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Shrimp Cocktail

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843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada
+1 905-725-7500
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Casual fine dining. Steakhouse, Seafood , pasta. Fresh ingrediants. House...
Casual fine dining. Steakhouse, Seafood , pasta. Fresh ingrediants. House made stocks, dressings and sauces. Dietary restriction friendly.
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is good, service is kinda unfriendly.

I have been to this location many times and each time I enjoy my meal but am always blown away by the lack of warmth from the wait staff. I believe I have had the female owner serve me a few times and she makes you feel unwelcome. Too bad, because they do a nice salmon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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English first
Newcastle, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I took my Mother to the Shrimp Cocktail Restaurant for her birthday because my wife and I were there earlier in the year and had a decent experience. Wrong move, first off we were ignored when we walked in and they were not even busy. The cook, bartender and waiter seemed to be engaged in some type of pow wow... More 

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Ontario
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have been to this location many times and each time I enjoy my meal but am always blown away by the lack of warmth from the wait staff. I believe I have had the female owner serve me a few times and she makes you feel unwelcome. Too bad, because they do a nice salmon.

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Oshawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We often choose this venue for a night out. It has a relaxed atmosphere and consistently good food. The grilled fish entrees are nicely flavoured and not over-cooked. Good wait staff too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've eaten here a couple of times over the past year. We don't live in Canada so our visits from the UK are limited but Shrimp Cocktail is always on our list of 'must do' while we're here with family and friends. The atmosphere is lovely and the service of all the staff, from the bar to the table, is... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As usual, the food was good. Good service, decent atmosphere but, it is starting to get a bit old. I think it is time to do some up dating with menu and décor. A little more variety on the menu would make me come more often,..both main dishes and appitizers. The appies were the same old, but still tastey, with... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The last time we've been there was a bout 5 years ago. We decided to go there at the spare of the moment and we were glad we made that decision. We had no reservation and the place was busy so we sat at the bar. We didn't mind it at all especially when the food and the service was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went here with my son. He is a picky customer but we both loved our food and the service was great! Going back soon!!

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Oshawa, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Wife and I went for my birthday. Service was fast but wait staff not overly friendly. Ordered 2 shrimp cocktails for appetizer and they had only enough for one. Apparently big holiday lunch crowd was the reason. If your restaurant is named after the appetizer, you shouldn't run out! We had pasta and it was good but overall feel the... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

In whitby the only restaurant with predict able quality is the keg. But since it is always over capacity we decided to try here. It was good for whitby. Hostess was excellent although the server seemed a bit overwhelmed and forgetful. The food was good for dinner but think chatter Pauls is better. Atmosphere was good but for value and... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place has been a top spot in Durham for years and yet it never gets old. The food is always creative and always great. They might just offer the best service in Oshawa. Keep it up Wanda.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Vanier
  • Neighborhood: Vanier
  • Phone Number: +1 905-725-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 82

Description

Casual fine dining. Steakhouse, Seafood , pasta. Fresh ingrediants. House made stocks, dressings and sauces. Dietary restriction friendly.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?