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“Not Impressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sharky's Seagrill

Sharky's Seagrill
2519 Gulf Drive North, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217
1(941) 779-9151
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Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 26th St.
Transit: Anna Maria trolley service (free)
Description: Landmark Eatery est.1998- - Enjoy Freshest Seafood and Gourmet Specialties -Well stocked Bar, Imported Beers and Fine Wines -Upscale casual setting with emphases on Tasteful Cuisine and Caring Hospitality-It has been said that restaurant is a labor of love and it has been ours for nearly three decades-Award Wining Chef Anton & Wife Marie - Welcome You. Join us for an exceptional value of Fine fare and live entertainment for a memorable experience
Charleston, WV
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went to Sharkey's after a long day of house hunting and shopping, and were looking for a nice place close to our hotel. First, I think perhaps we expected more due to some of the reviews on Tripadvisor. Also, we may have just picked a bad night, namely Friday. Maybe the chef was off or not up to par that evening. Or perhaps our initial impression was skewed due to the lack of patrons present. Whatever the reason, Sharkey's was not very good. (Or horrible either, to be fair.)
My salad was no better than what one would get at a Wendy's. We ordered what the waitress assured us was fresh fish. It did taste fresh! The vegetables were overcooked. The service, however, was good, probably because there were few other diners. They did have an older chap playing guitar who was pretty good. There were some older folks enjoying listening to him and having drinks. Like I said, perhaps we just picked the wrong night, But Mary's comment as we left summed up our impression of Sharkey's, "It's like a pick-up place for the retired singles in the area."

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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asiago, Manager at Sharky's Seagrill, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for visiting Sharky's .. Yes your impression was skewed or Your mindset was screwed up The patrons where few because it was early the Fish was fresh because is all ways fresh the service was good because is all ways good and a simple spring mix salad is all ways free with your meal and it is the best priced menu for what You get any where in the area.
Sharkys cateres to Families and Travelers to Movie stars and Music stars Politicians and Ministers it it was never a" pick-up joint " We are proud of Our Reputation and Standards
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Overpriced!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Overprices and under delivered! Way to expensive for what you receive, however the service was good.

Visited July 2013
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Arcanum, OH
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Meh....not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was not impressed with Sharky's. The food was average, but the price was high. The steak was dry, and the service was nothing out of the ordinary. It gave me the impression that maybe 20 or 30 years ago this would have been a high-class restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great place to grab some good food and a few drinks on the beach. The owners are such a nice couple. We are usually here for every New Year's Eve dinner. The grouper Oscar is wonderful. Easy to find, good prices and a nice, quaint atmosphere. You can't go wrong here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset, UK
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“Good service and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

As previous reviews have mentioned, we also had never considered eating here as it didn't appear to be a family friendly looking place, more a guy's only bar. Not sure why we thought that. Anyhow, after reading the recent reviews, six of us went here for dinner last night and had a really good experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We thought the cost was reasonable too. Would recommend to friends and eat here again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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