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Harvey Cedars Shellfish Co

7904 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-7112
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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69% Recommend
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English first
Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This place is small, but the food was awesome. Be prepared to wait for a table, but since it's a BYOB, the waitress is happy to crack open one of your drinks for you and store the rest on ice while you wait on the porch. The eating area is tight, but the staff went out of their way to... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We go here at least once every summer. We had the 2 pound lobster...excellent, and the crab cakes were good. The crab was a bit mushy...I think I'll go back to salmon fresco which is always good. Calamari appetizer was excellent. They don't take reservations. Always a long wait. Its BYOB.

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South Orange
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

usually quality seafood. last time there the mussels weren't good nor was the lobster. viking village is nearby, seafood should be top shelf every time

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Mystic, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First, the hostess stated to us that there would be a 30 minute wait. Ok, fine, but then it turned out to be over an hour & a half. Then, the soft shell crab was absolutely disgusting. It had the texture of mayonnaise. Completely overpriced.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Another recent visit to HC Shellfish Co was, once again, most enjoyable. Friendly and attentive service, despite a busy, crowded dining room full of sun drenched, vacationing families having a great time. The clams on the half shell were briny and briskly chilled. The tomatoes wit pesto appetizer was juicy, ripe, and swabbed with just the right amount of fresh... More

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hopewell, new jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been going to HC Shellfish for 23 years. The brothers do a consistently great job in offering fresh, local seafood with a young, energetic staff.

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Christiansted, St. Croix
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Harvey Cedars Shellfish is a must stop while on LBI. Mike and John have been running a high quality great service restaurant for over 30 years. Don't miss trying their Calamari Veracruz. All portions are quite large. The waitstaff are real professionals with and personable. The take out option is a great way to have a fabulous seafood dinner at... More

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Middletown, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I found this restaurant to be mixed bag in both the quality of food and the level of service. To start off I wasn't thrilled with my main course. I ordered the shrimp scampi with linguini. It was absolutely horrible. The quality of pasta was subpar and to add insult to injury they threw in only six small shrimps with... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Congratulations to brothers John & Mike for great seafood and creating the benchmark for Jersey shore restaurants. We just thoroughly enjoyed their mussels marinara that brightened a gray and rainy shore day (the sun did come out the next day!). We always look forward to our "home away from home" and are delighted that this old favorite is still serving... More

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New jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My family has been coming to LBI for over 50 years. This is the ONLY restaurant for us. Take-out is best since you avoid the wait, but a few times a year we dine in just 'cause it's so much fun! Great atmosphere; a little noisy but hey, they're on vacation. Gotta try the Calamari app with hot peppers. Yum!... More

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