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All 187 Binghamton Restaurants

Sharkey's Restaurant

56 Glenwood Ave, Binghamton, NY 13905-1937
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Ranked #84 of 187 Restaurants in Binghamton
Price range: $0 - $15
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Vestal, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My wife and I love this place! The clams are priced right and taste amazing! The spiedies are great along with the city chicken! The atmosphere is old and you can tell needs updating......but that would probably take away the historic feeling and in my opinion is not required.

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Additional Information about Sharkey's Restaurant

Address: 56 Glenwood Ave, Binghamton, NY 13905-1937
Phone Number: 607-729-9201
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, European

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