HOLLAND TWP. — If you have not read of Sharkee’s Bar and Grill, Kevin LeTourneau will never be offended. He appreciates the cafe is a person of Holland’s concealed gems.
LeTourneau is the director of meals and beverage at Suburban Inns, managing day-to-day operations at the hospitality group’s dining establishments. That consists of Massive E’s, a sporting activities grill in downtown Holland, and Sharkee’s — tucked inside the Hampton Inn at 12427 Felch St.
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And but, quite a few of the shoppers lining up to enjoy the lately reopened Major E’s have under no circumstances listened to of its sister restaurant, found fewer than 4 miles absent.
“You can find no indicator out entrance,” LeTourneau stated. “Not a lot of individuals know about it. Even as we’ve been employing for Big E’s, there are some persons who have been out here for years and hardly ever understood it was there.”
Sharkee’s opened 25 yrs ago, LeTourneau explained.
“It was our owners’ very first eatery in just one of their accommodations. It started as a deli/sandwich restaurant, but it truly is got a full-blown menu now. We truly just extra 6 new items, including a quesadilla and tacos and our well known pizza pinwheels.”
Even though Sharkee’s is just not widely regarded, it has its faithful followers.
“You just get that vibe, that atmosphere,” LeTourneau claimed. “It appears to be like a lot of men and women know each other, there’s a ton of regulars, the staff has been close to, we have a large amount of recurrent tourists.”
Sharkee’s borders the hotel’s pool — where by, just up the stairs, an place is accessible to reserve for get-togethers.
“It holds 55 people,” LeTourneau claimed. “We have a catering menu with a few different tiers, and you can get pizza, pasta, breadsticks, cookies, salad. You will not have to have a reservation at the lodge to reserve that place. If you required to toss a birthday bash or a graduation get together, which is an spot to look at, and a good deal of folks really don’t know.”
Sharkee’s was a short while ago reworked, along with the overall Hampton Inn, in 2019.
“I was so energized when I realized Sharkee’s would be one particular of my places,” LeTourneau reported. “I want to make it additional seen. I’m performing almost everything I can.”
Sharkee’s is open up 4 p.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays.
This report initially appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Sharkee’s Bar and Grill features a whole menu in Holland’s Hampton Inn