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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
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
Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Did you read the title of this review? If so, need I say more? Well, I will anyway. This joint rocks. If you're vacationing on LBI, you're only fifteen minutes from a great mealthat's very reasonably priced. That's a conundrum. Reasonably priced and LBI don't go together very often. But at the Mud City Crab House, it is the truth.... More

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

just happen to be in the area working and went there for lunch still had 30 minute wait but it was worth it , wait staff was very friendly and food was beyond expectation , portion were plenty . There is an outdoor seating area that looked nice , I would recommend coming a off hours or just get take... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Best clam chowder ever. . . . Menu has a great variety to choose from, my husband ordered a dip with crab, we had calamari, salad and an assorted seafood entree. We will eat here again.

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new jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Love this place. The jumbo lump crab cakes are the best I've ever had. The steamed shellfish dinners too. The chowder is great as are most of the appetizers. The lines and waits are often huge but you can outsmart them by going at off times or getting take out. You can also just show up with an extra bottle... More

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Mud City - you won't be disappointed - fresh seafood - great menu - fish cooked the way you like it - great - order the poppers , just super - and the arugala salad - I would go there just for that - too many favorite entrees to write here ------ If you are even near here - go... More

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

thank you for the fabulous review!!! More

Tuckerton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is set back from route 72 to LBI but if you know its there you will ALWAYS come back. IM A LOCAL AND GO HERE OFTEN TAKE IT FROM A LOCAL ITS THE REAL DEAL. REAL FRESH SEAFOOD. If you come to LBI for vacation this i the best place off the island for sea food.

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

thank you for taking the time to write such a great review!! More

Toms River, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Old Causeway Oyster Bar restaurant opened next door to Mud City. It is the new restaurant that Mud City opened. Don't go. The food and service was awful! My friend ordered a medium to rare burger, stressing the rare. Her burger came well done. She sent it back. My husband's burger was just ok, he ate it. I along... More

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

Dear Kathy D. We are sorry that your meal at Old Causeway was less than you expected. We are still working out many kinks. One of which is the amazing wood fire grill we are using to cook all of the burgers. We definitely have had a few mistakes but overall the reviews have been fabulous, and customers are returning... More

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had the privilege of working with Mud City Crab when they catered a rehearsal dinner that I planned with the Mother of the Groom last fall. The food was delish! My husband and I stopped in there last week for lunch and tried a little bit of everything. If you order the mussels in garlic butter bring at least... More

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

Thank you!! More

Hamilton, NJ , USA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

No frills or fancy names here, just good old fashioned comfort seafood dishes. We love the ahi tuna steak with the wasabi sauce (you absolutely must have the wasabi sauce, and you can even by it and take more home...). Be prepared to wait some time in the summer, but there is ample comfortable seating to wait outside and its... More

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

Thank you for the great review! More

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This restaurant is truly fabulous ! The long waits and crowds around the dinner hour are a clear sign this is a great place to dine ! Though the place was busy, a visit for lunch got us a table right away. Portion sizes are large and filling, and the cost is quite reasonable for the quality. The jerk mahi... More

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Thank you for the great review! More

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