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The Lobster House

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 325
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  • 173
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  • 115
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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
We love the outside dining!

We love to eat from the fresh "raw bar" outside. Another fun and overlooked place is the diner. Great Fresh Fish from the fresh take out fish to take home and cook.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cherylbythesea
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Panama
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Panama
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love to eat from the fresh "raw bar" outside. Another fun and overlooked place is the diner. Great Fresh Fish from the fresh take out fish to take home and cook.

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NJ
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great restaurant for family and couples. The Lobsters and lobsters tails are large and tasty. The restaurant sits by the water. There is an old sailboat where you can have appetizers and drinks.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Lobster House has the best steamed Lobster in town. The onion bread is always warm and tasty. We always have a drink on the Schooner while we wait for our table.

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Thank NvonS
Cedarville, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The very best. Food is great and the view is just great. Staff are well trained and really want to make all guest feel welcome. Have gone back many times. Also. take out is great and so is the seafood to cook at home.

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Thank Ontheroad2362
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went here in the summer after numerous people said it was worth it to drive from wildwood to cape may for The Lobster House. I love seafood, but it's one of those things that has to be done correctly. In this case I wasn't too pleased. First of all the wait was like an hour in a half to... More 

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Thank Shopaholic_x0
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and the selection available is excellent. It is not expensive, and the drinks are very reasonably priced. The staff and service is to be commended.

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Thank Ricardo S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going every year since I was 11--1982. My grandmother took me, my mother took me, and I am taking my daughter every year. The staff is wonderful, and the service inside is old-fashioned and conscientious. I love the dim light in the dining room as a contrast to the blazing sun outside. It feels cool and welcoming in... More 

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Thank MaryanneMcGurkMurray
Golden, Colorado
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Our friend got sick from lobster bisque. We had the onion soup way too salty. The lobster salad sandwich was good. Decor old dark. Take your chances.

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The top rated restaurants in Cape May also seemed to be of the finest dining variety. We love good food but are not really fine diners. So, we were pleasantly surprised by our experience at the Lobster House. The atmosphere was perfect for us. It was comfortable and casual. I saw in some of the reviews that the decor was... More 

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Thank Kris S
Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there a 2PM after a Coast Guard graduation, there were six of us. Immediate seating because of the time. We had a long drive home so nobody had a drink. I had the broiled scallops and they were fantastic, 8 large ones. everyone else also had fish of some type except for one large salad. Everyone raved about... More 

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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: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?