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The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
+1 410-213-0924
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful location, beachy but refined decor, and great views. The menu had a diverse selection with something for everyone. We went on a Thursday before "in season" started and there was a major misstep. We ordered our drinks - beer & cocktail - and our...More

Thank CoffeenBeers
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm really torn on how to review this experience we had. Probably closer to average but I'm giving it a very good based on 3 things...menu variety, fresh ingredients, and the blood orange bread pudding which was absolutely amazing! Here are the food/drink items which...More

Thank momof4inmd
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here May 2017 with three others. Our server Eric was pretty attentive. We all started with a cup of the seafood stew, which was very good. Would order again. I had the softshell blt sandwich, which did sound a lot better in the description....More

Thank KayER18
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and huge servings. Medium price and beautiful view. Better be hungry when you get there. Had a great brunch

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back to the Shark this trip and was not disappointed. The menu changes depending on what is available. The food and service was Outstanding.

Thank Donald P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kitchen brings local and organic offerings that change daily! We had the mussels, mixed greens salad, cheeseburger, and vegan cauliflower "steak". Bread at the beginning was fresh and came with two dips, and there was even an "a mouse bouche" from the chef which...More

1  Thank AstroTime
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a unique restaurant with a chef who is on the cutting edge, and The Shark is that place. My wife, sometimes slow to embrace the unusual, was delighted with her meal. Eccentric entrées, unforeseen combinations, all cooked to perfection. A well-stocked...More

1  Thank Michal H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crab cakes were fresh but lacked fresh crab taste maybe because the small amount of filler had an unusual herb flavor. The restaurant has mostly locally caught fish except for their fresh shrimp. The menu tells you where the ingredients are obtained when locally grown....More

Thank Elaineonvacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for seafood other than the usual OC fare. Reviews brought us to Shark on the Harbor. The server was well versed in the menu selections and had a nice view of the inlet. This restaurant is a farm to table place where...More

1  Thank Simeon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner overlooking the harbor was excellent. All dishes were perfectly cooked and served with an attractive presentation.

1  Thank BCarls0n
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James B
why is the dinner menu missing from this listing? We are coming down in June and planning dinners and would like to see what you offer.
30 April 2017|
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Response from TSOTH32 | Property representative |
We write our menu twice daily based on what's fresh and available. The majority of our ingredients are sourced locally so we never know what we're going to have on hand. The beauty of that is we always have a seasonally... More
Josette A
Can you see the sunset from this restaurant?
17 February 2017|
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Response from thepetalpusher | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of boats in the arra, but yes, you can see the sunset!
What time is happy hour?
12 October 2016|
Response from Tracy M | Reviewed this property |
I would guess 4:30 since that is the transition time between Lunch and Dinner. The website has a happy hour menu, but does not specify a time as you probably already found out :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail