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Sparkie's Seafood Shanty

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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32368 Long Neck Rd, Long Neck, DE 19966-6668
+1 302-945-3800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff with a nice menu selection. Very prompt service and tasty treats :). You must stop in if you are in the area!!!!!

Thank babygirl929
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

They need a bartender that knows how to make a drink that you don't have to wait 30 mins for. A server that cares if she makes a tip. If you have a hour or more to wait for your food then this is the place for you the foods great if you don't mind waiting. its a shame no... More 

Thank Susan B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Avoid the crowds, waits, and parking nightmares and give this place a try if you're a local to the Long Neck area. It's a little (but cheery) restaurant that I believe is yellow on the exterior. When you walk in, you're surprised at the inside -- it's spacious, clean, and very beachy. There is a big bar, and a big... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I have have never seen a restaurant go from bad to horrible this fast. Hello , the only thing you can do here is drink. It would be if you need to eat you can order anything you want, but you will get a turd.

Thank donge b
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

The cooks at Sparkie's are doing a fine job on weekend specials for this time of year. We had excellent $ 1.00 oysters, Prime rib for $ 15.00, and very good Chicken Parmesan this weekend. I recommend this place .

Thank Mark H
Delaware Beaches
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a restaurant with a casual atmosphere and a dark, shady bar in the back. It feels like two different establishments, a family restaurant and a gloomy dark hangout for heavy drinkers. Anyway, I have had good meals in here and I have had terrible meals. The French Onion soup is very good, however, my daughter ordered cake for... More 

Thank Rph001
Bridgeville, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I go to Sparkie's year round about once a month. There appears to be a lot of complaining about poor service and mediocre food. That hasn't been my experience. I have yet to have a poor service experience and find their food to be at times almost better than expected. The new owner got rid of (for the most part)... More 

Thank Riptide51
Lewes Beach, Delaware, United States
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for some appetizers with another couple . Steamed shrimp was perfectly steamed and seasoned. Bucket of clams was great no grit . Wings were very good! Well priced specials!

Thank Emma P
South Sterling, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2015

My brother took us here yesterday since we are from PA and haven't had steamed crabs in years. The menu listed large crabs as "fat," and he purchased them for us at $65 a dozen. What a disgrace....they were light and empty...small crabs at best, and a waste of his money. To top it all off, they served one ear... More 

Thank rjkj2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible! Service is so slow... waited 30 minutes for any service and I think we'd still be there waiting if we didn't flag down the bus boy. When we finally got food it was awful. I got the broiled seafood platter which was marked as their specialty meal. Crab cake was dangerously salty. My husband got sick on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32368 Long Neck Rd, Long Neck, DE 19966-6668
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Long Neck
  • Phone Number: +1 302-945-3800

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