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Hooked Up Seafood

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1044 West Rio Grands avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-2722
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to get hot/dirty crabs in Wildwood area

Great family run operation. The hot/dirty crabs couldn't be fresher. In fact, a truck pulled up to unload several bushels and one bushel burst at the seams and a few dozen live crabs scattered and tried to make their escape. There was no cover charge for this audience participation floor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Great family run operation. The hot/dirty crabs couldn't be fresher. In fact, a truck pulled up to unload several bushels and one bushel burst at the seams and a few dozen live crabs scattered and tried to make their escape. There was no cover charge for this audience participation floor show. On the day I was there, they didn't have... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

So he made me go...but I loved it!!! Everything was delicious!! Can't wait for next summer to go again!!!

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great little spot with a beautiful backdrop. All the seafood we had was super fresh! I'm pretty sure they do their own fishing. The menu is a bit pricey, but i never mind paying for good food. My wife and I ate dinner here while on vacation in Wildwood. And we would definitely eat here again. We had the peel... More 

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Thank Jason S
North Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

You only have today and tomorrow to enjoy this succulent soup . 9/12 -9/13 Really many claim to have the best but this place sells out . It's the place on the right hand side driving into wildwood via rio grande . It's the run way where you see the houses on the marsh. You can sit outside and eat... More 

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Thank Capemaybeachlover
Edison, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Relatively small space. About 6-5 benches with umbrellas. Fairly clean space and quick service. Food was good and fish very fresh. Nothing out of this world and menu is fairly limited. Considering this this is a bit outdoorsy simple setup, prices were quiet steep. By the looks of it, crab seems to be the most sought after. We were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This is how seafood should be eaten. Fresh from the boat with no over-the-top frills. The fish tacos with homemade pineapple salsa were delicious! Try them with a little bit of Hank's Camouflage Hot Sauce (locally made). Everyone was friendly and carefree!

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Awesome fresh seafood ! Great service really fun atmosphere ! We come every time we are in town! Not to be missed🐡🐠🐟 Tuna and swordfish fresh off the boat ! Get the onion rings too

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Crab cake sandwich = EXCELLENT! The sauce it came with = EXCELLENT! Peel & Eat Shrimp = EXCELLENT! Onion Rings (straws) = EXCELLENT! (but don't waste your money on a large) So glad we found this place to try. Beware - the onion rings are really onion straws. Still delicious but not what I was expecting. Also, the large was... More 

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Mexico, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Got 50 steamed shrimp to go and they were fresh and nice and big for a reasonable price. Great for quick take out/take home or eat at their picnic tables.

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Thank Edward V
Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Simply the best seafood anywhere. Period. This little roadside joint is run by a husband and wife team (and family and friends). He and his crew catch the fish, she and her crew cook it. The best tuna, swordfish, fish tacos you ever had. Fresh deep fried seafood is hard to come by. The problem with fried seafood is that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1044 West Rio Grands avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Wildwood
  • Phone Number: (609) 522-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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