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Ship Bottom Shellfish

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1721 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for a high-end lunch. Dinner waits are crazy. Food was delicious and fresh-even the burger and fries were exceptional. Lump crab cake, soft shell crab and special crab-bacon-avocado wrap were great. Atmosphere is cozy, clean and pleasant. Would give a "5" if the prices were just a bit lower for the lunch menu.

Thank JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All the food was excellent! We went with five adults and a toddler. Every dish we ordered was delicious. The fish dishes tasted like it was just caught. The shrimp, scallops and flounder were so fresh and delicious. Bonus on the BYOB. The only factor to consider is that the restuarant area is very small so I saw people who... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll pay for a good lobster roll but we spent $42 on 2 and there was about 2-3 ounces on each lobster roll, not worth the money. We have been many places and ordered lobster rolls, this was by far the worst for what we paid for them. Overall taste was great just not happy with the price we paid... More 

1 Thank Arika C
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small place; 9 tables. We arrived about 1 PM & waited about 15 minutes to be seated. Hubby ordered a dozen oysters on the half shell. They were jumbo, meaty, creamy & super fresh. They were harvested from the Mullica River right here in NJ. He enjoyed them VERY much. He said they were the best oysters he's... More 

1 Thank mtaylorp
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still waiting for our food.....food was great 3 hours later....long wait....oh Long wait......service was ok...

Thank vulcand2
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214 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, prompt service, full menu and daily specials make this a very good stop for lunch or dinner. Appetizers and soups are inexpensive and delicious. Entrées are fresh, delicious and plentiful. Kids menu is solid. Fried oyster po boy, tuna steak sandwich, soft shell crab sandwich were all good. Enjoyable meal in a humble setting for a good price.

Thank Robert S
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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169 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BYOB. First time here. Was recommended by someone we met at Mudd City. Seafood bisque, clam chowder, fried oysters, raw oysters, garlic clams and soft shell crabs all were good. Nice to have another alternative seafood place that's good. They offer take out as well as a seafood department to purchase from. Small parking lot located next door. No reservations.... More 

1 Thank 01ritz
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a favorite of mine. The wait can be pretty long, but if you bring a bottle of wine, they let you sit out front and enjoy while you wait. Once you're inside you will not be disappointed. Start with a bucket of mussels and go from there. It's not inexpensive, but BYOB makes it all good. Go, bring... More 

Thank downthebrook
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will not be disappointed. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and generous portions, at what I believe is a fair price. Parking is limited, but there is street parking on every street in Ship Bottom as well as timed parking lots across the street so don't stress.

Thank bes1751
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I started a tradition a few years ago when we got a late start on dinner reservations in the middle of the "high season". So we ordered take out from Ship Bottom Shellfish, bought a bottle of wine, and drove to the beach where we sat in the car with the sunroof open and ate our dinner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Boulevard, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: 16094940088

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