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Sharky's On The Pier

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1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-488-1456
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and service. We were a family of 6 and they accommodated us quickly. The kids were entertained and the food for them came quick. There is indoor and outdoor seating and it right on the beach.

Thank Sue L
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Sharkys last night for dinner . We were a party of 7 and found a great table to see the sunset . It wasn't busy at all . Unfortunately the red tide had a few of us coughing but it wasn't to bad . The sea fog rolled in and out which was unusual most people said but... More 

Thank cherie w
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is right on the beach and at the base of a large pier which are the two positive things that must make this place so popular because there was nothing else about the rest of our experience that special at all. The server was a nice, friendly fellow but the only thing special about the food was the... More 

Thank colormeelmo
Ann Arbor Mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view from this restaurant. Much better to just grab a drink and enjoy the view and pay for substandard food and a very touristy atmosphere.

Thank travelmike
Stevensville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch & drinks here & also stayed for the sunset. The view is really worth the wait, especially in the evening. Service was so-so & apps were good.

Thank Karissa S
Washington, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came in to see the sunset which was beautiful. The food and the service were quite good. Both of us had the lobster stuffed flounder and we enjoyed it very much. My husband likes well cooked vegetables, and they accommodated his request which often doesn't happen. Our waiter, John, was friendly and efficient.

Thank norma13
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're in the mid-Gulf Coast area and looking for something to do, a drive to Venice is a good idea. Sharky's on the Pier is a great stop for a warm-up cocktail before walking out on the pier and renting a fishing rod ($15) for a few hours of tranquil fishing. If there are non-fishers with you, then can... More 

Thank Phil_the_Viking
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Top quality seafood, steak and chops are prepared with fresh ingredients and a variety of sauces in a stunning beachside setting with plenty of parking. Dine on outside balcony patio with heaters if there is not a lot of wind.

Thank Peter H
Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've been here multiple times while visiting family in the area. Sharky's is your only option in the area to eat in the beach so it's typically crowded. If you are seated on the edge near the sand it's a nice view. Other than those seats you would never know the ocean was out there. Food is average at best... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was average but the views were priceless! We sat under a cabana table right beachside. Can't ask for a better way to spend a quick two night vacation. Best thing to order....the apple and Brie flatbread with mango glaze. I died and went to heaven when I took my first bite. We ordered the artichoke and lobster dip, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285-3700
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-1456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?