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The Shark on the Harbor

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12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
+1 410-213-0924
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Richland, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch! Was not disappointed. True gourmet food. Love it! As we sat at our table we watched workers bring in a fresh tuna to the kitchen. Doesn't get any fresher than that. I believe for dinner you would need reservations during the busy season. Restaurant is on the water. Check this place out, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Barb9331
Salisbury, Maryland
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience at the Shark. First, the service and waitress was outstanding. She was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Second, the food was fantastic. The bread and dipping sauce was phenomenal. We ordered the Shark Bites as an appetizer - they were very tasty. I ordered the triggerfish entree and the presentation & taste was great (see attached... More 

1 Thank Chris C
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned this evening a few weeks prior to the holidays, having dined here before, we had high expectations. We arrived New Year's Eve with no waiting, the waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable, we weren't rushed through an amazing meal which met our expectations....thank you!

Thank Mark M
Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for the first time before the Christmas Holiday. Pub food at the bar during happy hour was very good and priced right. Service staff was attentive and friendly. The restaurant/bar is cozy and has great views of the water and the trawler fleet. Will go again on next visit to the OC.

1 Thank PennBusinessTraveler
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the trip advisor reviews and looking at this restaurants web page I was prepared for a fine dining experience. It was a disappointment to find a big noisy bar in the center of the room and 6 televisions. The menu reads well with innovative pairings and lots of local products. I had the small plate fried oysters which... More 

Thank Sandra J
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'd asked for a table by the window, with a harbor view, and said it was for our 40th anniversary with our friends. We not only got the table, we received complimentary wine! The food is fresh, driven by the farm to table concept, and is extremely innovative. We loved it, and the waitstaff is perfect: sensitive to needs, but... More 

1 Thank linniefr
Ocean City
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just enjoyed a "date" night at The Shark. Excellent food. The menu is constantly changing based on what is available fresh locally. The food is consistently good and the staff is top notch. Would definitely recommend and we will be back soon!

1 Thank Leslie S
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome restaurant- try the berry salad and Poke eyed Tuna- Dessert are spectacular as well. We stayed a couple of nights with my family at Ocean City and we thought this is were we had our best dinner by far. Nice ambiance and good service.

1 Thank Dora L
Kittanning, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ate late Sunday evening and wasn't busy. Staff was friendly and very accommodating to out 20 month old son. Kinda not the place for kids, but they do offer a great kids menu and did make us feel welcome. Food was outstanding! Liked the local options and knowing where the food was from. May seem a little expensive but I've... More 

1 Thank krpg2015
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor for leading us to this place! Excellent locally grown & harvested unique menu. Great service. Our favorite part of our trip to OC.

1 Thank joshandhelen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-0924

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?