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Ship Bottom Shellfish

1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
+1 609-494-0088
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shellfish” (27 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
“crab cakes” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very good food, a little pricey, but overall very good. Wait staff is very distracted, which shouldn't be because it's a very small restaurant (had to ask for my check three times). And be prepared to wait in season. Take out is a better option...More

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When we first got to LBI we stopped here for lunch and both fell in love with the baked crab cake sandwich. The food was outstanding. Fresh and mostly local. The service was also terrific. Our waitress new the menu and was really helpful with...More

Thank greattrip9
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Went off hours and off season - bottom line, no wait. Fresh fish, great service and BYOB. Highly recommend the Lump Meat Crab-cake, one of the best we had, and yes, no filler. Shrimp and calamari were also very good. Only downside is an old...More

Thank Dondi22
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Went to the ship bottom shellfish during the end of the season. This is a small restaurant right on the boulevard and is only open during the summer season. Went for lunch where there was a select menu but thought pricing was a little high....More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Combining both a restaurant and seafood market, this seasonal establishment is the poster child for what true New Jersey "Shore" food is all about. Obviously, the shell fish is local, fresh and delectable. Somewhat cramped seating is more than compensated by mouth watering offerings.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

They list the flounder with crab imperial as 27 dollars on the menu but I noticed the bill charged us 29.After pointing this out to the waitress she showed me the fine print on the back of the menu which said prices subject to change...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Dinner here and was no doubt best food we've had on the island - see other reviews I know that a lot of people have complained about the wait to get in, but it's a small place with maybe 10 tables so you will have...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I wish I could review them for real, but although we tried to eat here several times during the week, the wait times were 1-2 hours. They do not take reservations, so unless you want to eat dinner at 4:30, expect to wait a long...More

3  Thank Julie W
Reviewed August 31, 2017

The owners of this restaurant also own a few other restaurants on the mainland, and I have to say, they're all great. The food is quite good; the service is excellent, and the price is mid-range. It does not take reservations, so you might have...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Just to get out of the way, the decor is No-Frills. If you come after 5:30 you will wait. However you will be treated to some of the best quality seafood you've ever had. Every dishes thoughtfully created and the staff is truly special. They...More

1  Thank Verbumcaro F
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September 28, 2017|
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Response from Verbumcaro F | Reviewed this property |
Byob as far as I recall!
August 2, 2016|
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Response from Foodie1336 | Reviewed this property |
Open in April and stays open until close to Thanksgiving. Excellent by the way
June 23, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs 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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