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Ship Bottom Shellfish

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1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
+1 609-494-0088
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food. BYOB. Family friendly staff. The wait is worth it. Very small but great. The selection of seafood is fresh and awesome. Needs to be opened year round

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I cannot recommend this place enough. I've been coming to Long Beach Island for over 30 years and I can't name a place better to eat then here. I even come down in the "off-season" because their food is that good. It's a small dining area so you're gonna want to get there early....OR have some wine outside as you... More 

Thank mcmannis12
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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

2 Thank Denise K
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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 

Danbury, Connecticut
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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.

Thank jdsbiz98
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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.

Thank hummersrus2
Wharton, New Jersey
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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 

Thank Pamela T
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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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.

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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.

Thank betsy1224
New jersey
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?