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61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
+1 910-579-9177
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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160 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sharky's is a beach bar for 20-somethings. The menu is fried everything. Our flounder sandwiches were OK but not special, underripe tomatoes and wilted lettuce, single pack mayo. Coleslaw came from Sysco. Strangely the beer selection was small and contained no good beer.

Thank Dean-ATL-USA
Phoenix, Arizona
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393 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the service were both lacking. The food quality reminded me of a Dennys restaurant. I was expecting something better than clam chowder out of can from a seafood restaurant on the beac

Thank frequenttravelerdave
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ask for pizza or chicken tenders and your child is happy. Order Mahi or grouper and parents are pleased. Sharkey's has a bar for all the adult beverages, and inside or outside seating to enjoy the beautiful waterway breeze.

Thank cats4me53
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is fine particularly the grouper.Our party also had the flounder which was good. The fish taco's were grouper.

Thank rmmeli
Leland, North Carolina
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182 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked a local for a recommendation and he sent us to Sharkeys. Very casual, older place with a nice view of the inlet. Good variety of menu options. My friend had broiled shrimp and scallops, which were both quite good. I had the fried oysters and scallops which were nicely cooked w not too much seasonings. Service was also... More 

Thank NCTravelfan58
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend & I had a girl's weekend at the beach & came to Sharky's for dinner. Good fish (she had salmon, I had Mahi Mahi) & good service! Casual & laid back :)

Thank 1girlie1
Greenwood, South Carolina
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great food and great bar.We vacation at OIB every three months and love Sharkys This is one of the most popular spots around. The locals gravitate here. Their seafood ,pizzas and burgers are noteworthy. The not so cajun pasta is to die for.I am getting excited as we will be returning to the island within the next four days.

Thank WLR3d
Cheryl W, General Manager at Sharky's, responded to this review

Well, we certainly look forward to your return! Thanks for the kind words. More 

Bend, Oregon
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435 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

My wife and I recently ate dinner here prior to the visit of Hurricane Mathew. We sat outside and the view of the canal was really nice. Service was prompt and attentive to our wants. The food (fish burgers and fries) was OK but nothing of any great note. We enjoyed the view and the food was good enough to... More 

Thank highdesertbadger
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ate there Friday evening, with Hurricane Matthew blowing down on us. The service was great, the food was amazing, and we all had a great time!

Thank Leathercat69
Matthews, North Carolina
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Sharky's is one of our favorite restaurants! It has a laid-back atmosphere and the best grilled grouper. Their service can be good or not so good. We had great service at this visit in June, which is their busy season. It's a great spot to watch the sunset, if you sit outside.

Thank kimbecknellwilliams

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-9177
Tucked under the Ocean Isle Beach bridge, Sharky's Restaurant features a large indoor dining area as well as outdoor dining on the back deck that overlooks OIB's beautiful waterfront canal and views of the ICW. Menu choices offer the best seafood, salads, sandwiches, appetizers as well as the chef's choice of daily lunch and dinner specials. And all our menu items are reasonably priced! Enjoy ice cold beverages and anything from our menu at either of two bars. If you are planning a wedding, family reunion, birthday celebration or any special event, we have the perfect spot for that too! Sharky's has been the locals favorite for over 25 years and it's easy to see why it's the #1 destination for all visitors to our fantastic island paradise. If you are looking for a fun spot to enjoy great food, great drinks and the best staff, Sharky's Waterfront Restaurant is where you want to be.

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