Place Category: Dining & Beverages
WELCOME TO SHARKY’S ON THE PIER! Sharky’s extends a warm welcome to all to dine, dance, and have fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local Florida Cracker, visiting grandma or grandpa, or just vacationing in Venice, FL…we would love to meet you! We truly hope you enjoy our great seafood, fun & festive atmosphere, outstanding service, and more that represents the best of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Catch a sunset or dance the night away at Sharky’s On The Pier.
Sharky’s sits smack dab on the Gulf in the Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World, it also boasts amazing sunsets, gorgeous views, and the best seafood around! You don’t want to miss the delicious tropical frozen drinks, the grouper sandwiches, or the live music, all while sitting or dancing right on the Gulf of Mexico! That’s right, waterfront dining in Venice, Florida.
As you appreciate a striking sunset, the sounds of live music make for an unforgettable tropical experience. Visit the upper deck and take in the panoramic views of Venice. Step off the dining deck and let your feet meet the sand of one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Search for fossilized sharks’ teeth, play volleyball on the sand courts, or fish from the public Venice Fishing Pier, where no license is required. You can also purchase bait and tackle at Papa’s Bait Shop, along with souvenirs and clothing.
Officially opened on February 12, 1987, at the site of what was once an outdated beach concession, Sharky’s has become a destination restaurant. “The original idea was to create a fun family dining experience on one of Florida’s most beautiful spots in Venice,” explains owner Mike Pachota. “We’ve done that, and now we’re moving forward with an expansion of the restaurant, offering more options for everyone.” An abundance of fresh seafood choices, all cooked to perfection in a variety of ways, are a signature attraction. The extensive options also encompass mouthwatering steak and chicken entrees, with the outstanding blend of flavors attributed to creators and executive chefs. Other selections include daily specials, appetizers, salads, luncheon favorites, and tempting desserts like Key Lime pie and cheesecakes.
With the 2010 and 2012 local Iron Chef Award winners as well as the 2011 local Iron Bartender award winner, Sharky’s is known for exceeding expectations in drinks and dining. And, despite stiff competition from bars in St. Pete and Key West, Sharky’s was voted Florida’s #1 Beach Bar for 2013. Mike and Justin Pachota are committed to delivering the best possible dining experience for their customers. Sharky’s has grown from a restaurant that originally accommodated 78 seats to an establishment with a wide range of dining options. Nowadays, visitors may select from an indoor dining room, a covered, enclosed patio surrounded by windows, or a huge, wraparound deck with shaded or sunny tables complemented by a full, tropical tiki bar. As the popularity of Sharky’s grew, the owners decided to expand, with the final phase and restaurant opening Fall 2013.
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- 1600 South Harbor Drive