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Jay's Crab Shack

737 Asbury Ave, Ste B, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3720
+1 609-399-4022
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
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“crab” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“ciabatta” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
737 Asbury Ave, Ste B, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3720
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Right in the heart of the Asbury Ave shopping area, Jay's has a good selection of seafood at fairly reasonable prices. The atmosphere is not exactly what you'd want for a wedding anniversary dinner, but service is good, as is the food!

Thank David F
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

From the reviews that I had read, the crabcakes were given such high marks, so we headed there for that! Honestly, both my friend and I found them to be mushy, not high quality- definitely not full of lump crabmeat. It was not crispy and...More

Thank CafeBetsy
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were struggling to find a place open for dinner before "the season" began, and we found Jay's downtown. It is not the most stylish place, and when we arrived, the wait staff outnumbered the diners, but they were fun and friendly. I decided to...More

1  Thank TR3B-1962
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Second week of May visit. Manhattan clam chowder, very good. We both had the crabcake sandwich platter, crabcakes meaty and nicely spiced on ciabatta style roll. Fries were good with just the right amount of Old Bay, as requested They were able to hold the...More

1  Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It's all about the name... This is a shack but with really really good food that you would expect from a place named Jays Crab Shack. We had the grilled shrimp, soft shell crabs and grouper. All fantastic! Great part of town off the boardwalk...More

Thank Billkress
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Since we were in OCNJ for the Comic Con we had to eat. Where to go? Where we go when we're in OCNJ in the summer.........Jay's!!! Crab cakes and clam strips tasted as good in April as they do in August. See ya in August!!!

Thank NYersX4
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The food here is incredible. I've eaten here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed. The staff is great and Jay himself is a really cool, down-to-earth guy.

Thank btking854
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The kids love going to Jay's for the shrimp basket of fried fish baskets. The prices are reasonable and the food is pretty good for what it is. Always friendly and helpful service.

Thank siteations
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 27 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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