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1352 Sycamore Sq, Midlothian, VA 23113-4666
+1 804-378-4977
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like "low-country" style seafood, this is your place. If you prefer the Maryland style seafood, probably not your first choice. Lots of fried seafood, good flavor, and good portions.

Thank danb2029
Kill Devil Hills, NC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Richmond, Va we had a family gathering at Crab Louie's. 9 of us were taken care of by this great waitress who attended our table and made everything very pleasant. I'm picky about seafood, so I'll rate the dishes at a 4. There were many great looking items on the menu, and our table had... More 

Thank OBXDude
Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank lewisbs
Lewisville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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.

1 Thank Gareth L
Richmond, Virginia
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96 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Deutschmann
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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 19 December 2016

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 15 December 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 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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 6 November 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 

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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
USD 30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?