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Mud City Crab House

1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
609-978-3660
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Ranked #1 of 63 restaurants in Manahawkin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent, good portions and always fresh. Be prepared to wait to get in during the summer. Its that good!

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite places in town! Everything is fresh and delicious. My favorite is always the crabcakes....jumbo lump is really all fresh crabmeat. They are the best! Get there early if you don't want to wait or bring your own and enjoy the front porch while you wait. We have even done take out on a really busy night.

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love going here, everything is so fresh and well made! The only problem is that everyone knows what a great place this is so be prepared to wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Service is always really nice is like being at home and food is always fresh and delicious. Desert Bread Pudding Omg is insane♡

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

thank you for your review! We look forward to serving you again soon! More

Tuckerton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Mud City is a good bet for seafood. It's always fresh and the specials keep it from getting boring. There's nothing fancy about it, but it's clean and the staff is great. Do yourself a favor and try it.

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

Dear bellbouy, Thank you for the positive review! We look forward to serving you again soon! Please send us an email at info@mudcitycrabhouse.com and let us know what we can do to improve all of your ratings! More

Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have always enjoyed lunch or dinner here. It is pricey but the seafood is delicious. The lunch menu is less expensive and is the best time to go. We never go in the summer because the wait time is unbelievable. Enjoy a meal here off season.

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

Dear Cheryl P, Thank you for the positive review! We look forward to serving you again soon! At Mud City we try to keep updated on prices of other local establishments and keep our prices competitive, we never want our customers to feel as though we are overcharging them! Our goal is to serve the freshest local seafood whenever possible,... More

Manahawkin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been eating at Mud City for years. The food is always fresh and cooked just right. Sometimes the wait during the summer season is 2 hours on weekends, but we tend to go midweek and never have too long a wait to get in. Their calamari appetizer feeds 2 or 3 people easily and is always very tender.... More

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

Dear Cooknbuck, Thank you for the positive review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!! More

Brant Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Why we (family of 4) keep trying Mud City is beyond me. This time around I just had to take time to write a review because I'm tired of trying what so many out of towners think is our "gem". We went off season so no wait. BUT it was around Halloween, and the servers were more into their cat... More

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

Dear lbimomBrantBeach, We are truly sorry that your experience at Mud City was less than favorable. We strive to serve the best product and make everyone's experience pleasant. I hope that the reason some people think it's "a gem" is that my husband and I are often there making sure all of our customers needs are met. My staff was... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This place is wonderful..sea food was awesome. Had mussels in garlic, Great..then scallops. WOW..The people there were so nice..oue waitress was the Best.

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Great Local restaurant, service is always outstanding. Waitresses are always helpful in making awesome recommendations. Well worth the 2 hour wait...We asked for something not on the menu and they prepared it just for us. Always a good time!! Highly recommend

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