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“Service Not So Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Croaker's Spot

Croaker's Spot
Ranked #5 of 116 Restaurants in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Petersburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Service Not So Great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Was there on a Thursday since I'd been told Friday & Saturdays are very busy. Was seated & given menus immediately. 10 minutes later - water delivered - 10 minutes later - order taken - 15 minuites later food arrived (35 minutes after arrival). Food was lukewarm - like perhaps it had been waiting in the kitchen to be served. Quantity and Quality of food was acceptable. Price - reasonable. During dinner after the food was served the waiter never returned to see if we needed or wanted anything else except to bring our check. So, if you have lots of time and enjoy southern fried cooking - this is the place to go. Management just needs to tighten up on service.

  • Visited January 2014
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Prince George, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Just finished eating a tasty and large dinner at Croaker's Spot! Love the atmosphere, FOOD, and had a great waiter, Trey!!! The cornbread was smack your mama good! We WILL be back!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Powhatan, Virginia
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“Recommend Croakers Spot Petersburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great environment, casual seating and very comfortable. Greeted upon entry and seated immediately. Server was quick, friendly and very efficient. Table of three had oysters fried and fried fish. Lightly battered and very good. Corn bread moist and sweet, very good.

Started with an appetizer, hot buttered soul wedges , four large pieces of corn bread drizzled with rum flavored, buttery sweet syrup. Very good, but more a dessert than an appetizer.

Humongous portions and reasonably priced. Could not finish due to size of portions. Would definitely recommend!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food but Uneven Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was a Friday night and they were really busy. The waiter told us every Friday is pretty much like that. Live music too, which was nice. I ordered a fish platter because that's one of their specialties. The food came out within five minutes and was quite good except the fish filets were cold. Still tasted pretty good. It took another 10 minutes to get my drink which was actually ordered before the meal. No apology. Our waiter seemed frustrated.

The wait staff was hustling but the bar was understaffed. The bar feeds the drinks to the floor staff. There was only one bartender. Drink orders for bar patrons were filled immediately while some wait staff on the floor waited a long time to get their customer's drinks. There's obviously something wrong with their system or the bartender plays favorites...not sure.

I will go back again, but will give them another try on a week night, maybe when they're less busy.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank jmitch7813
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolute Best MEAL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is phenomenal. The setting is in old towne Petersburg which is historically great. Newly renovated and nicely decorated. The staff was awesome. The food was hands down delicious. Seafood chili, cornbread, cabbage, scallops. YUM :) LOVE :)

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank tourist24Virginia
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