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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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Central PA
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

From other highly rated reviews I expected a bit more, We stopped for lunch after some sightseeing and the food was good but as over the top as I expected. My wife and I both thought that our drinks, wine and a cocktail were a bit watery. I'm also a bit leery of a place where the bartender is drinking... More 

2 Thank Pantera63
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Took us 2 days to get a reservation. When we got there the place was empty and there were plenty of tables when we left as well. All 4 of us ordered the filet. They werr over cooked and had no flavor at all. Needed tons of steak sauce to even make it taste like a steak. Definitely not worth... More 

2 Thank issa0126
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is the 3rd time 5 friends & I have eaten at The Shark on the Harbor. The quality of the food is outstanding--seafood is top quality and very fresh. What makes the dishes outstanding is the chef's creative use of locally sourced, seasonal vegetables. We laughed as we passed around our plates--we all wanted to try others' dishes but... More 

Thank K W
Medford, New Jersey
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was our second visit here. Amazing food. We started with a pound of steamed shrimp. Amazing! Then three of us had crab cakes. Delish. Not like your typical crab cake full of filler. These were practically all crab. One person had soft shelled crabs and said they were out of this world. My children had fried shrimp. Large portion.... More 

Thank leeser416
Ocean City, Maryland
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Outstanding! We went for lunch - great choice of specials. The fresh flounder sandwich was the best I have ever had. The blackened mahi was also excellent. There is great view of the harbor and assateague island. Service is efficient and professional.

Thank H M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Before deciding on this place, I did some research about gluten free options for my honey--this place is pretty accommodating and we loved the food. I love how the menu is written daily, and items are selected based on local, fresh produce and seafood. The crab dip is amazing and we were lucky enough to have soft-shell crabs on the... More 

Thank Schellyrae
forty fort, pa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place was great the first time we went last year. I was happy about the innovative menu. That's why when we decided to go back, I was excited to see what the menu would be this year. I was pretty disappointed to see that the menu was the exact same thing! Right down to the soup. Food was still... More 

Thank mama979
Hicksville, New York
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183 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great seafood Great food Great service Was running a bit late and was thankful the called and held our table for us. That was very generous! Love the location! Can't wait to go back

Thank Alfie D
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

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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?