Established in 1990 by restaurateur Tony Frustaci, Sharkey's has long become a local favorite and a destination point for casual diners from all over. Our award-winning waterfront patio, friendly staff, great prices and the freshest seafood in town all account for the popularity of Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille.
Well it seems there is a common thread going with people that visit this place. I ended up here after visiting the bird sanctuary, tail end of lunch rush on the weekend. Service was okay, but didn't receive napkins with the chowder we started with. The soup itself was good. Entrees were decent as well, really enjoyed the panko breading on the halibut. Enjoyed the decor, really old school nautical bar feel. If in the area I'd stop in again, but wouldn't go out of my way to come.
Stopped here for lunch: this is a very old school seafood waterfront restaurant that seems to be a through back to an earlier time. Had the cod fins and chips; interesting that they use a breaded batter, that makes the fish crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Overall a very good meal.
We have dined here several times, food and value is average. Service was lacking ,No cutlery ,had to ask for coffee fillups every time.Steak cooked perfectly.But the decore is now getting tired ,needs an upgrade , The out door plastic tables stained and very unappealing.View is not what attracts people ,just a backwater slough setting. Better places to eat in this town.
I has been years since I have eaten at this restaurant and had enjoyed it, It seems that the quality has slipped considerably since my last visit, coupled with the food stains on the wall made for a "not a great experience".
I had the Halibut and chips, it was dry and tasteless, and I am sure it had been sitting in the freezer since last year. Which wouldn't have been so bad if the market price wasn't $22.00 dollars for two pieces and a small helping of chips. The cole slaw I also ordered ( now a an additional side dish) was mediocre My business partner ordered a lamb burger and it looked average like it came from a package. I do not know what is happening , but I personally would be hesistatant to ever go back, the only redeeming feature was our waiteress was on spot and and very pleasant,
My recommendation is that they should fire the manager and update the menu,with fresh ingredients not product from a bag.
We went there last Saturday, it was incredible delicious, the kids portions were so big our kids couldn't eat them all (good for us ;-) , The price is good for 3 adults and 2 kids we spent around 70CAD wich is good from my perspective.
The thing make me think again about this place is the spoons forks and the chairs all of them were from different places, one from Japan, China, USA, it was really interesting for me like in some sort of a chair museum.
Very interesting place for Lunch!!!
Sharkey's is another case of a very good restaurant that's let itself go downhill. At one time, it was our favourite, casual seafood restaurant south of Vancouver. It has a great waterfront location and open deck in the summer. The fish always tasted fresh and perfectly done. Now, more often than not, the fish is over-cooked and either too bland or overly sauced.
I'm not sure what happened. The food has become very inconsistent and while a certain waitress there is very good, the rest of the service staff is hit or miss.
Even after a couple of bad experiences, we kept going back every so often, over the course of a year and a half or so; hoping they'd improve things, but it hasn't happened. We've now reluctantly crossed Sharkey's off our list of 'go to' places. During this time, the only thing that has remained consistently good is their bucket of steamed mussels. I'm tempted to go back just for those!
Maybe a new chef or owner could infuse some good food and energy back. I miss Sharkey's.
I have eaten at Sharkey's twice with another couple, The food was great, especially the mussels in blackbean sauce, and the cioppino. The service was good, prices are reasonable, the patio is nice to hang out on in the summer.I highly reccomend for a casual night out with friends
We've been to Sharkey's twice and the food was wonderful. My husband ordered Clam Strips and fries the first time and they were (apparently) so good that I did not get a taste. I shared a Chicken, Spinach and Feta Panini which came with a lovely fresh green salad.
The second time we visited Sharkey's we were with a group of about 25 people. Sharkey's knew ahead of time that we were coming and we arrived at about 2:30 p.m. on a Sunday. My husband ordered the Two-piece fish and chips and I again ordered the Chicken, Spinach and Feta Panini. All of the food coming from the Kitchen looked and smelled delicious.
We are looking forward to visiting again during the summer and sitting outside on their patio.
I would recommend that you try Sharkeys.
Sharkeys IS an institution in Ladner, the first place most locals will think of for casual dining. Likely the best known place to "foreigners" too. The setting is great on a warm evening, although it gets crowded out of the deck. The food IS variable, tending toward heavy, salty and sometimes cold. Here's a tip: go on a weekday, when its quieter, and order from the daily sheet.
I was reading the newspaper and saw an article about this nice little seafood restaurant in Ladner. Since I was planning to head out there with my wife and son on Sunday I decided to give this place a try. From the nice weather to the quite settings I was confident it was going to be a good day-- WHAT A MISTAKE!. We were promptly seated which to me is a good sign but I am now reevaluating my expectations. Me and the wife first started off with the Sharkey chowder. The tomato broth was very acidy, and had a weird old fishy taste to it. My son had a ceasar salad and he had no complaints. The main course was the worst. I ordered the Curried Prawn linguine. Came with a dill cream sauce or something. They should of served it with a spoon. The sauce was so watery that I could barely taste the dill or the curry. The pasta was also overcooked, like it came from a can. Overall, an abmismal experience. The only bright side to this was our nice waitress who was very accommodating. I guess a restaurant next to the water is an illusion of freshness.
Holy smokes, those were the first words out of my mouth when i saw the beer selection this restaurant had. Came out to Lander with my wife for a drive and decided to go Sharkeys, mind you we had a coupon. We went for lunch, service was prompt ,aumbiance was cool reminded me of being back home in Nova Scotia (Just couldnt put my finger on it) My wife and I order the Fish n Chips I had the Phillips Blue Buck Pale Ale and my wife had a ceaser. Everything was great . I was just surprised to see a restaruant like this with a Microbrew selection. Not to say much more, if your in Ladner and craving a unique beer u got to check out Sharkeys.
We end up at Sharkey's whenever we go to the Reifel birds sanctuary with our little one. The ambiance is nice and the menu offers fish and chips, burgers and similar items. We like the clam chowder and the wasabi salmon burger, but also the cod fish and chips is good. Nothing special, but solid quality.
Service is decent, but has some variance (once we had an argument about the table that the owner wanted to seat us, obviously he wanted to push us to an empty corner as we showed up with an infant).
On the other hand, the value for items on the kids menu is outstanding. It is really half price compared to the reasonably priced items on the main menu and almost full size...
Another plus the patio and the ambiance of the restaurant in general. A really nice place to spend some time with friends and kids.
Went for lunch with my wife a few days ago and OMG, i have never had fish ' n chips like this before. Wait before i get into that . The restaurant has a great location in front of a river I can assume. The ambiance, decore whatever you may call it was as expected for place like this . It wasnt cheezy but was well suited for this style of restaruant . The server was nice, and polite. Had the clam bites as an appy , and they were good, something different. As for those fish 'n chips there were great. The fish they used was tender and not flaky . The batter was not overwhellming and an over great taste. The size of the portion was not too shabby either. So i give you Sharkeys 2 thumbs up on your Fish 'n chips.
My dining companion and I decided to duck out early from birdwatching (duck!) to grab some grub. Neither of us is familiar with the area, but the patio umbrellas lured us. I had cod and chips with slaw, he had halibut and chips. My peice of cod was fresh and delicate, breaded with panko, a lighter crispy alternative to the standard beer batter. My slaw was flavourful and very fresh, and the fries were nice, homecut and just salty enough. Good tartar sauce as well. Topped with a couple spicy Caesars, it was a really great impromtu dinner. The patio is great, casual, nice view of the water and surrounding flora. Our server was great as well.
Was at Sharkeys in Ladner about a week ago..
The person that greeted us at the door was a big mean guy. I swear he was the rudest person. (Why did I stay again? Oh yeah the seafood)
Once we were sat for dinner, everything fell into place the service was okay the portion sizes were great for the pricing and seafood platter was great...
Ambiance was nice especially when its busy their, and a buzz going through the place...
I would recommend this place for an inexpensive out of vancouver seafood joint
I have bee here a couple times, and the food was better the first time. The second time we went I had steak and had to sen it back, I had ordered it medium rare and it arrive almost raw. The potatoes that came with were over cooked and tasted as if they had been sitting around quite a while. My friend also ordered a steak medium rare, and had to send hers back as well. The server was very nice about it and went out of her way to help us.
This place has been going down hill for a long time. When it first opened my parents would take me there and we would go back (meaning we loved it). Now I go out with my friends and we went here 2 times and we will never go back. The manager (who is suppose to be the host) was sitting on his butt the hole time we were there as there were line ups out the door. The food, not hot at all, and what a mistake it was to get a chicken burger, it should have just been floating in sauce. For a place that is called a seafood bar you would think that it would pick what it is serving so it would have good food. WRONG! NOt recommended and crossed off my list till at least something is done with the people that work there.
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