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Mud City Crab House

1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
+1 609-978-3660
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (41 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3915
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I almost hate to tell anyone how awesome Mud City was because there is already a long wait for a table, but....the parmesan encrusted Halibut I had was one of the best pieces of fish I've ever eaten. The entire staff was friendly and helped...More

Thank M00ey
Reviewed 4 days ago

With three hour waits in the summer, I was ready to be blown away by Mud City. Sadly, that was not the case. Visiting for a late lunch/early dinner on a Saturday afternoon in October we were lucky to get a booth right away. Nice...More

Thank Dgem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great nautical theme going on here. We loved the plain brown paper they put on the table instead of a table cloth. They used a black marker to write your waitresses name on the paper table cover. We had a crab cake sandwich and a...More

Thank Martina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us go here to celebrate our birthdays twice a year. It is worth the drive. Food is fresh, consistent, and delicious. The crab cakes and garlic clams can’t be beat!

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I learned of Mud City while in Punta Cana talking to a guy from Jersey. He said they have the best food near LBI and we were missing out. Soooo, we had to try it, and he couldn't have been more correct!...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This won't be a long review. Simply, it's one of the best restaurants around the Manahawkin/ Long Beach Island area. If you like crab cakes, they serve lump, no filler crab cakes that are big and delicious. I'll praise their other entrees as well. Service...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the fun atmosphere at Mud City ! Food was great and the outdoor seating and bar was such a fun set up ! Will definitely be back !! Thanks Mud City !!

Thank JetSetJessa
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Lots of good seafood prepared in many ways to suit just about everyone. Waiters take your orders if you are sitting inside. If you prefer you can order and then have your lunch or dinner on the outside picnic tables. Food is well prepared and...More

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you're looking for the old style fish house, Mud City Crab House is the place to go when you're on Long Beach Island or Manahawkin. Our friends who live on the Jersey Shore go there all the time. The only thing is you have...More

Thank MissS85
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The sea food here is excellent and will keep you coming back for more. It does get very crowded so get there early, there is usually a wait. Timing here is everything to avoid the wait.

Thank lchecinski
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Linda H
17 September 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
30 July 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
Ted F
18 July 2017|
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Response from Lynnobl | Reviewed this property |
Yes sorry to be so late on the answer. They also serve wine and beer
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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