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The Lobster House

906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-8296
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Ranked #28 of 103 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Cape May, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can always count on a good meal and nice service. No better place for .. lobster. Drinks out on the ship are great fun.

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Cape May Beach
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178 reviews 178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We've been going here for 30 years - off and on. We try it at least once every season and generally aren't happy about the food or the value. Still people love it - and I don't get it. The service can be spotty, since it is seasonal staff. The fish tends to be overcooked, which I really don't like.... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lobster House is located in a picturesque setting - on a dock next to a waterway where boaters can come up to the Lobster House outside dining deck. The inside main restaurant is nice - typical seafood atmosphere - I personally like the front dining room with the checked table cloths. The food is good inside. Outside - take out... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Lobster House is a Cape May staple. Is it great? No. Is it consistently good? Yes. The Lobster House has a bit of everything for everyone. If you like dining in a maritime setting, the dining room is perfect for you. If you like dining on the docks, literally within reach of the fishing fleet, then the dock and... More

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been going to the Lobster House at least 3 times a year for the past 27 years. Yeah I'm old. ( lol). It was my 29th wedging anniversary and my wife wanted the broiled lobster. Although it was packed we were seated within a reasonable time. Our server Theresa was new and learning which was fine, she was very upbeat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After reviewing multiple restaurants we decided on The Lobster House. The char-broiled swordfish was tasty and the sauteed crab cakes were delicious. We also need to mention the amazing bread served with our salads. Service was excellant and we enjoyed our view. The only downside was the acoustics in the large dining area...it was pretty loud. And we happened to... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We go to the lobster house a couple times a year. I like that they haven't bought into the "a la carte" menu. We always get the broiled fisherman's wharf platter. Their takeout fish market is really great. Their clams casino from the fish market are very good value and wonderful! This place has been around forever and solid. The... More

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Hagaman, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It has been a few years since we visited the Lobster House. This is mostly due to the fact that there is such a long wait in peak season. We forgot how good it is there! The seafood is top notch. I had shrimp scampi, and my husband had flounder, and both were excellent meals. The only flaw in the... More

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but I ordered the stuffed flounder and was disappointed the minute the plate was delivered. The flounder looked pouched and not broiled. The sauce was taste-less and reminded me of milk of magnesia. I couldn't even finish the dish. As soon as I got back to my hotel, I was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a must stop for anyone who is in the Cape May NJ area. The food, service, and views are all great.

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