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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 #40 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New York City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

At 7:00pm it was a zoo: there was an 1 1/2 hr wait to get into the restaurant. A savvy local had told us to go instead to the raw bar, where we got a table for four within ten minutes. But the bar area was dark and also very busy and people were shrieking -- hard to have a... More

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New Jersey
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133 restaurant reviews
597 helpful votes 597 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Located overlooking Cape May Harbor in historic Cape May, NJ, The Lobster House is one of my favorite spots for lunch in Cape May. The commercial fishing fleet at The Lobster House dock offloads and ships millions of pounds of seafood annually and supplies much of the fresh seafood served here. They have their own raw bar. One of my... More

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Randolph
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We stopped for lunch and ate outside on the deck. Our children ordered cheeseburgers. We requested well done. The burgers came to us burnt/charred on each side. They were so dry. My guess is that they were fried on a different day, and reheated to serve to us. I brought this complaint to our young server but she did not... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great dockside dining, for lunch or dinner. Perfect for couples or families. Prices are reasonable and the menu choices are plentiful. Highly recommend the Raw Oysters and Clams... they are fabulous. Been here year after year and this place never gets old. Time flies when there is a long wait for seating. so belly up to the inside Bar, which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I wanted to eat some fresh and appetizing sea food seeing that I was in Cape May.. where all fresh fish and lobster can be obtained. We were recommended by a manager over at Wildwoods -- First we had to stand in line to be seated. Their speciality was line up first. the Waitress Sandy had an attitude and could... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were politely told that the wait would be 35-45 minutes...we decided to wait it out. We were seated right on schedule by Sydney, the hostess for our section of the restaurant. Our table (for 2) was at the window overlooking the marina. Our server was friendly & efficient...too efficient & not friendly enough for our tastes. She ran through... More

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Marmora, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am not a visitor - I was born/raised in Cape May County. Like everything else...The Lobster House has changed. Many of the help are young, inexperienced and not always patient Really could care less if you enjoyed the meal or if you came back or not. We ate out on the ship..the shrimp were med in size, old and... More

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East Greenbush, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband, college daughter, and I anxiously waited for our table for over an hour. We had drinks and an appetizer outside on the boat. Pleasant. Then came dinner. The bread was dry. The salad was OK. The lobster bisque was delicious and then came dinner. Our fish dinners were very rich, loaded with cheeses, butter, and heavy cream. Needless... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The lobster did not taste fresh and the alas was bad. Corn and cole slaw and oysters were good. Beautiful setting on water near boats. Not what it used to be.

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Senior Reviewer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We waited 30 minutes to sit when we did they sat us inside overlooking the water with high chair for baby. We ordered clam chowder delicious and lobster house app that had baked clam oyster Rockefeller anf baked mussels one dish it was good nice big salad with fresh bread came with my whole broiled lobster entree I ordered the... More

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