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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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Darnestown, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Disgusting..... Will never eat there again ..avocado toast was cold very fishy tasting with a raw egg on top! Burger was burnt ... Very disappointing

Thank BethBarb
Glens Falls, New York
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Ocean City for a few days with friends, we were looking for a nice place to eat dinner. The Shark is a small restaurant on a little harbor, just outside of OC. The place is rustic, with a large bar in the middle of the room, and dining tables set around the bar. The room is bright, and it's... More 

Thank lbg073
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480 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in to try the place and we were not disappointed . The view over the commercial canal and out to the inlet is great. Very nice atmosphere inside as well . The service was friendly and very helpful . The food was fresh and unique from shark to blow fish . Everything was very good . We had the... More 

Thank Mike T
Myersville, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family dined at The Shark for dinner on our first night in Ocean City during a recent vacation. The table we were seated at had a nice view of the waterway and we had an opportunity to see the Labrador returning with their catch. Cool to watch the boat come in with the catch for the menu. It doesn't... More 

1 Thank John H
Rochester, NY
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us went out for dinner. We were sat immediately and promptly greeted by our server. She expressed great knowledge of the menu and she was quick to answer any question that we had and make recommendations. In total we had 8 appetizers, 4 dinners and 2 desserts. Everything was out outstanding. Be sure to save room for dessert-we... More 

Thank bb0630
Brookfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the first time and we were very pleased. The establishment was quaint and staff was very friendly. Food was definitely fresh and my family thought the lemonade was fantastic. Tasted homemade. My husband was bummed they didn't have shark bites since the reviews on shark bites drew us there. But we understood that they only serve what... More 

Thank teamsantos
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu changes daily. It is all made from scratch. The food can be traced to the local farm or fishing boat, and it is stated on the menu. There are many gluten free options. The prices are very reasonable. There is a nice selection of local brews, cider, regional and international wines, as well as the national brands of... More 

1 Thank Jeff H
New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined in for the first time over the weekend. Food was great. Can't wait to come back next time we're visiting. Service was a little slow, but it was very busy. Overall- delicious!!!!

Thank oxoxem
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were here for the first time a few weeks ago for Happy Hour. It was recommended by my brother. Loved the view and the decor of the restaurant. Our waitress was awesome!

Thank BeagleLover12
Silver Spring, MD
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We typically enjoy eating at The Shark. Today this was not the case. The food was not up to its usual level (salad greens were tough and the swordfish was not good). Once our waitress brought us our lunch, we never saw her again until long after we had finished eating. We sure hope this is an anomaly.

2 Thank MDPinky

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?