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All 201 Venice Restaurants

Sharky's On The Pier

1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL 34285
941-488-1456
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Ranked #59 of 201 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite beach restaurant. We definitely take every one of our visitors here to give them the Florida immersion. Great food and drinks at a reasonable price. It has an awesome beach vibe going on that everyone loves. All of our friends and family loves this place. Ask to sit by the beach. Great views and a great... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is extensively used by both locals and tourists alike. Its not the best food in the world but is certainly more than acceptable. The staff are efficient and friendly. Great place at sunset. The is a small outdoor seating area next to the bar overlooking the beach. its a great place to relax with a cocktail at sunset.

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Clarington, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This was our first time at Sharky's. Walking in it looked like your typical tourist restaurant on the beach...slushy machines at the outdoor bar, sharks teeth and shells on the wall. The menu was also typical but the surprise is the food was great!! Homemade veggie burger really was homemade and not a form patty - black beans, rice, I... More

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Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had lunch here following a recommendation from our hotel receptionist. It is situated by a pier but adjacent to a large car park which you could use if wanting to go on the beach. It was busy but as we were happy to eat inside we got a table immediately. The place has plenty of character and an extensive... More

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Venice, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As locals, we visit Sharky's often. This Saturday evening, we arrived about 7:30 with friends for drinks, appetizers, and music. We were seated quickly at a booth near the entertainment, and Katie quickly appeared to take our drink orders. Since we were going to be staying for the music, we opted to buy bottles of wine. We ordered our appetizers... More

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Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Let me begin by saying I went to Sharky's a few months ago and it was alright. I went to Fin's a few weeks ago and was very pleased. But last night I went to Sharky's again, and I don't think I'll ever be back. We had a reservation, and requested an outside booth. I checked-in upon arrival and the... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Located on the beach and next to the Venice Pier, Sharky’s provides a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. For lunch we ordered the fish tacos, which were very tasty and large enough to fill a healthy appetite. Prices are a bit higher than inland locations, but you are right on the beach, so this is not unexpected. The... More

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Greensburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We try to come here when we visit family in Florida. We always get great service, great food, great entertainment with a great view. We have been here many times and always enjoyed ourselves. We also came here after I proposed to Sara in 2008 and had our dinner party here because we knew they had great live music for... More

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NJ
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357 reviews 357 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The food is very average but the restaurant is convenient if you have been walking or swimming on the beach. The service was good.

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Arrived on a Saturday night around six-thirty. Parking lot was full, and had to use valet. Then advised we would have to walk out to patio area to get into restaurant. For someone using a cane or walker, this was not easy. Old entrance was much better for us older folks. The food was just okay. Could not taste the... More

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