Croc's 19th Street Bistro
Croc's 19th Street Bistro

Croc's 19th Street Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.crocs19thstreetbistro.com/
  • Phone: (757) 428-5444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:; Sunday - Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm- 10:00pm; Sunday "Drag Yourself to Brunch" Showtimes 11AM & 2PM, Reservations are required! No children 17 & under.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Lebanese
  • Executive Chef: Matt Knack
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: CROC'S Catering and Event Menus are on the website. Corporate luncheons, Birthdays, Reunions, Fundraisers and Rehearsal Dinners.
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it’s business, vacation, family, or friends let Croc’s Event Planning Team help you. Croc’s events are eco-friendly with on premise Recycling programs, elimination of ALL Styrofoam and efforts to minimize disposables by using linens, china and glassware or biodegradable disposables. Croc’s can accommodate small or large groups, and can be easily reconfigured. Indoors offers an Eco-friendly Dance floor, DJ Booth, area for live band, TV’s, PA surround sound system with microphone and podium. Private Patio area features 4 TVs, ceiling fans, optional music, bar and can seat 45. Flexible menus range from a simple cocktail and hors d'oeuvres gathering, to a multi-course dining experience of extraordinary food and custom selected wines for Bridal and Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Corporate Meetings, Convention Banquets, Charity Fundraisers with a friendly staff to accommodate 2 to 200. For more information visit the website and email us.
  • Entertainment: Sunday Brunch is a unique high energy show. 11am and 2pm for a Girls' Day Out you'll never forget. "Drag Yourself To Brunch" feature's the region's best female impersonators. Reservations required no children 17&under. Thursday Night features Locals' night with patio party, live music/DJ/dancing

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cypress
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free, on premise parking
A word from Croc's 19th Street Bistro
A Neighborhood Gem, Fit For Foodies with a Notable Wine List and Great for Groups and Parties! Croc’s is a Platinum Plate Winner from Hampton Roads Magazine. "Wine Friendly Restaurant" from Wine Enthusiast Magazine since 2006. CROC'S coastal casual cuisine infused with authentic Lebanese dishes offer an array of appetizers and half portion entrees. Seafood is approved from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch List and Sensible Seafood programs. Croc's is home to the Old Beach Farmers Market in the Summer and Green Drinks every third Thursday each month. Sunday brunch offers a unique high energy show at 11am and 2pm for a Girls Day Out you'll never forget. "Drag Yourself To Brunch" feature's the region's best female impersonators. Reservations required no children 17&under. Croc's was the first restaurant in the state certified as 'Virginia Green', the commonwealth's program to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia's tourism industry.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Croc's 19th Street Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (19)special occasion (18)great for brunch (16)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Drag Yourself to Brunch
    norfolk13
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great experience - fun/loud atmosphere. Bring dollar bills. Food is good - shrimp and grits entree a bit small for 15 bucks. Drinks are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Service but food isn't great
    Lovmysailor
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We came for the Drag Yourself to Brunch. The show was great, but the food is not. If they could boost up their menu with great food and a great show, more people may be willing to come. One of my friends ordered the Salmon with scrambled eggs. The salmon was bad and she sent it back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pary atmosphere
    phaze
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had a great time and good food. Come ready to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Show, very bad food
    Maria
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    If you want something a little crazy, but just a little, this is the place to go. However, I would not call this a drag show. I would call it drag queens getting tips, and really not knowing how to dance. The food was absolutely horrible, cold, old, and soggy brunch. There is also a $20.00 minimum food purchase. I see this show as a novelty, and a "How can we get the most money out of the curious customers while putting on the minimum show." Will not go back. I heard many others say the same.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I loved the show the service could have been a little better but taking into consideration that it was so much going on I guess it was okay. I had asked another server to come here bc my server was assisting another table and I needed a fork and I read her lips and she said that's not my table its needs to be more of a team effort. The food was delicious and the drinks were also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real drag
    MsDiva2U
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service staff was very nice and attentive but I was disappointed that there wasn't a true "show". The queens basically waltzed around and collected tips. Well there was one exception; she danced and actually have a show and interacted with the customers but another queen didn't even know the words to the songs and made very little effort to entertain. We shared a table with a nice set of ladies and we all we ready to leave halfway through the show. We were all bored.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Well Hummus was good
    Fttvienna
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We waited 5 minutes to be seated because staff not attentive. The recommended eggplant dish was terrible the eggplant was so tart it stung my mouth and there was loads of oregano on the sauce this place used to be good but they are resting on their laurels now
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had fun
    thegrad
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My food was OK, my grits were a little under cooked and my friend said her eggs were too salty. We did have fun though during the show. My table got skipped over a lot but it was fun regardless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well done..
    HelpinghandVAVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They have some of the best Shrimp you can get. Their tuna dishes were outstanding. Really go there to get my seafood fix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fresh food
    CleanEatr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I have dined there several times. It is now our "go to" place for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We cap off our week in VB with dinner at Croc's. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday brunch
    Luvagoodtime
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was my second time at drag yourself to brunch! The food was still delicious!!!! The show wasn't as good just ok. The performers didn't have as much energy but I still had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so much.
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was terrible; burger burnt when asked for Med Rare, crab dip burnt and too fishy. Service was slow mimosas were weak and cloudy. Tables packed too tightly. The queens didn't perform enough, mainly just collected money. Overall, not impressed. Great idea/horrible execution.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    swmona
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delicious food, excellent service. Lots of organic and/or locally sourced food. Enjoyed it and will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So great for vegetarians!
    andreapz
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were so lucky to stumble upon Croc's. Great menu with organic, fresh, and vegetarian options. Escape from the boardwalk and have an amazing meal with great food, service, and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drag Sunday
    funfunbuttootight
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I live the concept fir drag brunch sunday. It was a lot of fun. I hate the tight spot though. I know u want to make money but it made it a little miserable. We had to switch seats to be able to get next to queens to take pics. It was a real fire hazard and safety issue. The queens could barely get to us to get their tips. But again it was fun but please cut the number down or do three shows.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    HelpinghandVAVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was very good the service was ok nothing memorable. I will say the shrimp is some of the best around. Tuna was very good as well. I really enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun with friends
    queenbee
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great fun with friends! Make sure you are on time for great seats and parking. Bring dollar bills for the entertainment if not they can make change for you. The entertainment is great and enjoyable with your girl friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drag brunch
    Ieatfood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fun girls time, music was just a bit too loud, couldn't really chat w my girls at all--I know it's for the show but it was just too loud for all the time, maybe crank it up when each performer comes out then to an average level...at least in the beginning when orders are being taken and you are getting your group settled. Food not so great, not horrible but with such a simple menu it could at least be done a little better. Overall a fun one time type of thing for an event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baxter
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was ok. The dancers looked amazing but I was dissapointed in their performances. They did not do hardly any dancing or entertaining. They basically shimmied around the room taking dollar bills from the patrons. This was my second time for the Drag Brunch. The first time there were less tables and more dancing. This time there were a lot more tables and not much room for the dancers to move around. Definitely not a performance or entertainment, more of looking at drag queens take tips and throw the money into a bucket. Also, the first time I went I had a fantastic quiche. This time the menu had changed and I had a pre-made frozen burger that was burnt. Fun concept, dancers look great, but definitely room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent good.
    LucMB
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went for a family dinner on a Tuesday night. We were almost alone in the restaurant, but what a great service and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 312 reviews are from the Croc's 19th Street Bistro reviews archive.
  • Sorry I "Dragged myself to Brunch"!
    sa73dine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Don't reserve a table for Drag brunch unless you know everyone will show up. We reserved for 3 and our friend from out of town had some car trouble. We were told it would be a $20.00 charge. Then our table was taken away and we were sat with a party of 4? Really, a fee? Maybe for a missed Doctors appointment not for a Drag Show! We were punished for something out of our control. The food was not worth the price. My Shrimp and Grits were runny and I wasn't even given a spoon to eat my soupy grits. My guest got the French toast and the plate was served with no syrup. $20.00 missed person charge. There were only 4 Queens working the show. Not impressed with the venue at all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • don't get dragged to brunch
    Seabreeze
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I was very disappointed in this show. Half of THe performers only walked around and had their pictures taken and collected money. Only one really put . The music was so loud before the performers came on that you could not hear the person across the table from you. all our ears were ringing after we left. One of the dishes we ordered wad so salty it was inedible. I want I wouldn't go back to brunch and I wouldn't recommend this show to anyone
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for the tuna bites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We started with two orders of the spicy tuna bites -- we get them every time we go to Croc's -- they're delicious! The grilled caesar salad was another hit -- who would have thought you could grill lettuce? It's grilled just enough to leave grill marks, and it gives a really nice smoky flavor to the salad. The crab cakes were good, but not the best I've ever had; same for the shrimp and grits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Apprilmobleyy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Fantastic, we will definitely be coming back, drag yourself to brunch was very entertaining and it was my first time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I enjoyed the drag show and it was a waiter there with a great personality who made fun of my BlackBerry. I loved it. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very interesting
    Teekee
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very interesting experience. ..I think everyone should try it at least once.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drag me to brunch
    Chixbeachgirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We recently went to crocs to celebrate my birthday. The drag brunch was a ton of fun and quite entertaining. We had a great bartender & some good drinks. Food is okay but you are just going for the show...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Show bad service
    MizzJae
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went to Crocs for the Drag yourself to Brunch Show. Show itself was great food was amazing but out service from the bar was terrible we waited an hour just for drinks. Waiter was good he took it off the bill. Then it took them 45 mins to get our bills together. Would recommend the show even with all the issues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    magicmike
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    booked reservation online had no table forced to sit at bar with no view of show food was cold and place was dirty very unhappy with experience was my best friends 50th birthday what a bust for 130 dollars would not recommend crocs to anyone
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Show in Town!
    MudMom
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Venue seating was simply horrible....shoved us in a back corner and couldn't "see" the live show, BUT, Miss Victoria and her crew made sure my corner shafted friends and I had a great time. Food was lack luster, but let's face it, went there to have a few cocktails and a good time, which we did! If you're looking for a fun girls time out - THIS IS DEFINITELY IT!! The wait staff and bartender (Joey??) were just awesome! Me & my gal pals will most definitely come back again. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled Caesar Salad
    imfsff3VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We started with a 1/2 grilled caesar salad which was very good, as usual. I had a crabcake over risotto for dinner. Very good cake with little filler. My wife's seafood risotto was good also, except it had way too much broth. Our waitress even brought her a soup spoon to help eat it. Overall enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Hamburgers in Va Beach
    Michellevsp
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I love this place for their hamburgers. They truly have the best in the Beach. This time my wife had the fish tacos, but they were dry and not the best. This was our third visit. Everybody must attend their Drag Me To Brunch! Their wait staff are very friendly and entertaining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place to eat in Virginia Beach
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fresh seafood, excellent menu selection topped off with great service! This is by far the best restaurant in Virginia Beach. Five pepper tuna is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crocs Gave me my LYFE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Mary Kay was a GEM THE SHOW WAS AMAZING MY BESTIE AND I ATTENDED WITH OUR GAY SONS!!!! OMG the Drag Queens From Rupauls Drag Race were in DA building me and my sons all time favorite Drag Queen Tyra Sanchez was there meeting her was on his bucket list and seeing his face light up was PRICELESS for a supportive mother!!!! All the queens were gorgeous and fun thank you for a GREAT TIME!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies day out was an experience!!!
    Giggles
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The brunch we went to had some of Ru Paul girls performing, some of their costumes was awesome!!! I just expected a little more performing & dance moves other than just walking around collecting & lip singing
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I attended Crocs for Sunday morning brunch. We were closing out my bridal shower weekend and I must say it went out with a bang!!! I would recommend drag me to brunch to all of my friends, (and I did, we have another reservation on July 20). Thanks for a wonderful time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Drag Show Brunch
    Samantha
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Wow! I've never been to a drag show so it was quite the experience. Food was good and the show was very good. The performances lasted about two hours with 4 performers coming out several times in different outfits. There were four bachelorette parties going on and they had a blast. Only downside seem like they were milking everything for the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so much fun
    saweimer
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a blast at brunch and would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drag Queen Brunch
    RiRi
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    It was an over the top show, but the Drag Queens were more focused on collecting dollar bills than actually performing. It's a pricey endeavor, for sure, but can be entertaining for the right crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic