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Calabash Seafood

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7514 Lee Davis Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3603
+1 804-746-8630
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have loved coming to Calabash since the '80's. Food is consistent and fast. This weekend, we thought we would take our grown children out for the All-you-can-Eat crab legs. Planned for it to be a special occasion and planned for the expense of it. NOT prepared for the price to be $47 each! We'd never eat enough crab legs... More 

Thank Bobby S
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was pretty disappointed. I had been looking forward to some quality fresh seafood. I ordered the fried flounder platter. It was not fresh. It was clearly institutionally prepared previously frozen fish. The taste was bland. I suspect it had been thawed and heated in an oven. I won't be going back.

Thank Mktrl
New London, NC
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Calabash is located across from Lee Davis High School. It is a no frills seafood restaurant that serves good food at fair prices. It is very large and at most times a reservation would not be necessary. On our visit we were seated immediately, and a waitress appeared within a minute of our arrival to give us menus and take... More 

Thank Ted D
Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Calabash Seafood has been around for a long time, but the prices have seemed to increase just about every time we go there. Has gotten awfully expensive for fried shrimp, but it is really good. Service has always been excellent. Will continue to be a customer, but just not as often.

Thank JamesPeter2105
Hampton, Virginia
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359 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I was brought here by a lady friend - we both enjoy shrimp. The packed parking lot caused me to think that we would have a long wait, but many of the cars were for the adjacent lounge and the interior was much larger than the exterior. We wound up both ordering steamed shrimp, but she took the petite order.... More 

Thank GrandpaGene
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love the senior memo. The food is great and the portions are just right. Very friendly staff and convenient location.

1 Thank Catherine C
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I was there for my sister in laws 60th birthday party. There were 21 of us. The service was sort of slow. The food was really good so it was worth the wait. They have great hushpuppies. I had the Crab Meat Sauteed in butter & it was delicious. It was all meat & no shell.

Thank Beachlvrgrl
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A landmark Mechanicsville restaurant, family owned and operated. You can count on delicious seafood every time, and this recent visit was no exception. Fried oysters just right, yum. Our waitress provided excellent service!!

Thank Teresa W
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Fried seafood platter was very unsatisfying and gross. It all tasted like old and aged fried oil. It all looked and tasted the same....disgusting. Very brown and oily.

Thank Ttruslow
Falmouth, Virginia
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305 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Friends said this was thier local seafood place and took us to dinner. Frozen nasty with same pricing and taste as R Lobster. We picked at the fish dinner and seafood platter to appease our friends but the salad was the only thing actually edible. It was busy and the waitress was spread thin so service for refills suffered almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7514 Lee Davis Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3603
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 804-746-8630

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