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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

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and delicious!

Love the crab cakes! Service with a smile. Worth the Wait for some of the most delicious seafood. Great stop on the way to LBI when we have a late start. Grab dinner and head on over.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Val L
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Montgomery, New Jersey
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Montgomery, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love the crab cakes! Service with a smile. Worth the Wait for some of the most delicious seafood. Great stop on the way to LBI when we have a late start. Grab dinner and head on over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Service is excellent, specials are superb! Line can get very long if you arrive after 5pm. Lunch is an option if you don't want to wait. My favorite lunch is po man's special! Fried oyster on kaiser roll!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best Crab Cakes I have ever had in my life. All the seafood is fresh and tasty...but have I mentioned the crab cakes??? lol

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Islamorada, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been a Mud City customer since day one. Without a doubt the food served there is the finest. Yesterday I had a yearning for mussels and crab cakes. We visited there for lunch and had a fabulous meal. Never once have I had a bad mussel, in fact, they are the best. The crab cakes are practically all... More 

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Bloomingburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place does not have a hug seating area but it always has people in it. Their Maryland Crabs and New England Clam Chowder are the best I've ever eaten. I even order some to bring back up North. Their seafood platters, soft shell crabs and fried oysters also come highly recommended. This is a BYOB but they now have... More 

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Manahawkin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I've been going here since its been open, (back in 1999) well before Tripadvisor was even a thought. It's finally time for me to give Mud City the love that it deserves. I've always had a great meal, great service and the atmosphere is terrific!! The only thing bad about Mud City is trying to decide what delicious item to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited on a whim... weren't sure it would live up to the hype. We were pleasantly surprised to find it did live up to its reputation. It is definitely worth the wait... we have added it to our list of "A" restaurants in the area...

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Being owned by locals who are involved in every aspect of commercial fishing, scalloping & crabbing, your meal will be a treat for your mouth! It is located in an area of Manahawkin on the "old" causeway known as "Mud City" for reasons that are obvious when you visit. This BYOB restaurant harkens back to the days (now over 60+... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Totally worth the wait !!!! Sit outside, bring your own, enjoy the locale. The food is awesome. I haven't had better mussels. My husband's scallops were delicious. We definitely will be back and would recommend this place to any seafood lover !!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you enjoy REAL seafood, you will not be happy. I live in the next town over and I've been on boats since my first birthday. I know what real, fresh seafood is and I have noticed that many people tend to favor fake or frozen substitutes. My mother and I had heard pretty good things about Mud City so... More 

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

Dear irisheyes494, your review of Mud City cannot be farther from the truth. All of our seafood is fresh, most of it coming from a family run fish market in Barnegat Light. After 16 years in the business our reputation stands out as serving the highest quality product this area has to offer. This does not only include seafood, we... 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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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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