“[Customers] have an option for the family, for the kids, for the couple, for the elders and also for the people who want to be in the bar. ... I believe Sharky’s [in] Vintage [Park] caters to every single group of customers that I’ve just mentioned,” Ronald said.
Located in Vintage Park, Sharky’s American Grill is owned by husband and wife Ronald and Rosa Perez. The couple opened the eatery in August, while the original location—Sharky’s Waterfront Grill—opened in Kingwood in June 2019.
Seasonal seafood selections as well as pasta, burgers and salads make up Sharky’s menu. A customer favorite is the “Shark Bites,” Rosa said, which are stuffed, fried shrimp served with chipotle sauce.
“We have a great product, not because we said [so], but because we have a lot of customers in Kingwood,” Ronald said.
Sharky’s also has a vast selection of wine, beer and cocktails, such as “Shark-tinis,” “Shark-a-ritas” and fish bowls, which serve two or more people.
While Rosa handles the finances of their businesses, Ronald said he is passionate about designing the restaurants. One of the Vintage Park eatery’s most unique decor items is a great white shark hanging from the ceiling, Ronald noted.
“We travel the world and in the United States as well, so we see concepts that seem attractive, and we always remember specific things from those concepts,” Ronald said.
The Perezes, along with Rosa’s father, also own two other restaurants—Chimichurri’s South American Grill and J. Christopher’s Pizza-Pasta—both in the Kingwood area. Rosa’s father has worked in the restaurant industry for about 50 years.
Despite the trio’s combined industry experience, Ronald said drawing patrons to the Vintage Park eatery has been a challenge. He said he hopes to get the word out so customers can experience the restaurant’s unique atmosphere and menu.
“Sharky’s is a place where everybody can go, and we have something for every single group of people,” Ronald said.
Sharky’s American Grill
126 Vintage Park Blvd., Ste. 126B, Houston
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.