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Sharkies Seafood Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Sharkies Seafood Festival.
A Sharkies chef serves up a delicious fare.

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating once expressed, “When we reward ourselves with the pleasure of food, the body rewards us with a satisfied appetite.” It’s no wonder that Sharkies Seafood owner, Alwyn Brown was pleased to announce that the restaurant has been recognised as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Best in St Ann, Jamaica. The award is based on outstanding 2019 diner reviews.

Established by a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners are known for consistently receiving great diner feedback, placing them in the top 10 per cent of hospitality businesses around the globe. Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor Kanika Soni stated, “Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition. Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for diners as the world begins to venture out again.”


A delighted Brown said that the award is testament to what Jamaica represents. “Sharkies and its sister location, Plantation Smokehouse, are locally owned and operated. We buy and utilise Jamaican products and services are 100 per cent. We are part of a community that employs its own and supports it wholeheartedly,” he explained.

Over the years, Sharkies Seafood has hosted gastronomic initiatives like its annual Seafood Festival, among other events. On the entertainment scene, its partnership with Appleton Estate Signature Nights series saw the likes of Beenie Man, Agent Sasco, Romain Virgo, I Wayne, Richie Spice and others bringing their artistry once again to the hearts of many.