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Sharky's On The Pier

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1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL 34285
941-488-1456
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 414
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  • 329
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food

this is our second time. very enjoyable. good food. right by the pier by the ocean. we ate outside. nice night. ribs were very good. st louis style fall off the bone tender. homemade bbq sauce. the others had grouper and mahi mahi. they both enjoyed. excellent service. family friendly, very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michael F
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buffalo grove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently went to Sharky's On The Pier while visiting Florida and loved it. Great food, I had a salmon salad, great atmosphere and awesome views. After lunch walked down the pier and snapped some great pics. I will definitely be back!

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Thank Cruiselife
Timmins, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is ideal because it's right at the beach, but the service needs a lot of work. The girl ( she was super young & full of attitude ) served no purpose. We had to seat ourselves & we were a group of 12! Her attitude was so bothersome that it ruined our meal. If you do go, try... More 

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buffalo grove
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

this is our second time. very enjoyable. good food. right by the pier by the ocean. we ate outside. nice night. ribs were very good. st louis style fall off the bone tender. homemade bbq sauce. the others had grouper and mahi mahi. they both enjoyed. excellent service. family friendly, very casual, shorts, etc

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Thank Michael F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met some friends for late dinner. Really great food. Had blackened Grouper and Blackened sword fish. All food really good. Drinks were so so. Service was very good also. I would go back any time.

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Thank Tom B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When in the area I try to get into this restaurant as it is on the beach and the pier. Last two times it has either been raining or cold and windy. The hostess said it would be 30 minutes and it ended up being 45. Waiting in the cold and wind was not a pleasant experience at all. Once... More 

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Hager City, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had our family here for a visit and took them to Sharky's based on what we'd heard about the place. Unfortunately, that day was extremely windy. Long story short, we couldn't order the beer we wanted because their outdoor bar was closed. We couldn't order fun slushy drinks for our grandsons because their outdoor bar was closed. What? You... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beer selection is great, the food is what you would expect at a beach bar. Great service, good food, awesome views.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before but only in the early evening or mid afternoon as per this visit. The service has and was again, very good with an attentive, friendly server to look after us. This time two guests ordered a very sweet signature drink, one person a beer and I had a very sweet margarita. Personally, I would not... More 

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Thank seekerOttawa
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped just after lunch. One meal of Mahi tacos and grouper dinner. Both were very good. Seating inside (it was raining with a cool breeze) is tight. Service was as expected. The menu has something for everyone and priced for tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a great beach-side location at the entrance to Venice pier. It can get very busy at sunset so go early to ensure you get a good seat. Jambalaya was particularly good. Beer selection was reasonable and included a few local brews.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-488-1456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Bradenton, Florida
18 days ago
Venice, Florida

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