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On the Beach Lunch

Great service and extensive lunch menu. Wind-protected table overlooking the beach. Plenty of free... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Portland, Maine
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Fun place to dine and stroll

Fun place. Undercover, but outdoors facing the Gulf. Lovely sunset view from the pier. Food is... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Greenfield, Indiana
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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great service and extensive lunch menu. Wind-protected table overlooking the beach. Plenty of free parking. Popular Tiki Bar and outdoor restaurant in addition to upstairs dining area. Something for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DonH692
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alot of hype but over priced smaller portions. Tourists want good food but don't need to get ripped off. Great location. Good food. Poor service

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank K7015XFsteved
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location to watch the sun set. Fun menu, all your seafood fried, broiled, blackened favorites. Tasty generous drinks. Had the grouper, salmon and mahi plate. Surprisingly, it was top quality, did not expect that. Wife had a burger, also good. Tasty pena colada. Gets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alnewton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are local and only visit sharkys if we have out of town guests. It’s a tourist spot. Average food. Each time we visit someone on the staff (even the owners) are rude and act like they are doing you a favor to dine there....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyer62532
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite spot in Venice. Just a few blocks from downtown, Sharky's offers a seaside spot for great food. We watched a school of stingrays frolicking beside the pier before lunch.service was prompt, courteous and friendly. (Thanks Kandra) out choices for lunch were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times, for food, for drinks or just to watch the sunset. It will always be in my heart and I hope to visit again some day

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ShawnM2589
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Shark's with some friends for cocktails and appetizers.. The atmosphere was ok.. It was somewhat busy for a Sat. Night., but we think maybe folks were still questioning if Red Tide effects still may be around. Food was tasteful but service some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GTRACER1969
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fun place. Undercover, but outdoors facing the Gulf. Lovely sunset view from the pier. Food is mediocre for the price. But you pay for the atmosphere. If red tide is present, I wouldn’t recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mcoleman1958
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We can walk on the beach to this place from our Inn. You can seat outside and look at the pier undercover or inside if the weather is not suitable. There is also a bar and plenty of parking if you don't walk. The food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon J
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

You can sit and stare out of the water and they do have entertainment and music. If you have a full menu with a lot of fish entrées they also have a full bar. Parking can be a problem and if you can make reservations...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maria D
April 2, 2018|
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Response from george b | Reviewed this property |
A service dog is allowed by law. Any other dog has no place at a restaurant.
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Brice G | Reviewed this property |
There is a bait shop half way out the pier. I did not fish but I would recommend to check with them - it seems they would fix you up.
February 21, 2018|
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Response from V7333SFrichardb | Reviewed this property |
I read the previous answers. This was not available when I was there. I have never gone back. My review was about fraudulent charges a waitress charged to my credit card after ignoring my date and I for over 45 minutes... More