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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
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1 - 10 of 1,257 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I went to dinner this past Sunday night with another couple. My husband chose this restaurant based on the good reviews. Unfortunately we did not have the same experience. Two of us ordered the tenderloin filet, both steaks were to be cooked...More

Thank JudyA4362
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to The Shark on the Harbor for dinner last nite. This is probably the fourth or fifth time to visit for dinner and once again not disappointed at all! Food is consistently great, presentation wonderful, atmosphere terrific and service to match! You won't be...More

1  Thank 1970GRAD
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been to this restaurant many times but, this time was a disappointment! Kid's cheeseburger was ordered well done and came totally burned. Service was poor. Only had one drink and waitress never came to ask us if we wanted another or to see us...More

Thank ksh103
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate dinner here with a large group on 6/23 and had a wonderful time. Ingredients are super fresh and from local farms. The menu was unique and quite tasty. Loved the quiet atmosphere. The staff know the menu and were very helpful. I would recommend...More

Thank Cassandra T
Reviewed 4 days ago

A relatively unknown place with fresh daily menu. Low keyed, quiet but the staff and food are excellent. My favorite new lunch place in OC. Reasonable prices as in you get what you pay for. No complaints on my 6 visits there. Hope they continue...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The five of us were looking for a place to go we were all out for lunch so we stopped at the shark. Everything was wonderful the drinks are great a nice atmosphere a nice choice for West Ocean City.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very strange menu. I went there for Gluten free food not much selection. I had Fresh Steamed Shrimp. Fishermans stew which was good. Fresh Large Artsy salad with blueberry and pecans. Very Spicy Salad Spread for the bread.Not much for Gluten Free except yummy crab...More

Thank Julie D
TSOTH32, Owner at The Shark on the Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is a bit of a confusing review to respond to but we're going to correct a few factual inaccuracies. The week you were here 7 of our 9 dinner entrees were gluten free and the 8th could easily be modified to be gluten free...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience here. Menu changes daily based on what's fresh. Had a delicious meal. The lobster mashed potatoes were the best potatoes we every had. Had two picky eaters with us and they loved everyone they got. Steamed shrimp was cooked to...More

1  Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place in a great location with good to really good food. Located in the commercial fishing docks of West Ocean City, MD, it's a prime location for a fresh seafood meal. The views are of the fishing boats and their incoming...More

Thank David2entres
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came Here after work for lunch and a cocktail and had their fish and chips which was pretty good but a little heavy with grease. The happy hour here is decently priced as well. Had a glass of the house wine and it was roughly...More

Thank jerseygonemd
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
real food * from scratch
We believe that great food and healthful ingredients are not mutually exclusive of each other. We buy organic produce from local farmers and seafood from the commercial fishing harbor right outside our restaurant. We feature all natural products - steering clear of preservatives and antibiotics. Whole grains and whole foods are used in the preparation of our menu - which our chefs write twice daily, based on what's fresh, available and delicious. Fresh. Local. Organic. Taste the difference.
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