We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Ship Bottom Shellfish

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
+1 609-494-0088
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 211: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This place can't be beat for fresh seafood takeout. Everything is amazing there Including their key lime pie. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and the owners are too. A true gem on LBI

Helpful?
1 Thank Denise K
Level Contributor
163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

we were there Sept 11 at 7:00 and still had a one hour wait. But it was very well worth it. The venue is small and rustic...nothing fancy. There is a fish market attached as well. The four of us began with mussels in wine and the thai calamari. The mussels were very good and the calamari was more on... More 

Helpful?
Thank MITIJ
Danbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
253 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

While staying on LBI we always have a takeout night from here. Their fried seafood platter, their PEI mussels, lump crab and scallops are the freshest and best around on the island. No need to go anywhere but here for seafood.

Helpful?
Thank jdsbiz98
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I thought that this was the best place to enjoy seafood at reasonable prices compared to Howard's Restaurant where you would have to take out a loan to be able to eat at Howard's. People are more friendly there too at this restaurant. I would definitely recommend it and I will go back next year.

Helpful?
Thank hummersrus2
Wharton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was great but they should really think about offering reservations for atleast a party more than 5. We waited there this past Sat night for 2 hours. Upon check in and putting down our name, they originally told us 1 hour. We would have appreciated the honesty more if they had just told us that it would be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pamela T
West Caldwell, New Jersey
Level Contributor
155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The crab cakes were pure crab meat. Amazing. Nothing fancy about the place, but food and service was good. Had to wait a bit to get in. But worth it. Also, BYOB, which helps save some money. And there is a liquor store across the street.

Helpful?
Thank Sandy_T010
Boston
Level Contributor
242 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We ordered take out from here and was surprised it would be ready in 15-20 minutes, given how busy Ship Bottom Shellfish usually is. We ordered fried clam strips, French fries, onion rings and the Thai calamari appetizer, all of which were quite good. The only disappointment was the very small portion of mediocre cole slaw.

Helpful?
Thank betsy1224
New jersey
Level Contributor
97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food was ok, the service not that good, we felt unwelcome, and had to wait for the waitress to como to take our order, after she served we did not see her again. There were not that many people, no one waiting.

Helpful?
Thank NewjerseyCaracol
New Jersey
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have experienced this restaurant twice in the month of August and had have wonderful meals. The Baked Seafood platter is excellent, with you choice of fish to accompany the scallops, shrimp and clam cake. The shrimp roll was wonderful. Service is excellent. The place is small so later dinners will have a wait, however, the food is worth it.

Helpful?
Thank Billlin
Barnegat, New Jersey
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We had a great time, even though the place was packed. We tried several dishes and everyone was very pleased with their choice

Helpful?
Thank KiernansKid

Travelers who viewed Ship Bottom Shellfish also viewed

Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
 
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
Beach Haven, Long Beach Island
 

Been to Ship Bottom Shellfish? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-0088

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ship Bottom Shellfish and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Hicksville, New York
4 months ago
Oakhurst, New Jersey
5 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Ship Bottom Shellfish staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?