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61 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
19105799177
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Conway, South Carolina
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had some great grouper sandwiches at Sharkey's--although what else would you expect at a restaurant right on the waterway, lol! Sandwich had a nice portion of fish, topped with lettuce, tomato and onion, and also came with fries.

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

The Grouper Sandwich is one of our kitchen's best! Thanks for the compliment and come back soon! Cheryl Wilson More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

16 guests. Although the wait was long, we were informed of that. The bartender Alisha was entertaining and made great drinks. Chip, our server, was efficient, accommodating and got everything right. Ended on a sweet note with chocolate silk pie for the birthday girl. Food is fresh, prepared well and not too fancy. Ran out of their rib special and... More 

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

At Sharky's we want all of our customers to feel like family and I am so happy that your group was welcomed into our clan! Chip and Alisha are exceptional at their job. Thanks for the compliments. I will make sure they know. Our favorite thing to say is - see you next time! And I hope it is very... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every year it is our welcome lunch and beer on the island. Cross the causeway, park the car, grab a coozie and head on in. Steamed shrimp, fried Mac-n-cheese, shrimp poppers and a good menu for kids allow you the opportunity for a couple of cold ones on the balcony, overlooking the inter-coastal.

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

Welcome to OIB, Michal! Thanks so very much for coming to see us! We have the most wonderful family of customers anywhere. Hope you have a great vacation and come back before you leave! Cheryl Wilson More 

Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I sat at the bar as it was busy. The food was great! I had the fried chicken wrap and a beer. Bartenders were very friendly and helpful. It was a bit crowded as the inside was so small by the entrance. There was a band either practicing or playing in the back which was really nice!

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

Hi Liz! I am so happy that you had a great Sharky's lunch! We have, hands down, the best bartenders around. Thanks for the compliment. Glad you enjoyed your wrap and the jam session in the Shark's Den. The band, BAILOUT, features our owner as the drummer. They were getting ready for a performance that night. Check out website and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, friendly and fast service. Arrived right before the 5:00 dinner rush. Good thing because the line was out the door when we left. A little pricey for what it is but you'll have that on vacation. Would go again.

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Thank Carl J. K
Cheryl W, General Manager at Sharky's, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us, Carl. See you next time you are here! More 

JAMESTOWN
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat lunch with extended family, all the meals were good! Fried green tomatoes excellent. Child portions were very large, several of us helped child eat kid's shrimp plate! Good meal & service. Thanks Carlyn!!

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

Good morning David! Thanks for bringing your family to dine with us and we are so happy that you enjoyed your "Sharky Experience. Carlyn is indeed a wonderful server. I will be sure to give her a pat on the back. Thanks and see you next time! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

slow, slow ,slow .... Turtle Slow. Food was not that great. The conch fritters were acceptable ( have had better) The shrimp taco was not a taco but a wrap, it was ok nothing to brag about. The cheese Burger was a joke. No lettuce, no tomato, nothing but a bun and a burger, you get more on your burger... More 

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Thank kristymw91
Cheryl W, General Manager at Sharky's, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. There is always a manager on duty. I wish you had spoken with him/her while you where here so that we would have had the chance to make it more pleasurable. Our Shrimp/Fish tacos are served "wrap style" in a soft, flour taco. I apologize that... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Sharky's on a weekday around 4:00. I had called ahead to see what time they are the least busy and they were right on. We got a table right away. When we left they started to get filled up and there was a line forming. If you are a boater, the parking is free and it is easy... More 

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

Thanks, Michele, for taking the time to give us such a good review. The Not So Cajun Pasta is our house specialty and our fish is always as fresh as possible. Please come back soon and thanks again for your kind words. More 

Auburn, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sharky's is the coolest, funky, fun place to eat & drink! Sometimes it gets pretty crowded, but that just shows how great of a place it is. Wait staff are always on the go getting meals & drinks to everyone, so the service is good. The food is fresh & tasty. If you're ever on Ocean Isle, make sure Sharky's... More 

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

Gale, it's people like you who make our job so much fun! Thanks for letting us know about your experience! My favorite thing to say is........see you next time! More 

North Carolina
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the local love! I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. We were a party of 4 and we were quickly seated as soon as we entered. For the kids we ordered the fried shrimp and fries with a side of veggie medley. Kids meals were ginormous. The cost was $9 bucks each. I could have ordered really 1 kids... More 

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Thank Neekeesha
Management response:

At Sharky's we like for all our customers to feel like they are part of our family! I am so happy that you felt the love! Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you again soon. Cheryl Wilson More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
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, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: 19105799177
Description
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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