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The Shark on the Harbor

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12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
+1 410-213-0924
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Fresh caught fish daily. New menu each day with the name of the boat and the captain who caught the fish next to each dish. Excellent creative preparation by the owner/chef. Tuesday night is Happy Hour all night with great selection of wines, local craft beer and rail drinks at rock bottom price. Will definitely go back next time we... More 

1 Thank Djb1116
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This was our second visit - the first being a few years ago. We came here because we wanted one night to be a little less casual. It was nice - good food. The only issue is that our food seemed to come all at once. We received the complimentary app first but then our regular appetizers showed up while... More 

Thank jrc4525
Chevy Chase
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

In a nutshell, food and coffee very good with only a couple exceptions. Shark was highly reviewed by Yelp, and off the beaten path ( less touristy than other OC restaurants). Great views of harbor and Assateague Island! However, despite a pleasant greeting from hostess, the service was poor, with an indifferent server who smiled a lot but wasn't actually... More 

Thank BiHomeMom
Clark, New Jersey
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great fresh ingredients - the menu changes based on what's available. Would highly recommend for people who like interesting food prepared at a high quality and service with a smile. Can't say enough great things about this place. Go quick!

Thank ashamme
Frederick, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

once again went to the Shark..and had the best meal, the seafood chowder soup is my fave hands down, the entrees are ALL perfect, the bread is melt in your mouth good, the appetizers -superb..the service is excellent, the owner cheerfully stops by your table... there is no way to have a bad meal here ever -its not possible...I recommend... More 

1 Thank George K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We made reservations at this place because we were a party of 10. The food quality was fantastic while also being very family friendly. The staff is very knowledgeable of their menu and very helpful. I got the "Never ever" burger which included bacon jelly...BACON JELLY!!! Everybody at the table (including the kids 4-10) loved their meal. A great place-make... More 

Thank Ken P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Hate to be Debbie downer but overall we were very displeased with the majority of the places we ate at in OC. The food at Shark on the Harbor was just okay.. nothing to write home about. However in comparison to the other meals we had in OC it was probably the best we had. This being said I do... More 

Thank Mary Beth A
Bayville, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

When my family goes on vacation we like to eat at places with good food and local charm. The Shark on the Harbor is an amazing gem with phenomenal food and a spectacular view. Thank you to Natalie at the Holiday Inn and Suites for the referral, it was absolutely amazing! The service was impeccable and the food was suburb.... More 

Thank Julia M
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We've been going to the Shark every summer since they were located on Coastal Highway in OC and it never disappoints. Since the menu is always changing there is always something new to try. This year we opted for the Big Eye Tuna appetizer and Crab dip stuffed artichoke appetizers. The deep fried pineapple with the tuna was a great... More 

Thank j0j03333
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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549 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We had a nice meal here. Wish I had known we could preorder lobsters on a Thursday night. Definitely would come back for that. Had filet mignon which was good. Good service. Loved the view. Not fantastic dining, but better than average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-0924

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?