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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
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As you would expect, a restaurant on a fishing pier would have a good selection of seafood. Combined with great cocktails and excellent service, we had a superb meal and would definitely go back again when we are in the area. If you are in the Venice area, I recommend you visit Sharkys.

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Thank Woodfalls1
Bluemont, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in town for a wedding and went to Sharky's to get my seafood fix. I order the Shrimp Trio, grilled, fried and scampi. The shrimp was overcooked. I brought this to the attention of the server, he called the manager over and they addressed the issue without any problem. I asked for the same order again thinking that... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place! While a bit pricey, you pay for what you get. HUGE fall off the bone ribs were some of the best we've ever had and to top it off we ate outside while listening to a live reggae band with dancing. Perfect for a beautiful night in Florida.

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Thank Aubrey86
venice fla
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The joke is this is the best beach pub in Venice. That is technically correct, check out the others and you will get the joke. Get a seat on the outside for the sunset. Full bar, a menu with something for about anyone. We had a great server who coached our guests on their selections. If you are up for... More 

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Thank peter s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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Thank Sue L
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

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Ann Arbor Mi
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank travelmike
Stevensville, Maryland
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262 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Karissa S
Washington, Michigan
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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?