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Ernie's Original Crab House

1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
+1 703-836-0046
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good19%
  • Average30%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible20%
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“king crab” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
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1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like the title states. Lots of money for poor service and lousy food. So let's keep this simple $3 for a plastic cup of soda with no refill. A paper tray of fries cooked in old grease for $4. And to top it off 5...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

First off, brought us the wrong beer. All four of us orderred the same beer. one glass was a different color and a different taste. Owner argued with us and insisted they were all the same...like we don't have eyes or tastebuds. Ordered four different...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Was in the area and googled crab places and Ernie's popped up..it was Sunday afternoon it was a few families in there plenty of seating ..older establishment but clean ..waiter was very courteous..male crabs were $45 a dozen for regular which were actually pretty good..they...More

Thank Carmellatte
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

First clue when we walked in should have been the decor. Old, run-down, cafeteria-like. Second clue should have been the quite old Asian gentleman server, and not another soul in the place. THIRD clue: Surveyed the menu, decided we wanted to share the crab feast,...More

Thank meclark246
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

So, we saw a sign for homemade burgers. Didnt even Realize it was a crab shack. So! We! Had! Burgers! $10 for homemade burger and fries. Absolutely more than I can eat. Nothing fancy here. If you like a good burger, I would highly recommend!...More

Thank dthopson
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Dated atmosphere and very slow service with one person waiting tables and one in the kitchen, but probably the best fried shrimp we have ever eaten.

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Folks seem to delight in pounding the crab shells to get every tasty morsel. The portions can be excessive...and the prices suggest the atmosphere could be improved.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visited and ordered food which was made when ordered. Price is reasonable, not a whole lot to order but yummy!

Thank Monica E
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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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