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Mud City Crab Cake Company

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17 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1130
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Fresh and delicious seafood year round

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  • 17
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food

This location is a breath of fresh air compared to the location in manahawkin. Same great food with half the wait. Great seafood and great atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
nosliwnnej
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Orlando, Florida
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Middletown, New Jersey
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187 reviews 187 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited this establishment a few times in the past and the meals were good. We frequent this one when the other location is crowded with the summer crowd or closed for the season. Last time we went my meal was just Ok. My family was also disappointed with the quality of their meals. I hope this was an isolated occurrence... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

First the only thing I want to complement is how nice the waitress was. She did go as fast as possible during the entire experience juggling takeout, counter and dining in tables. Other than that it really was not what I expected for the best in town crab cakes and seafood. And we spent a lot of money on mediocre... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This location is a breath of fresh air compared to the location in manahawkin. Same great food with half the wait. Great seafood and great atmosphere.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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186 reviews 186 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I think they are overpriced for the cafeteria cramped setting quarters. There is MUCH better seafood then here. They just had a grand reopening!

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Forked River, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Saturday evening, looking forward to a nice meal, and checked here to see where to go & what is good. So mud city it is. We sat down next to a closed off glass door, and noticed it was just filthy between the word railing and the glass door. So, we order, (the staff was just super nice) The new... More 

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NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First off we were seated at a small table and there was almost no one in the restaurant, all the other patrons were seated at 4 tops and were couples. We arrived at 4:15 pm so the place would not be busy as to avoid a wait. I ordered fish and chips, my wife the fried seafood combo. We noticed... More 

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jerseygirl196666
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very crowded since this place is on the mainland (over the bridge from LBI). Great eats, if you can spare to wait a while.

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Waretown, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

You can order eat-in or take out, with the take-out being cooked OR with instructions for home-cooking. Delicious offerings; however, be aware most of the seafoods offered are meant to be deep fried. Instructions do include recipes for pan-frying. Costs less than seafood restaurant so fool your guests and let them think you made everything by yourself!

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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499 reviews 499 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had dinner here last night.The best jersey crab cakes I've had,but not in the same league as the Baltimore crab cakes,especially those from the Lexington market.The service was excellent and the new england clam chowder was very good.Very nice little restaurant.

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Forked River, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'd give this spot a 3.5 out of 5. Crab cakes will be to most people's liking but for a Baltimore native, I'm a little picky. Prices are decent - high for the Forked River crowd but not high overall. Nice spot - nice people - decent food. If you are having company and want to pick up some seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: 609-693-1130

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Fresh and delicious seafood year round
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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