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The Lobster House

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Bar, Seafood
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good

They have this down to a science. Good fresh seafood and well trained wait staff. The food is always good, basic seafood dishes, and a few additions for landlubbers. No fancy gourmet dishes. We had crab imperial and baked stuffed shrimp which were both good

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Cape May, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Barryville New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The food is very good but it is always crowded. If you want to eat early this is the place for dinner. They are only open for dinner and they don't take reservations. You have to get there before 4 P.M and stand in line. Seafood of course is great and they have other things to eat, steak, chicken etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good service and delicious food. Not our first time there and won't be our last. Always have the seafood combo. Can't go wrong with fresh seafood from the Jersey Shore v

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Cape May, New Jersey
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52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

They have this down to a science. Good fresh seafood and well trained wait staff. The food is always good, basic seafood dishes, and a few additions for landlubbers. No fancy gourmet dishes. We had crab imperial and baked stuffed shrimp which were both good

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Parkesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My family and I had the best seafood dinner we have ever had. The staff was very polite and cortious. A must vist when in Cape May.

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Rio
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67 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We had lunch in this restaurant three days ago. It is located in the center of Cape May near the Wharf. They serve a hot large break topped with garlic and butter. Excellent. We have scallops, Sautee potatoes and broccoli. And my wife had Stuffed Flounder with crab meat. Both were excellent. With some beers. Very good service. The check... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Located on the water, this fine restaurant is part of a larger business that includes a large on-site seafood store and its own fishing fleet. The restaurant offers good views, very good service, and excellent food. Seasonal dining options include a patio and a schooner that's permanently docked in front of the restaurant. Plenty of free parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Cape May for 16 years and our tradition always includes a meal on the dock at the Lobster House. We love being out on the water and enjoying fresh seafood while enjoying cold beer and people watching-this is the perfect place for that kind of casual outing. In the off season we will eat in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Food was great. Quality was great definitely seemed fresh. Bread is the best. Manager Chris was very helpful. Scallops were great.

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Staten Island, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Superb quality of fresh seafood and excellent service. Beautiful décor and great atmosphere of classic Cape May attraction. A very well cooked lobster meals but all the menu options are to die for. Free on-site parking.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you are looking for fresh seafood in a mid range price, I highly recommend the Lobster House. Portions are generous. Waite staff is friendly and professional and the food is delicious. This has been around for many years and they never disappoint.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?