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Ernie's Original Crab House

) #515 of 598 Restaurants in Alexandria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood
1743 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720
+1 703-836-0046
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  • Very good20%
  • Average28%
  • Poor20%
  • 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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Reviews (88)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 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 25 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
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went there for dinner on Friday evening around 6:30. I was the only one in the place except the two people who worked there. I believe them to be the owners, an elderly oriental couple. They were eating dinner at the bar so there...More

Thank vavet1963
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is my second attempt at reviewing this restaurant, and yes, Trip Advisor, I DID eat here. The dining area was dirty, the waitress was unfriendly, the shrimp po-boy I ordered was terrible and the French fries were undercooked and greasy and it was very...More

1  Thank DougS851
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money on this place. My husband and I went for an early dinner and there was just one other couple in the whole place. We had the most unfriendly waitress who pretty much ignored us. The food was so-so. Also be aware...More

2  Thank Kristy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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