Tiger Shark, formerly Vaders, in Southampton, PA is now open. My husband and I went there for the first time over the weekend. The layout of the restaurant is the same (bar to the left, dining room to the right), but the new owners have totally refurbished the restaurant. Walking into Tiger Sharks is like walking into an underwater aquarium. There are bold colors on the walls with hand painted fish of all types and sizes throughout the restaurant.
The bar hosts a real aquarium, complete with a small shark in the tank. Beware, though, at 7:00 p.m., the restaurant "feeds the shark". All of a sudden, bells are clanging and a big announcement over the loudspeaker says they're now feeding the shark. Most diners in the restaurant got up to scurry over the fish tank to see the shark being fed. I personally didn't care to go see this "festivity" during dinner.
The menu was somewhat abbreviated but we were told since the restaurant is new, they haven't finished the "full menu". I ordered a stuffed chicken dish (yes, at a seafood restaurant) mainly because I didn't like the choices of the 5 fish dishes they were offering. My husband had stuffed flounder, and he said it was the best stuffed flounder he's had in a long, long time. Dinner comes with bread, but house salads cost extra. Appetizers started at $5 and entrees ran between $15-$25 each. Portions weren't overly large but we certainly left feeling full.
It's an interesting place and hopefully as the menu grows, so will their clientelle. I believe they have music/dancing later in the evening, but we didn't stay for that. The restaurant is a little noisy overall (wood floors will do that), but it's worth checking out if you're in the area.
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