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“This may have been the best meal I've ever had in my lifetime!”

The Shark on the Harbor
Ranked #9 of 441 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: real food * from scratch We believe that great food and healthful ingredients are not mutually exclusive of each other. We buy organic produce from local farmers and seafood from the commercial fishing harbor right outside our restaurant. We feature all natural products - steering clear of preservatives and antibiotics. Whole grains and whole foods are used in the preparation of our menu - which our chefs write twice daily, based on what's fresh, available and delicious. Fresh. Local. Organic. Taste the difference.
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Everything we had was fantastic, from appetizer to dessert. The menu, which changes daily, was very interesting. The crab cakes were simply the best. The birch beer braised short ribs were fork tender and delicious. Incredible desserts. A bit pricey, but the food surely did not disappoint.

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Thank jmac4
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a place where the chef really puts thought into his food, uses the best local ingredients and is that place where, if you just had one place to dine to experience the best of what Ocean City has to offer, this is the spot. The menu changes daily to reflect what is available locally. The night we were there, we picked local crab stuffed Summer Squash, Seared Local Tuna w/ a Pineapple foam & Wasabi cream, Pistachio Encrusted locally caught Mako over ricotta gnocchi & Summer veg topped w / an apple & apricot puree and Crab Cakes bound with a shrimp mousse. Mama! We tried some good local beers as well as a nice Spanish Albarino. In conclusion, if you love food, don't leave Ocean City without dining here

1  Thank GastronomicJedi
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised. Atmosphere was typical OC... Tables surrounding a bar. Dinner was served like a five star restaurant. Roasted cauliflower appetizer was delicious. Lobster mash was to die for and my scallops were perfect. Organic and gluten free items available too! We've always enjoyed Sunset Grille across the street so we now have two favorite dining places!

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1  Thank Caddy928
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived at 5:15 and the bar was already full. To ensure that we received the Happy Hour Deal, the staff informed us we could sit outside or upstairs in the lounge and still receive the deal. We just needed to walk to the bar to order. The upstairs lounge area was very comfortable! There were couches and tray tables to set up. Drinks were cheap and food was excellent, especially the crab nachos--they were so good we ordered a second!

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Thank Kristin M
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a nice table with a view of the harbor. Our server was prompt and efficient and the food was very good. Super fresh seafood straight from the boats that come in. We had an enjoyable night and I would recommend.
One thing though - watch out for cops hiding en route to and from this establishment. The speed limit is 30 mph and we saw several cars pulled over - seems like a nice trap that the local police have set up. There seems to be a large bar and some other establishments across the road so they are likely hunting for DUI suspects.

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Thank Lcorba
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