It provides plenty of room for motorcycles to park out front in one big line (which is great for Bike Nights). Sharks Roadhouse is one big ocean of fun. Krista Kelley Lapiana (General Manager) said, "We do a lot of parties. Our party room seats up to 100 and we have a dining area that seats up to 100 and our pavilion seats up to about 100."
Open since 2009, the restaurant converted to a smokehouse about a year ago. The kitchen uses a Southern Pride Dh-65 smoker. Krista said, "We only smoke with hickory. We smoke our brisket and our pork for fourteen hours. We do our ribs for three hours and our chicken for three hours."
I ordered the Texas Brisket Sandwich. Stuffed inside a toasted bun (love it!), the brisket was smokey, flavorful and moist. It came with fries and coleslaw. The slaw was packed in a tiny plastic ramicon and it was a bit messy trying to eat it. The slaw itself was absolutely delicious. Considering the price of brisket these days, $10.95 is a reasonable price especially with two sides.
The menu is not too big and not too small - just the way I like it. Other items appealed to me such as the Smokehouse Nachos - and burgers that come in 1/2 or 1/3 lb sizes. My favorite meal would be the Combo Platter and you have a choice of two or three meat combinations. Options include pulled pork, half chicken, Texas brisket. Smokin' Wings or 1/3 slab of baby back or St Louis style ribs. I love a variety of meats and I think I developed this preference by judging four categories of meat at several KCBS BBQ competitions: Chicken, Ribs, Pork & Brisket. Check out the website at sharksroadhouse.com to view the full menu, and lots of exciting photos from all the events and parties throughout the year.
If you happen to be driving through Elizabeth, IL on Hwy 20 and spot a shark near the roadside, reel yourself into Sharks Roadhouse BAR-B-Q and go for the bite.
Sharks Roadhouse is BBQCRITIC.COM Approved!
1336 HWY 20
Elizabeth, IL 61028