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Smack Dab On The Gulf




1600 Harbor Dr S
Venice Florida 34285
United States




Just one visit to Sharky's and you'll understand why after 35 years and counting, it has become a Venice-area landmark. 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. Our beach-front restaurant is located in the Shark's Tooth Capital of the world, nestled at the bottom of the famous Venice Fishing Pier. It offers a stunning Gulf of Mexico view.

We hope you enjoy the best of Florida's Gulf Coast, including our delicious seafood, frozen drinks and outstanding service. Experience a fun and festive atmosphere, soak up some sunshine, catch a sunset or savor live music under the star-filled sky at Sharky's on the Pier. Whether you're a born-and-bred Sarasota local, visiting family or just vacationing in Venice, FL, we'd love to meet you!


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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