Take an adventure at MM 99.7, Oceanside, and you’ll find some shark bite.
Sharkey’s Sharkbite Grill, which can be found along the canal of the Key Largo Harbor, has a little something for everyone in its casual family dining atmosphere. Take a seat outside at ground level or on the upstairs patio by the water and watch the boats of fishermen and divers come and go, or cool off from the heat and sit inside the air-conditioned dining room.
The establishment has been around since the early 2000s. Starting out as a deli and restaurant upstairs for a year, Paul Steiger took over Sharkey’s and combined it with the beer and wine bar located downstairs. Today, patrons can stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Steiger says Sharkey’s is the destination that everyone can enjoy. Steiger runs the pub and grill with Adam Muller.
“We’ve been here 18 years locally,” Steiger said. “It’s a nice, comfortable setting with live music most nights, happy hour and fresh, local food.”
Steiger says Sharkey’s is built around the fish taco, and there are quite a few to pick from and devour. There’s the baja fish tacos, which are a local favorite, as well as the Cajun seared ahi tuna taco, jerk pork tacos and fire roasted veggies tacos, to name a few.
“We’ve add variations for everyone to enjoy,” Steiger said.
Before the main meal, patrons have the opportunity to choose from a list full of small plates. If you’re in the seafood mood, try the spicy mahi mahi strips over fresh greens with some pico de gallo. Smoked fish dip, crispy fried shrimp, and ahi tuna tostadas are also among the choices. If you’re eyeing some pub grub, grab some of the crunchy buffalo cauliflower bites that come with ranch dipping sauce.
Wanting a delicious sandwich? You’ve come to the right place. With barbecue oozing and stacked with tender meat, slaw, onion and jack cheddar, there’s no going wrong with the Kona pulled pork. There’s also the Galley steak sub, ahi burger and the Shark Bite fish sandwich, to name a few notable options.
Those with an appetite can go for the big mouth burgers, handmade 8 ounce with flame, grilled patties served with fries, slaw or tortilla chips. Other notable entrees include several fish preparations, fresh scallops and churrasco steaks. Or, bring in your fresh catch after a day of fishing and let the cooks take over.
Sharkey’s Sharkbite Grill has 32 beers on tap, tropical drinks like the Shark Bite punch and frozen specialties. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7 p.m., and there’s a fish “Fryday” with all-you-can-eat mahi for $13.95.
With delicious food and refreshing drinks, Steiger says he wants people to be able to “be here every day.”
“There’s something for everyone here daily,” he said.
Sharkeys is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit sharkeysgalley.com.