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Mud City Crab House

1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
+1 609-978-3660
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (40 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (35 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lunch was a great choose to avoid the wait for this popular seafood spot. The portions are large we ordered both the garlic and the Maryland style crabs. They were delicious and worth the effort but our eyes were bigger than our belly.

Thank KyleMomBlake
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All time favorite Shore dining experience. You must go. Ask anyone, it is a new seafood Icon. Casual and outdoor dining. Mostly seafood entrees & meats available. Eat here you will be Well pleased.

Thank LJSerpentelli
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I asked the locals to recommend a good seafood restaurant in the area. Everyone raved about Mud City Crab House. They did warn me that it was expensive. They were at least right about that. Don't get me wrong, the food wasn't bad, but it...More

Thank lonelychair
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are reasons to criticize this place but they always have the best crab cakes, freshest seafood and a good variety of choices. So be prepared to wait and be part of a dining event as you eat and watch the show at the same...More

Thank George W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family brought us here during one of our recent visits home, and I am so happy they did! The seafood is AMAZING especially the crab cakes! The service was excellent and timely! There is a bit of wait, but they have plenty of seating...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood...very fresh and prepared to everyone's liking. Awesome bloody Mary's with shrimp and old bay!

Thank AJE2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here tonight with my daughter. We avoid this place once the summer starts because it gets way too crowded and way too noisy. We both had the blackened halibut; hers with rosemary butter and mine with cilantro lime wasabi. They were excellent!! Asparagus were...More

Thank 437rtimber418
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

I live in Arizona and visit family in NJ several times a year. My trip would not be complete without a visit to Mud City, a casual seafood restaurant with excellent food. Their lump meat crab cakes are my favorite, but on this visit I...More

Thank SunflowerCV
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Ive lived locally my whole life and this restaurant has the best seafood around. We visit this restaurant about 1-3 times a month. Its smaller and normally busy during dinner and lunch during the weekends but totally worth the wait. They offer alcoholic beverages but...More

Thank nosliwnnej
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Best seafood in the area,and quite possibly the Best Crab Cake in the North east.I once rode 150 mile round trip for as crab cake lunch with my cousin (Harley road trip) M C never disappoints. I RECOMMEND THE CRAB CAKES,The garlic mussels,Blue claws,the chiopino,broiled...More

Thank Dominick L
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June 7, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
No, they open at 11 am so first come first served but it's worth it. If you don't get there early it could be up to a 2 hours wait.
Linda H
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Best to call first I'm not sure she end of the season
Kelly D
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Rockintheday | Reviewed this property |
We went to Mud City again over weekend. My husband did in fact enjoy the crab. He was NOT provided a mallet but our friends were quite amused saying I too should had used a bib as each time he tore meat off the crab... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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: +1 609-978-3660
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