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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 509
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome apps

Was there for a birthday party and got to sample a bunch of appetizers as well as have a meal. They were all new offerings for me so I thought I'd share. The bacon wrapped dates were outstanding--incredible combination. The shrimp and lobster dip in a breadbowl was equally amazing. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
brian k
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Ocean City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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740 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ocean City, Maryland
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Was there for a birthday party and got to sample a bunch of appetizers as well as have a meal. They were all new offerings for me so I thought I'd share. The bacon wrapped dates were outstanding--incredible combination. The shrimp and lobster dip in a breadbowl was equally amazing. The swordfish bites are insane. The Stinky Beach flatbread pizza... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We LOVE Shark on the Harbor! Always are go to spot when we're in the area. Never a bad meal. Always fresh and new items on the menu.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The location in the old commercial harbor is great, the staff is helpful and skilled, and the food never fails to amaze! I almost hate to write this review as they really fill up quickly for dinner, but they really deserve their success and so we need to spread the word: the BEST!

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Newburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

One thing that stood out for me about this place was they listed where all their food came from. It was all local and their seafood/fish was off a local boat. The chicken was from a local farm. I had a buffalo burger which was the best I have ever had. I like the fact that this establishment goes out... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service, love to see the boats docked who brought in your lunch that day ~ and, a wonderful view! Our "go to" place in Ocean City!

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Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are so thankful a person from the area recommended this place. We will be returning on our next visit to Ocean City, because the food is amazing! We enjoy seafood but they offer something to please anyone. I appreciated the perfect combination of a variety of wholesome, fresh ingredients to make up the individual entrees. Even though we were... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go to the Shark. You will have some of the most amazing fresh food ever! All of their fish meals are delicious. View is nice. Happy Hour at the bar is the best. Table area is small so may have to wait. But so worth it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Hands down Best food in the area!!! We came in for lunch, the waitress was really nice. She explained to us the seafood was extremely fresh, well everybody says that. All of a sudden we saw a guy carrying a gigantic whole fish right up the ramp into the kitchen. We were sold.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in Ocean City. Many restaurants cook to a perceived taste of their clientele. They over-season their food, or burry fish in a sauce to the extent you can't taste the fish. The Shark cooks to the taste of the chef, and respects its ingredients, which are typically of the highest quality and freshness. The food is... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food is absolutely amazing! The bartender was great! Had the oysters as an app and the shrimp and grits for lunch. The grits tasted so good! Definitely worth the money and will be back again!

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?