croaker's spot

1020 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224, USA

Mr. Croaker, born and raised in Jackson Ward, opened the first Croaker’s Spot in Harlem. It was a respite for jazz musicians, entertainers, club-owners, poets and anyone who kept unusually late (or early) hours. Guests were served heaping plates of down home soul food that kept them in their booths for hours. Mr. Croaker had an uncanny ability to blend southern hospitality with big city sophistication. For the last 20 years, these sentiments have been the foundation of the Croaker’s Spot here in Richmond, a soul food mecca tucked away on Hull St. and known for its hospitality and two-piece fried fish boat.

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Sherita McGowan

Sherita started as a part-time hostess at Croaker’s Spot 18 years ago to earn extra money to send her son to college. Fourteen years later she became owner of the Croaker’s legacy brand and all three restaurants.

“Being Black-owned doesn’t have any bearing on the customers we serve, and I like that. We provide a product that people from all walks of life can enjoy. ”

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