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The Lobster House

906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
+1 609-884-8296
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (533 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (190 reviews)
“onion bread” (40 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
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1 - 10 of 3,262 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Through the end of October, there is a schooner tied up next to the Lobster House, which offers drinks and lite dinner fare from the Lobster House. My wife and I enjoyed sitting on the schooner looking back at the Cape May Harbor where all...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being in Cape May for a weekend in November, one can find numerous restaurants available in town, but once Sunday is over, most of the restaurants are either closed or have limited hours. We are ALWAYS able to have a good sea food lunch or...More

1  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main stay for seafood in Cape May. We had a great meal. The restaurant was full, so you would think they would be able to put some lights on in the dining room so you could see what you were doing. Just about every...More

Thank Captainahabb
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a great seafood meal at a restaurant a little further north the previous night, we were very disappointed with the Lobster House. The food from the chowder to the shrimp stuffed with crabmeat was average at best. The sautéed crabmeat was better but...More

Thank Historiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean bay view. Delicious bread and meals. Baked stuffed shrimp and Blackened Red Fish was awesome! Would recommend this place highly. Dessert was soo good.

Thank cgmf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for Sunday lunch and were pleasantly surprised they could take us. The menu was delightful and we enjoyed the wonderful clam chowder and lobster and tuna salad. The waitress forgot to bring bread to the table and we had to remind her,...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great sevuce. And the market up front is awsome for snacks back in the hotel room. The salt oysters and clams as an appetizer is great

Thank Chris Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always go to The Lobster House when we’re in town. It never disappoints! The casual take out is good when you really don’t want full service and just want to hang out by the dock. Inside has a formal dining area where there’s full...More

Thank Joann D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at the Lobster House Restaurant with my lady friend on Wednesday 11/8/17. We sat by the fireplace and the bartender Mary Jane served us. What a nice person she is. We had some wine and then a Lobster Salad. It was excellent, with...More

Thank Roy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually start our visit to Cape May with lunch at the Lobster House. This is our first visit in November so the schooner was not open and we dined inside. The large restaurant is quite gloomy. This may be cooling in the summer but...More

Thank LongGable
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Patti B
11 October 2017|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
You’d have to call them but I doubt it due to cold weather. I think the schooner is just a bar, food is served on adjacent dock year round I think.
15 September 2017|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I think they are open 7 days all year round. Depending on the day and the weather the outside deck and raw bar area might not be open. There is a more formal, more expensive indoor dining room too. I think the deck might be... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from Moe D | Reviewed this property |
they do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775 (Formerly The Lobster House)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8296
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