Apex >Food & Dining > Sparks
5490 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC | Directions 2750235.738501 -78.865455
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 2am;Sun. 12am - 1am
I was the opening Chef and GM 5 years ago..... – I put a lot of heart into that place before we sold it. The food was great and the staff was friendly. We were busy all of the time and we made our guests feel at home. Its too bad my 2+ years of love and sweat means nothing as the new owner has turned it into a dive... C'mon people of Apex....DEMAND MORE! I now live in Manhattan, but you were all my friends and family once. YOU DESERVE BETTER!!! and by the way, those are my wing recipes ;)....
Excellent Wings!! – My husband is from Buffalo, and we've finally found a wing place in town we both love! The classic buffalo sauce was just a tinge spicy, perfect for someone like me who doesn't like spicy food. The server was attentive, checking on us several times during the meal, and brought me a glass of water right before I finished my beer - read my mind! The nacho appetizer was very large, but wasn't warm; probably wouldn't order that again. But we'll definitely be back for the wings!!
Best Bar in Apex – Best bartenders, servers and patrons. The staff is very friendly and the service is very fast. Ashley is especially wonderful and is always working hard. Food is good - you'd be surprised how good the salads can be in a local sports bar. :)
Not for eating, fair for drinking – As a family we've been to Sparks 4-5 times. It was much better a year or so ago before the menu (or management?) changed. Food is not really that good now, but the staple bar food is ok. For a drinking place, I'd rather go elsewhere too. I've been by myself and with friends. It's ok when you go with others and sit in the back, but it feels awkward at the bar like you've entered someone's home unexpectedly. Like someone else said, you get the feeling the "regulars" don't want you there or you better talk and act like they do. Very weird atmosphere. Apex Police seem to make regular visits or hang around the general area too. Not a good feeling, especially if you want a few drinks without hassle. Might be worth a try again in the future, but I won't return anytime soon.
Home – The staff here made me feel at home. I had just returned from the Army and they welcomed me with open arms. The atmosphere was amazing and the wait staff was very attentive. Coming home is a difficult transition for any soldier, but they made it easy. I can honestly say the second time I got back to the states my first stop was here. Believe it or not they all remembered me and my name. It is the definition of a local "Cheers" where there is great food and service at a reasonable price. I highly recommend this little jewel of Apex.
White Trash Hangout – This place has horrible food and horrible clientele. My wife and I tried to watch a game here and like the previous review had said hostile townies try to run the bar and will try to be rude to you if you are not a white trash townie. Left at Halftime DO NOT GO HERE.
By the way the food is just a disgrace...
man!! them some good wings!!! – Hello sportsfans! Let me tell you about a little sports bar i just fell in love with!!! Sparks! They have some of the best darn wings on the east coast!!! Personallly, I like them HOTTTT! And thats just what I got. The service was awesome and so was the food! There were two very attractive bartenders who were very friendly and attentive. My class never went dry! And they didnt know me from Adam! I've got to be honest with you, I read some of the horrible reviews and was a little reluctant, but I decided what the heck! And I'm glad I did! I will, without a doubt, be back!
best burgers around – recently moved to apex and wanted to find a friendly "non chain" restaurant/bar. somone told me to check out sparks...and so i did. i have to tell you, i have been all around the us and that was one of the best burgers ive ever had. and you can have it cooked to your likeness! wow! you dont find that very often! i sat at the bar all alone and the bartender acted as if she had known me forever! she really made me feel right at home. she informed me it was wing night, (apparently that is a tues. night special) and when i told her i didnt do chicken, trish, the bartender, recomended the burger. outstanding recomendation! and wash it down with a few cold draft miller lights...even better! i feel i will soon be a "regular" to the sparks sports bar and grill!
Terrible service and food! – We walked in, there was hardly anyone there, should have been a warning....anyway, it took the ditzy blonde what seemed like forever to greet us and take our order. We got our food pretty fast, but then again, there was no one else there - but the dumb, blonde got the order wrong. Isn't that an oxymoron, dumb blonde?
We ordered potato skins, pretty safe order, right? The cheese was dripping off each potato skin and each skin was covered in grease! When we reminded her we asked for bacon, she said, "Oh sh*t, I forgot". Thankfully we went during a time where the appetizers were half price. We drank our beers, paid our tab and left. Needless to say we will not be going back. What a waste of time and money! Do yourself a favor and keep driving!
eaters delight – A friend and I visited Sparks one evening for food and drinks. I walked in and right away and the atmosphere made me feel right at home. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly, and tenative. Also, the food was EXQUISITE! I suggest and will frequent this establishment regularly. so to all looking for a friendly night out on the lovely town of apex take a gander at this restaurant and you'll be amazed!!!!!
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