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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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Greensburg PA USA
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a shot at this place based off of the Trip Advisor reviews. It is a very nice place with a great view. The bar area is nice and the staff is very welcoming. I ordered the crab cake sandwich and got rice and bean instead of fires. The sandwich was good, however I found the rice and beans... More 

Thank jcin
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time at The Shark. I brought a client (7 people) here for lunch while at a work conference. Waiter was very nice. She knew her menu and was so pleasant. Everyone loved their meal. We had fish tacos, soft crab sandwich, burger, chicken and egg salad. All were delicious. The bread pudding and the blueberry cobbler... More 

Thank Rob K
Freeland, Maryland
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128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here based on TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS. It did not disappoint for our 26th wedding anniversary dinner. We wanted something special without breaking the bank. The view was lovely looking over the harbor. Husband got the bison burger and I got a fish pasta veggie dish which was extremely flavorful. Warm bread with pimento cheese spread was also delicious. A... More 

Thank renarr
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place print their menus everyday to accommodate the fresh ingredients they get. It was a very nice dinning room surrounded by windows overlooking the bay. Great bar with flat screens to watch sports. The food was not so much the run of the mill fair, but thoughtful, unusually, creative food. We tried some things we've never had before and... More 

Thank MissMeg04
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have nev$6.99 er had anything here I don't like. We try to get here every time we go to Ocean City. They have lunch specials for $6.99 and it is plenty of food. Their happy hour specials are good also. The food is "real" food, not frozen stuff and reheated. Thank you Shark for serving us good food at... More 

Thank 0907CC
Cambridge, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great drinks, wonderful menu, fresh food (locally sourced) prepared ways you have never seen. Very diverse menu choices- but not overwhelminging so... We went out with a party of six and we all had different dishes and no one was disappointed. Probably one of the best meals on trip.

1 Thank Jheals1082
Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Shark on the Harbor has some of the most interesting and delectable food that I have ever consumed. How about "skillet corn pone with bacon, smoked cheddar, jalapeño, bourbon butter & candied pecans"? Or, stuffed, natty boy battered avocado with yellow fin tuna poke & miso caramel? My main course was a small plate of "lobster dogs" that were... More 

1 Thank Courtney069
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had the soft shell crab that was absolutely wonderful! My husband had the mixed green salad which was very nice with unique flavors with an order of shrimp. We arrived at 5:30 without a reservation and was promptly seated. The restaurant was recommended by Frommer's and Trip Advisor. We thought it was an excellent choice.

1 Thank Beth V
Somers Point, New Jersey
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157 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though my husband’s fish was overcooked, the rest of our party so enjoyed their meal. We ordered the Corn Pone which was quite like corn pudding--yummy, and blow fish appetizers--crispy and delicious too. I had the Pork Shank which had a luscious gravy over garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. (I could drink a glass of that gravy!) My... More 

1 Thank thepetalpusher
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dining experience was really amazing. From the ambience, friendly service, and the most fantastic variety of foods and flavors we will most certainly be back. Everything we ordered and including the bread basket was packed with unexpected and delicious flavors. Appitizers, soups, and entrees including the swordfish and filet could not have been any better but the best thing... More 

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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?