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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” (516 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (186 reviews)
“onion bread” (37 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's been around a long time. Fish market is unbelievable for the variety you can buy To prepare at home. They also have an attached restaurant. You can sit inside or outside. I had the 1 lb broiled Lobster It was very good. Hubby had...More

Thank Carla H
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I stopped in this past Monday evening early for dinner and a trip down memory lane. Even before 6:00 pm the place was full. We came here remembering the wonderful meals we had here in the first decade of our marriage (We've...More

Thank bonniemerald
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We return to The Lobster House every year we vacation in Wildwood Crest. It is a short, lovely drive and the food is delicious. They do not take reservations, so anticipate a wait, but it is worth it. While the atmosphere was very noisy due...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The atmosphere is fantastic! There's even a fish store up front. They have a parking lot but there is also curbside parking with plenty of handicapped parking right out front. Reservations are a good idea, but we were seated immediately for a late lunch. Our...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed yesterday

If I could give it a higher score I would. We have moved to Florida and I miss the Lobster House, but last night we discovered Harborside in Winter Haven and it was exceptional. I will vist the Lobster House when I am bak in...More

Thank kathierammel
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had dinner over the weekend and were terribly disappointed. We order lobster and filet mignon and it was awful. The meat was super dry and had not taste, don't think it had any seasoning. The lobster was like rubber. Steaming lobster...More

Thank dinamatos1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Flounder is one of their specialties. I chose simply prepared sautéed with lemon butter sauce. Cooked well and very fresh. Too many blah sides- meal includes small salad, choice of potatoes and a vegetable. I had a bad concoction of cabbage, mushrooms and carrots. Soup...More

Thank Marybeth K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant has different rooms and views to choose from. Main room overlooking the dock. A front bar room with fireplace, with dim lighting ambience. They have an outdoor seating area and a boat you can dine on weather permitting. Their many has a nice...More

Thank elizabethgS2749ZF
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely anniversary lunch with my parents here. The clam chowder had great flavor and a lot of clams. Crabs cakes, oysters, stuffed flounder all were very tasty. We lucked out and had great window table as well.

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very busy restaurant during peak tourist periods. Planned accordingly and visited when we had only a 30 minute wait instead of an hour and forty minutes. Our server was "experienced," to-the-point, and very professional. Wonderfully prepared and served meals. Lobster special was reasonable for...More

1  Thank kahunaPA
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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 Katrina B | Reviewed this property |
The Lobster House does not accept reservations any day. Enjoy!
Rosalind M
4 September 2017|
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Response from christiangirl65lm | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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