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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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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
Most recent review
Slightly Over Rated

Sharky's is more about the drinks and view than anything else. It's a great Happy Hour/Lunch Spot. The food is okay but it's not really anything special.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Michael F
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Sharky's is more about the drinks and view than anything else. It's a great Happy Hour/Lunch Spot. The food is okay but it's not really anything special.

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Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First of all, before the actual review, I want to share an experience we had at Sharky's last weekend. My friend and I had parked our car plus bike rack at the Caspersen Beach parking lot and set off to ride with a group of cyclists along some Intracoastal trails as well as all over Venice. After about 12 miles... More 

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Pawtucket
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had lunch today with family at Sharky's in Venice. It had started raining so the experience was not as great as expected. The menu had plenty of seafood but went for plain salad. I believe I will try it again but on a bright sunny day but today everything was just okay!

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Keene, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is very good for beach side menu. If you need fine dining the new upstairs dining room offers that too. I love the seating for a sunset meal.

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Fremont, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a restaurant on the beach with a fabulous view of the sunset in Venice, Florida, this is it. The food is above average with a great variety especially the seafood choices. It is busy as the choices in Venice are limited but what a view while you wait. There is also a good variety of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

After spending the afternoon on Venice Beach, we walked to Sharky's, the beach restaurant. The wait was long, 60 minutes, but we had time & the view from the pier was pleasant. Our waitor, Adam, couldn't have been more accommodating or helpful & we didn't even order drinks! The appetizer & Ginger Thai chicken pasta was spicy but not overpowering.... More 

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Stony Lake
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to this area for many years and finally decided to try Sharkey's because so many folks insisted we were missing out by not coming here. We only had to wait 35 minutes to be seated inside so that was acceptable. We had a great waitress who was attentive to our needs, our food order of the... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Sharky's is a major go-to destination for snowbirds and tourists who want a beachfront dining experience, and it certainly lives up to its reputation. Confusing entrance, to say the least, because there are two restaurants in the same location. When we finally figured it out and found the correct check-in stand, we were told the wait for an outside table... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had great time with my friend the food was good the view is nice but!!! I defiantly felt a bit rushed by some staff members. I do understand when lunch / dinnet rush hits and people are lined up the staff has to snap to it. But standing there hovering over the guest isn't always a good approach when waiting... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Sarasota for many years and today was my first trip to Sharky's. As expected it was crowded. We arrived around 12:30pm and the wait for outdoor seating was 90+ minutes. Indoor was about 35 minutes. We chose inside since we live here. Left the outdoor seating to visitors because it was an absolutely beautiful day. The... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?