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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Fun atmosphere, good food

We 3 were on our annual girlfriend beach vacation and were given the name of the restaurant from a local. We enjoyed the atmosphere, high energy, live music, and good food. Shrimp was great! A fun place you will enjoy...kid friendly, too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
mstravel500
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Eaton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Eaton, Ohio
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We 3 were on our annual girlfriend beach vacation and were given the name of the restaurant from a local. We enjoyed the atmosphere, high energy, live music, and good food. Shrimp was great! A fun place you will enjoy...kid friendly, too!

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were able to get away for a wonderful date evening, and we chose Sharky's based on the local recommendations of some people in the area. We were not disappointed! The grouper proved to be the best piece of fish I have ever eaten, and I'm no fish amateur. My wife loved her alfredo. We left impressed... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great service. The food is excellent! The lobster boil was well worth it! The beer, I hate to say was not cold enough for my liking, even though it was better than the year before. It is still not cold enough. Other wise, the service, food , ambiance, entertainment was very good!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

First, the good: Anyone who ordered seafood was happy with their seafood. The shrimp were prepared nicely and the fish tasted fresh. Now, the rest: all non-seafood items and sides were mediocre at best, and some were downright inedible. Coleslaw tasted like it had gone bad, fries tasted fishy, julienne vegetables were super greasy, mushy, and tasteless. The Boathouse Salad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great location with adequate (but overpriced) menu. Great place to take visitors with wonderful Gulf views and a great deal of seaside decoration. The menu is generous and so are the servings. Be prepared to wait for seating at the dinner hour. Welcoming environment and generally a party atmosphere.

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I wish we had found this place sooner in our trip, not on the drive home. We will be making a special trip back just to hang out again for the weekend. It has everything, beach, pier, bar, and a great restaurant. My food was really really really good!! I had the house rice & fish special. I forget the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've been here three times in the past year and have always had a good time at Sharky's. The view is beautiful - you can see the ocean from your table and take a walk down the pier after your meal. Each time everyone in my party has enjoyed their meal immensely and enjoyed the drinks they ordered. The pigeons... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is your typical bar food. Nothing that stands out. What we had was not bad, but for the price you can do better.The view from the pier is wonderful, be sure to take a walk out there whether you eat at the restaurant or not.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant in a great location. We had to wait nearly an hour to get seated , But that is what happens at great restaurants. When were seated we were immediately provided with cold water and the bread came shortly there after. The bread was great and seemed to be something of a sour dough variety. My... More 

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Hawkinsville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ate her twice on vacation. The 1st time was great... Had a terrific lady server and we dined outside... Our food was great ... She was very accommodating to our daughter, who is a picky eater.... We came back 2 days later because we liked it so well...we should not have... Only seating available was inside...that was kind of a... More 

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Additional Information about Sharky's On The Pier

Address: 1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL 34285
Phone Number: 941-488-1456
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $20
Cuisine: American

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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 to $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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