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Mr. Shrimp Seafood Restaurant & Market

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1600 Highway 71, Belmar, NJ
732-681-7755
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10:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy!

Went there last night, Sept. 26th, 2015. Service was excellent, food was very good. We had clam chowder & lobster bisque, crab bites, and seafood kabobs. All good!! However, you should make a reservation or call in advance. We saw people wait an hour for their table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Judy H
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Belmar, New Jersey
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Howell,NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mr. Shrimp has a great variety of seafood, reminiscent of New England seafood restaurants. They have ipswich clams, oysters prepared many different kinds of ways. Their Manhattan clam chowder is one of the best I have ever had. Their lunch menu is a real bargain and you get a good portion of very tasty food. Waitress service can sometimes be... More 

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been going to Mr. Shrimp for quite some time, it is one of our favorite shore restaurants. the service is excellent, prices are reasonable, food is fresh and the portions are ample. There is usually a number of specials that are really very good. If you are in the mood you can purchase all types of fresh fish... More 

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Thank Sam847
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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92 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I went here with another couple and we ordered all different dishes. We tried each others apps and plates and everyone loved everything. The seafood is very fresh compared to most places. It is BYOB too.

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Thank James S
Toms River, New Jersey
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The diner can always trust that the food that comes from the kitchen is expertly prepared and still hot when served. The swordfish wrap, fried clam sandwich and crab cakes are among my favorites for lunch. When I'm done meeting my friends for lunch, I stop in their market and bring home a dinner for my husband because he's jealous... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Went there last night, Sept. 26th, 2015. Service was excellent, food was very good. We had clam chowder & lobster bisque, crab bites, and seafood kabobs. All good!! However, you should make a reservation or call in advance. We saw people wait an hour for their table.

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Thank Judy H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Stopped here the past two summers and had the same experience. good food and good service, but the young hostesses act like they are doing you a favor giving you a table. This place is not the Ritz. My assumption is these young ladies are family and don't think they have to worry about their jobs. First impressions are important,... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I ordered scallops that were gritty. Scallops should not be gritty if properly washed. I sent them back and requested that a new serving of scallops be washed and served. The second serving of scallops was fine.

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Thank Bill K
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you are in the mood for a fried flounder sandwich and some chowder you can't go wrong here. Simple, fresh and pretty good Parking can be a challenge as there are only about 5-6 spaces, all other must park on the street....meaning go early before Bar A heats up or you will need to Uber to eat.

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Thank Rich G
Belmar, New Jersey
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We are locals and have been patrons since they were in a little shack on Route 35. They absolutely have the best red clam chowder anywhere. Their various sandwich platters (get without the bread) are fabulous and the same size as most other restaurants at half the price. BYOB as well. Try to make reservation as usually very busy before... More 

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Thank LennyBK
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The food is phenomenal and so fresh! I've never had seafood this good before. My mom ordered the lobster tail as an entree and we were told during our appetizer when the chef was cooking her meal, he didn't like how the lobster tail looked so he was going to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Highway 71, Belmar, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: 732-681-7755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?