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3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-0400
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Not Quite What it Used to Be - but Still Good

The good - Lobster Bisque/Hushpuppies - we were both very happy with our appetizers. Dinner left us with mixed reviews. I had the broiled shrimp in 'garlic love butter'. He had the crab cakes. He was satisfied, but felt the quality wasn't where it used to be. It's now called The Claw, so not sure... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Port Chester, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I went there for dinner. My kids left hungry. For a seafood restaurant they had the worst popcorn shrimp. My other daughter had chicken tenders. They were just as bad and the fries were soggy. I had king crab legs. They were over cooked. My wife had the only good meal. She had a lobster salad. We've... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The people who run this restaurant obviously failed Customer Service 101. Ten of us returned to this restaurant which we have been to every year for at least the last 5 years. One of us ordered a filet mignon which was inedible (It tasted like it was mixed with something rancid). We complained, only to be told that they checked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The seafood here is amazing! The interior of the resturant is very nice and the staff is good. I wish they'd offer cup's of soup and not just bowls though. The outside however needs touched up, it's unappealing from the outside but it's really a great place and worth the trip over to try their food.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When you first walk into the lobster claw you're greeted by what I believe is the owner. Wonderful woman! I've always had a wonderful experience here. I ordered the lobster Mac and Cheese and believe me it was incredible! Defiantly the place to go for seafood on the island! Great daily deals! Our waitress was Sam,she did a wonderful job... More 

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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

Our family has been eating at Lobster Claw for years. Now known as The Claw, there have been some changes but it's still a go-to for us. The food is good, prices are reasonable and we have never had a hard time getting a table.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Prices were way too high for such horrible food. There were 4 of us and 2 out of 4 became ill from it. Serves was the only nice thing.

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New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The good - Lobster Bisque/Hushpuppies - we were both very happy with our appetizers. Dinner left us with mixed reviews. I had the broiled shrimp in 'garlic love butter'. He had the crab cakes. He was satisfied, but felt the quality wasn't where it used to be. It's now called The Claw, so not sure if new owners or what.... More 

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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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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

First time there. Not much to eat in but take out was terrific. Had the crab cakes. Would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: (609) 494-0400

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  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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