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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
great food

great food but LONG wait time, go off season or put your name in and do next store to the Steak house for a drink while you wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Pat M
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Manahawkin, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Trenton, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Manahawkin, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

great food but LONG wait time, go off season or put your name in and do next store to the Steak house for a drink while you wait.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went off season with my husband (End of October) and we got right in, without a wait. We weren't that hungry so we just ordered clams casino as an appetizer to split and then an order of their jumbo crab cakes for the entree. Wow! We both agreed, we have never had better crab cakes, ever. Hands down, the best!... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

eat there for years last time in September very good seafood byob restaurant you can not go wrong dining there. Good staff friendly and helpful. There closed for the winter right now.

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manahawkin,nj.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food & service are awesome. Long wait time. Best to put your name in then go home & get everyone ready. In season wait can be as long as 2 he's. No reservations.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best seafood restaurant, its located right off Route 72, worth the ride and wait. Trick is to put your name in (no reservations taken) and they go pick up your wine or have a drink next door at their sister restaurant The Old Causeway Inn, Mud City is able to serve some wine and beer, but still... More 

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fun, Fresh, Friendly, Fantastic !!! One of my all time favorites - anywhere !!!! You have to get the calamari salad - to die for !!!! Love everything on the menu - Great Owners, Great Food done perfectly, Great Service BYO or they have wine and beer to choose from - a total shore experience you don't want to miss... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's a BYO and pretty small. Went one Thursday evening in the summer at 5:30 and there was a 90 minute wait. Too long to wait so we ate with the limited menu outside. Went back for lunch during the off season and had some nice fish sandwiches. Everyone in the party enjoyed three food.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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