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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The menu is ever changing based on what produce and seafood is available. Food selection is different than most. End results are delicious. I would not recommend for picky eaters. Very small with limited seating. Nice experience but doubt I will be back based on high prices and portion size. Crab dip was good. Scallops were yummy. GF options

1 Thank christina b
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Make reservations. This is probably the best food I have ever eaten! My husband and I had the shark bites, stuffed artichokes, the filet, and mahi mahi. Everything was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. This is the best place to eat in Ocean City!

Thank Brandy F
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

While coming to OC since I was 5 (50 years ago) just found the Shark 2 years ago. Best views. Best service and Best Food. Like others don't want to give specifics because its all good, besides the menu changes often. If you really want a great try the Shark offspring "Culture" around the corner. If your into culturally inspired... More 

1 Thank Lynne R
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

If you really like great food, just go here. The flavor and freshness are a notch above anything in OC. Get reservations.... This place works hard on your food, treat it like the special treat it is. So much of OC has regressed to the mean. Not here. This place is worth it. I had swordfish. My wife had crab... More 

1 Thank Marcusgrimm
Ocqueoc, MI
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369 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very simple but elegant venue for OC. We ordered a pepsi and ice tea, 1 bowl of Squash Crab soup, fish and chips and a Soft Shell Crab sandwidh. Yevy goog for whole meal. We h a d a great lunch with a table on the top floor inside, we like the AC. The view 2as great... More 

Thank AlnSue
Street, Maryland
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We've been visiting Ocean City for many years. We are not picky eaters and have been to a lot of places there. Each one has their own unique personality. There is something for everyone and any mood you are in. We always try to hit our favorites but are willing to try a new ones too. To say it's a... More 

1 Thank RobP1962
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

First time visiting for half of our party, the other half had been there for lunch once before. It was an excellent dinner -- until the bus boy came and touched my plate (moved the silverware into the center of my bowl) and wanted to clear the dish from the table WHILE I WAS STILL EATING. Besides THAT though, it... More 

Thank JessheartsPGH
Albany, NY
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in OC and we return here every year during our visit. The food is mostly locally caught/grown and amazing. The servers are also American (which is rare in OC) and do a great job. The owner will also stop by to check on you. Tip: make a reservation through their website online and request a... More 

Thank File5
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

My mother and brother and son recently visited The shark on the harbor. It is truly a beautiful restraunt. Next to the bay you will see the boats come in from sea and drop off fresh seafood! Its amazing! The food was amazing my compliments to the chef! I got an appitizer dish because I was not that hungry. The... More 

Thank Hannah H
Philadelphia Area
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We made reservation, received confirmation call, requested table by the inlet and we were accommodated. Our friends joined us on this occasion. The menu was somewhat limited but we found items to our liking. Wife's crab cakes were excellent. Big eye tuna was delicious. SOTH always creates interesting combinations and the presentation is wonderful. One of my favorite places in... More 

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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
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, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?