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The Lobster House

Bar, Seafood, Pub
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906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
609-884-8296
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but not great

Old fashioned (some would say dated) shore seafood place with very traditional menu. The place seems timeless ...very good, fresh raw-bar selection. Drinks a bit stingy in size. Wait staff busy but attentive. If you're into traditional broiled or fried seafood fare with old-fashioned salads and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

An annual visit to our favorite seafood restaurant. Eat right on the dock, next to the fishing boats coming in with their haul. Very fresh, great tasting and reasonably priced!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Lobster House is one of the few places where you can always get snapper soup. I enjoy it every time. Other starters are equally outstanding. Stuffed clams were done to perfection. Try the planked salmon. It costs a few dollars more but comes with a large serving of veggies and potato. It's not an extremely large menu, but there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

My family and I always go to the Lobster House whenever we visit Cape May. I ordered the Lobster House Specialty which came with a side salad, fresh vegetables, and complimentary bread. Everything was spectacular! My family also seemed to enjoy their meals. Other great things about the Lobster House are the service and view of the marina.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Old fashioned (some would say dated) shore seafood place with very traditional menu. The place seems timeless ...very good, fresh raw-bar selection. Drinks a bit stingy in size. Wait staff busy but attentive. If you're into traditional broiled or fried seafood fare with old-fashioned salads and sides, this is the place to go. The menu hasn't been updated in many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Reasonable prices, great service, and great food! A little long of a wait, but the wait was well worth it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best seafood in Cape May. Walk around and ask questions before ordering. Different take out counters have different menus. Food is super fresh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great Food, Great Atmosphere are the keys to the long time success of this staple. The Raw Bar and outside boat bar are enjoyable and have great views. The food is absolutely delicious every time I have been here for years. If you want to have a lobster tail that sets the standard...come visit the lobster house!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Love a good seafood shore place. Fresh lobster dinner to end our Cape May vacation. Good value. Lots of food for the price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The huge sign caught our attention and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is older and very dark when you first walk in. It looks worn out. Don't let looks deceive you! The staff is friendly and the food is yummy. I had the cold lobster with lobster salad stuffing and I would have it again in a minute!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After a 3 1/2 hour trip down to Cape May and The Lobster House for a special anniversary dinner, we were looking forward to a lovely evening out...we got there at 4pm and had no problem waiting until 4:30 to be seated...which we did, happily...we remembered that they have an upstairs with a lovely view, and a separate kitchen. We... More 

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Additional Information about The Lobster House

Address: 906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
Phone Number: 609-884-8296
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8296

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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