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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
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Their " backfin " crabcakes are not backfin. Overpriced claw meat. Want a GREAT crabcake, " Pappas " on Taylor Ave in Parkville. Nothing in OC comes even close. They ship !!

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Thank Paul P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner this evening was impeccable and the service by Mackenzie was absolutely outstanding. The pork shank fell right off the bone and the crab cake was wonderfully fresh. The atmosphere was fun and inviting. We will return soon.

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1 Thank Brea P
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the locals night on Thursdays in the off season that includes a lobster, lobster mashed potatoes and veggies. Always comes with bread, grab a drink and enjoy the view of the working harbor. Service is always great as well as the food

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1 Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic! We all had something different for dinner and everything was amazing!!! Everything was prepared to perfection. Portions were plentiful and a work of art on the plates. This willbea regular stop for us every time when visiting O.C.

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1 Thank Vickie P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent small plate meals that left me wanting more. Nice view of the harbor if you score a window seat.

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Thank Bargain Bill
Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by to check out. Went for happy hour. Could not be seated at bar seated us right next to bar no wall or partition would not give us happy hour drinks or menu. Have not been back.

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Thank James Dawn A
Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a shark bite appetizer, soup, salad and sandwiches. We both really like the food and especially the location and view. It's a nice atmosphere and a different kind of menu with things you won't see everywhere.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the commercial harbor in West OC, with a view of both the Northern tip of Assateague and the South Jetty, there is plenty to like about this restaurant. I meet frequently there in the off season to conduct business meetings, while watching the clam dredges, scallop boats and even lobster fishermen, go in and out of the Harbor.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are foodies, living in the Washington DC area but with a place in OC. The Shark has the best food in the OC area and rivals the top restaurants in DC. The combination of tastes and textures set it apart. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot is off the beaten track, in WEST O.C., across the inlet bridge, and down some side streets. It fronts on what used to be a 100% working harbor, and many fishing boats still moor here, but there's more pleasure boats now also. My niece claims this as a must-stop during every beach visit, and we followed her advice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?