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Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty

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APPETIZERS
14
Calamari
Thai Chili or Marinara
10
Clams Casino
bacon / peppers / onions / garlic
15
Steamers
1 lb. Maine / broth / butter
12
Crab & Spinach Fondue
toasted ciabatta
9
Guava Lava Shrimp
coconut shrimp / sweet & spicy sauce
10
Drunken Mussels
prince edward island mussels / ale
12
Tuna Tartar
sushi grade / sriracha infused sesame oil / wonton chips
RAW BAR
Half Dozen 9
Clams on the Half Shell
Half Dozen 12
Oysters on the Half Shell
12
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
CHOWDERS & SALADS
5
Manhattan Clam Chowder
tomato based / chopped clams
5
New England Clam Chowder
cream based
7
Lobster Bisque
Maine lobster / sherry / cream
5
House Salad
mixed greens / red grapes / sunflower seed / red onion / feta / Dijon vinaigrette
8
Shanty Caesar
romaine / fresh croutons / housemade dressing / shaved parmesan
8
The Wedge
iceburg / bacon / tomato / crumbled bleu
BREADED SEAFOOD
steak fries & coleslaw
19
Shrimp
28
Day Boat Scallops
30
Fisherman's Platter
shrimp / cod / crab cake / scallops
26
Crab Cakes
domestic hand-picked crabmeat
LOBSTER & CRAB
Steamed corn and yukon gold potatoes. Our lobsters are caught in the fresh Atlantic waters and maintained in our own lobster market under strict guidelines
(1.5) 34
(2) 44
(2.5) 54
Available in MKT.
Steamed Local Lobster Dinner
32
Brazilian Lobster Tail
10 oz. tail / fresh herbs / lemon butter
45
King Crab
steamed / lemon butter
29
Snow Crab
steamed / lemon butter
CLASSICS
choice of one side
MKT
Fresh Catch of the Day
19
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
housemade tartar
28
Ahi Tuna
local / grilled / soy & wasabi
28
Day Boat Scallops
local / broiled / housemade tartar
24
Seafood Combo
shrimp / cod / scallops
23
Shrimp Scampi
white wine / butter / fresh herbs & garlic / linguine
18
Linguine & Clam Sauce
lemon / fresh herbs / garlic / white wine / evoo / chile flake
24
Seafood Cioppino
cod / shrimp / day boat scallops / clams / mussels / tomato / white wine / pinch of heat / fresh herbs
SURF & TURF
choice of one side
45
Brazilian Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon
5 oz. tail / 8 oz. filet
18
Chicken Antonio
spinach / mozzarella / beef tomato sauce / penne
33
Filet Mignon
8 oz. hand-cut / balsamic onions / LS signature steak sauce
25
Shanty Steak
grilled sirloin / garlic / shallots / butter / white wine / crostini
SIDES
$5
Grilled Asparagus
Steak Fries
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Sauteed Spinach
Whipped Potatoes
Housemade Coleslaw
Steamed Corn on the Cob
KID'S MENU
kid's menu is for children 12 and under
12
5 oz. Lobster Tail
served with drawn butter and fries
8
Fried Flounder
served with fries
7
Fried Shrimp
handbreaded crisp, served with fries
7
Pasta
butter or marinara
7
Burger
served with fries
7
Cheeseburger
american cheese, served with fries
7
Chicken Fingers
handbreaded crisp, served with fries
DESSERT
2
Ice Cream
vanilla or chocolate
2.25
Ice Cream Sundae
choice of ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream & cherry
About
Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach is situated in one of the Jersey Shore's most unique locations. Nestled on Channel Drive between the commercial lobster and fishing boats with stunning views of Manasquan River & inlet islands, this fresh seafood and steak house has, since 1955, been a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Completely renovated after Hurricane Sandy in 2013, the Lobster Shanty boosts a one of a kind water view setting, warm decor, exceptional food and experienced service. The Lobster Shanty serves a wonderful classic American menu featuring the freshest in local ingredients including lobster, seafood, steaks and chops. With an impressive wine list,
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Valet Parking, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the view. The food was OK, but slow in coming out. And the service was not very good. It tool 20 minutes to get a cup of coffee, and then when I asked for a second one, two different people brought them. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this case, “shanty” is a cute name for ‘large restaurant with banquet rooms’. It’s on the bay side, adjacent to fishing boat docks, with lots of parking across the street. We had the excellent Restaurant Week special, a real deal at $32 for three...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank P6717RNrichards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the food is great. I've been eating here a few times a year for 40 years. But, I'm more of a refueler than a fine diner, so read the other reviews. I do like seafood, and I like this menu. What I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank medic910
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Not many places can measure up to their standards. We had an excellent dinner the other evening with a group of friends from the boat yard.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank billpizzaiolo
Chefs_Int, Guest Relations Manager at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for the great review Billpizzaiolo! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

25 years ago our daughter and son-in-law had their wedding reception at the Lobster Shanty. We have not returned since that day. To celebrate their 25th anniversary we did return. The atmosphere and room were delightful. The food and service were excellent. We were able...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank linlar2015
Chefs_Int, Guest Relations Manager at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Hi linlar2015 - Thanks for your review! We're happy to have you back after such a long time, and very glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Please wish your daughter and son-in-law a Happy Anniversary from the team at Lobster Shanty. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

From past good experiences, we insisted on using the main ballroom of this restaurant. Our group of 40 then had plenty of room for our celebration. The cook worked very carefully with us on menu selections for our group - buffet style long counter with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edward L
Chefs_Int, Guest Relations Manager at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Hi Edward, thanks for leaving a review! We're so happy to hear you are pleased with your event and we're glad that you'll have very happy memories from our establishment. We appreciate you sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Thanks again and congratulations!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We had the fish sandwich and shrimp scampi. Both were well prepared and delicious. The venue is lovely, service was great. The view alone is worth a vosit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kate G
Expedition827409, Manager at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hi Kate! Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate the feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. If there's anything else you'd like to share - please email us at hello@chefsint.com. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The steak and lobster are delicious. The staff are attentive and friendly. The Lobster Shanty is clean, well kept with plenty of off street parking. Get a wonderful breath of the ocean/inlet air by stepping outside on the boardwalk.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rmJ2054OY
Reviewed September 12, 2018

this was a beautiful view. very spacious. excellent food and staff. great bartender. Our 40th reunion was a success

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank aamirabella
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Busy area so wasn’t expecting much however my wife and I were very pleased with the service, food and water front location. Had to valet park so this isn’t a cheap night out but could be a special one.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dominickp412
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