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61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Bend, Oregon
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449 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I recently ate dinner here prior to the visit of Hurricane Mathew. We sat outside and the view of the canal was really nice. Service was prompt and attentive to our wants. The food (fish burgers and fries) was OK but nothing of any great note. We enjoyed the view and the food was good enough to... More 

Thank highdesertbadger
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate there Friday evening, with Hurricane Matthew blowing down on us. The service was great, the food was amazing, and we all had a great time!

1 Thank Leathercat69
Matthews, North Carolina
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sharky's is one of our favorite restaurants! It has a laid-back atmosphere and the best grilled grouper. Their service can be good or not so good. We had great service at this visit in June, which is their busy season. It's a great spot to watch the sunset, if you sit outside.

Thank kimbecknellwilliams
Crestwood, Kentucky
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here on our vacation to ocean isle beach. This place was great. The atmosphere was good, with tvs all over the place, street signs and license plate tags from across the country. The food was excellent. We got the seafood combo with outstanding flounder. The service was impeccable. We will definitely eat here if we... More 

1 Thank Sean B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If your staying at ocean isle beach, go to sharkys. It's pretty good and has been around longer than any other restaurant on the island, maybe area. It's good for kids. The conch bites are pretty good.

Thank Ian F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The owner, Ray, is a prince! Such a terrific guy! Southern hospitality at its best. Amazing food, get atmosphere and a friendly, caring staff who treat everyone like family! Our family plans to return to OIB each year and we wouldn't miss going to Sharky's for the world!

1 Thank Lana R
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined here several times and had both good and really bad experiences. Fun beachy atmosphere with water view and cool signage. Just wish the food was better. Service and food can range from good to terrible and they are frequently out of items on the menu. Not a lot of dining choices on Ocean Isle, so they get... More 

Thank Sandi R
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food was good, but the menu doesn't off that many choices -- ate off of the appetizer because there was nothing else I wanted. However, my food was delicious!

Thank Susan S
Fayetteville, West Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped in at Sharky's on our last night, preparing to head back north to get away from the coming storm. Place was packed, everyone was enjoying the food and atmosphere. We had the blackened tuna with rice pilaf and steamed vegetables and the fried seafood platter. Have eaten the Calabash style fried seafood all over this area, waiting to see... More 

1 Thank Kim B
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped her for a quick lunch on our way to the beach. Hubby had the flounder sandwich which was fantastic! Service was great and the place was very casual and fun. We would definitely stop by again.

Thank dmw4444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Causeway, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: 19105799177
Tucked under the Ocean Isle Beach bridge, Sharky's Restaurant features a large indoor dining area as well as outdoor dining on the back deck that overlooks OIB's beautiful waterfront canal and views of the ICW. Menu choices offer the best seafood, salads, sandwiches, appetizers as well as the chef's choice of daily lunch and dinner specials. And all our menu items are reasonably priced! Enjoy ice cold beverages and anything from our menu at either of two bars. If you are planning a wedding, family reunion, birthday celebration or any special event, we have the perfect spot for that too! Sharky's has been the locals favorite for over 25 years and it's easy to see why it's the #1 destination for all visitors to our fantastic island paradise. If you are looking for a fun spot to enjoy great food, great drinks and the best staff, Sharky's Waterfront Restaurant is where you want to be.

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