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Sharky's On The Pier

1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-488-1456
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (166 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (75 reviews)
“nachos” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love the view love the bar items love the drinks. Great service with a smile. You can run up and down the beach with your dog. You can take photos everywhere. It’s family-friendly and fun highly recommend it.

Thank Mary21316
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hunt for ancient shark teeth on the beach, then walk out the fishing pier--and stay for sunset on the Gulf of Mexico if time allows--and then head for some fresh fish (blackened grouper or red snapper my favorites) inside where it's cool or on the...More

1  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with view of the water and beach. The salmon was incredible! They are pretty reasonably priced. Kids enjoyed food as well. Great music/ entertainment during dinner. If your looking for more upscale Fins is located above and is a bit...More

1  Thank 297jeniferv
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to a restaurant on the beach, you have a preconception of your experience. You think it will be touristy with overpriced average food. We were surprised at Sharky's. Large divergent menu offering both standard beach food and also unexpected offerings. We had...More

Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fins restaurant is at the top for a more formal experience (you’ll need to have your swimsuit covered). We had just played on the beach so I wanted something more casual so we ate at Sharky’s (bottom) of the structure on a Monday evening and...More

1  Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun place to go. The paper placemats are really neat. They have all of the different sharks teeth to help you identify which sharks teeth you found on the beach along with the shark information. You will have fun here.

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some friends that were staying in fort Myers for brunch. We are from Largo. We ate outside, which probably was not the right thing to do as the red tide did affect us. The food was good, especially the 3 course special of swordfish...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of Trip Advisor. It was a very good choice. The lobster stuffed flounder was delightful. Sitting outside by the water added to the ambiance. The staff was so friendly and helpful.

LeftyMedic, Owner at Sharky's On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your review. We are glad we hit the mark and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was just okay nothing to brag about. I understand your paying for the view of the Gulf of Mexico. They did have a band playing on the patio. We had a 35 minute wait for a half empty restaurant which didn’t make sense.More

Thank Dd980sailor
LeftyMedic, Owner at Sharky's On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am terribly sorry to hear this. This is not our standard at all. We have had a rough couple of weeks due to red tide, while this would not effect our food quality, we did not seat most of our outside seating which could...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to have a sunset dinner or just drinks .We have eaten here on several occasions and always had a very good meal .After dinner you can walk on pier or along the beach .One awesome place to watch the sun...More

Thank michaelhopeg
LeftyMedic, Owner at Sharky's On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. It is always great to see you, please come back soon.

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May 7, 2018|
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Response from Preston M | Reviewed this property |
This is a question only Sharky's staff can answer. Call them before you go.
May 7, 2018|
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Response from RedSox02 | Reviewed this property |
Who knows
April 13, 2018|
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Response from j_edpie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have two for one o discount.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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: +1 941-488-1456
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