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Shrimp Cocktail

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood
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843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada
+1 905-725-7500
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Oshawa, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great counter menu or great table service - your choice. Excellent food, excellent service. There is also a nice room upstairs for private functions.

1 Thank Sue N
Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We had a lovely dinner out at Shrimp Cocktail, a restaurant we have been coming to since it opened. The atmosphere and service are as always impeccable and we had a great time. We both opted for seafood pastas, and shared a calamari as well. Dessert was a beautiful carrot cake and two large glasses of wine made for a... More 

1 Thank Lewismor
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I recently took my husband here for his birthday --- it was one of our favorite restaurants in the area. I was thinking fish; my husband was thinking steaks. He chose the most expensive strip loin steak entree ($37) because it included a double-baked potato and asked for the steak medium-rare. What came was disgraceful for a restaurant that touts... More 

Thank maxineh62
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Overall, the service and the food was good.Large portions was more than enough. The restaurant was nicely laid out,and the washroom was clean.

Thank raysass
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

From the time we were seated it was an hour and a half before we received our food. The owner made some half hearted insincere apology saying "it is what it is". Will not be back.

2 Thank Bill R
Pickering, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Having heard many glowing reviews of Shrimp Cocktail over the years we decided to dine here for our recent anniversary. We didn't have any difficulty reserving a table for a Saturday evening. We were seated promptly, offered drinks and water was brought quickly. As it was our first visit we took some time perusing the dinner and wine menus. A... More 

Thank thebuks
Oshawa, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was at a wedding recently held at someone's home and I knew the food would be delicious because shrimp cocktail was catering. However the service at this wedding was fantastic. The ratio of guests to servers was approx. 1to6. The servers were so accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend shrimp cocktail for any party . Constance

Thank Constance M
Toronto, Ontario.
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Went to Shrimp Cocktail June 13th for our sons wedding rehearsal dinner. Wanda greeted us as soon as we arrived and seated us upstairs. Everything was set up as requested and the party started. Drink service for 18 began right away followed by apps, salads, main course and then dessert. Everyone enjoyed their meal choice, food was served piping hot... More 

Thank RoundLakeRebel
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

I will be in the Whitby/Oshawa in august and I can't wait to go back to Shrimp Cocktail. The food is always impeccably prepared, delicious and fresh. The atmosphere at Shrimp is welcoming and relaxed. Wanda and her team give the best service! Each time I'm there I feel like the most important customer in building. I can see from... More 

Thank Paula M
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

lovely food, well cooked, great ambience. pricey for area but would go back again. Not sure what else to say.

Thank Andrea A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $75
Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 843 King St W, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Oshawa>  > Vanier
  • Neighborhood: Vanier
  • Phone Number: +1 905-725-7500
Casual fine dining. Steakhouse, Seafood , pasta. Fresh ingrediants. House made stocks, dressings and sauces. Dietary restriction friendly.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?