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Lobster Claw

3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-0400
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Ranked #17 of 27 Restaurants in Surf City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We love The Claw for terrific seafood and best prices on the island. Warm, friendly service. Always made to feel welcome!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife ordered the clams and I ordered the hush puppies for appetizer. I got my appetizer first. Immediately after I got my dinner I was two bites into my app and yet my wife still didn't get her app. She had order shrimp for dinner after her first bite they tasted funny and smelled like ammonia. I asked to... More

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Stafford, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family had two delicious meals here on our vacation. Four of us shared the lobster boil dinner which was a great deal, and a ton of food. All fantastic!! Tyrone would be so proud of his children for carrying on without him this summer. The place looks great, service is great, and food great. A can't miss opportunity.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've never had lobster mac & cheese before, and was looking forward to it. The lobster was good and the quantity pleasing, but the amount of NUTMEG in the sauce was just overwhelming (and I like nutmeg). I hate to say it, but I may have ruined me from ever ordering this dish ever again. Everyone else seemed to enjoy... More

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39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was my first time at The Claw, but I will make it a point to go back. The ambiance was awesome I loved the beach theme. The service was great, our server was helpful with answering questions about the menu and our group of 11 didn't seem to challenge him a bit. We ordered a few appetizers but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had dinner tonight for a party of 12:) The staff was extremely attentive and the food was fabulous. We have food allergies in our family and they were very accommodating. Also, the decor is adorable and I want to know where we can buy those paintings. You must stop by this summer and get a bellyful of deliciousness!

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Had dinner this past weekend at the Lobster Claw on LBI. First time this season. This place has gone thru a great makeover. Décor is great, service is fantastic and food is wonderful ... huge change from last year when we went. Calamari was ok. I had the Lobster Taco. It was out of this world (and this is coming... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I am shocked that this being located on the Island that even though it is off season that I really couldn't get a decent seafood dinner. everyone coming through the door before us talked about the Lobster and I guess the hostess must have thought we were with that party and was quite snobbish towards us!! The Waitress was less... More

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Livingston, NJ
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105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Lobster claw is an LBI institution which was recently renovated thanks to Superstorm Sandy. They serve the best New England clam Chowder I've ever had. Their fish is fresh and excellently prepared. We visited again yesterday and were delighted. My dining partner had Barnegat light scallops with wasabi ginger sauce which she said was excellent. I had a nice... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The overall low ranking is simply not deserved.The previous negative reviews seem totally unjustified. My husband and I ate here last night, September 4th. The food was really very good to excellent. We wanted to eat seafood that was local. I had a huge portion of blackened swordfish. It was delicious. My husband had the broiled scallops which he also... More

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