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Sharkey's Restaurant

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56 Glenwood Ave, Binghamton, NY 13905-1937
607-729-9201
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
DINNER AT SHARKEY'S

Went on a dinner date to Sharkey's with my wife and my brother and his wife and kids. First let me state one thing out of the gate. This restaurant's decor is old, very old, but clean. So if you are the type of person worried about that, this place is not for you. With that aside we had several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Vincent C
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Endicott, New York
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Endicott, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went on a dinner date to Sharkey's with my wife and my brother and his wife and kids. First let me state one thing out of the gate. This restaurant's decor is old, very old, but clean. So if you are the type of person worried about that, this place is not for you. With that aside we had several... More 

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prague
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We recently stopped at Sharkey's after visiting relatives in Binghamton. This was our go-to place many, many years ago for clams and spiedies, and I was very excited to be back. The building appeared to be exactly the same - meaning it is now very decrepit, but in a good funky way. Some in our party ordered halupkis and pierogis,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You are absolutely correct about Sharkey's -- the once-vaunted spiedies aren't what they used to be. I was there summer of 2012 and had much the same experience, Bo. The better spiedies in town are at Lupo's in Endicott, S&S on upper Court Street (I believe Lupos and S&S are owned by the same family) and even a few other... More 

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Washington, DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Born and raised in "Bimington", Sharkey's is an institution. It is the same now as it was almost 50 years ago when my parents would come here after a Saturday night out to load up on spiedies and steamed clams. As a teen, I spent many a Friday and/or Saturday night in the darkened booths in the back munching on... More 

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Go to Sharkey's to dive into the feel of Native Binghamtonians. It is delicious food, great prices, and simple atmosphere. Don't expect fancy. Don't expect catering service to your whim. And please don't hinge your hopes of a perfect special occasion here. My husband claims the pork spiedie was the best he has tasted. Simply marinated pork served on a... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I grew up in this town, so there's always a "rose-coloured glasses" patina to this place, but after living in San Francisco for the last 30 years, I still stop in whenever I visit the Southern Tier. Their spiedies (look it up) are still quite good, the raw and steamed clams are fresh, tasty and quite the value at $5-something... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I started going to Sharkey's in 1965, when I started college at Harpur College (now S.U.N.Y.) For a buck, you could--back then--have two spiedies and two bottles of Little Jenny, small bottles of Genesee Beer, often called panther piss. But it washed down the spiedies pretty well, was cheap, wouldn't get you drunk for the trip back to campus if... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Sharkeys since I was in college and it's always been the same place. Good spiedies, lousy furniture, decades old decor. But it was a local institution and you could count on the food and service to be consistently good, especially for the price. But today they ruined Father's Day. Our order, for 7 people, came out... More 

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Been going there since 1956, stop in when I go through Binghamton for clams and spiedies. Same owner all those years, same ambiance. A nice experience.

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We drove from Hershey PA from an excerpt in Two for the Road and the Sterns must have just hit a better time for the "famous" spiedies. We all 3 ordered the pork, and while they were OK and unique, the meat was a bit dry and bland. BUT, the chili cheese fries, onion rings and jalapeno poppers were deep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Glenwood Ave, Binghamton, NY 13905-1937
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
  • Phone Number: 607-729-9201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, European
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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