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The Lobster House Restaurant & Bar

906 Schellenger St, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
609-884-8296
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Ranked #42 of 109 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

we had breakfast at the small counter. It was great. And no crowd or waiting that early. :-) And plenty of parking near the door.

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New Windsor, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We tried for 3 days to get in there for dinner because we heard it was so good. The 2nd night there was a 2 hr wait & we passed. Third day we tried for an early dinner, still had a 25 min wait but got a table. Our waitress Kelly went above & beyond. Very informative about the food... More

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SLC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We would normally not eat at such a huge, incredibly busy restaurant, it was like the big box store of restaurants. No reservations but we were seated in about 20 minutes. The main courses were quite good and incredibly fresh. They served among the best scallops I have ever experienced. Unfortunately the sides were only mediocre, but if you are... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My family and I have been going here for many years. We crave their fried scallops and New England clam chowder. We have never eaten inside the restaurant, which has a very strict dress code, and does not take reservations. We always order at the on site fish market and then eat "out back" on the working fishing dock. I'm... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service s-l-o-w, food disappointing, taste and presentation. (Also only warm, not hot like would be expected) Very disappointing experience. Will not be back

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Baltimore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visited mid week, about 1 pm. The huge parking lot was PACKED! We only had to wait about a pleasant half hour at the bar. Well worth the wait. Did not seem crowded inside. All good, All good, All good. Atmosphere is super. The lunch menu was well priced. It does look like the dinner menu gets over the top... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went there on a recent Sunday night (tourists in the area) and had a wonderful dinner, served by a very friendly and competent waitress. The bread is delicious to start with - hard to stop eating it and save room for dinner. The salad was fresh and good. The crabcakes were wonderful - full of crab and hardly any... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We use to go here all the time, but in the past year, the service was really bad, the food was just not good, and I feel the place needs cleaned up!

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Fishkill
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Lobster House can be counted on for consistency in good food and a nice experience. It's usually crowded...no reservations in the summer but fresh seafood is available either inside or at the outdoor restaurant on the dock.

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Melville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

was here for dinner recommended by a local resident was not disappointed atmosphere was very nice outside deck overlooking harbor large boat that acts as a bar and raw bar. Dinner was very good service was the same. All and all would diffidently recommend if you are down in this area

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