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Mud City Crab House

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1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
609-978-3660
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent seafood.

eat there for years last time in September very good seafood byob restaurant you can not go wrong dining there. Good staff friendly and helpful. There closed for the winter right now.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
john c
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

eat there for years last time in September very good seafood byob restaurant you can not go wrong dining there. Good staff friendly and helpful. There closed for the winter right now.

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manahawkin,nj.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food & service are awesome. Long wait time. Best to put your name in then go home & get everyone ready. In season wait can be as long as 2 he's. No reservations.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best seafood restaurant, its located right off Route 72, worth the ride and wait. Trick is to put your name in (no reservations taken) and they go pick up your wine or have a drink next door at their sister restaurant The Old Causeway Inn, Mud City is able to serve some wine and beer, but still... More 

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fun, Fresh, Friendly, Fantastic !!! One of my all time favorites - anywhere !!!! You have to get the calamari salad - to die for !!!! Love everything on the menu - Great Owners, Great Food done perfectly, Great Service BYO or they have wine and beer to choose from - a total shore experience you don't want to miss... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's a BYO and pretty small. Went one Thursday evening in the summer at 5:30 and there was a 90 minute wait. Too long to wait so we ate with the limited menu outside. Went back for lunch during the off season and had some nice fish sandwiches. Everyone in the party enjoyed three food.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Every time we visit from Canada we feast at Mud City. The stuffed hot peppers are a dish everyone should try.for the main dish the crab legs,they are out of this world.

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Service great! Seafood amazing! Hardly get to the Jersey Shore since I was a kid; but this was an incredible treat. The Tuna steak Caesar...best I ever had. No bottled dressing, here I think.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Eric and Mel always provide a lively environment,food is always fresh , the wait is sometimes crazy-up to 1 1/2 hrs but there is a trick to get around it .go to the hostess and tell her that you forgot to get a bottle of wine , even though serve wine there , they will let you bring your and... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Friends took us here as we traveled to their home on LBI. The food was mediocre. The atmosphere was fun as we were entering a beach community. Fit right in. I had crab cakes and cole slaw. Crab cakes were just so, so......

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Mirabel, Qc
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338 reviews 338 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Food was excellent, very tasty, good quality seafood. Service was friendly and fast. Reason for a 4 instead of a 5: "jumbo" shrimps were not quite jumbo and we would have taken a little more in our plates for the price (and we are no big eaters). We visited 3 seafood restaurants during our week on the Jersey shore and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: 609-978-3660

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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