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

Spring Hours

As of April 10, 2019

Everyday 11am - 10pm

*excludes holidays and special events

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  • No bad days 🦈..... We are so happy to be here in this little slice of paradise with y’all. Come on down to @sharkbarandkitchen and check out our Summer features 🌞Sea Sun Chardonnay has butter,salt air,and apple notes. What a delightful way to welcome the change of seasons 🌅
  • No bad days 🦈..... We are so happy to be here in this little slice of paradise with y’all. Come on down to @sharkbarandkitchen and check out our Summer features 🌞Sea Sun Chardonnay has butter,salt air,and apple notes. What a delightful way to welcome the change of seasons 🌅
  • No bad days 🦈..... Happy Earth 🌎 Day Wilmington 💙. We are so happy to be here in this little slice of paradise with y’all. Come on down to @sharkbarandkitchen and check out our Summer features 🌞Sea Sun Chardonnay has butter,salt air,and apple notes. What a delightful way to welcome the change of seasons 🌅
  • Listen Karen I’m dressed and ready! I’m not gonna miss the Cinco de Mayo party @sharkbarandkitchen just because you want to go to that tired house party, you don’t even like them...🦈🐶❤️🌮🎉🇲🇽🍻. Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and @sharkbarandkitchen is ready to deliver the besta fiesta! We have partnered with @pawsplacerescue a wonderful group of people that save our four legged best friends 🐶 we have food and drink specials and a portion of the proceeds will go to the dogs! Get your squad together now! #wilmingtonnc #wilmington  #wrightsvillebeach #pawsplacedogrescue #sharkbar&kitchen #fiesta #cincodemayoparty
  • Let the🌮 Cinco de Mayo 🇲🇽🎉professionals 🦈@sharkbarandkitchen host your squad, we got Cadillac Margaritas 🍹 tacos 🌮 brew 🍻specials starting May 3-May 5 ! Party for a cause! @pawsplacerescue will benefit from the festivities 🥳, do it for yourself, and do it for the pups 🐶
  • Margaritas are to be enjoyed by adult humans 21 and over.  Be on the look out for this little kitten, she goes by Pepita, aka Mija, aka Machete. She charmed her way in to SharkBar, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Watch your hearts, and watch your wallets Pepita is on the prowl. *. *In observation of all health codes no Kittens will be present at Shark Bark and Kitchen, any presence of a kitten is purely coincidental, and not sanctioned by @sharkbarandkitchen ❤️🐱🦈