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“Get the nacho platter” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sharky's Cantina

Sharky's Cantina
Ranked #14 of 52 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Quality ingredients, large portions, great prices and the freshest Margaritas in a cozy downtown restaurant that is fun for families, singles, couples, young and young at heart...Open YEAR ROUND for lunch and dinner. This is where the Locals go.
Martha's Vineyard, United States
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Get the nacho platter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Uhhhh...went there with our grandkids...ages 18 months and 3 months. No we are not crazy. Our daughter, the mom of the grandkids said just get the nacho platter and the three adults split it (omigod is it huge) and the 18 month old LOVED the Sharky shark that had crayons stuffed in its mouth so she could doodle. Couldn't believe it worked. The youngest just slept, thank God. This was the one in Edgartown.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Best Mexican food & margaritas around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Love Sharky's! Honestly, it's the best Mexican food and margaritas around, and I don't just mean on-island, I mean probably in all of New England. The OB location is cozy, quaint, casual and a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. The staff is always friendly and efficient, and the owner JB is great guy who supports the area in many ways. A Sharky's visit is a part of every Vineyard trip we take.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RatherBeInMV
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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Overpriced and underwhelmed. Probably a great spot in the height of the summer where you're too hot and hungry to notice the overpriced drinks and food, but they couldn't hide it in the off season. My mixed drink was tiny and over $10 and my nachos were burnt around the edges with hidden layers of cold meat and cheese only on the very top. It was incredibly disappointing.

Visited October 2012
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SharkOwner, Owner at Sharky's Cantina, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
HI there- we are furthest thing from a tourist trap, not only do we feature more than 50 Menu Items under $10 but we also are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year for lunch, dinner and late night. We are such a local business that we are perhaps the furthest thing from a tourist trap. Also our mixed drinks are served in large 14oz glasses and it is difficult to spend $10 on a drink with us...Lastly, our nachos are insanely great and Yummy Nachos Dot Com plus about a million guests have rated our nachos a perfect 10 out of 10 and there is little debate that our 17 layer nachos are some of the best in the nation. I'm sorry we clearly let you down, I am disappointed that your experience was anything less than amazing and I hope you try us again so that you get to enjoy our amazing food, drink and service. Thanks! JB
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Top Notch community supporter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

JB has become a staple in the island community! He has helped those with cancer (curable and terminal). He has unlimited dine to donates and fundraising matches. JB is the ultimate islander! He truely cares about us! God bless him and his beautiful family!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WILL-W0RK-F0R-TRAVEL
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West Tisbury, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Love Sharky's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

My wife and I have enjoyed Sharky's in O/B and also Edgartown since we moved here 20 years ago. We have always found the food excellent and the wait staff exceptional. They don't overprice their food, and also pour an honest drink. I especially appreciate that they are open year round. Too many on the island close during the winter, but Sharky's stays open, employing dozens of people and providing an excellent diversion to the weather. Thanks for doing a great job JB!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter C
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