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3626 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach, NJ
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and laid back

Our first trip we all had crab cake sandwich. On the return, I had the cod fish sandwich; we love the food and the fact you can BYOB; its the perfect combination, in our opinion, of good food and a laid back atmosphere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2013
Diotima03
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Tenafly, NJ
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a wonderful and inexpensive meal at this true beach shack. The atmosphere is great with caribbean music playing. This place gets better every year. The spicy crab soup and blackened fish sandwich were fantastic. We were able to bring our own wine and were given wine glasses and a wine cooler w/ ice. We lingered with friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you like seafood, then this a Great place to eat. The Lobster Roll is the Best !!! and try the seafood balls with "dude sauce". Nice size Crab Cakes too. Check the "Open" times!! They close to go surfing !!! But doesn't everyone ??

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great to find a place that serves good quality food in a resort atmosphere with a cool vibe at the right price.

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Staten Island, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I believe this place it under new ownership, the lobster roll was amazing... so full of real lobster and parts of lobster claws that it was two meals for me. I had the soup due to other recommendations and it was also awesome. The staff are extremely accommodating and friendly. The place appeared to be immaculate. I will definitely be... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Was there yesterday for the first time. Loved it! Going back again today to pick up lunch for my friends and family. The Spicy Crab soup is superb, and the Crab Burger my wife had was made fresh in front of us, and she referenced it as the best crab sandwich she has ever had.

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glen rock, nj
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Three of us went for dinner August 14, 2013. It cost us over $60. The lobster roll was $16.95 for filler and 1/2 a lobster claw on a burnt hot dog roll. A lobster roll should be just that, lobster and mayo and nothing else. I had the crab mac and cheese which was tasty, but contained crab sticks (pollack)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I live in the area and this restaurant opened in 2012 and was excellent. I hadn't had a chance to stop this summer yet but tonight I had a craving for their crab Mac n cheese. I had this item no less than 10 times a year ago at it was excellent. Unfortunately they replaced the real snow crab with... More 

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Rick L, Owner at Crabby Rick's Shore Shack, responded to this review

I understand , I offered to refund your money on the spot , but it is the same recipe from last year , and the cheese was real .....please come by again so that I can make it up to you ! More 

Tenafly, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our first trip we all had crab cake sandwich. On the return, I had the cod fish sandwich; we love the food and the fact you can BYOB; its the perfect combination, in our opinion, of good food and a laid back atmosphere!

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Lavallette, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Enjoyed a Lobster Roll, but definitely not the New England-y type I expected. A fresh toasted long roll and more of a lobster salad than chunk lobster. That said, I'll enjoy one again! The Spicy Crab Soup was very good, full of crabmeat. Crab cake sandwich was tasty, the sauce was good. I was surprised that the crab wasn't "all... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was pleasantly suprised by the great little crab shack that opened in May of last summer. It is a welcome addition to the Jersey Shore especially in the Lavallette area. Conveniently located a block from the ocean and right on route 35. The chillded shrimp are delicious, plump and cooked to perfection and the crab balls have a crispy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3626 Route 35 North, Normandy Beach, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Normandy Beach

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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