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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 64 Restaurants in Manahawkin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My in-laws have been coming to LBI since the 50's. They love to go out to eat and highly recommended Mud City so when we were here for Labor Day weekend we had to give it a shot and were not disappointed! We did heed the warning about the long wait and arrived about 4:30 and were seated immediately. Our... More

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Don't know why Mud City got some unfavorable reviews but let me tell you it's the BEST crab house we ever ate in! Why do you think there is a long wait to get in?? ALL the food is suburb and the crab cakes are outrageous! We eat at Mud City frequently. The best thing about living in the area... More

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Long Valley, NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Mud city is just delicious. Crab cakes were great and coop pion was very tasty. I think considering the quality of the food especially because it's seafood it's average priced. Get there early like 4 30 or the wait could be very long. I wish they would expand the building.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Don't order the crab cakes! After numerous visits to Mud City when I ordered crab cakes, I was looking forward to having my 90 year old mother enjoy them as I have. She loves crab cakes, but suffers from migraines and shellfish is a migraine trigger for her. She decided to risk the migraine for a good crab cake which... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

If you like overpriced crabs in small portions than this is the place for you. Ordered King crab and got 2 legs and 1 small claw for $27.99. The flies buzzing around my food all dinner would have been fine except we were sitting inside so a little annoying. Save your money and time. I really dont know how this... More

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

Dear Mike 081376, It seems you had a less than pleasurable experience at Mud City. Our king crab is priced due to the quality of crab we serve. We serve premium king crab and the price is per pound, not based on how many legs are on the plate. There are some places that serve "all you can eat" style... More

Santa Barbara, California
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197 reviews 197 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We drove down from Philadelphia to try the crab cakes and blue crabs here based on reviews we found online. We were not disappointed. We had both of the crab cakes. I liked the lump cakes better than the one with the filling. The soft shelled crabs were very nice. The blue crabs were well prepared. Overall, a fun and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nice menu, byob too. Casual and comfortable and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. Had a seafood combination platter...nice size and plenty of sides to choose from..not just the usual slaw and French fries.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Really good restaurant, food is very fresh and not expensive. Go back every time we are in that area. Worth the wait of which there is always one.

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Surf City, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We use takeout 3 to 5 times per month as we will not fight the crowds and the hour + waits for table especially for two. We generally order the lobster tails and occasionally, the scallops. It comes with two sides and a short wait. The prices are good and the quality is vey good. During the Fall when the... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Dined with my wife, sister-in-law and niece. My wife had the crab legs, awesome. Sister-in-law had a blackened fish, delicious. Neice dined on clams also great. I had their Crab soup and Cioppino it was better then one I had in San Fransico. Our server Paige was very knowledgable and attentive to our needs. They have a limited liquor license... More

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