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Mud City Crab House

1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
+1 609-978-3660
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (41 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (35 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They are living off the catchy name. Been here twice but can guarantee there won't be a third. A long wait for not so good food. I asked our waitress if this was fresh or frozen and she didn't lie to us. Everything we ate...More

Thank swalabre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried two times after Labor Day on a Saturday evening . Two hour wait,! Sorry . I was in the Navy for thirty six months and probably spent six of those thirty six waiting in lines. Try my best not to wait in lines for...More

Thank johnfI5773NN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been frequenting Mud City for years. Most often we just purchase seafood at their market. We always find the selection, freshness and pricing very good. Their crab cakes are THE best. Unfortunately we have rarely been able to dine in. It is ALWAYS...More

Thank drewlocher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was ok but very crowded the food was good The service was ok could have been a little better but it was busy so it was ok

Thank cecellial2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the, if not THE best seafood restaurants in New Jersey. We’ve been coming here for years and this is the first review I’ve ever done for Mud City. Every time we come here, it’s seafood paradise. Today we had : Jumbo crab cakes...More

Thank Suzy_Shopper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my all time favorite restaurant in the whole state of nj for many many years. We went here ALL the time. Winters were a struggle for me because they were closed for the off season and I would count the days until I...More

Thank lbilocal0224
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Mud City is the gold standard for seafood restaurants. The crab cakes are the very best you will have - lots of lump crab meat and delicious. The mussels are second to none. Every meal at Mud City is enjoyable!

Thank jim d
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a early dinner , we opted for outdoor dining . There is an airstream renovated into a bar , so sweet .... We had appetizer old bay shrimp , done to perfection . The New England Clam Chowder is perfection ....More

Thank cas3135
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Best sea food around. A bit rustic but great staff & good. Clams Casino & stuffed shrimp outstanding. Wife had crab cakes,all fresh crab. Fried clams best I've had in years. A must go to to place

Thank Liqitup
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on the way home from Atlantic City. 1:00 pm and we were seated right away. Our server Erica was very pleasant and attentive. We started with clam steamers and peel shrimp. We had the clam chowder and crab chowder soup. All...More

Thank lann718
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June 7, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
No, they open at 11 am so first come first served but it's worth it. If you don't get there early it could be up to a 2 hours wait.
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Best to call first I'm not sure she end of the season
Kelly D
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Rockintheday | Reviewed this property |
We went to Mud City again over weekend. My husband did in fact enjoy the crab. He was NOT provided a mallet but our friends were quite amused saying I too should had used a bib as each time he tore meat off the crab... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: +1 609-978-3660
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