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Sharky's On The Pier

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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I've went to Sharky's twice, 11 years ago and last week because of a gift certificate. Both times were really bad. The fish and chips were greasy and small-portioned, the jambalaya had very small, farmed shrimp (39-40 size) and too tangy. There are dozens of better restaurants around that one could spend that much money on and get your money's... More 

Thank Casey C
Venice, Florida
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For nearly the same price go to the sister restaurant called Fin's next door. We went to give it a try tonight (Sunday). Wasn't busy at all and we were able to sit right down. Our waitress came to take our order is was unwelcoming. She took our drink order and forgot half of it when she brought the drinks... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch. Food was excellent and the outdoor, on the beach atmosphere can't be beat. It felt like we were on an island. Staff was friendly and service was outstanding! Definitely will be back!

Thank 33Bert
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect place to enjoy a casual dinner on the water with friends. Low key setting with great staff. Drinks are strong and food was very good for pub style meals. Make a reservation OCT->APR when snowbirds are back for the season.

Thank Bwindfw
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was good, but so busy that service suffered and we were rushed. Did not match the lovely slow welcoming pace of Venice. Did not match its description on social media and Pinterest. Sticky tables get on your nerves.

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate there this past Monday around 7. We waited 20ins for an inside table-- but We walked the pier while waiting so it wasn't a big deal. Our Waitress seemed unhappy to be there, never smiled, and food was ehh. But the sunset...the sunset was beautiful. If it's not too hot sit outside and enjoy. All the other servers... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch with family after morning at the beach. We made reservations since there 7 of us and it worked out great! I had the ground beef and brisket burger with Swiss and mushrooms. It was really good and juicy. My son had the ribs and he destroyed them! Everyone at the table tried and they were amazing! My husband had... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fins is always great. Everything is super fresh! Tha Cazuela is amazong. Excellent. The food, service, the view! Amazing seafood. Thanks

Thank Harold C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was over priced for what you get. My food was cold in spots and my wife's food was soggy when it hit the table (nachos plate). Might be good for the sunset view, but that's about it.

1 Thank Arthur J
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

4 high school girlfriends from Puerto Rico... we all live in Florida now and got together at my house, went out on Friday night to have some dinner and fun with our kids... got here on a hunch and voila! A band was playing and the lead singer was Cuban, well, the rest is history, we had a blast and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-488-1456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?