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Shrimp Cocktail

843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada (Vanier)
(905) 725-7500
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Ranked #21 of 299 restaurants in Oshawa
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vanier
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vanier
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We decided to go out for dinner to see how an old friend was doing. We had been to Shrimp Cocktail several years ago a few times with my parents but vaguely remember it. We found the menu to be rather small but did order the special and a salad for me. Food was good. Service was excellent!

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toronto, canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I enjoy the atmosphere most of the time. the service was lacking last visit having our drink ordered after people who were seated after us. Only resteraunt I've been to where I've received bad oysters so no more chances with those here again. I'll give it a awhile before I return.

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oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went here a few weeks ago with some girlfriends and was very impressed! If you love seafood you will want to go here for sure! The seating was spacious and the atmosphere was very clean and modern. They don't have a large menu but what they do have is superb. I had the lobster mac n cheese and the portion... More

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Pickering, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We drove a fair distance to try this restaurant but did not realize they were hosting a wedding. As a result we were put into an upstairs room called the tower which is a far cry from their main dinning room. I always question it when restaurants chase more business by taking on special events in their main dinning room.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Wow did we ever feel special! The cozy Chef's Table is a relaxing delight from the moment you sit down. We had pre-booked a week ahead of our visit. We let the chef prepare his own unique creations for us along with wine pairing. The presentation and taste combinations of each plate was phenomenal--a real treat to the palate! The... More

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Scarborough
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Went to Shrimp Cocktails for the first time and we were joined by another couple. The atmosphere was good but the restaurant was nearly empty. Service was prompt and friendly. It was a bit pricey so I was sure I would leave feeling I had overpaid for our meals. I was plesently surprised at the quality of the meal. Not... More

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Went in tonight as a second option, as The Keg had a two hour wait.. We now wish we waited the two hours. We were seated right away when we arrived, but then waited 15 minutes to be introduced to our server and hear the specials. Ordered our drinks, I then ordered an app.. We we're need given water at... More

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oshawa
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Enjoyed a great meal earlier this year at Shrimp Cocktail so decided it would be a good option for your new years eve out. Great ambiance, nicely decorated but I think it mostly boiled down to our server. Not knowledgeable about their gluten free options so it was very uncomfortable for him to have to continue going back and forth... More

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Oshawa, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went for a birthday meal and I wasn't very hungry and just had the shrimp bisque but it was awesome. The fresh bread was delicious and the bisque was very favourable a tasted homemade. Very good. Everyone else there ordered a main entrée and they all enjoyed them. My girlfriend a salad with chicken and said it was awesome as... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Around 48 past staff members of Whitby General Hospital met at Shrimp Cocktail on Monday evening for our annual Christmas Dinner. Wow! The food was served efficiently, it was hot and so tasty. They made it look easy.

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