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“Excellent seafood, friendly people”

The Shark on the Harbor
Ranked #19 of 474 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 13 - US$ 35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We booked a table ahead which seems to be a good idea because this place can be packed. When we arrived our table was already prepared including a high chair and crayons for our kids. We received a small, yummy appetizer from the kitchen and had wonderful fresh seafood afterwards. They change their menu daily due to what they get fresh. They also have a kids menu. It's not cheap but the quality and setting are worth it. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We called around noon to reserve a table for 10 for lunch. We were told that there is atleast a minimum wait time of 2 hours. The person who attended the call told us to still come early and that she will try to accommodate us. We reached the restuarant around 1 PM. A couple of tables were empty but still we were told to wait till 2PM. I requested to be seated in 2 different tables is that would be quicker. We were then provided 2 tables that were far apart despite of nearby tables being available. After a couple of more requests and a frowning hostess we were finally seated in two tables. One person in the group was a vegeterian and there was only one appealing entree available. We enquired the waiter if any of the other entrees could be customized to a vegeterian entree. The waiter went back to check with chef and came to say nothing can be customized not even the tacos. Okay we hide our disappointment and ask for the cheese pizza on the kids menu. That should be pretty easy right ? You would think so but apparently we could order it only for kids 12 or under. WHAT#@$@#! Luckily we had a kid in the group and told the waiter that the pizza is for her. Let me not forget the bread service we ordered and only simply asked if the dip contains any meat- for which we never received the answer even when we settled the check. Now that is a short version of the worst service and an unfriendly attitude. The food including the fish entrees were below average and nothing worth mentioning. We have had better seafood in a lot of other places in MD. Overhyped food in an unfriendly atmosphere. Totally regret choosing this restuarant to end our beautiful vacation in ocean city. The one star is just for the nice view.

Thank Madhu2710
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in west Ocean City Maryland. The seafood and steak meals are excellent and made from fresh organic foods produced by local farmers and waterman. Food selections are varied and unique in taste and the quality is consistent.

The staff is attentive and friendly. The owner makes the rounds with customers to get feedback on the food and service.

The resturant and bar is filled with locals and returning vistors. The atmosphere is very casual and water views of commercial fishing boats, Assateague Island and ocean inlet are beatuiful and relaxing.

The food portions are just right and costs are a little on the high side but certainly not unreasonable given the quality of the food. As a current local and previous summer visitor I would highly recommend to everyone.

2  Thank Herbert R
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We did! Only complaint was the attitude of the hostesses who discouraged us from coming when we called to inform them we had gone to the wrong place and would be late for our reservation. Glad we went anyway. Food and wine both great.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a date place very good food great service and my son loves its atmosphere. Try the fresh shark dishes you'll be surprised how good they are.

Thank joe l
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