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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    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
You Won't be disappointed - a Great Place for Lunch or Dinner.

Ship Bottom Shellfish is one of those restaurants that you can always count on. Fresh seafood - cooked perfectly - great service - you can't ask for much more - would love for them to expand their seating capacity - A well run operation -------- The Nugent Family knows how to run a restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
sunnymichele
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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  • Local cuisine
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Ship Bottom Shellfish is one of those restaurants that you can always count on. Fresh seafood - cooked perfectly - great service - you can't ask for much more - would love for them to expand their seating capacity - A well run operation -------- The Nugent Family knows how to run a restaurant ------

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We've been here many times over the years and we always stop in at least once during our yearly trek to LBI. The food is always excellent, including this visit, but our party of 8 waited 2:15 for a table despite a shorter quote. We saw many four tops come and go but I guess we weren't important enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The seafood jambalaya was crazy good! Everybody liked what they ordered. It's small, and they don't take reservations. So it's good to get there early in the evening. We got there at about 5:30 on a Thursday in July and just had a 20 min. wait for a party of 9.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very popular place, there was an hour wait so we decided to get take out it only took 20 minutes. The food was very good. Between the 3 of us we had the Imperial Crab cakes, the fisherman's platter and the Flounder stuffed with crab. The onion rings were really good, (a couple more in the container would have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teens) tried to get in a few days earlier but my husband doesn't like to wait. We came back at 5pm (perfect timing... no wait). 4of us got varieties of crab and 1 clam strips. Everything was delicious! Portions were large (I would skip onion rings next time though :( ) we... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were staying in Manahawkin. I used TA to locate seafood restaurants near me. This place popped up and I am so glad it did! We went for lunch on July 16. The restaurant is on the small side, maybe 10 tables. They also have a seafood market side that allows you to pick up fresh fish to take out.... More 

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Endicott, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

To go along with reasonable pricing we got quick attentive service by a pleasant waitress and a decent atmosphere. Adult sized portions of well prepared seafood (a few different types of crab, good chowder, bisque and clam strips) sent everyone home filled and very happy. Byob like many other spots in the area. Only downside I saw was a small... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Hour and fifteen minute wait, but there's only 10 tables. Thai calamari was great. Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes were delicious - proper lump crab meat as advertised. Probably the best meal we've had in LBI.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

On our trips to LBI, we have passed this restaurant innumerable times but never tried it. Our first visit certainly will not be the last! My wife and I were both highly pleased with our dinners. I had a combination, and my wife had the crab imperial. She said it was the best crab imperial that she had ever had... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is fantastic. Its quality seafood and great prices. We did have to wait a long time to get a table but have been told by many people that during the peak season that is to be expected here because its so good. My brother-in-law thought it was the best crab cake of his life.

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Additional Information about Ship Bottom Shellfish

Address: 1721 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Phone Number: 16094940088
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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
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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