Richmond >Food & Dining > Croakers Spot Restaurant
119 E Leigh St, Richmond, VA | Directions 2321937.547463 -77.437664
Neighborhoods: Jackson Ward
Wonderful – We were greeted with a friendly hello and a smile! This was my 1st visit to the new location! The atmosphere was warm and friendly with a down home feel!
I ordered the Shrimp Broil with cabbage and cornbread! It was magnificent! Seasoned just right!
I have no complaints at all!
Croaker's Spot, keep on doing what you do!
Surprise Surprise – I currently live in Montana and go out of my way to find a good home cooked seafood meal. Nothing too light and overly pretentious was what I was looking for, and exactly what I found for an insanely reasonable price.
This was definitely one of the best southern seafood meals I've had in a very long time. I know you're thinking, no kidding guy from montana, but I've spent my fair share of time in new orleans and biloxi.
My major complaint about east coast seafood is their tendency to fry EVERYTHING, even some of the freshest seafood around. Not so here, everything was cooked with an attention to detail that added flavor to the dish without detracting from the fantastic flavor that comes from a dish constructed around fresh ingredients.
OMG.....BEST SEAFOOD EVER !!!!! – BEST SEAFOOD EVER AND THE CHEESE GRITS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD," MAKE YOU WANT TO SMACK YO MAMA" LOL, BUT I DON'T SUGGEST YOU DO THAT,JUST SAVORY THE GREATNESS. THE STAFF ARE EXCELLENT AND DOWN HOME POLITE.CAN'T LEAVE THE DESSERT OUT,THE CAKES ARE TO DIE FOR. GLAD I LIVE OVER A HUNDREN MILES AWAY BECAUSE I HAVE NO CONTROL WHEN IT COMES TO THE C-SPOT......WOW!!!
In and Out – Went today and tried to catch an early dinner, but could not. The place was busy, packed and uncomfortably hot. Everyone from the cooks, wait staff and customers had a sweaty sheen to them. My only real interest was the seafood chilli which they did not have available to serve. Regrettably enough, I decided to leave because the rest of the menu did not seem inventive enough. I gave it three stars for its local vibe and busy patronage, which is always a sign of good food.
OMG..... BEST SEAFOOD IN THE MID-EAST COAST – My friends and I were in Richmond, VA this weekend and a local recommended this spot , when we got there the aroma floated us in.... Even though we did not dine in, just sitting there had us salivating and just straight drooling after we got our food. Delicious beyond measure.!! Portion size fit for Shaq! Everything about the meal was perfect.! Flavor of perfection! *Fried Fish/Vegetables Platter*. And talk about service..... the hostess/cashier is very friendly and attentive (white sista), hooked us up with some sodas to go. She even ran after us in the rain after we forgot our water. Thanks cause we needed to the wash down the food. We recommend this to anyone driving through Richmond. This is a must. Comments left by "Jamaican", "NYer" and "Jerseysian" by way of Atlanta.
Soul Food and Seafood in a Friendly Place – I found Croakers through this site, and it is just terrific. We had a very short wait, and then were treated to some terrific seafood and great service. I recommend the fried platter to be split by two people. I asked the waitress what people said when they ordered it for one, and she smiled and said "they always ask for a box." Get an appetizer - take your time. This is a place to savor. Don't dress up - it's a down home neighborhood spot. You won't leave hungry, or remotely be sorry you came.
great fish at a great price – Croaker Spot is one of Richmond's best restaurants .......if you want some home cooked food that only the best cook in your family can pull off. I usually get their fish boat which is literally 2 whole fish, a large side of delicious well seasoned potatoes and a big, sweet piece of corn bread (under $9). Makes me hungry just thinking about it. However, you definitely need to call this in and pick it up. Fridays are simply off limits to me...the lines are insane (u aren't going to be able to do an hr. work lunch). But if you are fortunate to get there with no line..u will be pleasantly surprised. They also have great freshly made limeade and cakes.
Great Seafood, Long Lines – This is one of the undiscovered gems in Richmond, although more folks are discovering it everyday! The food is outstanding and the service is friendly. However, you reall have to plan your visit for off hours, because the restaurant is SMALL and the wait can be LONG. The scallops and cheese grits are my favorite, although it's hard to say no to the fried fish boats, which are their specialty. The prices are also extremely reasonable. Well worth the trip downtown!
Feels like New Orleans in Richmond – Reminds me of places in the French Quarter. Small, steamy hot, crowded with great food. The portions here are ENORMOUS. Bring an appetite or a doggy bag. Try anything. Shrimp and grits is about the only thing that one stuff you wide open. Traditional soul food. Wash it down with a Corona or an Appletini. Beware of the Appletinis though - they are only $5 and are about 3 times the size of a regular martini. Great place to eat before an event at the Richmond Coliseum or the Convention Center. Get there early or be prepared to wait a long time.
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