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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Great beach front location, good food.

Went there twice, once for lunch and again for a wedding dinner. The location is great, right on the beach great views of the ocean. Food is fresh service good and not over priced. The upstairs restaurant is called Fins and slightly more up market and pricy but still very good but we preferred the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
kenlewis
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I have never, on any vacation felt the need to post a review but this place inspired me. BRUTAL SERVICE AND EXPENSIVE LOW QUALITY FOOD! The general manager micro-manages staff and therefore they can not return a plate, or bad drink order without first consulting the manager. This means although you have already waited for bad food, you now have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went there twice, once for lunch and again for a wedding dinner. The location is great, right on the beach great views of the ocean. Food is fresh service good and not over priced. The upstairs restaurant is called Fins and slightly more up market and pricy but still very good but we preferred the downstairs Sharkys. Try the crab... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Favorite place with the best view. Great place to stop after the beach even if it's for just a drink.

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Apopka, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We made reservations for a large group. The waitress was rude and couldn't handle one of the tables. She was focused how the bill would be split up instead of making sure we had drinks and appetizers. Anytime we wanted to order anything, she would question about the bill situation. At one point part of the group left the table... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Sharky's. We had a window table to enjoy the beautiful beach view on a gorgeous day. The cocktails were delicious and the food really good. We'd definitely go back when in the area.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Menu and food are nothing special... Tourist trap! No live music and no drinks made with fresh ingredients! Don't bother!

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place always has a crowd!! Right off the pier in Venice it's an "in" place to eat or sit at the circular bar outdoors and watch the sunset. Very good food and lively upbeat atmosphere. One of our favorites for lunch or dinner. It does get very crowded and there can be a one hour wait so come early.

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North Port, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great location on the Gulf of Mexico. Food was average and higher priced than quality warranted. Service was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Heard great things about Sharkey's and wasn't disappointed, highly recommend. It's a hopping place at any time and you can feel the vibe from the Gulf and the people eating there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Not many menu options for us non seafood lovers but the view makes up for it. Great view of the sunset from the deck seating and the pier.

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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: Bar scene, Families with children
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?