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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
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You go for the water view, not the food . A walk on the pier a nice frozen drink and some lunch or dinner, this way you can say that you visited Venice, Fl

Thank henyal2015
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family went here recently mostly for the view. The sunset by the pier is spectacular and highly recommend going to see this. That said, eating at Sharky's isn't necessary to enjoy the view. Being somewhat of a touristy place, there was a 75 minute wait for a table (sunset helped pass the time so no real complaint there). The... More 

Thank k-travelbug11
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food and service at Sharky's is so so. The fun begins when you visit the outside tiki bar. Usually the drinks are good but a tad expensive. with the music, people watching and brilliant SW Florida sunsets a visit to the Tiki hut is a must.

Thank Mortgageman9000
Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were coming from Naples and meeting a friend from Clearwater and Venice was a good midway point. We picked Sharkey's on the Pier out of a Google search and ended up at there. What a pleasant surprise. Our waitress was charming, the view was spectacular, the weather gorgeous and the food was excellent! We never felt rushed during our... More 

Thank DeeCee54
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to sharky's about 12 times over the years. For me, it hit an all time low. High prices; low quality;minuscule portions. The grouper sandwich was $20 and I asked myself "where's the fish?" It was a thin sliver of grouper that did not extend one millimeter outside the hamburger sized bun. If Sharky's management reads this comment, here's... More 

Thank rebb6076
Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live in Venice and have eaten at Sharkeys many times. The ambience is excellent as it is on the Gulf and beach. It is very lively since it was remodeled last year. The food is so so. Sometimes it is excellent and others sub par. Their fish dishes are excellent especially the grouper and stir fry. If you are... More 

Thank Mike S
Lithia, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sharkey's is a neat place on the water with plenty of items to choose from. We had a great time until the manager came over and asked us to quiet down "on the patio area" outside. We asked why he had an attitude and he said "You've been sitting too long and he could've place our table 3 times already.... More 

Thank jeffgE4017ZN
Venice, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great location with good food and a spectacular view. It's worth waiting for an outside table. Friendly wait staff and bartenders.

Thank PAMtngrl
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once with fishing line in the food. The second time on a date, ignored for 46 minutes. Then fraudulently charged more of a tip. Manager said that was Normal. Theft isn't normal!

Thank Ri B
Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere is amazing, food was ok. Love the location due to the sunset. Will try other things on the menu and prices are ok as well.

Thank traceerae

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Restaurant Details

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