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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” (535 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Once again a great place to eat. never got a bad meal there. I do believe the price for the meals are ok. The staff is really good and work hard to make your time enjoyable . So give it a try.

Thank jim h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the Lobster House for dinner the last night of our honeymoon. The staff was friendly, the food was wonderful and in large portions! Will definitely come back!

Thank laurenmc2282
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the swordfish special which was very tasty. It was very flavorable and served warm but not quite hot enough for me. I didn’t ask to heat it up because it still tasted good. Service was very good and the price reasonable for a...More

Thank jfmcg2
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would usually give this 5 stars but 'something' seems to have changed recently! Presentation of the food was poor, disappointing to say the least. Baked stuffed flounder was very 'fishy' tasting and the snapper soup, usually great was 'tough'. The sherry was served in...More

Thank valerie r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live locally, about 11 minutes away. We had friends from Henderson, NV visiting and asked them what they thought they might like for dinner. They replied, "Seafood! We can't get decent seafood at home." So, I immediately thought Lobster House. As usual, the House...More

Thank Curtis C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and service at The Lobster House with a large menu of seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Soups are a great option and fried clam strips are some of the best I have had at the shore. The place does get...More

Thank FourthDoctor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grab a seat, if you can, at this intimate little diner attached to the front of the world-renown Lobster House. Delicious breakfasts, lunch and dinners---all with the same delicious taste as the "big restaurant" out back. Not to be missed!

Thank melindafindsit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for an early dinner and had a really nice seafood dinner. The ambiance is terrific and the food was very good. Had the night's special stuffed flounder and the broiled seafood platter - started with some Cape May salts oysters and enjoyed everything. Only...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch with a wonderful view of the ships. Luncheon menu has numerous choices. We dined on scallops and stuffed flounder both were excellent choices, Service was attentive and professional. Restaurant has a rustic ambiance with scores of pictures of Cape May History

Thank SeniorRW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a light lunch shared lobster bisque and salad. The waitresses are dressed cute in nautical dresses. It's right by the marina so get a window seat plan on going back food was great

Thank JoAnn C
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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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