Reedville Restaurants

  • My crab melt in 2007 ($1995)
    My crab melt in 2007 ($1995)
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  • Crab cake dinner - 2004
    Crab cake dinner - 2004
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  • Veranda of Tommy's
    Veranda of Tommy's
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    Crazy Crab at the Reedville Marina, Inc.: Popular

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the waterfront - very popular. This restaurant is associated with the Marina. The owner used to be a menhaden spotter pilot and his wife is the daughter of a menhaden fisherman. Restaurants do not seem to stay in business long in this area.

    The restaurant is open mid -May to mid-December, Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, closed Monday.

    A review says: The restaurant opened in the late 1990s, and owners Charles and Olivia Williams have made a name for themselves by serving hard shell crabs in season, and local cuisine and homemade specialties, both of which change with what is available at the market. Enjoy indoor dining with large windows and outdoor seating so you can watch the boats on Cockrell's Creek. Come early to be sure to get a table as reservations are not accepted.

    You will not want to eat outdoors if the menhaden plant is in operation and the wind is from the south or southeast.

    Note: for the link to Frommer's to work, you have to cut and paste, as the link breaks with the apostrophe in Virginia's. The Crazy Crab doesn't appear to have its own website.

    Favorite Dish: I had a crabcake (very good with lump crabmeat-pictured) with a tossed salad, broccoli and an enormous sweet potato (twice as big as my crabcake), and Bob had shrimp salad (pictured) which he said wasn't real shrimp with cole slaw and potato salad. They also gave us some hush puppies. This was $29.16 before the tip.

    Specials were prime rib $18.95, jumbo soft shelled crab $19.95, something called crab on crab $20.95, and Monterey Cod $16.95.

    For dessert I had home made apple pie with ice cream and Bob had coconut cream.

    One of the pictures shoes the old sign (lower left) which is no longer on the gable of the restaurant, and the bar area with wine bottles and signal flags as a background.

    When we went in 2007 I had half of a cup of cream of lobster soup, which was pretty good, although there were some lumps in it that weren't lobster. For dinner I had a crab melt ($19.95) which was lump crab on an English muffin with cheese on top. It came with a salad and a side. It was good. Bob had the single crab cake with two sides (the side of the day was butterbeans which is one of his favorites) for $14.95. We had dessert - I had a berry-apple cobbler, with ice cream which tasted a little burnt I'm sorry to say, and I didn't finish all of it. Bob had a fancy chocolate cake.

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  • The Crazy Crab (Reedville): Crazy Crab is Incredible

    by kerszi Written Jul 21, 2008

    We were in the area visiting friends who live near there. Although The Crazy Crab doesn't take reservations, they appreciated the call that a party of 16 would be coming in on a Friday night. The owners took it to heart, and not only accomodated us, but came out to greet us! One of their chefs (Ophelia) came out to greet us, too, and recommended specials! Southern hospitality is alive and well at this wonderful waterfront establishment, and we were so well treated! The friendly ambience, stunning views, and seafood-casual atmosphere are akin to a Maine lobsterfest on the beach....where the hosts make you feel like you belong and the food is the freshest and best it can be!

    Favorite Dish: First of all, there were five children with us. The hush puppies excited not only them, but several of the adults also commented on how tasty they were - beautifully accented with a mild onion flavor! These were an inexpensive hit as appetizers, as were the soups that were enjoyed by several of us!
    There were two specials for the evening. As I said, Chef "Ophelia" came out to introduce herself and recommend dishes, and these two specials were exceptional! Many of us, including myself, enjoyed a steak topped with genuine lump crabmeat. The crab was beautifully sauteed in a sauce with butter and a few roasted red peppers....the rest of the ingredients are a mystery, but tastefully achieved.
    The second special, and a favorite of many in my party, was called "Crab on Crab". This delicacy included a gently sauteed, true soft shell crab layered under buttery lump crab meat. It was a crab-lover's delight, and was enjoyed by several members of our party.
    Crab cakes on a bed of green tomatoes was another favorite, and many of the parents in the group loved the fact that there were options for their children.

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    Chitterchats Gossip Parlor: Homemade Ice Cream

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 11, 2004
    856 Main Street

    The sign outside of this place advertises gifts and homemade ice cream. I can find no reference to it on the internet whatsoever, but it is next to the Old Customs House at 858 Main Street. It was open in the evening, but we didn't go in.

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    Cockrells Creek Seafood Deli: Good Reputation

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 10, 2004
    building from their website

    Restaurant was across the creek - too far to walk and too much trouble to dinghy to. But it has been recommended by others who have gone there, particularly for crab feasts on Friday or Saturday night.

    Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sundays 11:00 to 3:00

    Eat in – Eat out (picnic area) – Take out

    Favorite Dish: Fried Seafood Platters - $14.99
    1 Crab Cake
    2 Dinner Shrimp
    2 Oysters
    2 Scallops
    1 Soft crab (seasonal) May be Substituted
    1 Fish Filet - Trout , Flounder
    Cole Slaw, French Fries and Hush Puppies...

    Seafood Salad- $5.95
    Shrimp Salad - $7.95
    Breast of Chicken Salad - $5.95
    White Tuna Salad - $5.95
    Prepared on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes, pickle and crackers.
    Your choice of two - Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw or Deviled Eggs.

    Baskets (served with french fries)
    Shrimp $4.29
    Scallops $4.29
    Clam Strips $3.59
    Chicken Nuggets or Tenders $3.59

    Dinners
    Shrimp $8.50
    Scallops $8.50
    Crab cake (1) $8.50
    Crab cake (2) $12.50
    Served with french fries, cole slaw and hush puppies

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    Tommy's: Formerly Elijahs Restaurant

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    This restaurant was called Elijah's and was not open when we were in Reedville the first time. It was a handy place for me to rest (on their porch) when I walked back from the museum to the marina.

    Now, it has been renamed Tommy's and it was open, but we had already eaten at the Crazy Crab. They advertise Northern Neck Seafood and Steaks on their sign. It is housed in the restored 1800s Reedville Market. It appears to be very popular.

    They serve dinner from 5:30 Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday.

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