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Mud City Crab Cake Company

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17 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1130
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Fresh and delicious seafood year round

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh seafood lunch

Great crab cake sandwich! Small place, nice for lunch. Nothing fancy, just fresh tasty seafood. Seafood market ambiance!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Joan P
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Forked River, New Jersey
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and drive over to Ahearns in Waretown. Purchase their crab cakes and bring them home to prepare. A much more satisfying experience.

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Thank Ed G
Frenchtown, New Jersey
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I've had crab cakes in Maryland but never found any as good as those at Mud City in Forked River, NJ. Fully lump crab meat, seasoned perfectly, and cooked to perfection. There is a "lesser" version but if you've found your way to Mud City (it's not on a main road) go for the lump crab. There are 2 options,... More 

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Thank DebWS
Forked River, United States
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I've tried this chain restaurant a few times. It's just one notch above a fast food restaurant except that it features fish. They have no chefs just kids trying to earn tips. Instead of making McDonald's hamburgers they'll cook your flounder. No Thank You

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Thank Robert H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great crab cake sandwich! Small place, nice for lunch. Nothing fancy, just fresh tasty seafood. Seafood market ambiance!

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Thank Joan P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times and it is always busy. I enjoy the casual atmosphere and that you can bring your own beer to share with others in your party. Food is good but crab cakes just don't compare to the ones in Maryland or South Carolina. My husband had a combination plate that had a crab... More 

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Thank Swampfox2014
Middletown, New Jersey
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266 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited this establishment a few times in the past and the meals were good. We frequent this one when the other location is crowded with the summer crowd or closed for the season. Last time we went my meal was just Ok. My family was also disappointed with the quality of their meals. I hope this was an isolated occurrence... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Toms River, New Jersey
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

First the only thing I want to complement is how nice the waitress was. She did go as fast as possible during the entire experience juggling takeout, counter and dining in tables. Other than that it really was not what I expected for the best in town crab cakes and seafood. And we spent a lot of money on mediocre... More 

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Thank Artsy
Orlando, Florida
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80 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This location is a breath of fresh air compared to the location in manahawkin. Same great food with half the wait. Great seafood and great atmosphere.

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Thank nosliwnnej
Toms River, New Jersey
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230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I think they are overpriced for the cafeteria cramped setting quarters. There is MUCH better seafood then here. They just had a grand reopening!

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Thank shabooties
Forked River, New Jersey
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Saturday evening, looking forward to a nice meal, and checked here to see where to go & what is good. So mud city it is. We sat down next to a closed off glass door, and noticed it was just filthy between the word railing and the glass door. So, we order, (the staff was just super nice) The new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: 609-693-1130

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 19
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Fresh and delicious seafood year round
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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