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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 284
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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 location/pricet so so food/music but dont count on a seat unless you eat/

was a good hang out eatery back a few years ago/music/decent drinks/food bearable/now way to commercial/cant even alter your order/what's on the menu is what you get/feel rushed eating to make room for the next group/has a new addition but haven't been there was told very pricey but nice/views of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
werner j
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Venice, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

was a good hang out eatery back a few years ago/music/decent drinks/food bearable/now way to commercial/cant even alter your order/what's on the menu is what you get/feel rushed eating to make room for the next group/has a new addition but haven't been there was told very pricey but nice/views of the gulf don't get better/fishing pier to walk off the... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Every year we visit Florida we look forward to our visit to Sharkey's on the pier. A wonderful place to eat in a fantastic location. A stroll along the pier to watch the sunset is a perfect way to start the night before being seated in the relaxed and inviting restaurant to enjoy great food. Friendly service which has always... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located right at the pier on Venice Beach. Great views of the beach and gulf as you enjoy a relaxing meal. We sat there for 3 hours and there was no rush to get us to leave, Great atmosphere and breath taking view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good food (most of my table had crab cake sandwiches, I had a burger), though a little high in price, but that's to be expected for what's essentially a tourist restaurant. The view and atmosphere are great, lots of fun decorations and plenty of indoor/outdoor seating. I had BBQ Chipotle and pineapple on my burger and it was excellent.

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South Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well, the food is overpriced for what it is and very so so and the wait staff borders on rude. The view is terrific though.

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Pontiac, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Right on Venice beach !! We ate outside (; you can choose inside, AC or outside, plenty of fans and coastal breezes. A wide selection of fresh seafood. Steaks if you prefer. We had 3 appetizers and a couple strong smoothies ((; Limit 2 per customer. The waitress was very upbeat, friendly and knowledgeable. The building needs some upgrades but... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We ate a late dinner at Sharkey's earlier this month and enjoyed the beautiful view. The food was also very good, though s tad overpriced. But what was disappointing was the limited menu. For a waterfront seafood themed restaurant, the seafood choices were limited. As stated above, the food was tasty, fresh and presented nicely. But I would have preferred... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Sharky's is interesting, in that it's a large, spread out place with both indoor and outdoor dining. We chose in. Our waitress was great, we had a nice martini after traveling from California all day--it hit the spot, but the plastic glasses we didn't care for that part. We had the clam chowder and a caesar. The salad was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Such a nice setting and with a great atmosphere including live music....staff are really friendly and the menu has something for everyone.....definitely worth being here for sunset....sunsets in this area are amazing. Good value for money and food is yummy....a lovely chilled place to be and we will be back for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped at Sharkey's after hearing it was a must do while in Venice. We enjoyed a cocktail at the beachfront bar and even though there was a down pour during our visit it was still a great spot to be during the storm.

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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: 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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