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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were here for the first time a few weeks ago for Happy Hour. It was recommended by my brother. Loved the view and the decor of the restaurant. Our waitress was awesome!

Thank BeagleLover12
Silver Spring, MD
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We typically enjoy eating at The Shark. Today this was not the case. The food was not up to its usual level (salad greens were tough and the swordfish was not good). Once our waitress brought us our lunch, we never saw her again until long after we had finished eating. We sure hope this is an anomaly.

2 Thank MDPinky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their " backfin " crabcakes are not backfin. Overpriced claw meat. Want a GREAT crabcake, " Pappas " on Taylor Ave in Parkville. Nothing in OC comes even close. They ship !!

1 Thank Paul P
TSOTH32, Owner at The Shark on the Harbor, responded to this review

We appreciate everyone who takes the time to leave a review, (good or bad) because we look forward to improving from all feedback. We don't usually respond one way or the other because we think these sites should be "organic" (no pun intended). The exception to this way of thinking are reviews like this one. . . instances where we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner this evening was impeccable and the service by Mackenzie was absolutely outstanding. The pork shank fell right off the bone and the crab cake was wonderfully fresh. The atmosphere was fun and inviting. We will return soon.

1 Thank Brea P
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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614 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I love the locals night on Thursdays in the off season that includes a lobster, lobster mashed potatoes and veggies. Always comes with bread, grab a drink and enjoy the view of the working harbor. Service is always great as well as the food

1 Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is fantastic! We all had something different for dinner and everything was amazing!!! Everything was prepared to perfection. Portions were plentiful and a work of art on the plates. This willbea regular stop for us every time when visiting O.C.

1 Thank Vickie P
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent small plate meals that left me wanting more. Nice view of the harbor if you score a window seat.

Thank Bargain Bill
Severna Park, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to check out. Went for happy hour. Could not be seated at bar seated us right next to bar no wall or partition would not give us happy hour drinks or menu. Have not been back.

Thank James Dawn A
TSOTH32, Owner at The Shark on the Harbor, responded to this review

We have an 18 table restaurant and we are very, very thankful to have a demand for people to have dinner at those tables. We are thrilled to offer happy hour at our 22 seat bar, upstairs in our lounge area and outside at our bar rails when weather permits. However, we need our tables for dinner in order to... More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a shark bite appetizer, soup, salad and sandwiches. We both really like the food and especially the location and view. It's a nice atmosphere and a different kind of menu with things you won't see everywhere.

Thank Dennis P
Ocean City, Maryland
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the commercial harbor in West OC, with a view of both the Northern tip of Assateague and the South Jetty, there is plenty to like about this restaurant. I meet frequently there in the off season to conduct business meetings, while watching the clam dredges, scallop boats and even lobster fishermen, go in and out of the Harbor.... More 

1 Thank Venuevetter

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?