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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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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

My wife and I have been in Maryland for a few days and had enough crab houses and oyster bars. We were looking for something different so we stopped at The Shark on the Harbor for an early dinner. We ordered fish bites as an...More

Thank Mark Q
Reviewed 17 October 2017

When you first eye this shark-you think-that's just for advertizing purposes but, is and is not-It is an actual shark caught by a woman- When I see the shark I can't wait to go out on the pier, why, you ask because, when I was...More

1  Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was out second visit, I don't remind what we had the first time, but it was good! This time, however, my husband and I had the crab cake sandwich and were not happy with it. There was too much filler. I definitely would not...More

Thank Mary Ann R
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were surprised that on an off-season Wed. evening there was a 15-30 minute wait, but we were able to get full service immediately at the bar. The bartender did a great job of keeping up with serving drinks to servers and bar patrons, and...More

Thank TLP261
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I eat at restaurants at least 3 times a week, sometimes the food is great, sometimes not so great. The food at The Shark was the worst place I've been to in years. The restaurant is nice, the waiter and wine was excellent but the...More

2  Thank sushilover47601
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I recommend this place 2 everyone. Service is great +informed. Everything fresh + changes according 2 what is freshest that day. U can often watch your dinner being offloaded from boat it was caught on. Fabulous!!!

1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We always make a special dinner stop at The Shark. Their food exceeds expectations with its freshness (all local daily caught fish) and its flavors. Just their everything bread with the pimento cheese dip is worth the visit. We always get shark bites, which are...More

1  Thank JillSublime
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great Bloody Mary. Good service. However food seems to always have to much seasoning which overpowers the taste of the protein.

Thank Tipper4
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had a Lil razz martini and the Dogfish IPA, both drinks were good. We shared the Stew, it had complex flavors, large chunks of crab, not overpowered by the andouille sausage with a touch of sweetness and nice light creaminess. The bowl was a...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed 29 September 2017

After numerous visits to this unique restaurant, the level of excellence hasn't diminished one iota. Had dinner there as a treat from my wife. Superb local rockfish dinner and my wife had the crab cakes, which are her favorites. Topped off the evening with a...More

1  Thank crapref
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26 July 2017|
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Response from carandale | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but suggest you call them.
James B
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
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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, 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
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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