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Lowry's Crab Shack

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420 W Colonial Hwy, Hamilton, VA 20158-9542
+1 540-338-2348
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hamilton, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Lowry's Crab Shack. Awesome people, fast courteous service and the best seafood around here They have cool eat out dining that makes you feel like you are in Key West. All kinds of food for everyone's tastes for the seafood lover and land lover too. Great take out service too.

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Thank riosmom03
Leesburg, Virginia
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The outdoor scenery is fun, airy, and just like at the beach without the water. We stop by every Summer for some fish and chips. We love the casualness of the staff and restaurant and the experience eating outdoor. It's a fun place with very good food. I may just have to try the crab one day.

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Thank CdninLoudoun
Williamsburg,
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Lowry's Crab Shack is a great place to grab a beer and fresh seafood while you sit outside and enjoy the weather. The inside reminds me of a seafood shack by the beach. Always a good time.

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Thank brookeh342
Round Hill, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went with my 14 year old daughter. Seating is limited inside, but they had a table for 2 open so no wait. I had the lobster and my daughter ordered the peel and eat shrimp. Food came out in a reasonable time and was delicious. My daughter loved the smell and atmosphere. We will defintely return and probably bring the... More 

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Thank Heavyd3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

i've been stopping at lowry's for several years now after i found it quite by accident while traveling between washington, dc and winchester, virginia on route 7. what a find! in the summertime, you can eat outside and have a great hard shell crab feast -- but you can also get soft shell crabs (just wonderful!) or crab cake platters... More 

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Thank dc_babs
Purcellville, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is the best seafood restaurant around and also makes great fried chicken. The staff is so very helpful.

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Thank Edna T
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went as a big party of around 25 on a Sunday afternoon. It was nice to sit outside. The servers are friendly but I think we overwhelmed the kitchen a bit with our big group because food orders were a little messed up. With that said, the service was great and the food was even better! Everything we had... More 

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Thank jkk918
Reston, Virginia
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a local spot to have some good seafood, this is the place. It's nice in the evening sitting outside under the cute umbrellas having some beers and eating some good seafood. Their fried pickles were our favorite app. The platters for two are going to cost you some money but for the amount of food they... More 

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Thank Dana B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The seafood is fresh with reasonable prices. If you are looking for a fancy spot for high end seafood this isn't for you. If you want nice people and fun outdoor seating this is the place. When in season, the blue crab is done properly and the fish is always good. Their sides are southern style and always good as... More 

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Thank Mike M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Blue crabs and shrimp were not fresh. The crabs had an ammonia smell and no flavor and the shrimp was flavorless and not firm. I was told the butter was clarified but it just tasted off, like it was diluted with another oil or something? Service was good, atmosphere was pleasant and felt like an island getaway but we came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 W Colonial Hwy, Hamilton, VA 20158-9542
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-338-2348

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