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The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
+1 410-213-0924
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Showed up on Sunday afternoon and they had their Sunday brunch menu. It was a limited menu with plenty of choices for breakfast fare and lunch items. We had a party of 13 and it took us 1/2 hr to get seated. Several of us...More

Reviewed 12 October 2015

We try to eat here every time we're in Ocean City. The chef's continuing adherence to his philosophy of using the freshest local ingredients in a creative and honest way will keep us coming back every chance we get. We started the evening sharing a...More

1  Thank crapref
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Not your typical seafood menu. Fresh local ingredients well prepared. From appetizers to entrees, it is obvious someone is taking their time planning the daily menu and making sure the meals are a success. Intimate, casual, and relaxed atmosphere on the water. Shark on the...More

Thank SWMaryland
Reviewed 6 October 2015

On suggestion of hotel I dined at The Shark while in OC on business. Wasn't in the mood for a large dinner so I had Fish Stew and Shark Bites. The Server, Danny was very good. Checked back regularly and kept water glass full. Stew...More

Thank Cy2015
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The name of this place should give you a clue as to what to expect: seafood and a water view. They do both extremely well. The West OC location is away from the more crowded areas of Coastal Hwy and the wide open view of...More

Thank lawrence152
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We make sure we have a meal here every time we our in Ocean City. There isn't many tables and there can be long wait; so be sure to have a reservation during the height of summer. The seafood is very fresh and flavorful. We...More

1  Thank WannaTravel828
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I yearn for a life of consistency, and The Shark on the Harbor helps.....I love to sit at a bar......But I really love to sit at a bar with a view and that they got it....Every one working were very nice and understood the food..The...More

Thank zeth
Reviewed 30 September 2015

During the summer it is very difficult to obtain last minute reservations, but we were able to get into the Shark earlier in August. I had enjoyed lunches at the Shark, but this was my first dinner experience and I was nor disappointed. First of...More

Thank doughirsh
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The food is unbelievable--everything is so fresh and delicious!! I could eat a bowl of the "fisherman"s stew" with their homemade bread (butter and pimento spread too) and be happy. But, of course, the daily entrees are also wonderful. Plus, they even serve a $6.99...More

Thank carole z
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The food at the Shark is always great. Lunch specials are the best deal in town as well as the Happy Hour! All menu items are will thought our, delicious, sustainable, and local.

Thank beachandbeyondfoodie
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Questions & Answers
James B
30 April 2017|
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Response from TSOTH32 | Property representative |
We write our menu twice daily based on what's fresh and available. The majority of our ingredients are sourced locally so we never know what we're going to have on hand. The beauty of that is we always have a seasonally... More
Josette A
17 February 2017|
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Response from thepetalpusher | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of boats in the arra, but yes, you can see the sunset!
12 October 2016|
Response from Tracy M | Reviewed this property |
I would guess 4:30 since that is the transition time between Lunch and Dinner. The website has a happy hour menu, but does not specify a time as you probably already found out :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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real food * from scratch
We believe that great food and healthful ingredients are not mutually exclusive of each other. We buy organic produce from local farmers and seafood from the commercial fishing harbor right outside our restaurant. We feature all natural products - steering clear of preservatives and antibiotics. Whole grains and whole foods are used in the preparation of our menu - which our chefs write twice daily, based on what's fresh, available and delicious. Fresh. Local. Organic. Taste the difference.
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