Years ago I was headed for the Northern Neck where I would meet a charter boat captain at Lewisetta and try my hand at catching Spanish mackerel. After asking advice on directions, a friend advised me that when I passed through Tappahannock – if I had a chance – to eat at a place called Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant. It so happened that I was in the small town around dinnertime, and pulled into a full parking lot at Lowery’s. I ordered a seafood platter and since that time, whenever I pass through Tappahannock, I make it a point to stop at Lowery’s.
A frequent contributor to CvilleBuzz, Sherman Shifflett, enjoys the restaurant so much that he takes his wife Ava there (a two hour drive) for lunch each year on her birthday.
Sherman knows the Lowery family and went to Ferrum College with two of the sons of the original founders, Leslie and Lorelle Hutchinson Lowery. After 75 years, Lowery’s is still a family-owned and operated business serving some of the finest, freshest seafood in the Commonwealth.
Founded in 1938, Lowery’s has been renovated numerous times including a recent remodel in February 2016. The new Captain’s Grill and Patio addition allows customers to sit outside and enjoy food, drinks and live music.
Lowery’s offer fresh, local seafood, plus their specialties – All American Fried Chicken, Homemade House Dressing, Homemade Bread Pudding and Spoon Bread. Sherman says he adores the Spoon Bread as well as the Rice Pudding with Raisins.
I love their seafood. Period. It is first rate.
Below is their current seafood menu not including Daily Specials. Reading this makes me want to head for Tappahannock this afternoon.
– Lump Crab Cakes $19.99
– Jumbo Lump Crab Meat $23.99
– Fried Local Oysters $20.99
– Fried Cod & Oysters $14.99
– Broiled Stuffed Shrimp $22.99
– Local Soft Shells *In Season Only*
– Fresh Sea Scallops $21.99
– Flounder $18.99
– Fried Shrimp Platter $20.99
– Broiled or Fried Seafood Platter: – Shrimp, Fish, Oysters, & Lump Crab Cake $26.99
– All Entrees Served with Two Sides
Lowery’s is located at 528 N Church Lane, the main thoroughfare through Tappahannock. Their daily lunch and dinner hours are 11 AM-9 PM. Call (804) 443-2800 for information.