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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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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Dinner was awesome. food was great and the service top notch. the artichoke and crab meat app was incredible. We found out too late that to have their lobster dinner, you might have to reserve that when making your reservations. Prices were reasonable. reservations a must as much in advance as you can, especially on weekends.

1 Thank carmenz60
Laurel, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The food was great but the service was horrible! My group sat at the bar in order to enjoy a few drinks with our meal but the environment was not welcoming at all. The bartender took our drink orders but wouldn't even look us in the face and complained on at least one occasion about our group. Also, the server... More 

1 Thank Josh R
Absecon, New Jersey
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Shark on the Harbor has awesome views, craft beers and the freshest seafood around. It is just off the south end of the Island and accessible by boat or car.

Thank Ray D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

My family ate here for the first time during our recent trip to Ocean City, and we loved it. The menu was interesting and creative, the food was fresh and perfectly prepared, and the service was very good. We started with the crab dip stuffed artichokes, then my wife had tuna, I had mahi-mahi, and our kids had hamburgers -... More 

Thank JP22
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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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393 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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

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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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?