Sharky’s is cut out of the same mold as numerous “seafood shacks” that populate the Carolinas coast. Typically, these establishments are modest wood frame buildings with nautical décor, located near some body of water, which apparently is their justification for charging higher prices than the food justifies. You eat off wood tables, beer comes in a bottle without a glass, and you can have your seafood cooked however you like, as long as it is fried. You get the picture. Sharky’s met all these characteristics – not that there’s anything wrong with that. The location was a strongpoint, within sight of the intercostal waterway and just over the bridge onto the island. In fact, it is one of the few restaurants actually on the Ocean Isle Beach. The fried grouper and fried flounder were reasonably breaded and tasty and the service was quick and attentive. But while there was nothing really wrong with Sharky’s, so was there nothing really great about it. We had a decent meal with fast service at a higher price that warranted….welcome to the water view. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the evening was the sign on the door that advised us this was “Thai night.” Well that breaks the mold! I’m not sure how a chef in a North Carolina fish house would branch out into Thai food -is there a fried Pad Thai -? but the incongruity of it all tempted me to go oriental. But I didn’t, and the result was an OK meal in a casual but pleasant environment, but nothing really special.
Next time, I’ll try the Thai food.
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