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The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
4102130924
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Ranked #5 of 385 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
allentown
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went to Sharks early and I'm glad we did. If you plan on going later make reservations. I had the crab sandwich and fries, my husband had the burger and fries. . We also had the seafood soup for appetizer. Fantastic!! Everything is made from local catch so the menu does change from night to night. We sat at... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoy eating at the Shark, from the delicious fisherman's stew to the seafood entrees which are always fresh and served interestingly with local vegetables and food items. It has become one of our favorite restaurants in Ocean City, MD.

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Wantagh, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very good food. Nice ambience. We were a party of 9 and our group was handled very well be the wait staff. The appetizers were remarkable. The lobster and crab dip was delicious as were the steamed beef buns. They offered us a sample of tuna tartare served on a thin slice of cucumber which was delicious. Everyone had a... More

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the fresh clams in an Italian broth for appetizer. It was the third time I had little- or middleneck clams this trip and they blew away the other places for freshness, plumpness. I had a drink with muddled jalapeno that was fantastic, highly recommend. And the filet mignon was one of the best cuts of beef I've ever... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are in OCMD this place is a must! First of all the location is beautiful. Obviously right on the water and the decor is beautiful. It's about a 12 min drive from the Seacrets area because of lots of lights but it's only a few miles away. The menu is changed daily based on fresh seafood. The crab... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visit The Shark every year on our trip to Ocean City. We were there on a Sunday and they had a great brunch menu. They always have great lunch specials during the week. Excellent, fresh seafood dishes but also great burgers (regular beef or Bison).

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

awesome bayside restaurant. modern, friendly,with a great vibe. everything we ordered was perfectly prepared. highlights: shark bites, seared tuna, artichoke crab appy, filet mignon we had a table of 10 and our servers was on the ball with everything. great kids menu. It is expensive but you get what you pay for

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I ate at The Shark for the 2nd time since discovering it last year. Again, I can say, it was by far our best meal in Ocean City, MD and remains our favorite restaurant! It actually is now one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We have been looking forward to this dinner since last year. Both service... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was our second time eating here. The menu contains interesting preparations of high quality food. Save room for dessert! Be sure to make a reservation a few days in advance!

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I tried The Shark based it on generally excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Our experience was less stellar than most other reviewers have had. The venue is in the West O.C. dock area and is inviting inside and out. The service was solid. My wife tried a "steamer pot" of crawfish, mussels, clams, and shrimp in a broth... More

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