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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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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    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 summer night for beer and crabs

Sat outside due to hour and half wait. Great crabs! The crab soup was also hearty and delicious. Cool converted 50's mobile home turned bar. Beer, crabs, beautiful night and live music. Service was pleasant and most of the regular menu is available outside and tables are first come and shared with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
john b
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Marlton, New Jersey
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wait for a table was over an hour. Noisy, unsanitary, small portions, very average meals. Open bowl of horseradish and bucket of oyster crackers stay on the table. When the table is cleared both are returned to the table, they are not replaced with clean, sanitary portions. Because of this alone, I would not return. I guess there is no... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sat outside due to hour and half wait. Great crabs! The crab soup was also hearty and delicious. Cool converted 50's mobile home turned bar. Beer, crabs, beautiful night and live music. Service was pleasant and most of the regular menu is available outside and tables are first come and shared with others. Will definitely go back.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great casual restaurant with great seafood. We frequent the restaurant every summer. I usually cant decide what to order and end up ordering the combo plate so I can taste a little of everything! Crab cakes are the best with lots of lump crab and a great lunch sandwich option. You chose the two sides with your entrees which I... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It's a long long LONG wait. They are not kidding when they say two hours. Send someone ahead to put your name down, shower and hang out at home, till 20 mins before and return. The food is delicious. The bar outside is super cute and fun. The scallops were like butter and the sauces were deliciouS. If you like... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had lunch recently at Mud City and it was overall, a good experience. Thankfully, we didn't have a wait because we went on a weekday during lunch. By 2 PM, the place was already mostly full. Not having to wait enhanced our experience, because if I waited two hours for this food, I think it may have gotten one... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

we dined outside, walk up order type place,had the grilled scallops, fresh, fresh, fresh very low key reasonal lunch

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I have been meaning to submit a review of Mud City Crabhouse for months. This place is FANTASTIC! We visit family in the LBI region a few times a year and dinner at Mud City is a must each trip. Many times we eat here more than once during our stay! They don’t take reservations, so on a busy summer... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our first date was there 12 years ago and it's always been one of our favorite places to go since we live close by, however last year we were there with company and waited a long time for a table then we noticed parties that came after us with the same amount of people were being seated ahead of us.... More 

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sparta, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were staying on LBI but ventured out for dinner. It was already 9:30 pm on a weekday when we headed to Mud City. We drove for quite a stretch wondering if we had missed a turn because there was nothing around…..and then we spotted the lights and a packed parking lot! Even at close to 10 pm there was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I would have never discovered this restaurant if I had not checked on trip advisor before going to the area. I was looking for something on Long Beach Island, nothing caught my eye. When I searched Manahawkin and the reviews for this place popped up I knew this was where we where having lunch. As we were finding the place,... More 

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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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