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Ship Bottom Shellfish

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1721 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
16094940088
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Perfect seafood fix...:

This place never fails to satisfy. Their seafood is so fresh and always perfectly prepared. The staff is knowledgable and friendly and service is spot on excellent. If you need seafood and are near LBI, you have to go here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
LisaBog
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place never fails to satisfy. Their seafood is so fresh and always perfectly prepared. The staff is knowledgable and friendly and service is spot on excellent. If you need seafood and are near LBI, you have to go here.

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Gibsonia
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124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Recently my wife and I went on the "Great East Coast Seafood Tour" searching out the best seafood restaurants on the East Coast from Baltimore to Maine. About mid way on our tour we discovered the Ship Bottom Shellfish Restaurant in Ship Bottom, NJ. There is a small parking area, but plenty of on street parking. The restaurant itself is... More 

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1 Thank Twistedintheburgh
Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Definitely worth the long wait to be seated. This place is small and only has a few tables to sit at (they also do take-out) but let me tell you, this is some of the BEST seafood/shellfish I've ever had. The special of the day was the Crab and artichoke dip, which you dip bread in. One of the best... More 

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Thank The_Billy_Batts
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Even during the off season this place provides seafood perfection. Off season staff is friendly and knowledgable too. What a gem. If you are visiting LBI you have to get your seafood here!

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Thank Denise K
Pearl River, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Wandered in here and had no idea what I was walking into. Incredibly fresh seafood cooked to perfection!! Friendly service, just ignore the dated ambiance and enjoy the incredible seafood. This is now a regular stop when in LBI!!

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2 Thank Patrick R
Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I like to try out new places each time we visit LBI. We were pleased with our meals here. I had the special--macadamia nut encrusted fish and he had scallops. We both enjoyed our meals and like that it's BYOB.

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1 Thank Janet S
Barnegat, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Super friendly and knowledgable staff and incredible fresh seafood. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and we highly recommend this restaurant. A+!!

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Thank Kyra C
Latham, New York, United States
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a cute little restaurant with very fresh seafood. The oysters were good the jambalaya was good but too spicy and a little too salty. The swordfish with a portabello mushroom and mash potatoes were excellent. Service was very good.

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Thank Billsfun7
Philadelphia, PA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I'm bewildered at the long lines to get in this place. My (pricey) lobster was tough and tasteless; the clams in my husband's clam chowder were too chewy to eat. We've had good food at their sister restaurant, Mud City Crabhouse, which makes it all the more puzzling. I was also offended by the way they handled seating us. When... More 

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Thank VacanceBelle
Manalapan, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

September is our favorite time in LBI. Finally got in here without a wait. Food was spot on as always. My favorite was the artichoke stuffed with crab.

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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: 16094940088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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