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All 64 Manahawkin Restaurants

Mud City Crab House

1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
609-978-3660
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Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Manahawkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went there last night and enjoyed it very much! The atmosphere is great and the food is fresh and cooked to perfection! Thanks!

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Earth
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not sure what all the fuss is about. Though the parking lot is always crowded, the dining experience is unexceptional. The menu is just okay, the dining room noisy and chaotic, the service designed to get people in and out featuring indifferent college age staff, paper sheets instead of tablecloths and a roll of paper towels unceremoniously positioned on the... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Local, local, local and fresh! Could use more fish and less chips but both are delicious. Everythig I have eaten here has been great except the fried shrimp(20). Maybe the dinner would be better. I love the blue cheese dressing on salad. Fun place. And they let you still bring your own drinks if you want to.

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

BYOB was a great option ;) The crab cakes are very pricey, other than that the food was very good. Try to get there before 7pm so you don't have to wait as long for a table.

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jerseychic63, Owner at Mud City Crab House, responded to this review

Dear NatureGirl, thank you for the review. Our crab cakes are very competitively priced as they are all jumbo lump crab meat and very little filler. The same crab cakes, (if any compare), in other restaurants on LBI are far more expensive, $35 compared to ours at $25. During season the lines start around 5 so better to get there... More

Belmar, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This has to be the best seafood restaurant at the shore. We have never had a bad meal here. Lump crab cakes are to die for, garlic mussels are terrific, seafood bisque and chowders are also good. All the seafood is fresh my husband had the swordfish the other day and said it was amazing with a lemon dill sauce.... More

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jerseychic63, Owner at Mud City Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you!!! More

Cedar Run, New jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food has been consistent for years,I mean good and fresh. My only drawback is how loud it can become with a full house. If they would figure out how to tone down the noise that would be great.

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jerseychic63, Owner at Mud City Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you! Not sure if we will try to install sound panels as most customers love that they can be a bit noisier! In the office season the noise levels are much lower-come in October!! More

Eastchester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The food is excellent, sound is good, they don't rush you. If you like to dig in to hard shell blue claw crab with old bay seasoning and get your hands really dirty you will have a good time.

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jerseychic63, Owner at Mud City Crab House, responded to this review

Thank You!!! More

jersey shore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Crab Chowder was just ok, frozen veggie blend added in? Why? Stuffed Jalapeño app...ok. Flounder sandwich good. Sword sandwich good. Shrimp salad...so so. Service...so so. Cute spot, I might get food to go next time.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Place looks more like a diner but food is top notch. Fresh seafood , large servings and they share their liquor license with their affiliate restaurant next door. Great long island draft beer. Perfect time of year to go as wait is not bad for a saturday night. They dont have a bar but next door does. Just give them... More

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jerseychic63, Owner at Mud City Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you Ralph! Your review was nice, however we disagree! We find Mud City to be quite attractive and decorated with local art! We hope to see you soon!!! More

Barnegat, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't waste your time and money. We just came back and for 55.00 they should be ashamed of themselves. I can't beilive people wait to get in here. Dried out fish and cold chips. Heavy batter on fish and just plain no taste. We will never go back. Place in Forked River is the same. What a joke .

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jerseychic63, Owner at Mud City Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Cips, it seems you had a less than pleasurable experience at Mud City. I can assure you that our food is far from dried out fish and cold chips. Our fish is all hand breaded on premise, which is a slightly different consistency than pre-breaded fish. All of the fish comes in fresh from local docks and is prepared... More

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Additional Information about Mud City Crab House

Address: 1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
Phone Number: 609-978-3660
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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