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The Lobster House

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$$ - $$$
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906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775 (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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You order inside the store and eat on the dock. Food is okay . A bit of a cafeteria feeling. Just okay

Thank gaanpele
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the ferry to Cape May, on our way I asked a few people where to go for seafood, everyone I talked to said that Lobster House in Cape May, wow were they right, everything was great, service, food, overall experience, fantastic.

Thank BLewisS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Escargots for an appetizer...as good as it gets. Entrees: Lobster House Specialty and Fried Shrimp. The specialty consists of lobster tails (2), scallops and shrimp over linguine with a garlic sauce. It was truly excellent. The fried shrimp, my wife's selection, was crispy and flavorful. Homemade bread, cheesecake, coffee and tea completed a perfect dining experience. Oh, and two Yuengling... More 

Thank John T
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We usually eat here one night when in Cape May. The lobster is great and shrimp scampi is also very good. We have a tendency to order the same thing all the time. But all the food other people are getting looks great too. Usually very crowded but the bar is great while you wait.

Thank PAski88
Riverside, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This may be a local landmark, but the menu and decor are so out of date, I can't imagine this place surviving much longer once their elderly clientele move on unless they bring in a chef to update the menu for a new generation. The food is so heavy and fattening. Most dishes are either deep fried or laden with... More 

Thank NorskNina
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had take out which I did not pick up, so I cannot speak for the service, however - the food was amazing! Lobster bisque was honestly the best I have ever tasted. Crab cakes were amazing! So good we ordered the same meals two nights in a row. Love the take out feature. Traveling with a baby made dinner... More 

Thank caitlinh739
Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an extended lunch here pre wedding. The staff were attentive as there 9 of us it took a little while for food to come I had lobster bisque which was very tasty. I also had a local fish which was very nice. Others had carpaccio or seafood pasta

Unionville, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been there in like 20 years. The food is still great, the service very good and the atmosphere pleasant. Liked watching the boats outside.

Thank Dick M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and service are both great. Best seafood restaurant in Cape May. I recommend a visit when your in town.

Thank Carole C
Warren, Rhode Island, United States
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hasn't changed in 20 years....the fish is fresh...this a Cape May icon. Great outdoor seating for daytime meals.

Thank CFS195

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 08204-1775 (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?