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The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
4102130924
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Ranked #6 of 383 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
Bloomsbury, nj
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The seafood was fresh and delicious! Service was very good, they are usually very busy but always pleasant. It is a bit pricey but well worth the money. The chef uses many local products. I would definitely eat here again. I had the crab cakes which were seasoned well and very representative of what makes Maryland crab famous.

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Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went for an early dinner and had an enjoyable time. This cozy restaurant has big windows all the way around that provide a fabulous view of the water. The food is all locally grown or sourced which is nice. There seemed to be lots of locals eating there when we visited. I enjoyed my swordfish although my son wasn't... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family and I ate here July 19th. We did make a reservation (recommend) and were seated right away. We had the cauliflower appetizer and it was wonderful! I had the mahi mahi over rice and a vegetable jambalaya. It was really good and the fish was perfect. My husband had the bison burger and he said it was also... More

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PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant is consistently delicious. The focus is locally grown fresh food for a reasonable price. I love the fact that they actually have an organic green salad on their Happy Hour food menu. Speaking of which, they have really cool mixed drinks and local craft beers. Great views and great service add to this restaurants charm. Locals know that... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Call ahead- Though the hostess was rather cold at first (we didn't have reservations), we were seated promptly for lunch. Think about calling ahead to avoid the "I can't believe you didn't make reservations" look😔 Ambience- Windows all around allow for a great 360 degree view of the Ocean City inlet/bay/marina. Service- Mandy was stellar! Thank you for putting me... More

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just west of the Boards over the intercoastal off Rt 50. Quaint, small, but worth every penny spent on delicious food. Culinary delights..mouthwatering crabcakes...so great.. then we had a wonderful bartender who made cocktails to rock the boat. Will be back on the next vacation.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor. Loved it! 2 year old loved the fish, and especially the "candy" shark right inside the door. There are 5 other places right by this place we can't wait to try out too! Owner stopped over to ask us how our meal was which is always a perk.

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baldwinsville, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My friend and I were vacationing in Ocean City and looked for restaurants that had high ratings. We ventured over to Shark On The Harbor and were not disappointed. I would suggest making a reservation. When we arrived we were asked if we had made a reservation and we had not but we were able to sit at the bar.... More

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NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This food was clean, fresh, beautiful and very worth the wait. One side of the restaurant is covered in windows and great for sun down eating!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a nice place to have dinner together for our anniversary, and a local suggested The Shark on the Water. We had no idea that reservations were suggested, so we just stopped in. When we entered, a very nice hostess explained that the restaurant had a full book for the evening, but one of... More

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