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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 #18 of 27 restaurants in Surf City
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
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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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Yorktown Heights, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Service was slow, no wine glasses available, mixed up our orders, was all out of corn, I could go on but I think you get the message!!

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Atco, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Got to the restaurant, it had no ambiance, with spot lights. The place was stark and sterile.. Waitress came out and said she would be a few minutes.The people next to us were complaining that they did not get the proper sides and that her tea was cold. A young couple of girls that came in after us were served... More

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Sunrise, Florida
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290 reviews 290 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Completely rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. The menu has been updated and they have a new manager. Not fancy but consistently good. Reasonably priced. Good portions. BYOB. Plenty of parking. We particularly like the linguini with white clam sauce and the lobster twin.

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