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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Go Early To Beat The Crowd!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mike's Seafood & Raw Bar

Mike's Seafood & Raw Bar
Price range: $1 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Level Contributor
324 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Go Early To Beat The Crowd!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

I don't know how anyone could give this place less than at least a 4 star rating . . . the food is excellent and so is the atmosphere -- you're on a dock over the bay! The only negative is that you might have to wait an hour or longer, but my advice is to get off the beach a little earlier and get over to Mike's before the crowd arrives. We left the beach with the lifeguards and after using the public showers and stopping at the local beverage shop we had plenty of time to beat the rush. However, when we arrived there was only 1 table available for 4 and we had to sit facing the setting sun -- that didn't work, so we lingered at the table until a better table opened up . . . the next two families seated at that first table also waited and moved. When the sun is setting, there are numerous tables in the sun and you're better off avoiding them -- these tables are also at the edge of the dock overlooking the bay -- in other words, these are the choice tables! . . . After you sit, you review a large menu and you should keep in mind that the servings are equally as large! My wife and I could have easily shared a meal. My wife ordered the scallops, which came with a half dozen potatoes (!) and I ordered clam chowder, a baked potato and corn on the cob -- oh, and we split the shrimp cocktail (which was enough for a meal). Once you know you're order, you go to the bar to place it yourself and then it's delivered to your table. . . . the place is big and noisy with a lot of people always coming and going, but it's a popular seaside restaurant. Scallops were "very good" but not excellent . . . clam chowder was "very good" but a little on the cool side when served . . . shrimp cocktail: "excellent" as was the cocktail sauce; corn on the cob: "average" (how do you screw that up when it's Jersey corn?); baked potato was huge . . . service was very good (kids, and they're not on duty to develop relationships because they're never going to see you again) . . . and prices were about average for a shore town restaurant. . . . When we left our table the waiting line stretched from the hostess station to the street. Hey, I told you to get there early! . . . But even if you had to wait, Mike's is not a place to pass by.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank John52342
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

249 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    106
    67
    31
    19
    26
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Wappingers Falls, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“THE OWNER MUST BE WRITING THESE REVIEWS”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Where do I begin? Twenty three dollars for frozen shrimp, scallops and french fries, and coleslaw that tasted like it was from a hospital cafeteria. And you get to eat your food with plastic cutlery on styrofoam plates or in hard foil containers. If your looking for HVAC forget about it, you are either sitting under a big tent or an umbrella. And lets not forget the picnic bench for a table. I felt like I was at a company picnic. And the waitress's are not there to take your order, you have to get up and go place your order. The waitress's do bring the food to your table. We were really impressed with the atmosphere when Captain Crunch started his boat at the restaurant dock and let the boat idle for 5 minutes before departing. The boat fumes just added to the trailer trash ambiance. I was surprised when I didn't see Scullys catch of the day on the menu. Also, they don't serve alcohol, but make sure you bring plenty to lessen the pain after you get the bill for Mike's lousy seafood. The only good thing about the atmosphere is that your kids can run amok and no one will really care. Stay away from this place, I can't believe that people stood in line for this crap. The zombie apocalypse has begun.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Colonel218
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great ALL Around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited this past Monday making it Free Mussels Night. The place was packed and we had to wait a bit for a table but the time passes quickly as there was live music AND they passed out old bay fries several times! Loved the BYOB factor and really enjoyed the picnic tables and atmosphere. SO beachy. There were 4 of us in our party and we each got something different and loved all of it.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank KatelynMc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Visit every summer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Found this place after years of going to the Jersey shore. Now we go every year! Great food and atmosphere! I have tried something different almost every time and have never been disappointed. Even the kids look forward to going here every year!

Helpful?
Thank Jessica L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shamong, New Jersey
Level Contributor
67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent take out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

We order take out here at least once while on vacation and the seafood is very good. The Dewey platter is excellent with perfectly fried flounder, shrimp and crab cake. We also picked up some crab and little necks which were also very good.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank gdr3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mike's Seafood & Raw Bar also viewed

Sea Isle City, Cape May County
Sea Isle City, Cape May County
 
Sea Isle City, Cape May County
Sea Isle City, Cape May County
 

Been to Mike's Seafood & Raw Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing