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Mud City Crab House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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6 For $10.0
12 For $19.0
Oysters On The 1/2 Shell
6 For $8.0
12 For $15.0
Clams On The 1/2 Shell
Seafood Sampler
3 oysters, 3 clams, 3 u-peels
Clams Casino (6)
Freshly opened top necks, broiled with peppers, onions, swiss & Bacon
Steamed Littlenecks (12)
Fresh local clams served with drawn butter & lemon
Baked Garlic Clams (6)
Baked with garlic herb butter & a dusting of bread crumbs. Served with fresh bread
Ipswich Steamers
1 1/2 lbs steamed & served with broth, butter & lemon
Fried Pickle Spears
Fresh local clams served with drawn butter & lemon
Fried Calamari
tender calamari breaded & fried, served with marinara
Extra Large U-Peels
1/2 lb of shrimp freshly boiled in crab spices
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
baked to perfection
"The Original" Crab Cake
a perfect blend of crab & spices, breaded & fried
Fresh Ocean Clam Strips
hand shucked & Fried clams strips
Fish & Chips
fresh atlantic cod with fries & cole slaw
Market Price
Softshell Crab
lightly fried or sauteed
Fried Oysters
fresh & hand breaded
2o Fried Shrimp
hand breaded medium shrimp
Chicken Fingers & Fries
breaded & Fried chicken fingers
Salad Dressings: all made on premise from scratch, blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, ranch, oriental sesame, fat free honey dijon, thousand island
Crispy Calamari & Arugula Salad
fresh arugula & fresh Fried calamari, red onion & cherry pepper rings, tossed in our house balsamic vinaigrette with crumbled blue cheese
With Grilled Chicken $11.0
With Grilled Shrimp $16.0
With Jumbo Lump Crab Meat $20.0
House Garden Salad
crisp mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers & tomatoes
With Grilled Chicken $11.0
With Grilled Shrimp $16.0
With Jumbo Lump Crab Meat $20.0
Caesar Salad
crisp romaine, homemade caesar dressing & croutons
all soups are homemade daily with the finest ingredients; $5/bowl
Seafood Bisque
Maryland Style Crab Chowder
New England Style Clam Chowder
served with a choice of 2 sides
For One Person $26.0
For Two To Share $48.0
A house specialty! Served with salad & fresh bread a generous portion of shrimp, clams, crab, mussels & fish in our own spicy red sauce served over linguini
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes (2)
Voted "best in NJ" NJ Magazine. Extremely crabby, jumbo & Lump meat & just enough seasoning to hold it together. Baked to perfection
"The Original" Crab Cakes (2)
homemade, breaded & fried, very crabby, very good, "Deviled style"
Butterfly Shrimp
8 large Caribbean pink shrimp, hand breaded & lightly fried
Fried Oysters
Fresh & hand Breaded to order
Fresh Ocean Clam Strips
Hand Shucked & fried
Market Price
Softshell Crabs (2)
we use live fresh crabs, never frozen, lightly fried or sauteed mud city style
Crab Imperial
our own imperial made with all jumbo lump crab, delicate & mouth watering
Stuffed Flounder
fresh filet stuffed with crab imperial
Stuffed Shrimp
3 jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab imperial
We pride ourselves in using only the freshest and finest fish available. Since we can't place our order with the ocean, our daily fish supply is constantly fluctuating. Please refer to our daily board to see what we have to offer
Fresh Fish
Design your own meal by picking your fish, your style and your sauce. Most fish are available baked, char-broiled or blackened and topped with one of our homemade sauces. served with a choice of 2 sides
served with salad & fresh bread
Classic Clams & Linguini
One dozen littlenecks & freshly shucked Barnegat Bay chopped chowder clams served over linguini. Spicy red or garlicky white
Mussels & Linguini
A generous portion of pei mussels over linguini. Spicy red or garlicky white
Shrimp & Scallop Linguini
jumbo shrimp & scallops sauteed with roasted red peppers & spinach in a pink sauce
Crack your own, finger pickin' and lickin' crabs served hot to your table. Prepare to get dirty!
Maryland Style
Steamed in the traditional Maryland style with spicy crab seasoning. Check with your server for availability & pricing
Garlic Style
large crabs, cleaned, Halved, slow cooked in our house garlic sauce and served with fresh bread
served with a choice of 2 sides
Regular Size per lb.34.0
Jumbo per lb.42.0
Alaskan King Crab
These crabs can weigh up to 15lbs and are only found in Alaska. Their leg span can reach up to 6 feet. The meat is prized for its delicate flavor and tender texture. Served as full legs & claws. We serve the absolute best alaskan king crab we can buy in either
per lb.23.0
Snow Crab Legs
A smaller cousin of the king crab served in clusters of 1/2 body, legs & claws. A great tasting, well-known crab
per lb.28.0
Dungeness Clusters
a north pacific crab, the clusters include 1/2 body, legs, & claws served steamed with butter
Because who Doesn't love watching our servers fish for your dinner? Served with 2 side dishes
Market Price
Dungeness Crabs
A north pacific prize often growing up to 5lbs, the meat is savory, very tender & flaky. Steamed fresh & served whole right out of our tank! Available in Lb
per lb.26.0
Steamed Whole Lobsters
From the cold waters of the North Atlantic the meat is sweet and delicious. We serve them steamed fresh out of our tank in sizes up to 4 lbs a lobster makes any occasion a special celebration!
Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great shellfish. Need I say more!! I had the swordfish which was moist and flavorful. The crab cakes are sooo good.. mostly crab with hardly any filler which is what I like. The service is great with a cheerful wait staff. You will not be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sarsec
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Love the new outdoor seating. So convenient, especially if you don't want to wait for indoor seating. The food is just as good and you can try cool local beers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jessica J
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Good food and great wait staff. Nice menu with a wide variety of choices. Cooked or raw whatever your pleasure.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jep1032018
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting from Seattle back to my hometown when low and behold my father took us to lunch here. We had the best meal! The garlic mussels, the calamari, the cioppino... hands down will be my go to spot when I come back. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank christopherc392
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a crab related lunch at Mud City Crab House. Lunch was perfect. We started with an appetizer of cold u-peel shrimp with cocktail sauce on the side. The 12 large perfectly prepared shrimp were excellent. Firm and delicious 😋....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank captmimm
Reviewed October 11, 2018

They are living off the catchy name. Been here twice but can guarantee there won't be a third. A long wait for not so good food. I asked our waitress if this was fresh or frozen and she didn't lie to us. Everything we ate...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank swalabre
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Tried two times after Labor Day on a Saturday evening . Two hour wait,! Sorry . I was in the Navy for thirty six months and probably spent six of those thirty six waiting in lines. Try my best not to wait in lines for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnfI5773NN
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We have been frequenting Mud City for years. Most often we just purchase seafood at their market. We always find the selection, freshness and pricing very good. Their crab cakes are THE best. Unfortunately we have rarely been able to dine in. It is ALWAYS...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank drewlocher
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Was ok but very crowded the food was good The service was ok could have been a little better but it was busy so it was ok

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cecellial2017
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

One of the, if not THE best seafood restaurants in New Jersey. We’ve been coming here for years and this is the first review I’ve ever done for Mud City. Every time we come here, it’s seafood paradise. Today we had : Jumbo crab cakes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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.
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
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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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