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Ship Bottom Shellfish

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1721 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-0088
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Passing through

This restaurant is a block away from the beach. So after, one can walk off feeling full. Just a cute little place with wooden decor kinda like inside the cabin of a boat. We thought the seafood was amazing. Especially the crab cakes. It's so fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Bill Q
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This restaurant is a block away from the beach. So after, one can walk off feeling full. Just a cute little place with wooden decor kinda like inside the cabin of a boat. We thought the seafood was amazing. Especially the crab cakes. It's so fresh.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I'd read so many good reviews of this place, I was looking forward to enjoying it for the first time while on vacation in September 2014. It was a huge disappointment. The breading was flavorless on the clams and onion rings and excessive. I actually could not finish my meal, and I love seafood! I cannot say I even want... More 

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NJ
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Before we frequented Mud City for take out, we would use Ship Bottom Shellfish. (Word has it they're owned by the same family.) The menus are quite similar, if not the same. Thinking it wouldn't be impossible to get a seat at Mud City because it is now off-season, we intended to go to Mud City to eat in for... More 

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ample menu featuring lots of fish and seafood. The dishes are simply prepared, but that serves to highlight the taste of the fresh fish rather than it being hidden in exotic sauces. I've eaten there many times and have never been disappointed. Prices are reasonable and the service is friendly and pleasing. The atmosphere is very informal- what you would... More 

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The establishment is small so we did take-out. We opted to cook the food at home ourselves but the seafood was very fresh. My mother wanted soft-shell crabs (don't ask). But they offered to do the cleaning and you really should have them to the cleaning. I would have never thought of it if they hadn't asked. They parking lot... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We tried getting in for dinner at 6 PM on a Saturday in September and learned it would be a 2 hour wait, so we headed back Sunday at 5 PM and got right in. We enjoyed the cheerful wait staff and a delicious appetizer of fresh mussels. My husband had the halibut with a macadamia crust for his main... More 

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Philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arriving ahead of our hosts on Long Beach Island, we found this spot for lunch. We had wonderful soft shell crab and oyster po-boy sandwiches. Very fresh ingredients. Friendly service. It is a fish market too. The restaurant section has only 15 tables. In season, we understand there is always a wait, but on this September Friday, there was no... More 

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HAWLEY PA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This tiny restaurant serves great food and the crab cakes and some of the best around. Service is quick and servers are attentive to needs.

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Hudson, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have dined in and and taken out and was not disappointed each time. One of our favorite fish restaurants.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Scallops - sweet as candy. Crab cakes - full of crab, little filler. Mussels - like butter. Consistent, fresh and flavorful take out. Fried items are never greasy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1721 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: (609) 494-0088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?