On the hunt for a fun, family-friendly AND socially distant outing? Come on out to Sharky’s on the Pier, located smack dab on the Gulf of Mexico in Venice, FL. We’ve got plenty of outdoor seating featuring a beautiful beachy breeze, great eats, tropical cocktails, famous frozen drinks and TONS of outdoor activities to keep you and your family entertained.
Our outdoor deck is large, covered and spacious – perfect for lunch, dinner or anytime in between! All of our tables are spaced adequately, and barriers have been installed between booths to further protect you. Don’t forget to explore our Upper Deck to for your daily dose of Vitamin Sea! Upstairs, you’ll soak in panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico while you sip your favorite beverage in the sunshine.
Our employees are required to wear masks. Masks aren’t required to be worn by guests, but we highly encourage you to do so – especially when walking through common areas of the restaurant.
Listen to fantastic local live entertainment from a safe distance! Live music typically plays Thursday through Sunday evenings at Sharky’s, weather-permitting. Our entertainment stage is outdoors and allows generous space between the nearest table. For the health safety and comfort of our guests, employees and musicians, all social distancing measures are being enforced. Just sit back, relax and enjoy toe-tappin’ tunes while you catch a sunset!
Check out our December Live Entertainment Calendar HERE.
Social distancing is easy on the beach! The restaurant sits right on a gorgeous expanse of Brohard Beach, which makes Sharky’s the perfect choice for your next family day trip destination.
Wendel’s Beach Shop (Sharky’s Retail Store) has everything you need for all the fun in the sun. Rent umbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards, paddle boards and so much more. Did you forget sunscreen or a beach towel, or are looking for stylish Sharky's apparel and souvenirs? No worries – you can find what you need here!
Venice Fishing Pier
The iconic Venice Fishing Pier is a must-experience locale on the Suncoast. The 720-foot structure allows for plenty of social distance-friendly activity, like fishing, strolling or just soaking in the Gulf views. Located on the Pier, Papa’s Bait Shop has everything you need to cast a line – rental rods, live bait for purchase, snacks to keep you going and so much more. The shop is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather-permitting.
When dining at Sharky’s, no experience is complete without a pre- or post-meal stroll in the sunshine along the recently refurbished Pier. Walk all the way to the end and look back for a stunning view of the Venice coastline! If you’re here for dinner, make sure to stick around for a spectacular sunset with the Pier silhouetted in the seascape – it’ll be truly unforgettable.
Shark’s Tooth Hunting
Did you know that Venice, FL is known as the Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World? This is because immeasurable amounts of shark’s teeth wash up on our gorgeous Gulf shores! Venice’s beaches sit atop a sloping shelf of coastal land mass, and the fossil layer below is up to 35 feet deep. Waves rolling ashore and storms gradually erode the layer and push shark’s teeth up onto the beach - especially where the waves break. You can rent a Florida Snow Shovel from Papa’s Bait Shop to sift through the sand for shark’s tooth treasure. Your best bet is low tide! Celebrate your day’s collection while you escape the sun with a bite to eat and a tropical cocktail at Sharky’s.
We hope you and your family are staying happy, healthy and safe this holiday season. We’re open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Check out our menu HERE!
We highly recommend making reservations to minimize wait time and maximize social distance. If you'd like to enjoy your Sharky's meal in the comfort of your own home, we also offer takeout and curbside pickup services! Just call the restaurant at 941-488-1456 to make your reservation or place your order. We’re looking forward to seeing you out at Sharky’s for a fun, safe and socially distant good time!