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Denville Seafood & Codmother's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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61 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834-2769
+1 973-627-2987
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Reston, Virginia
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A traveling companion and I stopped in here for dinner a couple of weeks ago. After walking through the seafood market, we were seated in the dining room. It was about 6 pm and there were few other diners. Some time went by before our server came to the table. I asked about a nice adult beverage and was told... More 

Thank Christopher D
Milford, Ohio
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234 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a fresh seafood market right inside this place certainly has potential. The disappointment came in the prepared food. Had the Bouillabaisse soup and it was basically a salty broth with a few specs of fish in it. An insult to a true Bouillabaisse soup. Then had sauteed soft shelled crabs and they tasted like they were cooked in an... More 

Thank Scot L
Denville, New Jersey
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I am there at least once a month whether to buy fish or sea food or to eat fish or sea food. When I am not in the mood to cook I will stop there to buy their delicious White Clam Chowder or Lobster Bisque. For lunch everything is delicious but I usually go for either Oysters or Clams followed... More 

Thank Fusun777
Morris County, New Jersey
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1,009 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,911 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped for lunch on a cold day. This restaurant offers great soups, and that was just what we craved. Hot soup on a very cold day! We were seated in a booth and our server offered water. I asked for hot tea and he quickly brought it. There were only 2 tables occupied next us so it seemed like... More 

1 Thank Wenovo
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed in this place. I grew up in Denville and remember going to Denville Seafood with my parents when I was a kid, so when I was looking for a place to eat I decided to go there. First, it was pricey. I was a little surprised but decided I would treat myself to the fried shrimp... More 

Thank kmdl
Morris County, New Jersey
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1,009 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,911 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Our family loves the delicious lobster bisque at our traditional family dinner on Christmas Eve. It is also very popular with others, so people line up before the store opens early in the morning. My husband is the designated shopper that morning, needles to say we all sympathize with him because the weather is always chilly and the wait in... More 

1 Thank Wenovo
Clifton, New Jersey
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you crave fresh seafood at a fair price--this is the place to go...The restaurant is tied to a very busy seafood market...Items may disappear off the menu if they run out which proves they shop daily and don't freeze their seafood unlike chain restaurants....Its casual dining in a recently renovated dining room---we find the back dining area cozy on... More 

1 Thank 439bud
Denville, New Jersey
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Absolutely love the lemon sole with side of veggies. Fresh and delicious. The service is always great as well.

Thank Donna M
Alliance, Ohio, United States
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A think it was over priced for the small portions. Lobster bisque was amazing! Had fried haddock, crab cake and shrimp. Crab cake was ok but a little over seasoned and couldn't taste the crab. Fish was very bland. Probably would't visit again.

Thank Faith M
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Since this place got renovated, portions are extremely smaller, for extremely high prices. Went here for my moms birthday and both of us ordered 31 dollar lobster. It was the size of a child's fist per dish.... I was still starving after... didn't even give us the full lobster tail as it states on the menu. 31 dollars for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834-2769
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Denville
  • Phone Number: +1 973-627-2987
recently reopened in 2012 after being closed due to Hurricane Irene in 2011.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?