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The Lobster House

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906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775 (Formerly The Lobster House)
+1 609-884-8296
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I almost feel bad doing this - people rave about this place. It's a local favorite and an iconic sight to anyone who's ever visited Cape May... But over-hype is a clear and present danger when dealing with landmarks, especially ones that skate by on their reputation. I'm not accusing The Lobster House of skating - but I gave them... More 

Thank tshane2016
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for a late lunch the first Saturday in December (a very busy day in Cape May, since the Christmas parade is that evening). We were seated promptly and had a very nice meal. Lunch portions are smaller and the odd thing was the lunch entree came with a salad OR 2 sides but you couldn't get a salad... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Ocean City, Maryland
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306 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has it all. A wide variety of dining areas to satisfy any requirements (several inside dining rooms, bar, outside deck dining area, schooner bar and dining area). The staff is pleasant. The food is great. The prices are more than fair. The setting is outstanding. The Lobster House is located right on the harbor as you enter Cape... More 

Thank denmiller2003
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time trying the lobster house. We decided to sit in the Cafe rather than the restaurant. We each had a bowl of clam chowder and shared a plate of tender fried clams, which came with fries and cole slaw. The chowder was full of nice sized clams and really tender. The meal left me full for the entire night.

Thank Patty C
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entrees are excellent. The service is quick and efficient, always checking back if you need anything. We ordered the special (lobster encrusted flounder), a seafood mix that included mussels, clams, lobster, scallops, and another dish, I can't remember. Meals come with a salad, which is fresh and ice cold, and the entrees were very good. The sides available with... More 

Thank 5travelingmonkeys
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was absolutely amazing. The food we ordered was cooked to perfection. Great place to eat. I would definitely recommend this place to eat!

Thank Lucette C
Clayton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were in Cape May for her birthday weekend. We had dinner at the Lobster House and as expected, everything was exceptional. The service was fantastic and the food is always on point.

Thank schulde07
Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having enjoyed an amazing dinner here in high season a year ago, we made it a point to return and were delighted with another superb dining experience! We enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller, French Onion Soup, Sautéed Scallops, delicious crab and tasty warm bread. Our server, Jennifer, kept the drinks filled and the timing of each course just right! A bit pricey,... More 

Thank sweetannie59
Cape May, New Jersey
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go eat out on the dock overlooking the boats. The food is ALWAYS wonderful. Our favorite is the Broiled Seafood Platter, snapper soup, New England Clam Chowder, and raw oysters and clams from the oyster bar. Fresh seafood doesn't get any fresher than this.

Thank cherylbythesea
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in for a quick lunch at the takeout counter. Very friendly and helpful staff. I ordered the special of the day and was very pleased. There is a fair sized selection for takeout and would try the oyster bar next time. Plenty of space at the picnic tables along the dock in back. I would like to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?