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Shrimp Cocktail

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843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada
+1 905-725-7500
Website
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Lamb and risotto

Went here twice and had the lamb shank and risotto both times.. AMAZING. lamb just falls off and the risotto is sooooo good. Will be back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Oshawa
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to Shrimp Coctail for many, many years and have always had a great meal. Their atmosphere is great and their service is even better. I would recommend the escargot since its simply amazing! Looking forward to my next visit.

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Oshawa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went here twice and had the lamb shank and risotto both times.. AMAZING. lamb just falls off and the risotto is sooooo good. Will be back again.

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Whitby, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Shrimp Cocktail was a regular haunt for us many years ago. We were pleasantly surprised by how lovely it looked and with the service. A large party was beside us and their order went in first which meant a bit of a wait but we were in no rush. The spicy Caesar with a shrimp on the rim was a... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We went for a family birthday dinner. The service was very fast and friendly! Amazing food that is unlike anywhere else I've been. The prices are definitely worth it! The homemade hot sauce is the absolute best hot sauce I've ever had! I've tried many but this, this is so flavourful, sweet, and very spicy, so perfect! They also made... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
34 helpful votes 34 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?