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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, Takeout

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 6
    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
LBI's best seafood

Truly the best seafood on the island. From their garlic clams to their entrees everything here is delicious. We always take out from here when we are in LBI. If you want to eat there plan on waiting from 45 minutes to an hour. The dining room has only about 8 tables so get there early. You can wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
DrewYork
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Truly the best seafood on the island. From their garlic clams to their entrees everything here is delicious. We always take out from here when we are in LBI. If you want to eat there plan on waiting from 45 minutes to an hour. The dining room has only about 8 tables so get there early. You can wait outside... More 

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scotch plains nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

if youo want fresh fish, cold salad, this place is the best. I dont know about you , but I want my salad cold and this place does it as well as the freshest seafood I have had..... even the breaded tomatoes are sooooo fresh!!!!

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sparta, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

On a weekday (mid-August) there was an hour wait for a table for two - the dining area is fairly small. It was around 7 pm and we opted to wait. During the wait we ordered clam strips for takeout and ate them outside on the bench. We also walked to the liquor store nearby and got beer to go... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed within walking distance of this restaurant recently and had such a great meal here. We went on a Monday night and had to wait about 45 minutes, but it was worth it. We had fried calamari, steamed shrimp and raw oysters as appetizers outside while we waited. They were all fresh and tasty! We had entrees that ranged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We're within walking distance of this establishment and love their seafood. Huge selection of fresh fish cooked to order any way you choose. Calamari and scallops always perfect. Huge fried shrimp and their New England Clam Chowder is perfectly seasoned with loads of clams. Love this place.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were here on a Thursday night around 7:30 and there was an hour wait... Which was more like 1:15 wait... The food is amazing. Get take out if you don't like waiting. LOBSTER SALAD SANDWICH was amazing - just like Portland, Maine. We had the "jersey corn clam chowder" and we finished every drop. Definite stop for every visit... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We did take-out because we were tired of mediocre sit-down restaurants filled with noisy kids and oblivious parents. Everything was delicious. NOT cheap, but very little on this island is. Worth a try. Cheaper than Pinky Shrimp's and better flavor.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent place to eat on LBI!!! We love this place! If you want to eat there, go early as the dining room is very small but their take-out is fabulous!

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Montgomery, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was excellent (the waitress said the scallops were caught that morning) and fresh. Reasonably priced for sea food and an all around great place. However you will most likely have a wait because the dining room is Small so get there early.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Meal is excellent and they have great carry out offers. Stay is friendly and caring. They have fresh fish of just about any kind that you can think of. This is a must try. Stay away from traditional hours for lunch and dinner. It is very small and seating is limited.

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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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