Mud City Crab House

★★★★☆
  • 1185 E Bay Ave

    Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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  • 609-978-3660

About Mud City Crab House

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm

Food

Food
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This place is simply the nest seafood on the NJ coast. We've been going there since they opened and we knew Melissa from her days at the Dutchman's. The crab dip is awesome and the sauteed soft shells rock. The only problem beside the fact that they don't take reservations is that everything on the menu is fresh and prepared just for you. I have tried almost everything and I have never had a bad experience. BYOB and enjoy the wait out front. Sometimes the wait can be two or three hours and many people do it. As an added benefit the vegetables are freshly prepared and you can get baked potato after 3:00 PM. This place is worth the trip, believe me.

5
★★★★★

This place is simply the nest seafood on the NJ coast. We've been going there since they opened and we knew Melissa from her days at the Dutchman's. The crab dip is awesome and the sauteed soft shells rock. The only problem beside the fact that they don't take reservations is that everything on the menu is fresh and prepared just for you. I have tried almost everything and I have never had a bad experience. BYOB and enjoy the wait out front. Sometimes the wait can be two or three hours and many people do it. As an added benefit the vegetables are freshly prepared and you can get baked potato after 3:00 PM. This place is worth the trip, believe me.

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the fun is in the wait! we know it is a long wait but our crab cakes are the best as are the crab and art dip, garlic mussells, and crabs!

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★★★★★

the fun is in the wait! we know it is a long wait but our crab cakes are the best as are the crab and art dip, garlic mussells, and crabs!

Pros: crab cakes, artichoke dip, mussells, everything!

Cons: long wait-but who cares!

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This past summer while staying in Manahawkin, New Jersey I was told that I must go to Mud City Crab house. I've lived inland all my life and have had just about every version of burger under the sun, so now that I'm on the coast it's time to sample some real seafood. According to the local's this place has a legendary wait to get in. Luckily for us it was an off day and we were able to get in pretty quickly. Like I said before I'm a land-lubber, so to have a menu that depends on the luck of the local fisherman is pretty cool. There were some fish that were on that day's menu that I'd never heard of, since I do watch a fair amount of the Discovery Channel I decided to stay away from those. I chose to have the Maco shark. This is something I have seen on TV. It's a very mean looking fish that would definitely make me feel more manly upon ingestion. Long story short, it frickin rocked. The food was good and I ate way too much. The price wasn't too bad, although I was on vacation and could care less. If I ever find myself in Manahawkin again I'll be sure to go back to Mud City.

4
★★★★☆

This past summer while staying in Manahawkin, New Jersey I was told that I must go to Mud City Crab house. I've lived inland all my life and have had just about every version of burger under the sun, so now that I'm on the coast it's time to sample some real seafood. According to the local's this place has a legendary wait to get in. Luckily for us it was an off day and we were able to get in pretty quickly. Like I said before I'm a land-lubber, so to have a menu that depends on the luck of the local fisherman is pretty cool. There were some fish that were on that day's menu that I'd never heard of, since I do watch a fair amount of the Discovery Channel I decided to stay away from those. I chose to have the Maco shark. This is something I have seen on TV. It's a very mean looking fish that would definitely make me feel more manly upon ingestion. Long story short, it frickin rocked. The food was good and I ate way too much. The price wasn't too bad, although I was on vacation and could care less. If I ever find myself in Manahawkin again I'll be sure to go back to Mud City.

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I LOVE this restaurant. While a bit pricy and difficult to get into, their food is fantastic. Perfect for the seafood lover, it also has great options for the red meat fan. Fun atmosphere and right by the bay, it's a great eatery.

5
★★★★★

I LOVE this restaurant. While a bit pricy and difficult to get into, their food is fantastic. Perfect for the seafood lover, it also has great options for the red meat fan. Fun atmosphere and right by the bay, it's a great eatery.

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This restaurant is awesome. Their menu is loaded with the best seafood dishes, which are prepared within a very acceptable time frame and served by a friendly wait staff. I've never left this restaurant disappointed. The only issue is sometimes having to wait, they are so good that they are always busy, even in the winter months when it's only the local residents. During the summer season that place is constantly packed.

PROS: Good food and service
CONS: Always a wait, longer in the summer

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant is awesome. Their menu is loaded with the best seafood dishes, which are prepared within a very acceptable time frame and served by a friendly wait staff. I've never left this restaurant disappointed. The only issue is sometimes having to wait, they are so good that they are always busy, even in the winter months when it's only the local residents. During the summer season that place is constantly packed.

PROS: Good food and service
CONS: Always a wait, longer in the summer

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Best kept secret on island. Good food at reasonable price. Service is the best. BYOB if you wish too. Very busy place. Don't be surprised if you have to wait to be seated. For those impatient type, I highly recomend being wise enough to call ahead and see how long the wait is. A busy place must be something good happening! Peace.

2
★★★★★

Best kept secret on island. Good food at reasonable price. Service is the best. BYOB if you wish too. Very busy place. Don't be surprised if you have to wait to be seated. For those impatient type, I highly recomend being wise enough to call ahead and see how long the wait is. A busy place must be something good happening! Peace.

Pros: Food, Price & Service.

Cons: May have to wait; plan ahead by calling.

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Have driven 2 hours to Mud City many times to enjoy a lovely meal served by a friendly staff in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Sometimes a wait, which may lead to polite conversation with other diners.

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★★★★☆

Have driven 2 hours to Mud City many times to enjoy a lovely meal served by a friendly staff in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Sometimes a wait, which may lead to polite conversation with other diners.

Pros: reasonable price, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: sometimes a wait

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Got there at 7:30PM and was told the wait would be 2.5 hours. Needless to say we didn't bother. They should warn people about excessive wait times.

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★☆☆☆☆

Got there at 7:30PM and was told the wait would be 2.5 hours. Needless to say we didn't bother. They should warn people about excessive wait times.

Cons: , Long Wait

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Mud City Crab House is a true Jersey Shore experience with its marshland view and rustic ambience. The place is always crowded, and after dining here once, you'll understand why. Specialties include fresh fish with a selection of sauces…

 

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