size with... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Midlothian for 30 years and had always heard nothing but great things about Crab Louie's so when it was my husband's and I wedding anniversary we decided to finally go since neither one had ever been there. What a complete disappointment. We had reservations for a Thursday night and still had to wait for our table... More

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midlothian, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Always good food, excellent crab cakes and seafood latke keep me coming back. Love the bread selections and the savories served before dinner. Some things just don't need to be changed. Keep up the good work.

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