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Smack Dab On The Gulf




1600 Harbor Dr S
Venice Florida 34285
United States




Sharky's is a Venice landmark that you will understand after just one visit. Voted Florida's Best Beach Bar in 2013, 2018, and 2019, soak in the sunshine and dine in relaxed style while sipping a refreshingly cool beverage. Located in the Shark's Tooth Capital of the world and nestled at the base of the famed Venice Fishing Pier, our beach-front restaurant offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico.

We truly hope you enjoy our well-loved seafood, fantastic frozen drinks, outstanding service and all that represents the very best of Florida's Gulf Coast. Sharky's On The Pier offers a fun, festive atmosphere. Enjoy the sunshine, a sunset, or live music under a star-filled night sky. We'd love to have you, whether you're a Sarasota native, visiting family, or just on vacation in Venice, FL.


About Venice

Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The city includes what locals call "Venice Island", a portion of the mainland that is accessed via bridges over the artificially created Intracoastal Waterway. The city is located in Southwest Florida. As of the 2020 Census, the city had a population of 25,463. Venice is part of the North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton metropolitan statistical area.


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Todd Payne

Beachside Restaurant Venice

Very popular beach side restaurant and bar with a great vibe. Be prepared to wait to find parking and for a table inside or out especially on weekends. The service is friendly and swift, the food was terrific as usual.. clam chowder, fried shrimp, salad, chicken fingers. A little expensive but worth it!

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Jenn J

Seafood Restaurant Venice

Hands down the best beach bar and restaurant I have ever been to. We stopped there after renting bikes from Kind Vibes Outfitters. We had shrimp nachos and really good locally made non-alcoholic beer. If I didn

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Kevin Graham

Pier Dining Venice

This is an excellent place for dinner. We ate here while on vacation. The service is impeccable. The food was amazing. There was a live band which made for an awesome atmosphere. It

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