Shark Bar & Kitchen is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Our motto is simple food, done well. We aim to provide Wrightsville Beach residents and visitors with a fun, coastal casual dining experience that highlights locally and sustainably sourced seafood, meats, and produce as much as possible.

Our seafood options begin with fresh oysters on the half shell, tuna poke, and shrimp cocktails; we also offer a catch of the day, crab cakes, and freshly battered and fried Calabash style seafood baskets as entrees. Not in the mood for seafood? We also offer fresh salads, steak frites, an array of made from scratch bar snacks (wings, mac and cheese, loaded tots), as well as our house specialty and locally famous Shark Burger- sorry, we can’t tell you what’s in the sauce!

Our oysters and fresh catch will vary daily based on what the boats bring in, and our menu will vary a bit from day to day, season to season depending on what Chef finds fresh. Check out our website or follow us on social media to see what specials we are running!

Appropriate Attire required. We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Due to the small size of our restaurant, we do not accept reservations. However, please drop by and we'll be happy to put your name on a waitlist if all tables are occupied. Bar seating is always available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shark Bar and Restaurant Wrightsville Beach


Everyday  11am - 11pm

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  • This weekend’s feature is pan seared jumbo sea scallops with pink oyster mushroom risotto, wilted kale/arugula, and roasted red pepper beurre blanc. Come enjoy this dish with a bottle of our Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc, from our newly updated wine list.
  • It’s a beautiful day on the beach today and the best way to enjoy it is with a fresh made Maine lobster roll and a great white margarita with fresh squeezed lime juice. Hope to serve you guys some delicious food soon.
  • We’ve got a burger to match the heat at the beach this week. It is our Smokey Ghost Burger that is topped with Heritage Farms pulled pork, ghost pepper cheese, fries onion straws, Bibb lettuce, and tomato. Don’t be intimidated, it has a slight bite of heat that goes well with a refreshing Allagash White Belgium beer.
  • Caribbean-like weather calls for our “Caribbean Cobia” 🍍🥥 - jerk crusted cobia | roasted brussels | coconut rice | buerre citron | #enjoy
  • Get a free Deep Eddy’s glass or can with our drink special this week, the Deep Eddy’s frozen strawberry lemonade, made with fresh muddled strawberries!!
  • This week one of our features are pan seared scallops served with basil risotto, grilled squash/zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, and a tomato nage. Just a reminder we still have fresh soft shell crab sandwiches but the season is coming to an end. Come enjoy them until you have to wait till next year.