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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, Takeout

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Laid-back and yummy!

I've eaten at this establishment several times but most recently this past Memorial Day. I was happy with some of the improvements they've made. It looks like it's still a BYO but they're now serving cocktails. Because they don't take reservations, we're used to waiting but now they've spruced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
HappyGoLuckyNJ
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West Milford, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Don't let the two hour wait deter you from experiencing Mud City. It's worth the wait. Have a cocktail from the new airstream bar cart and take in the ambience. T-shirts and flip flop attire required. Brown paper tablecloths, the best waitresses north of the Mississippi....and of course the BEST crab cakes...everyone's favorite; the Jersey Shore at it's best. My... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at this establishment several times but most recently this past Memorial Day. I was happy with some of the improvements they've made. It looks like it's still a BYO but they're now serving cocktails. Because they don't take reservations, we're used to waiting but now they've spruced up their outside area with multiple tables and a mini-airstream-like trailer... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Mud City for years and have waited up to three hours (and yes I have the T-shirt) and it's well worth it!! It's always fresh and delicious. It is the best!! The wait staff is always great

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you can stand the long wait times, this place is worth it. Nice they use an app to help tell you when you will be next... Bring your own wine and chow down when you are seated. Everything we ordered was great. From the chowder to the king crab and clams. Crab cakes were awesome.. I also enjoyed the... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here many times (occasionally seated-usually take out). The crab cake sandwich is excellent and a good value ($15 for the sandwich w/lettuce and tomato and your choice of coke slaw or fries). When possible we also purchase a piece of fish to cook later. Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited this amazing place last weekend for Mother's Day dinner. Everything was excellent 😍 food was delicious and service was perfect. My all family loved it and we are planning our next visit to this amazing restaurant

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Belmar, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Dined with my wife and brother-in-law. My wife had 2 appetizers, garlic clams and fried oysters. She enjoyed them both. My brother-in-law had the tuna, cooked perfectly, his plate was clean. I had the seafood bisque and a fried whole red snapper. One of the best I ever had. They make their own sangria which was refreshing. Our server Kaitlin... More 

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Trenton, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant is off the beaten track but always seems to have a crowd. We ordered the fried clams and found them to be a bit greasy and nothing great. If we return, we will probably order something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Can't be beat for fresh seafood. They leave you completely satisfied. They also offer fresh seafood to go and prepare at home.

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is that type of place you just have to go to when you find it ! Incredible seafood, great service, byo. An all around good experience!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?