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The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co.

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Family Fare, Soups
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55 Laurel Dr, Somers Point, NJ 08244
6096017533
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Not much on decor but awesome food

Had dinner here over night. The crab soup was excellent, as well as the crabcake melt. It was a little disappointing that nothing comes with a sandwich except a couple pickle slices, but the side fry portions were enough for 2 people. The interior wasn't anything to special. Overall, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
ILiveOutofaSuitcase
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had dinner here over night. The crab soup was excellent, as well as the crabcake melt. It was a little disappointing that nothing comes with a sandwich except a couple pickle slices, but the side fry portions were enough for 2 people. The interior wasn't anything to special. Overall, a relatively cheap, good meal. I will definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great service the waitress was very attentive and good fresh food. soup and burger were great and the crab cake was excellent. Place was clean and neat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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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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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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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3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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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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, Barbecue, 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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