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The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co.

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Soups
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55 Laurel Dr, Somers Point, NJ 08244
6096017533
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery
Description: We are a family owned and operated restaurant. Lead by the creative genius...
We are a family owned and operated restaurant. Lead by the creative genius of Steve Novak, The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company features the culinary expertise of brothers Steve and Tom Novak. We specialize in the freshest crab cakes, seafood baskets, salads, homemade soups, homemade macaroni and cheese, and of course, delicious varieties of America’s favorite, the grilled cheese sandwich. Top your meal off with a variety of homemade desserts. Expect creative comfort food at a reasonable price. Daily specials are available.
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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Used to be better. Still good.

I used to stop at this place all the time when leaving work or the beach in Ocean City. The crab melt grilled cheese and angry crab soup were my go to's. If I were to judge on past experiences (prior to airing of DDD) I would have given 5 stars. No doubt. However, I drove over an hour last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Taram2507
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I used to stop at this place all the time when leaving work or the beach in Ocean City. The crab melt grilled cheese and angry crab soup were my go to's. If I were to judge on past experiences (prior to airing of DDD) I would have given 5 stars. No doubt. However, I drove over an hour last... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We saw the tv episode and are always looking for a local dive place with great food. This place is not it. The small strip mall eatery looked great on tv, but the food was terrible. The famous grilled cheese crab cake sandwich could be rung out and it would leave a pound of grease on your plate. The grease... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My sons love this place. All the grilled cheesed choices you could ever want. The other son likes the crab melt. I usually have soup and 1 of the specials.

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Athens, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Best in the area. Never go to the shore without a visit for lunch. Open all year. Casual and friendly

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Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The angry crab soup was very good and spicy but not too spicy. Fried pickles were crisp and tasty. Also had the build you own grilled cheese with smoked gouda, tomato and bacon. Bread was grilled perfectly. Definitely NOT a one and done. Kudos.

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jppelle1
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I went here after seeing Guy was here from triple D. I've passed this place a million times and finally stopped for lunch. First, the place is definitely a dive. It is dated and dirty. I ordered four crab melts and the crab fries to go. The crab cake was mush and the butter from the bread made it even... More 

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Petersburg
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We decided to try this place on our way to vote on Election Day. First time here….kept reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, just never up this way. First impression walking in…friendly greeter, small dining room and not very crowded. We placed our order, one grilled cheese with bacon and one chicken cheesesteak with fries and two drinks. As we were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went to this little gem with a friend this afternoon. We have never been here before so this is our first time and we are starving!! At first i was iffy about this place cause there was barely any customers and the place is small. Our waitress was really nice and very knowledgeable about the menu. I have got... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Walked in to a very non shore looking place. It was simple and small. We were greeted by the most pleasant Greeter/Cashier/Server all in one. The owner was behind the grill and acknowledged our arrival. We were seated in kind of older country store table and chairs. The feeling one got was sit back and enjoy the food. My wife... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We love ordering from here while we are on the AC expressway and picking it up on our way to OC. The food is delicious. The Crab Melt sandwich is incredible. All of the soups are delicious. We have had a few parties catered with their food and everyone raved over it. This is a hidden gem. Try it you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Laurel Dr, Somers Point, NJ 08244
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: 6096017533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Soups

Description

We are a family owned and operated restaurant. Lead by the creative genius of Steve Novak, The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company features the culinary expertise of brothers Steve and Tom Novak. We specialize in the freshest crab cakes, seafood baskets, salads, homemade soups, homemade macaroni and cheese, and of course, delicious varieties of America’s favorite, the grilled cheese sandwich. Top your meal off with a variety of homemade desserts. Expect creative comfort food at a reasonable price. Daily specials are available.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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