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The Lobster House Restaurant & Bar

906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
609-884-8296
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Ranked #38 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Rancho Mirage, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very much the tourist trap. Probably fresh seafood destroyed by incompetent cooking. Place is chaos defined. Arrived 4:25. Got a parking place, began to meander. Seems three areas. Fresh Market where one can buy seafood fairly priced to go. Best option. Seems also freshly cooked fish also ordered here but truly not clear. This area also sells bread, dessert. Pick... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We at here on July 25 2014; late lunch. The lobster was good; only has to be boiled. The seafood platter was not good: filet was either frozen multiple times or poached so bad it had no flavor whatsoever; very poor. Rest of fish was not much better. The bar area is very cute with some great photos of hunting... More

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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful selection of Fresh seafood. Lobster roll $10.95, crab cakes etc Very odd setup of ordering and picking up. Other than that the place was well worth visiting.

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york, pa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Wildwood Crest and decided to try this place based on a friend's recommendation. It was not worth the drive to Cape May. We should have known not to go there because when we asked locals about it they said 'eh, it's very touristy'. No enthusiasm. I orderd the broiled seafood platter which contained 1 unpleasant clam casino,... More

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Pasadena
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived right before the doors open for supper so we were able to get a table quickly. Tables go quickly, so arriving early is a good idea otherwise the wait can be long. The food was really good, but it was a bit expensive. Overall, the price was well worth the food. A must for the atmosphere and the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful location right at the pier and serves up delicious seafood! White wine garlic mussels are perfect paired with an appetizer (calamari is recommended!) and salad. Will definitely be returning to try out more dishes.

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Riverside, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great food! We arrived early, 4;30, be sure to get there early, or you will have to wait. If it's crowded, to out back and order from the other 3 areas. Beware, if you order a second soda, you will be charged for it!

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New Fairfield, Ct
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of the restaurants my wife and I look forward to going to on the Jersey Shore...we came here for years with our kids, but have not been to the shore in about 10 years and were curious to see if it was stilll here, and if it was a good as we remembered.....considering that it seats about... More

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Visited here for the first time in a long while. When we pulled up, the crowd that was waiting was huge - it was a 45 min. wait. This was a Tuesday in July. The crowd is deceiving since the place is HUGE. It must seat a few hundred people in several different rooms. We had the 3 lb. steamed... More

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Vineland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

restaurant was noisy, service was fair and food was average. Lobster and shrimp were overcooked, expensive for what you got! Wouldn't recommend or go back

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