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

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Longtime Favorite - Consistently Excellent food and service

Very nice, upscale seafood restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service. My family has been going to Crab Louie's for over 25 years. It is a favorite for family celebrations, Father's days, birthdays etc. In 25 years, I don't think we ever had a bad exerience. Breads and relishes at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Rick B
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Chesterfield, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Rice, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We returned here after many years to enjoy our anniversary dinner. I used to work close to Crab Louie's and we had purchased our rings in the shoppes close to the restuarant. It was our 15th anniversary so we decided to return. We enjoyed the relishes but suggest that they serve something with them other than sweet breads. When we... More 

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Newark
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We go to this restaurant at least a couple times a year. An historic building, with fireplaces and early American touches. Seafood Latkes are my menu favorite, but the Crab Cakes are a close second. Very good soups. A nice slection of relishes (pickled three bean, corn relish, sweet sauerkraut) and fresh sweetbreads (usually gingerbread, apple spice bread, pumpkin bread)... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Quaint atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff, topped with EXCELLENT food made for a very enjoyable evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Really good bread and relish offering as an appetizer. Large variety of seafood offerings, however the fish is disappointing as being frozen filets and not fresh catch. Wait staff is attentive. Good family dining or business venue.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very nice, upscale seafood restaurant. Consistently excellent food and service. My family has been going to Crab Louie's for over 25 years. It is a favorite for family celebrations, Father's days, birthdays etc. In 25 years, I don't think we ever had a bad exerience. Breads and relishes at beginning of the meal are a unique experience to this restaurant.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Dinner on a Sunday evening was a real delight. CL's is located in an old stage line tavern, updated to a warm relaxed atmosphere with attentive friendly service. The Mrs and I both had the Norfolk Sautéed Combination which was first rate. The wine list produced a new one for me - Predator “Old Vines” Zinfandel from Rutherford. Perfect restaurant... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a new seafood restaurant and we decided to try Crab Louie's. That was a good decision on our part. Crab Louie's is located on Midlothian Turnpike out in the chesterfield area. It's a beautiful restaurant and is in an old local home and tavern that was built in 1745. Seafood is the specialty,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crab Louie's has been my most favorite restaurant for many years. We always try to go for special occasions, or just whenever we can find a good excuse. Their seafood entrees of any kind are the best in town! I definitely recommend Crab Louie's, but also suggest you make a reservation for dinner.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Enjoyed an early dinner of shrimp and grits. Shrimp was cooked perfectly, grits were good and while I enjoyed the sauce it was a bit heavy. We have been to Crab Louie's three times. They bring out a terrific selection of breads with your beverages. Staff is knowledgeable, atmosphere is nice. Good lunch and dinner menu options.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Starting with the variety of wonderful breads they serve, this warm tavern atmosphere makes for a wonderful dinner date. The fireplace is warm and inviting and the seafood always fresh. While it may seem a little out of the way, it is worth the drive for great seafood.

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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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