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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
jersey shore
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Crab Chowder was just ok, frozen veggie blend added in? Why? Stuffed Jalapeño app...ok. Flounder sandwich good. Sword sandwich good. Shrimp salad...so so. Service...so so. Cute spot, I might get food to go next time.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Place looks more like a diner but food is top notch. Fresh seafood , large servings and they share their liquor license with their affiliate restaurant next door. Great long island draft beer. Perfect time of year to go as wait is not bad for a saturday night. They dont have a bar but next door does. Just give them... More

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't waste your time and money. We just came back and for 55.00 they should be ashamed of themselves. I can't beilive people wait to get in here. Dried out fish and cold chips. Heavy batter on fish and just plain no taste. We will never go back. Place in Forked River is the same. What a joke .

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This establishment has some of the best crab cake sandwiches ive ever tasted in my life and I know crab. I make sandwiches all the time. All the seafood they sell there is excellent and pretty much everything is wild caught. Everyone is very nice and you can sit outside if you please. A little more on the pricey side... More

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Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had been here plenty of times before Super Storm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and back bays area. Mud City Crab House substained flood damage throughout the building. However, in record breaking time was up and running again much to the joy of the locals. Even in the off season, expect at least a two hour wait. Tonight when... More

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Chestertown, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Like many others, our family relies heavily on online reviews for restaurants and hotels. Mud City Crab House was a huge disappointment given its high rating. Last week we ate there for lunch after a vacation on LBI. Where do I begin...first, we were told by the staff near the seafood case that we could order fresh seafood at the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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

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

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

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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