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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:
Local cuisine

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
The best crabcakes on earth!

Truly great seafood! During the summer it is impossible to get a table in under 2 hours so we mostly get it to go! It's every bit as good when sitting on the deck with a chilled glass of white wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
bahamafan
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  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Truly great seafood! During the summer it is impossible to get a table in under 2 hours so we mostly get it to go! It's every bit as good when sitting on the deck with a chilled glass of white wine.

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

One of the staples on LBI - always consistently good and fresh. Be warned, however, your wait times could be extensive - it is that good!

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San Diego, California
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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30 reviews 30 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 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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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?