We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shark on the Harbor

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
4102130924
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 981 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 666
    Excellent
  • 215
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 24
    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
Great organic food and view of the harbor!

The menu changes each day. We were there for "Happy Hour". The angry shrimp, dumplings, and clams are great. Love their beet and berry salad and all their soups.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
pattyhb121
,
Ocean City, Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

981 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Ocean City, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu changes each day. We were there for "Happy Hour". The angry shrimp, dumplings, and clams are great. Love their beet and berry salad and all their soups.

Helpful?
Thank pattyhb121
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant. The seafood was fresh which made the meal absolutely delicious. Our waitress was excellent. She was very attentive even though she was very busy. From appetizers to dessert, we enjoyed every bite. The menu changes daily so it is hard to suggest anything. Dress is casual. We went on a Saturday night... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank fishwidow1
Salisbury, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the best of the best in fresh food this is the place. You know where your food is coming from and the way it is prepared is out of this world. The mixed green salad is a refreshing change from the usual romaine and iceberg that is so often served in restaurants as is the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank pam h
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Mackenzie was a wonderful server. Loved the appetizer with steak on a steamed bun/roll (can't remember the name). Highly recommend the sangria.

Helpful?
Thank johneroswell
Annapolis MD
Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We the family were actually in the area to have dinner at Sello's ( also except excellent) but they were closed for a few days during the holiday. So we ended up at the shark so happy we did another gem in West OC. The experience was great! Wonderful meal..great service.. Many craft beers and nice wines on the menu..... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kim M
Level Contributor
222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shark always delivers on its fresh seafood promise. We had stew, oysters, swordfish and grouper. It is small so you must make reservations or risk no table on the weekends.

Helpful?
Thank lab12345
Ocean City, Maryland
Level Contributor
82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The freshest food from the boats you see from the dining room! The chef is creative. I tried the tuna noodle bowl lunch special and it was outstanding. The flavors were perfectly balanced. Don't miss this spot on the harbor.

Helpful?
Thank H M
Albany, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been looking for a local fresh restaurant since we arrived in OC. With it being winter, so many places are closed,and as we learned, crabs are not in season (we were told to find places that had dry packed crab). We stumbled on this gem.Perfect! My husband had the fish tostadas and I had the fisherman's stew and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank L M
Purcellville, Virginia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried The Shark based on the positive reviews. We were not that impressed. It was surprisingly not crowded for a Friday night. The restaurant itself is very nice and it has good views. The food itself was just average although admittedly better than most OC restaurants that we've tried. I had the crab cakes which contained very little lump... More 

Helpful?
Thank IceTea20132
Ellicott City, Maryland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Fresh seafood, prepared in a simple, inventive manner. The menus change daily based on the local catch. We had swordfish Mako shark and rockfish entrees as well as a blowfish appetizer. All were perfectly cooked and very tasty. The service was very good as well. Ocean City doesn't have the greatest reputation when it comes to dining, but things are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bill W

Travelers who viewed The Shark on the Harbor also viewed

 
Ocean City, MD
 

Been to The Shark on the Harbor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Shark on the Harbor and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
2 months ago
Fruitland, Maryland
PA
9 months ago
Sparks, Maryland
9 months ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from The Shark on the Harbor staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?