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Jakes Crab Shack

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500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ
+1 732-894-3502
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip, sandwiches and fries are very good. They have tables on the sand w a great beach view, the staff will give you a great Belmar welcome.

Thank Jim A
Mount Olive, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

WOW - one bite of this hand dipped sandwich was heaven. The crab was sweet, juicy and the sauce just a mouthful of perfection.

Thank pattie s
Lansdale, PA
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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Jakes original building is gone, destroyed by Sandy along with everything else on the ocean side of Ocean Ave., but they are still in business operating out of what looks like an overgrown food truck parked on the sand along the boardwalk. Lunch was reasonably priced, the food was cooked to order and. Was tasty. Menu was limited and if... More 

Thank Al R
Brick, New Jersey
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197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

We really enjoyed everything about this place..,,,definitley worth a return trip hope they survived sandy

Thank JerseyGirl715
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We have been to Jakes on several occassions inthe past. This year, however, it seems they have increased their prices and decreased their portions. In the past a bucket of fries was quite large and worth the price. Today, however, a "large BUCKET" was a small paper side dish for $6.49!!!! Are you kidding me.???? Lobster bisque, while very tasty... More 

1 Thank lulutru
Maybrook, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Nice casual place on the beach for seafood. This is our second time visiting this restaurant. Cash only!

1 Thank VJSF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Waited 1 hr for our food.... Thought this was a good place for crab legs...not even on menu. Waiter was nice but 1 hr wait for dinner is unacceptable. The wait gave me time to download app and the drive to write my first review ever.

Thank cpoidom
Franklin Park, New Jersey
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We had a sunday night dinner at Jakes after a perfect beach day and some dancing at Djais. We forgot to bring drinks so the waitress offered a delivery service which promptly brought us a six pack. Our meal was perfect. Couldn't ask for anything better. We ordered a shrimp quesadilla (with extra cheese) a single crabcake, a lobster dinner... More 

Thank jonathanls
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

We have been here a few times. The crabcakes are always delicious...mostly crab and not all the usual fillers. The wait staff is friendly... Fries and corn were also satisfying. Steamers were tasty and looked like they were just caught. Expect to pay (cash only)...after all its seafood on the ocean!

Thank foodiegirlnj
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Let's start by saying that Jake's is a small snack shop on the boardwalk in Belmar--about six indoor tables and another ten or so on the patio. Given the realities of this type of seasonal business, I think you have to expect prices to be a bit on the high side--that said, I thought we received a fairly high-quality seafood... More 

1 Thank develbow

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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-894-3502

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?