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Lowry's Crab Shack

420 W Colonial Hwy, Hamilton, VA 20158-9542
+1 540-338-2348
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“hush puppies” (10 reviews)
“blue crab” (10 reviews)
“clams” (24 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
420 W Colonial Hwy, Hamilton, VA 20158-9542
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is okay. My friend raves about this place but i guess it is just not for me. The seafood is fresh and the place is clean. The service is very good, but expect to wait during the busy season.

Thank Anton D
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I really want to give this restaurant a stellar review. It has such potential....owned by a great family, decent food, fun outdoor area but alas, the service remains horrific! I’ve been here multiple times over the years hoping that things would be different, unfortunately my...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Service, quality of the seafood and atmosphere knocks it out of the park. We took our middle son there for cat-sitting and as usual, Lowry's was fantastic. Great server, food and atmosphere outside. These guys continue to get it right - we visit 2-3 times...More

Thank HikerVa76
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a great evening with very good meals. There was quite of variety. We had Chesapeake blue crabs and other seafood as well. The service was very good and the meals all came out hot and tasty The outdoor was very nice.

Thank Herb V
Reviewed 4 September 2017

If you are into seafood as much as we are, you have to try Lowry's, huge portions, of delicious shrimp and crab legs, with a really nice homemade feeling. Highly recommend them.

Thank AlCifuentes
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Solo diner! Not the thing in this place. Lovely weather for outdoor dining. Don't expect speedy anything here. A group can handle the delay, but solo... You line up to pay and order and one person doing this obviously it's a slow process. (It seems...More

Thank flowerpotty1
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a little shack in the middle of nowhere but the drive is worth it. It's just a few minutes west of Leesburg and clearly a favorite of the locals. Atmosphere is backyard chic and don't expect white linens. Bring a well worn T-shirt...More

Thank Ko E
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We started going to Lowry's for the crabs - and we kept coming back! The food is awesome and the staff is great. One time we did not order crabs ahead of time and "had to settle" for the fried chicken. This is the best...More

Thank moose2063
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great seafood! An easy find, if you use Google maps. Pictured are the crab dip with homemade chips and the Rudy special.

Thank jeremy s
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Going here frequently for their soft shell crab sandwich, steamed shrimp and apps. Great food except their blue crabs. They overcook them, are small and have gotten several crabs that were dead before they cooked them. Not same as what you get on Eastern Shore....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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