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Sharkey’s-Fun and Friendly

26 Oct CM2

Post written by Cyndy Graham

The management team at Sharkey’s focuses on three different and equally important things:  their happy, friendly staff, the good value you receive for your money, and the opportunity to participate in daily activities or specials. They host bingo games and trivia contests. There is a special every day like “free burger Monday” and “kids eat free” on Tuesday. Their famous salad bar is open 7 days a week, and it is not only delicious, but it is extra healthy with an organic salad mix. They always try to use locally grown ingredients. Sharkey’s is the only restaurant in Blacksburg to offer buffalo (bison) burgers, my personal favorite.

October 8, 2012 was the 20th anniversary of Sharkey’s in Blacksburg. In a place where competition is high, their longevity is a testament to their commitment to quality, and most of all, fun!

Originally from New York, Steph and her business partners came to Blacksburg from Florida in the early 90’s. With thoughts of Miami Vice still swirling in their heads, they decided to give their restaurant a cool, beach theme. And the shark logo isn’t a vicious shark, but Sharkey, the friendly shark, which speaks more to who they are and to their slogan, “Where Good Friends Go!” Steph was looking to open a restaurant in a college town where their customers would be a combination of both students and people from the surrounding area. Sharkey’s was originally called Sharkey’s Bar & Grille and was located in the building next door which had been known as Cricket’s.  In 2005, Sharkey’s became Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint and moved to its current location at 220 N. Main Street which was formally home to Woody’s, Preston’s, and Arnold’s.

Sharkey’s is continually improving in all areas, and Steph attributes this to their incredible staff who have a direct influence on how they do business. The management team’s philosophy is to empower their staff, a get-better philosophy that can change people’s lives. They also listen to their customers, who are always referred to as guests. Due to guest feedback, on free burger Monday you don’t need to use your coupon that day, but can come back anytime and the coupon does not expire! They are “cool like that.”

In 2007 they decided to expand by opening a second location in Radford. Sharkey’s has been voted“Best Bar,” “Best Place to Watch Sports,” and “Best Happy Hour” (7 years in a row) by the readers of the Virginia Tech Collegiate Times.

Did you know???

  • Sharkey’s partnered with Cafe de Bangkok to produce a one of a kind special  barbecue sauce for the Summer Solstice Fest Wing Eating Contest in June 2012. Apparently the wings and sauce were delicious and competition was fierce! Everyone came out a winner- they all got to eat bucket loads of wings! Prizes were also awarded to those who ate the most in the time allocated.
  • Sharkey’s also hosted the Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. Cash Mob on August 21, 2012. The Mob visited John’s Camera Corner to shop and then enjoyed a delicious meal on the delightful patio behind Sharkey’s- best of all- because it was a Tuesday all the kids ate FREE! Showing true community spirit and appreciation for the Cash Mob participants, Sharkey’s even provided some great FREE appetizers for the whole group!

Sharkey’s Wing & Rib Joint
220 N. Main St.
Blacksburg, VA   24060


Daily Specials

Sharkey’s offer something special every day of the week! Click the links below to find out more

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Sharkey’s Host regular Wing Eating Challenges- have you ever participated? Share with us in the comments below about your favorite Sharkey’s experience and you could win a Downtown Gift certificate …to use at Sharkey’s!

Tijuana Toss!

25 Jul pks

Post written by Lauryn Tamburello
In my personal opinion, PK’s, hands down, has the best wings in town. I opt for the bone-in wings and yes, I’m quite an attractive date with Honey BBQ sauce smeared all over my face. The first time I ordered them, I honestly didn’t realize that’s the size wings were supposed to be! They’re twice the size than most wings I’ve ordered (which are a lot!) dining at restaurants throughout Virginia and traveling to other states.

Of course, that’s not the only thing that draws me (or the rest of Blacksburg) here, Tijuana Toss on Thursday nights keeps you coming back for more. I got lucky on my 21st Birthday winning our group 2, yes that’s right, 2 pizzas! I believe I called tails for both flips, by the way.

For those of you unaware of this awesome deal, on Thursday nights from 5-10pm you can order any one-topping extra large pizza(s) and at the end of the meal, a manager will come over, toss a quarter and if you call it correctly in the air, you win the pizza free!

And the rest of the run down:

  • Monday- Sicilian night $8 Sicilian pizzas
  • Tuesday- $9.99 Footlong Subs
  • Wednesday- Wing night, half off your order of boneless wing bites
  • Thursday- Tijuana Toss, win free pizza(s)!
  • Sunday- Game Day Specials including wing/pizza combos and ½ off nachos

Not only is their everyday menu full of a variety of choices, such as steaks, pasta dishes, burgers, gourmet sandwiches, breadsticks and more, they also have Weekly Features. These run from Friday to Thursday giving regular customers more variety and also to test out new menu items. Such features include crab balls, Asian chicken salad and a Gummy Martini!

Mike, an army brat and former Hokie, bought PK’s in June 2009 when finding out it was for sale. He makes sure PK’s is heavily involved in the community by sponsoring VT Athletics, Rec Sports, the Entrepreneurial Club, and several youth teams, not to mention holding a wing fest at Gobblerfest!

One of the many appeals of PK’s is how enormous the space is, you can rent out one of the many rooms available and PK’s can still be open for business! Some previous events include rehearsal dinners, work happy hours, receptions, Birthday Parties, High School Reunions, etc. Not only does Mike enjoy being the host, catering is also a big part of the business, anything on the menu will be delivered right to your door!

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You can order online through CampusFood.com, by phone at 540-552-3278 and don’t forget to follow PK’s on Facebook!