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Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty

81 Channel Drive, Corner of Channel Drive and Boston Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2617
+1 732-899-6700
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
81 Channel Drive, Corner of Channel Drive and Boston Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2617
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The view is great on the water. The food was average. My chicken dish was on the dry side. The string beans and potatoes were good. The servers were very attentive. It was a group event and we all seemed to enjoy ourselves

Thank shop4ever
Reviewed 28 February 2017

can't give it 5 stars, because in summer the wait is crazy and they don't take reservations. Nice view of water, when you can get a seat by window. Food good, but best thing is the piano player. He plays nice soft relaxing dinner music.More

Thank Reuven Ronnen T
Suzanne W, Guest Relations Manager at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rueven, We're sorry to hear that you were told we don't accept reservations in the summer. We accept reservations of all size parties year round. Please give us a call when you plan to visit next and we'll make sure to get your reservation...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Have stopped by a number of times off season for lunch. Very nice to sit by a window on the water. Food is good although the prices have consistently creeped up. Plan around $15 to $20 PP for lunch entree plus drink of your choice....More

Thank CArOlT4242014
Reviewed 16 February 2017

jack bakers is a nice clean restaurant good for the whole family. the food is similar to red lobster menu,though not as good.

1  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Atmosphere was very nice due to the Saturday before Valentines Day.. There was a piano player who also sang & was very good... For apps. we had Lobster Bisque soup. It had chunks of Lobster but it had No taste. :( I had a...More

Thank Louis A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a birthday dinner at the Lobster Shanty. I ordered shrimp cocktail without lemon, I then order a lobster tail dinner with a side and received 2 sides, if I was told I was getting 2 sides I would have ordered 2 vegetables. I...More

Thank JaneH338
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My husband and I splurged for Lobster Night during restaurant week. We decided to go on a Saturday night. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, and there was LIVE PIANO MUSIC during our dinner; how nice! Although many other reviewers state that the food here is...More

Thank lbog
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Just returned from Thanksgiving buffet at the Lobster Shanty. Was seating right away but had to ask for a waitress after ten minutes just sitting there watching all the servers talk by the bar. No big deal but then we ordered 3 waters and two...More

Thank dkj418
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Reminiscent of previous Summers spent with our families at the Lobster Shanty. Our evening was enjoyed with delicious cocktails and lobster cooked to perfection. Preparation of our entrees seemed to take a little longer than we expected, but once received we were extremely satisfied. Kudos...More

Thank bensmom49
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went for dinner. Food selection was very heavy on the shellfish side. Not many options for those who are allergic to shellfish. Service was fine but food was mixed. Fisherman's platter was good but daily special of Halibut was very dry and tasteless. Parking is...More

Thank lakelorain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Channel Drive, Corner of Channel Drive and Boston Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2617
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Point Pleasant Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 732-899-6700
Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach is situated in one of the Jersey Shore's most unique locations. Nestled on Channel Drive between the commercial lobster and fishing boats with stunning views of Manasquan River & inlet islands, this fresh seafood and steak house has, since 1955, been a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Completely renovated after Hurricane Sandy in 2013, the Lobster Shanty boosts a one of a kind water view setting, warm decor, exceptional food and experienced service. The Lobster Shanty serves a wonderful classic American menu featuring the freshest in local ingredients including lobster, seafood, steaks and chops. With an impressive wine list, romantic atmosphere & breathtaking views, the Lobster Shanty is more than simply dining, it's a one of a kind, Jersey Shore experience.
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