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61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
+1 910-579-9177
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
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11 - 20 of 590 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fortunate to reach OIB ahead of Memorial Day crowd so stopped in for quick lunch. Just right mix of good food, friendly service and reasonable pricing. Buffett music in the background was extra plus as was the super cold Dos Equis which complemented my Cuban...More

Thank one_of_seven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday night and were able to get seated right away, which is great with a family with small kids. Loud but very cool atmosphere and kids were excited to check everything out. Really disappointed they didn't have crab legs but the...More

Thank GibbsFam2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were at Ocean Isle for a conference. We decided to visit Sharky's for lunch. We sat out on the deck looking over the canal. Both of us had the flounder fillet sandwich and it was delicious. The size of the fish...More

Thank eltjrnc
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Nice Place, Typical beach fare. Stopped in or lunch. Had the fish tacos with chips and salsa. Husband had blackened grouper sandwich both very good. Sat outside with nice view of the intracoastal waterway. Service was good. Will definitely come back when down for a...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Yes - Loud and Busy (most all afternoon/evenings as it's about the only place to go 'on Ocean Isle' when you have a hungry crew) but the staff is very accommodating (knowing you've had to wait for your table) so they are quick with the...More

Cheryl W, General Manager at Sharky's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your SHARKY experience! I am so happy that you complimented our fantastic staff. We hope to see you a again soon. Cheryl

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went there after talking to someone at the Harley dealer in Shalotte. VERY good recommendation ! Our meal was perfect! The service was great, and location was on the water with a nice view. It is a nice ride up to Ocean Isle, and Sharkkeys...More

Thank bpatient142016
Cheryl W, General Manager at Sharky's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

So happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Hope to see you again soon. Cheryl

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the apps we had. Fried green tomatoes and crab jalapeño poppers. Yum. Pizza however was way below par.

Thank meglicious42092
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is your typical, what I call 'tourist trap' place. It's right at the end of the causeway. The prices were higher than what I thought they should be, especially after getting our food. My husband had the blackend grouper sandwich. It didn't seem fresh...More

1  Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We dined at Sharky's on our first night in OIB. It was crowded even at 5pm, so there was a short wait. The food was decent, calabash style offerings, with a few grilled options and pasta, but nothing spectacular. The service was okay but they...More

Thank ShelleyT71
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The only reason I gave this restaurant a star is because I had to leave one to even leave a review. The food was terrible, the waitress was rude, and the manager wasn't any better. The only thing they had going for them is the...More

Thank audreywilcox
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Do you have gluten free options
20 May 2017|
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Response from Dean-ATL-USA | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9177
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Tucked under the Ocean Isle Beach bridge, Sharky's Restaurant features a large indoor dining area as well as outdoor dining on the back deck that overlooks OIB's beautiful waterfront canal and views of the ICW. Menu choices offer the best seafood, salads, sandwiches, appetizers as well as the chef's choice of daily lunch and dinner specials. And all our menu items are reasonably priced! Enjoy ice cold beverages and anything from our menu at either of two bars. If you are planning a wedding, family reunion, birthday celebration or any special event, we have the perfect spot for that too! Sharky's has been the locals favorite for over 25 years and it's easy to see why it's the #1 destination for all visitors to our fantastic island paradise. If you are looking for a fun spot to enjoy great food, great drinks and the best staff, Sharky's Waterfront Restaurant is where you want to be.
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