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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Great Place for Seafood

We live only a half hour away. Anytime we want seafood and crabs, we come to Mud City. The boys love eating the crabs and fried flounder. My daughter and I get the crab cake sandwiches often! Great place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Yummm3
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Pemberton, New Jersey
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Pemberton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live only a half hour away. Anytime we want seafood and crabs, we come to Mud City. The boys love eating the crabs and fried flounder. My daughter and I get the crab cake sandwiches often! Great place!

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Thank Yummm3
Gastonia, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Great Seafood and staff, but limited alcohol on the patio. We had oysters, clams, and shrimp cocktail and it was all very good. The "bar" on the patio had minimal choices.

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Thank Ames_704
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I am a local an have been going to Mud City Restaurant for over 12 years at least a couple of times a month when they are open ( they typically close December and reopen in March). In all that time, I have never received a bad meal. The food is absolutely delicious and consistent. From the appetizers to the... More 

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Fairfield, New Jersey
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Went to Mud City with my nephew to grab a bite it turned out this place was one of the best that shore has to offer, i tried charbroiled fresh fish now is late November i can still taste the great flavor of that fish. I wanted to eat all items on the menu one better then the other but... More 

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Thank valbakogiannis
Pittstown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Living in bhw this is my go to place . l have been going to mud city for10 years and I have never ever had a bad meal or bad service there.The waitresses all are excellent Becky Wendy Christine Maureen and hostess Janet are the best and others but I can't remember there names.THis is one of the best run... More 

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Thank John F
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Not fancy but good seafood. Known for their crab cakes, we like their steamed clams too. In the summer the wait can be over an hour and they don't take reservations.

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Thank Warren L
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good seafood, very fresh. Tuna is good, tasty, and seasoned just right. Crab cakes are large and loaded with crab. If you get here after 4PM, you're inform a long wait, up to90 minutes. But, they do have tables outside, if you can get one, that you can order your appetizers at, so it does make the time pass a... More 

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Thank Bill F
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great local fresh seafood, crab cake sandwich for the win. Clean, family friendly. Outdoor seating, local beer. Due to the awesomeness there's often a wait, so be prepared. Worth the wait.

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Thank Erinjvrn
Roebling, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

For the best experience, go during off-peak hours. The crab cakes are the best in the area. This restaurant is closed for the winter months.

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Thank Kenneth S
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

One to get in crowed ,very service put slow, limited menu , high prices. Save your money go to Exit 63,its about half mile west of Mud City on East Bay Ave. 63 is very small but as good or better.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?