Croc's 19th Street Bistro

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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 Must be 21+. 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Drag show was awesome. Wished they'd come back by the bar more but it was awesome. Me and my fiancé weren't fans of the food we ordered as my burger bread was hard though it was hot still.

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PE
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice dinner with friends. Love the 5 pepper tuna.

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TP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Crocs was an amazing experience. I will definitely be back multiple times.

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BD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time! Can't wait to see the show again!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visit often. Even though it’s close to the shore you don’t feel like your in a Tourist trap where they are only out for your money. Great service, good food and good times. Thank You

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C
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so kind and on point when I come with my best friend who entertains there from time to time!
Highly recommended!

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D
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place - great people

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A
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We walked into thinking this would just be a conveniently quick stop have something to eat and drink. We walked out thinking about when I can return. What a wonderful surprise. The food was eclectic and superbly made and presented by an excellent server, who was both knowledgeable of the menu as well as what was the the better choice. Cant wait to return!

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LB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We reserved a table for eight for an after-high-school graduation dinner at 8 pm. Location as always was great. Parking was fine. We were welcomed at the door and the table was set and prepared. I told our server that we were going to split the amount of the ticket between three of us and she said that was fine. Only one other table came and went while we were there and the bar area was slow. Appetizers came out quickly and were good. The beer and mixed drinks were served quickly- the mixed drinks ordered were very good. My mother (80 yrs old) was served her crabcake way before anyone else's dinner was served. It was 20 minutes later before everyone else was served- the kitchen was slow. Because of this we did not have time to order dessert.
Everyone liked their meal - my steak salad had very little steak and a whole lot lettuce. Our server Bella was very nice. Day after the event I noticed that my credit card had been charged three times for the bill. I only signed for one charge. I left a message this morning at 10:30 am and at 1:00 pm I haven't heard back from the restaurant. This type of overcharging was unexpected and very disapointing. I am hopeful they will remediate this error quickly.

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ME
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Drag brunch was cool, food was horrible and service was horrible and beyond rushed

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom family, friends and colleagues joined for her Birthday...my mom describe this as the best experience she ever had....the show was electrifying...best Drag Brunch on the planet🎉🍾👏👌

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful, we had an absolute blast. We had a large group, half of the tables food came out and the other half did not but our server was super sweet and kept us updated on when it would be coming. Good food, great drinks, would absolutely go again.

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m
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Brunch was fun, but service was poor. I made a reservation for a large group and we got there by 10 am and had to wait outside in line until they would let people in. When we got to the front, the lady seating tables was very disorganized and dismissed the fact that I had a reservation. She put us in the corner of the restaurant (where we couldn’t see the show) and when I complained she said “well your here let’s make the best of it”. I made the reservation over a month in advance so to say I was annoyed was an understatement. The best she could do to move us closer was splitting us into two groups at two separate tables. It wasn’t the celebration I thought it would be, organization could have been better and an apology would have been simple for her say.

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JH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is fabulous!
It is a must stop whenever I am in the area!!

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drag Yourself to Brunch was so much fun! From being greeted by the owner Laura to the excellent, attentive service to the value of the good meals, it was a really enjoyable experience. We look forward to attending other themed events at Croc’s!

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time at this event! Only downfall was they called my table the "old lady table"! But, who cares! You're never too old for this entertainment :).

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Croc's experience was fantastic. Service, drinks and food delicious. The entertainment was spectacular!!! Wonderful brunch!!!! Thank you all for a fantastic time!!!

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BL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a great time! The food and atmosphere were amazing!

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BR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

My girlfriends and I came for Drag Yourself to Brunch which I have have attended on several occasions and had a great time! The show was awesome, the service was unmatched, the food was prompt and delicious. This time, however, was not the case. The show was still awesome but the service and food were lacking. We ordered as soon as we got there. People were still being sat and ordering well after we had received our drinks and ordered our brunch. We started noticing all of those same people around us getting their food and we hadn't yet received ours. We mentioned to the server and her response was "we are really busy, and someone has to be last so..." We were very shocked by her response, but continued to wait patiently. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and a side of avocado. The eggs were really gross. No flavor and a very weird consistency. I had two bites and that was more than enough. The bacon was ok. Tasted like it had been sitting out for a while - cold and almost rubbery. And the avocado, tasted like it was purchased frozen. Avocado is my favorite food of all time, I practically eat it daily and it was clear this was not fresh. It was pretty disappointing. I would still recommend Crocs because I have had good experiences in the past and I am sure I will have another in the future, but do be aware when going to Drag Brunch, its a long wait.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an amazing experience. The food and entertainment was exceptional. They know how to throw a party! The food and drinks came very fast were well prepared, so great value. They were tasty and put together in an artistic style. The names for food and drinks are so creative and funny! I only have two complaints. The staff were extremely accommodating and hard working, but were clearly under a lot of stress. They were running around trying to do multiple jobs and tables at the same time. They were very skilled though, so it did not really impact the dining experience. Just made my heart go out for them! My second complaint is that they had way to many people crammed in the establishment. They set up temporary tables that GREATLY restricted movement. I literally could not leave the table unless the entire row got up and moved completely out of the aisle. This would be extremely dangerous if the building needed to be evacuated quickly.

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TG
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. My only complaint is I made reservations a month in advance and when we showed up my party of 8 was split up into 2 booths. I didn't like that at all. But everything else was awesome

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very entertaining for brunch. My friend and I went while we were attending the something in the water festival and had a great experience! Great for girls night out or bridal parties. The drinks were really good and the actual food was fine.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drag Yourself To Brunch was the most magical and most wonderful event I have ever attended.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience for Drag Yourself to Brunch.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best time I had since living in Palm Beach

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SJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Laura the owner is awesome. The food and drinks is great. The staff is very friendly and the entertainment is the best in Hampton Roads!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fresh and as amazing as ever! Great value, service and we were there on wine night to boot!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

Drag brunch was so much fun! Would definitely do it again.

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f
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one all time favorite restaurants! The food is always amazing. The service is professional and friendly. The owner personally assisted us in the selection of our wine, which was incredibly nice.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time!!! The DJ was awesome!! We will definitely come back!!

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T
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my friends for my birthday and had an amazing time!

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a really good time. Thank you for the great entertainment.

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JE
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a great time!! Lots of energy and everyone was super friendly!!

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

It was a table of 10 and I never got my Confirmation after speaking to several different people..which had me confused.
I never received my meal.., ended up sharing with my daughter cancelling mine, not sure if I was charged or not.

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RM
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not disappointed, but not what was expected from what we had heard over the past few years, to be honest ...will def give it another try. The food was ok overall, the cocktails not so much. A beach hangout that's in need of an update....

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Only issue was they brought my girlfriend's sandwich without a bun (???) and she asked for no bacon but there was definitely bacon on the plate....I ordered hashbrowns that I never received. Other than those two things, our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The drag show was entertaining from start to finish. I would go again and recommend it to others.

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time! I took my friends here to celebrate my birthday and omg what a blast!! Thank you for the amazing time! We will be returning!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. I had the scallops. Full portion is huge, but you can get 1/2 portion!! Great option! Hubby had the Mediterranean pasta. Also excellent. Music is awesome, but a bit loud with the crowd and poor acoustics. Went back the next night (Sunday) and was less excited about the chicken wrap. Also, service was really off. Took forever to get our food, then some of it was cold. Wouldn't keep me from going back. It was our third time there. Seemed like an off night.

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KS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I brought my mother to the drag brunch and it was a huge hit. I've been to several of the drag brunches and it seems like some changes have been made to improve the experience. It was so much fun.

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JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Been to the brunch several times. Have always made reservations and had good seating. However this time even with reservation we were seated behind the bar. So basically had poor service from wait staff that ignored you back there and couldn’t enjoy the show because you couldnt see the performers. What’s the point of reserving a table? we were there way before the show and seating should’ve been made for us on the main floor.

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