Dot & Etta’s legendary, household secret fried shrimp undertaking pop-up

If you remember fried shrimp from any of the Dot & Etta’s Shrimp Huts that at the time dotted metro Detroit, you’re in luck to have it yet again.

After shuttering about a dozen many years ago, a number of associates of the Crawford relatives, which owned the Dot & Etta’s Shrimp Huts, are carrying out a pop-up featuring the iconic, and loved ones top secret, battered and seasoned fried shrimp.

For practically 60 yrs, the Dot & Etta’s spots happy shrimp-loving palates with their freshly battered deep-fried shrimp alongside with several other menu specialties. The chain grew to seven places.

Dot & Etta’s famed shrimp huts have been acknowledged as an establishment and having the greatest fried shrimp in the city.

The Primary Dot & Etta’s Shrimp pop-up will be at the Burgess Road Foods Competition 1-8 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 together with several other nearby foodstuff vehicles and caterers.

But this just isn’t the 1st time. Brothers Dwayne and Donald Crawford together with their mother Mary, Dwayne’s son Isaiah Crawford and his nephew Robert Crawford Jr., hosted its initial “The Primary Dot & Etta’s Shrimp” booth at the Ribs and R&B Tunes Competition held at Hart Plaza a number of months in the past.

The Crawford family in front of Dot & Etta's Shrimp pop-up at Hart Plaza.

“It was wonderful and significantly outside of our wildest expectation,” Dwayne Crawford explained.

Crawford, 61, who labored at Dot & Etta’s during his existence, explained the response was above-the-top rated and that approximately all people had a joyful tale to share about Dot & Etta’s.

“It warms my coronary heart that we had these types of a favourable influence on people’s lives and their family members. There always would seem to be a pleasurable memory” he claimed.

The Crawford brothers are discovering the strategy of a Dot & Etta’s comeback with a food truck or brick-and-mortar procedure. Even though practically nothing is set but, Dwayne Crawford said. 

Phila and Robert Crawford founded Dot & Etta's Shrimp Hut.

Dot & Etta’s was established in the early 1950s by Robert Milton and Phila Crawford and the original site was on W. Warren and Vinewood, in accordance to Crawford. The Crawford’s named the cafe their daughter Dorothy and their niece Jamesetta.

A next locale opened on Mack Ave. and was the first place, Crawford claimed, for his dad and mom, the late Don (a nephew of Robert Crawford) Crawford and his wife Mary.

Don and Mary Crawford at the Dot & Etta's Shrimp Hut on Mack Avenue in Detroit.

Robert Crawford, who was also the 1st Black salesman for the Stroh Brewery Co. grew the business enterprise including several shrimp hut areas about metro Detroit. At its peak, there had been seven shrimp hut destinations such as a person in Southfield.  By then the menu also integrated other fried fish and fried chicken.

Don and Mary Crawford great then Vice President Al Gore with Dennis Archer at Dot & Etta's Shrimp Hut on Mack.

In the 2004 Detroit Totally free Push “Best Of” list, Dot & Etta’s was named Ideal Shrimp Hut in metro Detroit.

For $25 at the Burgess Road Food Pageant, you can get a fifty percent pound of Dot & Etta’s golden fried shrimp. 1 pound is $40, according to the menu at

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