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The Shark on the Harbor

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12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
4102130924
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 616
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
3rd visit - still amazing

This was our 3rd visit to Shark on the Harbor and once again it was amazing. The food is outstanding and this is by far, the best restaurant in all of Ocean City. They do take reservations, but if you don't call a day or 2 ahead of time, you'll be stuck going late. We went at 7pm without a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
cindy9178
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new jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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new jersey
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was our 3rd visit to Shark on the Harbor and once again it was amazing. The food is outstanding and this is by far, the best restaurant in all of Ocean City. They do take reservations, but if you don't call a day or 2 ahead of time, you'll be stuck going late. We went at 7pm without a... More 

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Indiana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to love this place after reading the reviews here, but it was disappointing for all 4 of us. Maybe it was an off night as we ate at 8:00 pm on a Monday.... We ordered the recommended avocado appetizer with a fried topping of some sort that was just not good. (The server said they are creative... More 

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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for brunch/lunch on a Sunday on a recommendation from a local. It's a plain looking but nice bar/restaurant atmosphere built at a second story level next to the Ocean City inlet. The menu offers a selection of tasty creative dishes from brunch/Lunch and dinner.. I ordered the crusted soft shell crab and my wife had the tile... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Each year, my family makes it a point to go to West Ocean City, and have lunch at The Shark. The selection of Craft Beers, and individually inspired courses, always turns out to be a culinary extravaganza. Plus, while you may wait, you can walk the pier and check out the Yachts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Pros: Food at the Shark is fresh, interesting, and delicious. Location is cool, right in the heart of the harbor. Nice wine by the glass selection. Not your standard beach fair which is a big positive. Cons: Seating is a little tight on a crowded night. Menu is not for those looking for the standard "upscale" beach dining.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have been making this an Annual dinner for our trips to ocean city. There are only 15 or so tables and a great view of the Harbor and assateague. The food here is great and moreover it is unique. You will not find another place like it in the area. Reservations would be recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fresh caught fish daily. New menu each day with the name of the boat and the captain who caught the fish next to each dish. Excellent creative preparation by the owner/chef. Tuesday night is Happy Hour all night with great selection of wines, local craft beer and rail drinks at rock bottom price. Will definitely go back next time we... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit - the first being a few years ago. We came here because we wanted one night to be a little less casual. It was nice - good food. The only issue is that our food seemed to come all at once. We received the complimentary app first but then our regular appetizers showed up while... More 

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Chevy Chase
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

In a nutshell, food and coffee very good with only a couple exceptions. Shark was highly reviewed by Yelp, and off the beaten path ( less touristy than other OC restaurants). Great views of harbor and Assateague Island! However, despite a pleasant greeting from hostess, the service was poor, with an indifferent server who smiled a lot but wasn't actually... More 

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Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great fresh ingredients - the menu changes based on what's available. Would highly recommend for people who like interesting food prepared at a high quality and service with a smile. Can't say enough great things about this place. Go quick!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 4102130924

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?