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Mud City Crab House

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1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
609-978-3660
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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White Plains, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have cousins who go to MCCH every time they visit LBI, so we made it a plan to come here on our first visit to the island in 3 years. I expected a wait and outstanding seafood, and experienced both. The wait was less than an hour at 5:30pm. The local blue claw '1s' were delicious and a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me tell you this place is fantastic! Family and I used to always go to the lobster claw when we were down here at LBI. We looked for a new restaurant since our old favorite place closed. We found this place and it is just fantastic! From the crab cakes to the stuffed shrimp everyone loved their meals! Our... More 

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Thank Carnivalofsins6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go here several times a year; very popular so expect to wait for a table; they don't take reservations. The crabcakes are extremely good and the fried oysters the very best we have ever had. We love the oysters on the half-shell, too. Service is always friendly and efficient. Try the fresh dungeness crab and the dungeness crab clusters.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love seafood, and in particular, crabs, this is your restaurant. I have the very best clam chowder I have ever had here. The waitress told me they have Won many awards for their chowder and I am not surprised. The clams were delicious and incredibly soft, the chowder was well seasoned with perfectly cooked Vegetqble that do not... More 

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Thank Gail G
Englewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with the family which is almost a ritual. My son had crabs for the first time and loved them. They a A LOT of work but they were delicious. Wait was about 30 minutes at 5:30 and can be much longer later on. Food is generally good and the fish is as fresh as can be. Service is... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the hottest seafood place around. I live 10 minutes from Mud city and no matter what time of day it it the place has a huge wait. It's BYOB so while you wait some people bring a few drinks and hang out until their name is called. As for the food, I've never had a bad meal.... More 

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Cincinnati, oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Mud City for years. Their crab cakes are among the best I've ever had and the Maryland crab soup is excellent. It is a very popular restuarant for good reason, they do seafood extremely well. Since it is popular, the lines can be long. I would recommend going during off times, early or late lunch, or... More 

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Thank Lazboh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend loves crab And I heard the crab was great here. He had the jumbo crab cakes and loved them. I had fried shrimp. It was ok. Very over priced though and they charge you for every drink refill. Don't think I'd go back.

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Thank Danielle M
Barnegat, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cakes..BEST I ever had.ate outside 10 of us wait for table was 2 1/2 hrs and we arrived at 530..best to get there by 5..no reservations policy outside was pretty good limited menu but enough to choose .Crab cakes are a must ..also oysters on the half shell delicious very clean. Fried oyster was also very good It's BYOB..but... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What can one say, it is Excellent." The service is right on, great quality seafood and extremely popular with the tourists. Come early and expect to wait but it is worth it. The food is "always consistently fantastic." They offer a great seafood combination. Original Crab cakes are to die for. They offer Seafood Bisque and NE Clam Chowder... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: 609-978-3660

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