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Crab Louie's


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

Location and contact


For guests aged 10 & under
Fresh Fish
Choose from any fresh fish available on the adult menu
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Served on whole wheat bread
Grilled Chicken
Fried Shrimp
Served w/ cocktail sauce
Chicken Tenders
Served w/ mustard sauce
Crab Cake Petites
Our famous crab cakes only smaller. served w/ mustard sauce
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to get crab cakes for the appetizer (three 2 bite portion) and then try something else, but when we tasted those delicious perfect little bites, we all had to have more! Of course, they do have combos and that's what we had. Crab...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice restaurant with linen tablecloths. Plenty of parking. Good wait staff. A good place for a date.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SteveP232
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I love going to Crab Louie’s for atmosphere, excellent food and fantastic wait staff. We like sitting in the area with the two fireplaces and sitting in the tall back chairs. Very romantic! They always present an array of choices with breads...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dorothymaehall
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We have going to Crab Louie's seafood tavern for many years and quite simply its the best seafood restaurant in the area. Frankly, that aren't many real seafood restaurants left in the this area. Sure, every restaurant usually has some type of seafood on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Teresa P
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Your table will have relishes and you will be offered bread, sweet breads. Take them, try them all. Everything is made in house. Nice alternative to chain seafood restaurants, much more local, homey.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank schimmelart
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Not the same as in past . Need to step up service and menus .had to wait for drink refills and had to stop waiter for check .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ed B
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Crab Louies Seafood Tavern is in the old plantation house of my ancestor John Wooldridge from the early 1700's. The seafood is beyond wonderful as are the steaks. The ale is delicious and the desserts satisfy you. For extra ambiance, there is a young ghost...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GaryCummings
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Our dinner party of 8 to 10 guests were disappointed by the quality and portion size at Crab Louie's - definitely not what we expected. We were there to celebrate the b'day of a distinguished member of the Richmond business community. Our waitress and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Arthur G
Reviewed October 3, 2018

the grilled salmon was outstanding - just perfect. The tilapia was too small a portion, dry and over-cooked. The sauteed vegetables were mushy, tasteless and useless. the relishes are excellent accompaniments to the 4 varieties of breads offered. The place is too dark, why? the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ir0ngate69
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The atmosphere is charming and historic. The house has so much history. Service is friendly and the tables/floors are clean. I have to say the appetizer breads are the best. It reminds me of years ago when fine dining served a whole bread with honey...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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December 5, 2016|
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Response from GaryCummings | Reviewed this property |
I think the usual lunch hours apply, as far as I know.
May 13, 2016|
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Response from jennsinger | Reviewed this property |
Crab Louie's should be fine for your celebration. I would also recommend the Boathouse. The boathouse offers the view and some distractions/ attractions for the kids.
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