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The Shark on the Harbor

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12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Canandaigua, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two years ago, the Shark had an excellent menu....eggplant tower & chicken Chesapeake, plus other great choices. This year, even tho ingredients were fresh & local, it seemed like every dish was a mish-mash of fruit,pickled onions, nuts & grains with a piece of your choice of fish on top. I still love their lobster mashed potatoes, but have to... More 

Thank AssateagueBeachbabe
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner after a visit to Assateague Island. The restaurant is only about 10 minutes or so from the entrance to the park. The food was outstanding, with many locally sourced items. The caprese salad and the crab cakes were especially good. The service was excellent as well.

Thank akelly1470
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently ventured out to this part of Ocean City and was not disappointing! The Shark Bites are a MUST! So fresh, juicy and tasty they were definitely the catch of our lunch. The menu is printed 2x a day to go with whatever the fresh catch of the day is which I think is wonderful. Everything is locally grown, loved!... More 

Thank Vanessa A
Rochester, New York
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Part of our yearly visit for 10 years running. This is usually where we go the night before we leave as our special last meal of the vacation. The food is excellent and matched by the service. This is high end dining. Now the best part is the ambiance. you are on the commercial fishing harbor and see the boats... More 

1 Thank Randler
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for lunch with two kids in tow, the interior was clean, beautiful views of the harbor, and the menu was really affordable for the quality of the food. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our lunches, the kids ate up, and the staff was very helpful when my three year old dumped an entire cup of water off... More 

1 Thank BGNLordHelmut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One f the best restaurants in Ocean City!!!! The food is absolutely amazing!!! Fresh ingredients purchased from local farmers and commercial fisherman. We will definitely return again soon!! Oh, and be sure to get the bread basket!!

2 Thank Susan C
Newark, DE
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make it a point to eat here at least once a season and it has never been a disappointment. The meal is always unique in its preparation. This last visit was as perfect as in the past. Fresh rockfish with blueberries and grilled tomato succotash was awesome. My daughter ordered the egg plant vegan selection and left nothing on... More 

Thank Agadorx1
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Shark on the Harbor last year for the first time after reading reviews. Great food and great drinks. Had a great strawberry/jalepeno mojito. The menu/specials seem to change regularly. Nice views of the harbor. Wife and I are heading back next month and plan on going back.

Thank badfish2016
Nutley, New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good number of the locals said this place was "the best". Maybe our expectations were too high then. First off , the air temp was stifling. 85 degrees it read on the thermostat. I saw it because it was located by the rest rooms. Menu is different everyday. Some dishes were very good others were poor. Monkfish seemed to... More 

2 Thank John K
Freehold, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been recommended to go to the Shark several times by many friends...we went there for dinner last year....it was ok...not up to the standards that I thought it would be...I'm sure the bar is great....but the food was ok.

1 Thank cupcake6210

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 4102130924

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