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Jay's Crab Shack

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737 Asbury Ave, Ste B, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3720
+1 609-399-4022
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Turnersville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 6. They couldn't accommodate unless we sat at the bar. Tables are mounted to the wall, therefore, so cannot be rearranged. The poor girl trying her best to help us was never trained. She tried so hard, but the only other employee was the high-school drop out looking kid at the stove who displayed never seeing uncooked food... More 

Thank Jim R
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is one of my family's favorite restaurants. Crabcake salad never fails to satisfy. We went twice during our two-week vacation.

Thank Geoffrey B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered dinner from Jay's Crab Shack and it was so disappointing. When we ordered, they said 15-20 minutes, 30 minutes later we were still waiting. We even had to go back because they forgot something. The only meals that were good were the fried grouper sandwich and the fish taco. The burger was a disappointment, not enough seasoning, so... More 

Thank KippPatti
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had four in our group and nobody thought the food was very good. We expected good seafood in Ocean City, but were disappointed here. The waitress was very nice. Our group talked it over afterwards and none of us would care to go back there, especially considering the other restaurants available in Ocean City.

Thank XYZ_Tim_306
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

stopped here for dinner last Thursday, 9-15-16 and was very disappointed. Three 0f us had the Grouper 2 had sandwiches and one the dinner. The grouper was mushy and the batter pretty much tasteless, kind of old tasting, maybe it was the oil it was cooked in I don't know. The crab cake was just tasteless and bland. There was... More 

Thank MaritaandBobB
Califon, New Jersey
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

On first night on vacation and we were struggling to find a place to eat, after striking out twice we stumbled onto this place. The crab cake was pretty good, the crab soup was really, really good. The bisque was also pretty good. What lost me was the fish taco. It was a deep fried tortilla that contained the fish.... More 

Thank Mountaineer22
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Bare bones, casual dining - prices are good, food is very good. Lots of crab in all the dishes. Fish taco was very good.

Thank JeromeSied
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Soft she'll crabs mediocre. Fries were ok. Good service. Shrimps and Cole slaw were the only foods I enjoyed. Juices and teas were watered down.

Thank TMorris2
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you're looking for some great food at a reasonable price, this is your place. The crab dip is delicious, and I had the fish tacos which were fantastic. It has a very down to earth, dive bar type feel. No frills, just some good seafood at a great local restaurant.

Thank Becky B
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I got the grilled shrimp salad and it was very good. I also tried a bite of my mom's crab cake and it was AMAZING! It was REAL crab meat, not the imitation stuff. The crab bisque was also amazing. The building was very hot a little loud. Overall, very good place.

Thank Allyson F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 737 Asbury Ave, Ste B, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3720
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-399-4022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?