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“Seafood cooked to perfection.”
Review of Sharky's

Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Wilmington, NC
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Seafood cooked to perfection.”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Being born and raised in southeastern North Carolina, means that I grew up on delicious, well-prepared seafood of all kinds. That being said, occasionally I have the experience of eating somewhat inferior seafood or, happily, having some exceptionally good seafood. My visit to Sharky's, on February 20, offered the latter. Seafood of the highest quality available.
We were with a group of 17 seniors, visiting Ocean Isle to see the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas and the Ingraham Planetarium. WE had bee to another restaurant, until we found they had elected to close, without notice, because of poor business during February. That left us, on short notice, to find someplace for our seniors to eat.
Not knowing much, we elected to try Sharky's, which turned out to be an extremely lucky decision.
The food, of all varieties from burgers to seafood platters, turned out to be delicious, properly prepared, and reasonable priced.
While some menu offerings seemed a little pricey, it turned out to be appropriate when the servings appeared. A seafood platter, at $19.50, seemed somewhat high until the protions we examined. A very large offering of flounder cooked to perfection, 1/2 dozen large fried shrimp, 1/2 dozen scallops, and enough fried oysters to make a dinner by themselves, at most other restaurants. And since I am particularly fond of oysters, the quantity and the way they were cooked made me very happy.
The restaurant is happy to allow sharing of platter, without additional charge, or to allow seniors to order from the child's menu.
Other menu selections, burgers to fish sandwhiches, seemed to make everyone happy.There were no complaints about the food, prices or service.
This meal was preceded by an appetizer of some of the best calamari I have ever eaten.
One waitress was assigned to our table and made it look easy to serve 17 senior citizens, each ordering and paying separately.
Would we go back again? As often as possible.

  • Visited February 2014
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Charleston, West Virginia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Pizza.”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

We ate here during our stay. The pizza was really good and we ate outside the atmosphere was beautiful. Alot of drunks were there in the early afternoon, made it hard where we had kids with us they were cursing loud and stumbling around. Other than that, really good food.

Visited February 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't Bother, Go Somewhere Else”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

The only good thing this place had was the sweet cashier at the takeout window. He apologized several times for our order being as screwed up as it was. He said something about the cook was stubborn. They forgot to add shrimp to one of my orders and then left out the cole slaw in another order. The food was extremely salty as well. Definitely not worth the over $40 we paid.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank cmousenc
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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Pour me something tall and strong...”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

There are very few lunch days that you cannot sit outside, so grab a barstool at Sharkys and let's get started with a great view. Jimmy Buffett is usually playing over the speakers, and order fish tacos, grilled tuna on a salad or the wonderful fried seafood platter.The more you go there, you will see it is a local favorite. Once a week they have Thai night with a special chef the prepare the meal. There is a special room for large groups. The food is consistent and the atmosphere very friendly.

  • Visited December 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“First Meal”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We arrived late, checked into our hotel and was looking a place close by to eat dinner. We were told a few places and decided on Sharky's. The waitress was nice but the food was average. I had blackened sandwich was good and shrimp appetizer that was good also. My wife, and I forgot what she had but she was not impressed. Nice atmosphere but more of a local beer joint with food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Craig H
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