First, the restaurant's name is 'A Chivalrous Shark', so look under 'A' in the phone book to find it, not 'C'! That said, Shark is a delightful and very small seafood restaurant, with several non-seafood items on the menu, like hamburgers, and tonight there were Cuban beef and pork specials offered, as well as a couple of seafood specials. When we go back we'll try their Gumbos and Shrimp Etoufee. Shark reminded us of some favorite places on the Gulf, with fried fish, shrimp, and what must be the biggest and bestest fried oysters in Pagosa. We had a fried Alaskan pollack platter ($15.95), and a fried oyster basket ($12.95). Their breading is very nice and crunchy, and the food was not at all greasy, and they obviously change their oil frequently - something we don't always find in Pagosa, or on the Gulf! This is a very clean Mom & Pop place, recently opened by some long-time restauranteurs. The servings are quite ample, and their slaw is possibly the best in town - it's certainly the largest serving in town. Their fried oysters are shipped from the Pacific, and the oysters on the half-shell are from Louisiana. For dessert we had their Key Lime pie which is great.
Their menu is not huge, but neither is their place - maybe 10 tables. That said, the five or so daily specials does supplement the printed menu. Shark is apparently becoming a local's secret, as it's about a mile from the Hot Springs, but still in-town on the main drag. Their hours are 11-8, and they do offer take-out.
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