1730 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Roanoke Rapids, NC | Directions 2787036.432856 -77.634973
Not impressed – My husband and I were kind of trapped into going to Sharky's because it was the only local place open on a Sunday. I had been craving raw oysters for quite some time so I was looking forward to having seafood.
We walked in at a little after 3 and NO ONE was in there. No one. I said hello a few times and no one emerged from the back. The waitress who was coming in to start her shift ended up seating us and being our waitress.
My husband and I sort of made up our meal -- he got the fried catfish, a crab cake, and potato skins while I got a half-dozen raw oysters, a cup of the she-crab soup, and a baked sweet potato.
The oysters were served with crackers, lemon, cocktail sauce, and some sort of oil. At first I thought it was butter but it looked too dark. I tried a little on my fork and it tasted like old deep fryer oil -- disgusting.
When I tried my husband's crab cake, I could still taste that old fry oil on the cake and didn't think it was very good but he liked it. His catfish was outstanding, though -- fully cooked, not soggy on the inside, and not too dark either. It was beautiful.
The she-crab soup was also great. It was way thicker than I thought it would be and had a great flavor.
Their beer selection is pitiful -- the darkest thing they had was Yuengling.
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