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The Lobster House

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906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The lobster tails look like they're on steroids--HUGE--but it's because they're from Northern Australia. And they're tender and sweet. Order them with browned butter, you won't regret it. If you have never been here do not arrive at dinner time with hungry children thinking you're going to get right in. Put your name in, walk around the wharf, sit on... More 

Thank Lisa T
Dennisville, New Jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love going to the Lobster house and eating outside from the take out. Love the main restaurant too. Had take out twice in a three days and it was great. My young nephews enjoyed eating outside by the water. I also enjoyed the crab finger and shrimp tray that we took home the next night. Always consistent, never a disappointment!

Thank DrBrianR
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate on the back deck as opposed to inside the restaurant. Food was delicious, service was fast for how busy they were. Parking was very difficult but definitely a small obstacle to overcome. I would recommend a visit to this restaurant to anyone in the Cape May area on vacation.

Thank Preston F
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to the Lobster House every year for almost 50 years. It is our favorite for down the shore. Never had a bad meal here and always a great atmosphere.

Thank Steven E
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, it has been years since I have been in Cape May and I have had fond memories of the Lobster House but you can't relive the past. I went back two times, trying to tell myself, the moment wasn't right but it was a colossal waste of time. If you are trying to relax and get good food I... More 

Thank Mary A
Congers, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several places to get food here. The restaurant is okay but I prefer outside on the deck. Order at the Take Out area (same area to buy fresh fish) or at the Raw Bar, in the back . Look to get a ticket with a number at the counter when you first come in..it helps with crowd control!... More 

Thank Linda D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lobster and were not disappointed. Yummy. Bustling restaurant on commercial fishing dock. We chose inside air conditioned vs outside. Good value.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the past couple of years, I've noticed the food is not getting better. We waited 40 minutes for the first dinner seating. They begin at 4:30. The crock of clam chowder had no flavor, minced clams and only two potatoes in it. The appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops ($10 for 2) was very good. I ordered the dinner special... More 

Thank crackcrab
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here before, was very good. I would not recommend this restaurant at this time. Seems to have become a tourist trap. Meal was mediocre at best, the chef seems more concerned with food cost as opposed to food quality. Eat somewhere else and avoid the wait.

Thank jackmaryc
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming from the Midwest where lobster is more of a delicacy, we really enjoyed having a delicious seafood along the pier. Go early for good seating!

Thank marnejane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly The Lobster House)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8296

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