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All 64 Manahawkin Restaurants

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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Every time we visit from Canada we feast at Mud City. The stuffed hot peppers are a dish everyone should try.for the main dish the crab legs,they are out of this world.

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Service great! Seafood amazing! Hardly get to the Jersey Shore since I was a kid; but this was an incredible treat. The Tuna steak Caesar...best I ever had. No bottled dressing, here I think.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Eric and Mel always provide a lively environment,food is always fresh , the wait is sometimes crazy-up to 1 1/2 hrs but there is a trick to get around it .go to the hostess and tell her that you forgot to get a bottle of wine , even though serve wine there , they will let you bring your and... More 

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San Diego, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Friends took us here as we traveled to their home on LBI. The food was mediocre. The atmosphere was fun as we were entering a beach community. Fit right in. I had crab cakes and cole slaw. Crab cakes were just so, so......

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Mirabel, Qc
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338 reviews 338 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Food was excellent, very tasty, good quality seafood. Service was friendly and fast. Reason for a 4 instead of a 5: "jumbo" shrimps were not quite jumbo and we would have taken a little more in our plates for the price (and we are no big eaters). We visited 3 seafood restaurants during our week on the Jersey shore and... More 

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went there last night and enjoyed it very much! The atmosphere is great and the food is fresh and cooked to perfection! Thanks!

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Earth
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not sure what all the fuss is about. Though the parking lot is always crowded, the dining experience is unexceptional. The menu is just okay, the dining room noisy and chaotic, the service designed to get people in and out featuring indifferent college age staff, paper sheets instead of tablecloths and a roll of paper towels unceremoniously positioned on the... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Local, local, local and fresh! Could use more fish and less chips but both are delicious. Everythig I have eaten here has been great except the fried shrimp(20). Maybe the dinner would be better. I love the blue cheese dressing on salad. Fun place. And they let you still bring your own drinks if you want to.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

BYOB was a great option ;) The crab cakes are very pricey, other than that the food was very good. Try to get there before 7pm so you don't have to wait as long for a table.

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

Dear NatureGirl, thank you for the review. Our crab cakes are very competitively priced as they are all jumbo lump crab meat and very little filler. The same crab cakes, (if any compare), in other restaurants on LBI are far more expensive, $35 compared to ours at $25. During season the lines start around 5 so better to get there... More 

Belmar, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This has to be the best seafood restaurant at the shore. We have never had a bad meal here. Lump crab cakes are to die for, garlic mussels are terrific, seafood bisque and chowders are also good. All the seafood is fresh my husband had the swordfish the other day and said it was amazing with a lemon dill sauce.... More 

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

Thank you!!! 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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