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Ernie's Original Crab House

1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
+1 703-836-0046
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good19%
  • Average27%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible21%
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“seafood” (10 reviews)
“king crab” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, American
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1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quick business dinner. Food wasn’t bad but over priced and the service was very slow. The worst thing was that the waiter(only person in the place) added at $24 tip to the bill without telling us or giving us an itemized bill....More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The food was okay, although the portion was smaller than what you get at other restaurants. The service was just so-so. The main problem here is that it is way over-priced for what you get and the atmosphere. If you want to spend that much...More

Thank ClButch2014
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Ernie has left the building - and taken his quality of food with him. This place was next door to our hotel so we thought we would try out their seafood. King Street is a popular street for restaurants, but a when a place is...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My wife had been coming here since the 1950s to get crabs. We were in town and wanted a good seafood meal. The oysters were fresh and the crabs are great. If you are looking for a fancy restaurant, this one isn't it. The butcher...More

Thank MawBeck
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Sign said open. 1/3 full. Guy tells me they are closed. Been by several times before and it is usually empty. Would think they would want the $$.

1  Thank Lronn H
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Two other customers were present. We sat for 15 minutes waiting on the 1 and only employee in sight. Not even a glance over to us. Studying the menu for the 15 minutes looked limited and expensive. Obviously the service was...More

1  Thank Denny B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We like going there, dropping in on Saturday afternoons, just because the place is not too crowded and we can enjoy our food at a relaxing pace. Seems like the owners do their own waiting/cooking and we've never been disappointed--nice, piping hot sandwiches, crabcakes, and...More

Thank Ted12_11
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Well don't let appearances keep you away. It's the ole don't judge a book by the cover. I've been making my way here for over 15 years. Crabs great, large steamed shrimp, yummy, French Fries and cole slaw and a pitcher of beer oh my...More

Thank LetsgoAshevi
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

As with other reviews, you start to wonder about your decision to eat at Ernie's Original Crab House. The reviews state that the decor is old and the service is slow - trust me it is. But then the Food comes out and it was...More

Thank 412stevew
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton & this place was right next to it. I got the shrimp po boy. It was delicious! Nice sized shrimp, fresh bread. Tartar sauce was good. Family got fish & chips, crab cake sandwich. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend.

Thank thill2003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-0046
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