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Crab Louie's

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1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
+1 804-378-4977
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have friends who come to Richmond every 6 months for lunch at Crab Louie's. We have been doing this for 25 years and they would not miss it for the world. Always good service and good food and just a great place to sit and chat.

Thank lewisbs
Lewisville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a party of ten. We were all satisfied. A very good experience. The seafood is fresh and prepared with many styles.

Thank Gareth L
Richmond, Virginia
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96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to school in Maryland, and thought they had the best crab cakes in the world. Well, Crab Louie's might have them beat (they're at least tied for best)! Delicious! But, this place is more than seafood. ALL types of food are here, and all good. Big baskets of various types of bread, fresh salads, yummy desserts. I could... More 

Thank Deutschmann
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met siblings here for lunch. A nice location, no doubt. Server seemed a bit aloof, but helpful. The menu was difficult to read, small print, poor light. I had soup and sandwich with hot tea. All very tasty, cost $15.00 plus tip. No beef or pork selection on menu. Others at table had salad or fried shrimp. Salad, huge and... More 

Thank Mimi W
Washington DC
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here to celebrate a family member's birthday. cozy enough place but had food and service problems. ordered some wine and it had turned so told the waitress who at first didn't believe me; finally agreed to give me another glass of different kind. mixed up the salad orders and dressings. entree was ok: rockfish with spinach; nothing to write... More 

Thank travel-crab
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We've traveled all over the world and Sharon is by far the most personable, attentive and professional server! She took a personal interest in our family celebration and made us feel special. Highly recommend asking for Sharon when dining here.

Thank Becky B
Waynesboro, Virginia
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Yes, I did genealogy work and discovered my Wooldridge ancestor came to America in 1690. He was a Blacksmith named John Wooldridge. Year's later, two sons built the plantation house at the Midlothian Plantation. This restaurant resides in that old plantation house built in the early 1700's. I was great to eat there The food was excellent (10 star), and... More 

1 Thank GaryCummings
Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This restaurant seems to be stuck in the 80's. What was great then is just ok now. The inside is dated and has an odor that goes with the age. We were greeted by the hostess who had a hard time determining whether we should be seated on one side of the restaurant or the other. We decided for her... More 

2 Thank CPRVA
Pensacola, Florida
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a real small place with quaint atmosphere. I got the stake which was really nicely done and flavorful. Some in our party indicated that the fish was a like under done but looked good to me. The service is a little slow so do not expect FAST MCDONALD's FOOD.

Thank Joe S
Annapolis, Maryland
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74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The atmosphere was of quaint, colonial style. Excellent service was provided by Kelsey. However, the food was what you would expect from a fast-food chain restaurant. The clam chowder tasted like it came from a can. The fried entries were over-fried and had a thick batter. Would not go back.

1 Thank Bill D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: +1 804-378-4977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?