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The Lobster House

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906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
+1 609-884-8296
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (463 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (175 reviews)
“onion bread” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance of the Lobster House is really great. I appreciate a merchant that takes the time to decorate and the LH had beautiful ship models, great original ( not prints) art, and the proximity to the working fleet of fishing boats as well as...More

1  Thank woosailor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there 3 days in a row, the seafood was spectacular. I had Stuffed Shrimp and a Crabcake sandwich. My wife had the Lobster Melt. The 3rd time I had the Crab baked Imperial. The Staff was terrific the service was phenomenal.

1  Thank wrandywright
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try The Lobster House on the recommendation of another guest, and it was on our list of places to try. It was ok. The place is huge! The menu looked like it had great seafood options, and we had high hopes. But...More

Thank Robin V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the mussels in red sauce as an appetizer. The mussels were huge, we ell cooked and clean. But they had NO flavor. The red sause also lacked flavor. Usually I slop all the red sauce with crusty bread or croutons. This sause did...More

Thank teddy33050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very courteous and considerate treatment for a handicapped customer. Lovely view in the inner harbor. Decent oysters Rockefeller. Waitress, not all that experienced, failed to inform me that the soft shell crabs were frozen (I should have known and asked, my fault). Main course therefore...More

Thank job l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe our expectations were too high, but this was a disappointment. First impression was loud and dark. Our waiter had little personality. The food was mediocre at best. The scallops were the best part of the meal. We would not bother going again.

Thank juri62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday afternoon for lunch with my son and 3 year old grandson. I will say the 'everything' seasoned Bread and butter was the highlight since our crab-cake sandwiches and lobster melt were luke warm at best. Daughter in laws sautéed scallops...More

Thank Janrickstryker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was no wait which I loved and had appetizers and a cocktail and everything was good. I was with a party of 12 and was seated quickly, food was good and wait staff was great!

Thank priscillaglamsquadac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a rainy afternoon & had a great lunch. Lovely view of the docked boats. Service is excellent. All staff are friendly & professional. Good variety on the menu and the prices are very reasonable. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large restaurant that seems to run flawlessly. We loved the variety of seafood and it's preparation. Service was excellent. We returned days later to re-create our wonderful experience. We were not disappointed. Go.

Thank DavidHemlock
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how many pounds are the 2 lobsters in the canned clambake for $45?
April 16, 2017|
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What is your prices
March 17, 2017|
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Response from jane k | Reviewed this property |
Variety of menu items- we indulge and probably spend $80 for the 2 of us - seafood dinner, appetizers, drinks.
is it byob and do they have a separate room for a party of 30 for rehearsal dinner.
January 29, 2017|
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Response from jackbaby | Reviewed this property |
It is not byob. I can not say for sure if there is a seperate room but I would almost bet on it that there are seperate rooms for parties and events. It is a huge venue!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: +1 609-884-8296
  • E-mail