Crab Louie’s Policies

At Crab Louie’s, we make every attempt to accommodate the needs of all patrons.  Below, you will find a list of our policies and procedures.  Please contact us with any questions.


Reservations are recommended – especially for dinner – but not required when dining at Crab Louie’s. We accept reservations for parties of 1 to 65. You may make a reservation by either calling the restaurant at 804-378-4977 or by using our convenient online reservation form.

We extend a 15 minute grace period for reservations. In other words, if you have a 6:00 reservation, we will hold that table until 6:15. If you arrive after the 15 minute grace period, and if we still have available tables, we will seat you as soon as possible. If we are on a quoted wait for tables, you will be quoted that same wait; no preferential considerations are extended.

We accept reservations on the quarter hours (:15, :30, :45, :00).

Reservations are accepted on the half hours (:30, :00)

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Bread Orders

Purchasing our famous Sweet Breads Is easy!

For years, Crab Louie’s has been providing holiday baking and special gifts
by offering our homemade sweet breads for $6 per loaf.

Selections vary, but we usually have at least four of the following five kinds available:

Apple Cheddar
Banana Walnut
Pumpkin Raisin
Zucchini Pineapple

Same day orders may be available, but prior day ordering is advised.  Orders of 25 loaves or more may require two days notice.  All of our homemade sweetbreads are available in 1 1/2 Lb loaves.

Contact us at 804-378-4977 to order your Crab Louie’s Sweet Bread.

Gift Certificates

A Gift Card For Dinner Is Quickly Redeemed. But A Gift Card From Crab Louie’s Is Saved For A Special Night Out!

Crab Louie’s Seafood Tavern gift cards make exceptional gifts because of the exceptional value the restaurant provides. Gift cards are available in any denomination, and carry a one year expiration date from date of purchase.

Gift Cards can be purchased either in the restaurant or over the phone with a major credit card. Call (804) 378-4977 to order yours today.

Payment Options

Crab Louie’s accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • American Express
  • Diner’s Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • Company checks
  • Personal checks are not accepted
Smoking Policy

Crab Louie’s is entirely non-smoking, per Virginia State Code §15.2-2825.

Wheelchair Access

Crab Louie’s is a restored home with a history dating back some 250+ years, so certain areas of the restaurant involve steps.

There is a wheelchair ramp to the main entrance and we do have a rest room that is wheelchair accessible.


Historically, Crab Louie’s has been closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, and open every other day of the year.

The lunch menu will not be available on some holidays that fall on Sunday. Instead, the regular dinner menu will be offered all day.

Reservations are recommended on holidays. We do not reserve the entire restaurant, saving some tables for walk-in guests whom we seat on a first come – first served basis. In all likelihood, there will be a wait involved; one that will fluctuate throughout the day, and may be longer for parties of five or more.

Operating hours are extended on some holidays. Call the restaurant for specific holiday hours.

Valentine’s Day
(Normal Operating hours)

(Normal Operating hours)

Mother’s Day
(Normal Operating hours)

Memorial Day
(Normal Operating hours)

Father’s Day
(Normal Operating hours)

Independence Day
(Normal Operating hours)

Labor Day
(Normal Operating hours)

Thanksgiving Day
(Restaurant is closed)

Christmas Eve
(Last reservation is 8:30)

Christmas Day
(Restaurant is closed)

New Year’s Eve
(Last reservation is 10:30)

1352 Sycamore Square, Midlothian, VA