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The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
4102130924
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Ranked #3 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
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Disappointed in this restaurant based on the reviews and especially the price. Got 2 appetizers and 2 entrees... Everything was just OK. Nothing we were very excited about eating. Atmosphere was awkward... Small place w a huge bar. Won't go back.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I went here based on the TA ratings and they were spot on! The Shark on the Harbor was one of the best meals I had while vacationing in OC. We came here for their Sunday brunch and it was almost beyond description. The service was great and the place had a nice, relaxing view. I had the Hangtown omelette:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A cozy restaurant which offers interesting takes on old favorites. Reservations are definitely a must during "in season". We were able to get a late evening reservation for two, and were pleased to see that the resturant offered small plates. We thoroughly enjoyed the Shark Bites which were blackened and drizzled with a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. We had... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was our first time going to the Shark. We had an amazing dinner for 12. Everyone raved about their meal and it was by far the best we had in OC! Everything was so fresh and cooked perfectly! The service was amazing! This will be a must now every time we come to OC!

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North Brunscik, NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Top rating on tripadvisor was justified. So glad we made the trip out to West Ocean City. A rain-filled Tuesday evening and we were lucky to get an 8:45 reservation. Happily we were seated early, because our mouths were watering just looking over that night's menu. The PEI mussels and sausage appetizer was plentiful for two and delicious. The Tilefish... More

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NYC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

an upscale restaurant with polished waiters....they go over every aspect of the meal you are about to ENJOY! A reservation is advised and ask for a window seat..... Everything is super delicious...... They have a very unique menu and the food is plated so nice..... So let's talk about the food..... My husband had the crab cakes....so much lump crab... More

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New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I would like to tell you that this meal was outstanding...but I can't. We NEVER got to order. We decided last minute to try this place based upon the Trip Advisor reviews but didn't have reservations. Wait time 90 Minutes plus! Work around, order at the bar and sit outside overlooking the canal. Very pretty. Great setting. Here's the rub...... More

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Allentown PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and I can say we were more than pleased with the food and the excellent service. I little out of the way in OCMD, but worth the short drive. The service was first class and the food, well its certainly deserved the 5 stars +. Had shard bites which were blackened grilled shark that was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was a little unsure bc there was no menu listed but, I figured it would be fresh so, we went for it! So glad we did!! Everything we ate was amazing! Very unique and delicious!

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coastie17
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Menus made up and changed constantly based on what is available and fresh locally! So great! OC born and raised and have been to MANY local restaurants....this is my favorite! Fresh and innovate- great combo! We keep going back again and again!

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