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3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
(609) 494-0400
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Stafford, Virginia
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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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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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Address: 3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Phone Number: (609) 494-0400
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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