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

Offseason Hours

Sunday - Wednesday 11am-9:30pm
Thursday-Saturday 11am-10pm

*excludes holidays and special events

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  • Wow look at these beauties from our friends at Three Little Spats Oyster Co.  This is their Permuda Island Select oysters out of Stump Sound. They taste great and real meaty and happen to pair beautifully with a cold Wrightsville Beach Pilsner. Hope to see you guys today the weather is great.
  • What’s chillin’ 😎 at Shark Bar and Kitchen. How about these beautiful NC shrimp that are poached with old bay and Wrightsville Beach Puppy Drum Pale Ale, served with our house made cocktail sauce. Hope to see you soon!
  • Wow what a beautiful day that is cooler and more enjoyable. When you come to the beach come by and have our pimento cheese appetizer. Has a subtle smoky kick that takes it above anyone else’s. Pairs great with a cold Wrightsville Beach Brewery Puppy Drum Pale Ale.
  • There is a storm a brewing, if you guys venture out tonight or tomorrow come by and see what we are cooking up. If you have not tried our tacos come try some of our amazing Mahi-Mahi tacos. They are pair best with our Great White Margarita. Hope to see you soon and stay dry.
  • What makes a Tuesday better? Of coarse some of our fresh shucked oysters. With a bottle of our Hunky Dory Sauvignon Blanc it is a match made in heaven. Hope to see you come in soon.
  • If you haven’t tried our jumbo chicken wings you are certainly missing out. We toss them in our own style of buffalo sauce and are paired beautifully with a cold Wrightsville Beach Brewery Signal Fire Session IPA.