Menu

Appetizers

Nantua Stuffed Mushrooms

$8.95

Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster baked in a lightly spiced Cajun mix.

Coconut Fried Shrimp

$8.95

With tropical Fruit and Horseradish Marmalade

Oysters Rockefeller

$7.95

Topped with a lightly spiced mixture of Spinach, Onions and Parmesan cheese. Set of three.

Bluepoint Oysters (1/2 dozen)*

$10.95

Bluepoint oysters from the cold waters off Cape Cod. Served with Champagne Mignonette ice and cocktail sauce.

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (1/2 dozen)

$9.95

Jumbo Gulf shrimp on ice with Lemon and Cocktail Sauce.

Crab Cake Petites

$10.50

Three of our famous Crab Cakes, only smaller. Golden fried to perfection..

Baked She Crab Dip

GFV $9.95

Plenty for two. Served with Grilled Flatbread.

Soups & Chowders

She Crab Soup

$6.00/Cup, $7.50/Bowl

Simmered with sherry and fresh lump crabmeat.

  • Recommended

New England Clam Chowder

$4.50/Cup, $5.95/Bowl

A Northeastern favorite perfected in the Old South. Sea clams, bacon, herbs and spices simmered in our creamy chowder.

  • Favorite

Mediterranean Fish Chowder

$3.50/Cup, $4.95/Bowl

Fresh fish, sautéed garlic, onions, leeks, diced tomatoes, and spices, in a hearty sherry saffron fennel broth.

Gazpacho

$5.95

Our signature tomato-cucumber soup flavored with a full garden of fresh vegetables, cucumbers, peppers, onions, garlic and fresh spices. With sour cream and garlic croutons.

  • Specialty

Desserts

Chefs Featured Cheesecake

Full $8.95, Half $5.95

Please ask your server about today’s selection.

Louie’s Brownie

$5.95

Warmed Chocolate Brownie a la mode, with a thin cheesecake center layer and our Brandied Bing Cherry sauce over top.

Caramelized Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

$6.95

A classic custard dessert with just a hint of orange zest.

Chocolate Praline Sundae

$5.95

Chocolate fudge praline sauce served over vanilla ice cream, and garnished with baked sugared pecans and whipped cream.

Mini Praline Sundae

$3.95

A petite version of our regular sundae.

Bananas Foster Sundae

$6.95

Slices of banana flamed with brown sugar, cinnamon and rum over vanilla ice cream, and topped with whipped cream.

Key Lime Pie

$6.95

With a Ginger Snap-Macadamia Nut Crust, Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut.

Wines & Libations

Featured Wines

Join us on Tuesday evenings for wine appreciation night. All bottles of our featured wines and wines from our regular wine list are half price! (unless otherwise noted)

White Hart Chardonnay (California)

Glass $10, Bottle $36

From the Arroyo Seco region known for great Chardonnay with mouth filling flavors of green apples, baked apple tart, citrus & a medium long finish with vanilla oak & gentle spice notes.

Lubanzi Rhone Red Blend (Western Cape, South Africa)

Glass $9, Bottle $32

Impressive structure with layers of aromas like sour cherry cheesecake, bruised peppermint leaf & dark chocolate. The palate echoes these aromas with more juicy black fruit & a mini explosion of ripe blackcurrant on the finish.

Maison Fabre Côtes De Provence Rosé (France)

Glass $9, Bottle $32

This bright & racy wine has aromas of rose water, citrus, raspberry & wild berries. Crisp, fruity & bright with a lush mid-palate, a light touch of acidity as well as red currant & spice flavors & a bit of raspberry on the finish. From one of the true global experts in rosé!

Walnut City Pinot Noir OPN (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

Glass $9.75, Bottle $35

Light to medium weight & very smooth with aromas of pomegranate, raspberry & hints of violet. With marionberry, cherry & blackberry on the palate. This hand harvested wine is simply delicious!

Beers

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale

Alewerks Suberb IPA

Alewerks Tavern Brown Ale

Quayside Kolsch

Wrenish Rye Amber Ale

Stone IPA

Stella Artois Belgian Pilsner

Blue Moon Belgian White

Yuengling Lager

Angry Orchard Rose Cider

Angry Orchard Easy Apple Cider

Corona Extra

Coors Light

Miller Lite

O’Douls

Specialty Cocktails

Category 5 Hurricane

$9.00

Bacardi rum, Southern Comfort, orange, pineapple & cranberry juices.

Louie’s Rum Runner

$9.75

Packed with spiced rum, Bacardi, banana liqueur, tropical fruit juices & our own twist of pomegranate.

Shipwreck

$9.00

Parrot Bay coconut rum, Midori, grenadine, orange and pineapple juices.

The Colonial

$8.75

Absolut vodka, peach schnapps, orange, cranberry and pineapple juices.

Sunset Spritzer

$8.00

Absolute vodka, orange juice, sprite, grenadine, and fresh lemon.

The Louie Martini

$12.00

A sophisticated blend of Bombay Sapphire Gin, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur & fresh squeezed lemon & lime juice with a sugared rim.

Specialty Martinis

Chilled & well shaken, served straight up. Thursdays are $5 dollar Martini Nights from Our Specialty Martini List!

Raspberry Lemon Drop

$10.00

Absolute Citron, Chambord, Stoli Razberi, lemon juice, sweet & sour and a splash of sprite. Rimmed with sugar.

Lemon Drop

$8.75

Absolut Citron, triple sec, fresh lemon and sweet & sour.

Mango Breeze

$8.50

Three Olives Mango vodka, triple sec, orange & cranberry juice.

Raspberry Martini

$9.00

Stoli Razberi, Crème de Cassis, cranberry juice and fresh lime.

The Lou’s Cosmo

$10.00

Grey Goose vodka, Cointreau, cranberry and fresh lime.

Bikini Martini

$9.00

Parrot Bay coconut rum, Absolute vodka, pineapple juice with a splash of grenadine.

Tropical Splash

$9.00

Absolut Citron, Smirnoff Orange vodka, cranberry and pineapple juice splash of grenadine.

Seasonal Cocktails

Blooming Martini

$9.75

Indulge in this cocktail of Chambord, vodka & our house made strawberry syrup.

The Perfect Gentleman

$9.00

Orange sparkling wine & smooth Amaretto make this a warm & sophisticated cocktail.

Strawberries & Champagne

$9.00

Sweet with bubbly prosecco & our house made strawberry syrup.

Dinner Menu

All entrees served with our complimentary house made sweet breads and relishes and one side dish: Sautéed Vegetables Primavera Sizzler Spinach Cole Slaw French Fries Baked Potato (loaded add $1.75) Ginger Jasmine Rice Upgrade your House salad: Topped with Maytag blue cheese crumbles: add $1.50 Caesar: add $1.75 Martha’s Vineyard: add $2.50 Our Hand Cut Fresh Fish Filets can be prepared in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: Broiled (best with fresh cilantro lime butter) Grilled (best with roasted lemon-chive butter) Poached (best blackened with southwestern remoulade) Broiled Almandine (best hazelnut crusted with Norfolk butter) Private dining room available for large groups, rehearsal dinners, luncheons and family get-together’s. All items from our menu can be packaged for carry out.

Fresh Fish

Get any fish selection Norfolk Crab Crusted w/ 3oz’s of Crabmeat: add $7.95

Atlantic Swordfish

$24.95

Best Grilled or blackened and Hazelnut crusted.

Rockfish

$26.95

Best Grilled or Broiled.

Tilapia

$17.95

Best grilled or blackened.

Atlantic Salmon

$20.95

Lends itself well to poaching, grilling or blackening.

Boston Haddock

$21.95

Mild, moist and flaky. Best Hazelnut crusted (broiled) or fried.

Chefs Featured Fish

Market Price

Best suggested preparation according to the type of fish.

Uniquely Crab Louie’s

Salmon Cakes

$16.95

Fresh Salmon prepared with onions and peppers, broiled and topped with a Roasted Lemon-Dill cream sauce.

Shrimp & Scallops Mornay

$21.95

Gulf shrimp and scallops prepared in a white wine cheese sauce, topped with Havarti cheese and baked.

The Tavern’s Jambalaya

$20.95

Shrimp, chicken, and Andouille sausage, sautéed in a mildly spicy Creole tomato sauce with celery, onions, and peppers. Served over ginger jasmine rice. (no side)

Shrimp & Grits

$22.95

Gulf shrimp sautéed in Tasso ham gravy with mushrooms and fresh chives, wine and tarragon, spooned over organic stone ground cheddar cheese grits. Low country cooking at its finest (no side)

Shrimp Diane

$19.95

Gulf shrimp sautéed in a spicy Cajun garlic butter with mushrooms and fresh chives. Served over ginger jasmine rice. (no side)

Seafood Latke

$19.95

Crabmeat, shrimp and lobster with onions and fresh herbs broiled and topped with a sweet red bell pepper sauce.

Walla Walla Salmon

$20.95

Fresh salmon filet, pan seared with Ponzu-Teriyaki caramelized onions, with toasted coconut and lemon toasted almonds.

Salmon & Shrimp

$21.95

Sautéed with vegetables in a Roasted Lemon-Chive butter, over ginger jasmine rice. Salad only.

Crab Louie Classics

Seafood Au Gratin

$23.95

Jumbo lump & lump crabmeat mix, dry sea scallops and Gulf shrimp baked in a classic sherry cream sauce, topped with Havarti cheese and baked.

Fried Jumbo Shrimp

$19.95

Gulf Shrimp lightly breaded and golden fried.

Crab Cake

$25.95

Our award winning fresh Virginia lump crab cakes sautéed in butter until crisp. Also available broiled.

Nantucket Fried Sea Scallops

$23.95

Fresh Nantucket Sea Scallops lightly breaded and deep fried golden brown, or broiled with Cream Sherry.

Fried Oysters

$20.95

Select oysters lightly breaded and deep fried.

Seafood Combinations

Crab Cake and Latke Combination

$23.95

Our two most popular entrees; a crab cake and a seafood latke.

Broiled Seafood Combination

$24.95

Nantucket scallops, gulf shrimp, chef’s choice of two fresh fish and a mini salmon cake.

Three Fish Grill

$21.95

Chef’s choice of three fish from tonight’s fresh catch.

Crab Cake & Gulf Shrimp

$24.95

Choice of grilled or fried gulf shrimp and one of our jumbo lump crab cakes.

Fried Seafood Combination

$24.95

Gulf shrimp, Nantucket scallops, oysters and fresh fish lightly breaded and fried.

Norfolk Sautéed Combination

$25.95

Fresh Virginia crab lumps, Nantucket scallops and gulf shrimp sautéed in butter, fresh lemon, and sherry.

Filet Mignon with Gulf Shrimp

$28.95

6 oz Cut “in house” Angus Filet Mignon paired with our jumbo gulf shrimp fried or grilled.

Filet Mignon and Crab Cake

$31.95

Our award winning crab cake and 6 oz Cut “in house” Angus Filet Mignon.

Steaks & Chicken

Aged New York Strip Steak

$23.95

12-ounce Aged Angus Beef, neatly trimmed, grilled to your preference.

Filet Mignon

$25.95

6 oz Cut “in house” Angus Filet Mignon grilled to your preference.

Grilled Chicken Dijon

$16.95

Char grilled boneless chicken breasts in a garlic white wine Dijon sauce.

Southwest Chicken

$16.95

Boneless chicken spice rubbed and grilled served with our Southwestern Remoulade sauce.

Pastas

Pastas served with a house salad, add any side dish above for $2.75.

The Tavern’s Seafood Alfredo Pasta

$24.95

Fresh salmon, sea scallops, gulf shrimp and baby spinach sautéed in garlic, flamed with sherry and finished in a Parmesan cheese sauce.

Chicken & Smithfield Pasta

$18.95

Boneless chicken breast sautéed with Smithfield ham and red bell peppers in a Parmesan cream sauce with freshly cooked linguine.

Lighter Fare

Aruba Shrimp Salad

$15.95

Coconut shrimp over mixed greens, red onions, Hickory smoked bacon, glazed pecans, tomato, cucumber, and Maytag blue cheese, with strawberry vinaigrette (available with grilled chicken, same price).

Martha’s Vineyard Salad

Chicken $16.95, Salmon $17.95

Mixed greens, red onion, mushroom, tomato, sun dried sweet cherries, cornbread croutons and Maytag bleu cheese, with maple vinaigrette your choice of grilled or blackened chicken or salmon.

Crab Louie Salad

$17.95

A splendid offering of crabmeat and shrimp on layers of fresh vegetables with chilled greens and hard boiled egg.

Crab Cake Sandwich

$15.95

Our famous crab cake served on a toasted Kaiser roll with a choice of a side dish.

Chesapeake Sandwich

$16.95

Nothing but lump crabmeat, Smithfield Red Eye Ham and Havarti cheese served on a toasted Kaiser roll with a choice of a side dish.

Lunch Menu

All entrees served with our complimentary house made sweet breads and one side dish: Sautéed Vegetables Primavera Sizzler Spinach Cole Slaw French Fries Baked Potato (loaded add $1.75) Ginger Jasmine Rice Upgrade your House salad: Topped with Maytag blue cheese crumbles: add $1.50 Caesar: add $1.75 Martha’s Vineyard: add $2.50 Our Hand Cut Fresh Fish Filets can be prepared in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: Broiled (best with fresh cilantro lime butter) Grilled (best with roasted lemon-chive butter) Poached (best blackened with southwestern remoulade) Broiled Almandine (best hazelnut crusted with Norfolk butter) Private dining room available for large groups, rehearsal dinners, luncheons and family get-together’s. All items from our menu can be packaged for carry out.

Fresh Fish

Get any fish selection Norfolk Crab Crusted: add $7.95

Rockfish

$25.95

Recommended broiled almandine.

Tilapia

$13.95

Best grilled or blackened.

Boston Haddock

$15.95

Mild, moist and flaky. Best Hazelnut crusted.

Chefs Featured Fish

Market Price

Best suggested preparation according to the type of fish.

Boston Scrod

$15.95

Wild caught, best broiled or blackened.

Atlantic Salmon

$16.95

Lends itself well to poaching, grilling or blackening.

Rainbow Trout

$14.95

Recommended Broiled Almandine.

Atlantic Swordfish

$22.95

Best Grilled or blackened and Hazelnut crusted.

Salads

Aruba Shrimp Salad

$14.95

Coconut shrimp over fresh mixed greens, red onions, Applewood smoked bacon, glazed pecans, tomatoes, cucumbers and Maytag blue cheese crumbles, with Strawberry vinaigrette. (Also available with grilled chicken $13.95).

Soup & Salad

A house salad with your favorite soup:
She Crab Soup – $9.95
Clam Chowder – $7.95
Gazpacho or Mediterranean Fish – $7.95

Monterey Chicken Salad

$11.95

Grilled chicken over fresh mixed greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, red onion, Applewood smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese.

Martha’s Vineyard Salad

$14.95

Fresh mixed greens, red onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, sun dried sweet cherries, cornbread croutons, and Maytag bleu cheese crumbles, with maple vinaigrette and your choice of grilled chicken, or grilled or blackened salmon.

Crab Louie Salad

$15.95

A splendid offering of Virginia crabmeat and gulf shrimp on layers of fresh vegetables, fresh chilled greens and hard boiled egg.

Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

$9.95

Topped with grilled Smithfield ham and Havarti cheese.

Grilled Chicken Club

$10.95

Grilled chicken, Applewood smoked bacon and Havarti cheese with mayonnaise, mixed greens and tomato on toasted sour dough or Wheat berry bread.

Crab Cake Sandwich

$14.95

One of our famous fresh Virginia lump crab cake served on a toasted Kaiser roll.

Crispy Fish Sandwich

$10.50

Hand breaded Boston Haddock topped with lettuce and tomatoes. Served with our house made tartar sauce on a toasted Kaiser roll.

  • mayonnaise,
  • salmon,

Chesapeake Lump Crab Sandwich

$15.75

Fresh Virginia lump crabmeat, grilled Smithfield Red Eye ham and Havarti cheese served on a toasted Kaiser roll.

Lunch ala Dinner

Some of our more popular dinner entrees priced a few dollars less than the normal dinner price.

Seafood Au Gratin

$17.95

Jumbo lump & lump crabmeat mix, dry sea scallops and Gulf shrimp baked in a classic sherry cream sauce, topped with Havarti cheese and baked.

Broiled Seafood Combination

$16.95

Fresh sea scallops, Gulf shrimp and chef’s choice of two kinds of fresh fish.

Crab Cake and Latke Combination

$17.95

Our two most popular entrees; a crab cake and a seafood latke.

Three Fish Grill

$15.95

Chef’s choice of three fresh fish from today’s fresh catch.

Crab Louie Classics

Fried Jumbo Shrimp

$13.95

Gulf Shrimp lightly breaded and golden fried.

Crab Cake

$14.95

One of our award winning fresh Virginia lump crab cake sautéed in butter until crisp. Also available broiled.

Fried Oysters

$13.95

Select oysters lightly breaded and deep fried.

Fried Seafood Combination

$16.50

Gulf shrimp, sea scallops, oysters and fresh fish lightly breaded and fried.

Nantucket Fried Sea Scallops

$14.95

Fresh Nantucket Sea Scallops lightly breaded and deep fried golden brown, or broiled with Cream Sherry.

Pasta & Chicken

Chicken & Smithfield Pasta

$13.95

Boneless chicken breast sautéed with Smithfield Red Eye Ham in a parmesan cream sauce with linguine.

Grilled Chicken Dijon

$11.95

Char grilled boneless chicken breasts with a Garlic White Wine Dijon Sauce.

Southwest Chicken

$11.95

Boneless chicken breast, spice rubbed and grilled. Southwestern Remoulade.

Uniquely Crab Louie's

Shrimp Diane

$14.95

Gulf shrimp sautéed in a spicy Cajun garlic butter with mushrooms and fresh chives. Served over ginger jasmine rice. (no side)

Shrimp & Grits

$15.95

Gulf shrimp sautéed in Tasso ham gravy with mushrooms and fresh chives, wine and tarragon, spooned over organic stone ground cheddar cheese grits. Low country cooking at its finest (no side)

Salmon Cakes

$10.95

Fresh Salmon prepared with onions and peppers, broiled and topped with a Roasted Lemon-Dill cream sauce.

Shrimp & Scallops Mornay

$15.50

Gulf shrimp and scallops prepared in a white wine cheese sauce, topped with Havarti cheese and baked.

The Tavern’s Jambalaya

$15.50

Shrimp, chicken, and Andouille sausage, sautéed in a mildly spicy Creole tomato sauce with celery, onions, and peppers. Served over ginger jasmine rice. (no side)

Seafood Latke

$11.95

Crabmeat, shrimp and lobster with onions and fresh herbs broiled and topped with a sweet red bell pepper sauce.

Walla Walla Salmon

$15.95

Fresh salmon filet, pan seared with Ponzu-Teriyaki caramelized onions, with toasted coconut and lemon toasted almonds.

1352 Sycamore Square, Midlothian, VA