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Shellhammer's Restaurant

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

Menu

APPETIZERS‎
$13.75
Navajo Nachos
Tri-colored tortilla chips with blackened chicken, cheddar-jack cheese, shredded lettuce, homemade salsa, black olives, fresh jalapenos, chipotle aioli, sour cream and guacamole
Beef $12.75
Crab $13.75
Beef or Crab Nachos
Maryland crab, melted cheddar-jack, fresh jalapenos, homemade salsa, sour cream and guacamole over tri-colored tortilla chips
$9.00
Annapolis Crab Toast
Sweet maryland crab with blended cheeses and spices on grilled French baguette
$9.75
Thai Salmon Medallions
Pan blackened salmon medallions with Thai cucumber relish and sweet chili-soy dipping sauce
$8.75
Baja Quesadilla
Diced chicken simmered in a smoky chipotle barbecue with pico de gallo, cheddar-jack cheese, guacamole and fresh cilantro. Served with sour cream
$9.00
Potstickers
Pan fried pork dumplings served with orange ginger and our sweet chili-soy sauce
$9.75
Crab Rangoon
Blend of sweet crab with cream cheese and asian spices folded in a crisp wrapper with pineapple-curry sauce
$9.00
Southwestern Egg Rolls
Zesty blackened chicken with pork, sweet corn, black beans and spices wrapped in a crisp tortilla. Served with our smoky chipotlebarbecue sauce
$9.75
Key West Tuna Bites
A shemp classic. Cajun spiced ahi medallions served with our homemade key lime mustard
$9.00
Caribbean Chicken Tenders
Jamaican spiced chicken tenderloins finished on the grill with pineapple-curry dipping sauce
SOUPS‎
Cup $4.75
Bowl $6.00
Maryland Crab
Our spicy maryland crab with oyster crackers
Cup $4.75
Bowl $6.75
Texas Chili
Classic texas chili with melted cheddar-jack and crisp tortilla chips
SALADS‎
$6.00
House Salad
Fresh spring mix with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, shredded carrot, cheddar-jack cheese and homemade garlic croutons
$6.00
Caesar Salad
Fresh‎ romaine hearts, grated parmesan cheese and garlic croutons tossed in our creamy caesar dressing
$12.75
Greek Salmon Salad
Pan blackened salmon over mixed greens with feta cheese, roasted red peppers, grilled asparagus, kalamata olives and artichoke hearts with greek vinaigrette
$12.75
Steak and Wild Mushroom Salad
Grilled ribeye medallions over mixed greens with tomatoes, asparagus, shredded carrot, crumbled gorgonzola and our blend of shiitake, Kennett and crimini mushrooms with cabernet-sauvignon vinaigrette
$11.75
Spinach Salad
Grilled chicken over baby spinach with cherry tomatoes, shredded carrot, crumbled bacon, hard boiled egg, and fresh mozzarella cheese with our bacon-spinach dressing
$11.75
Rasta Pasta Salad
Caribbean spiced chicken over mixed greens with fresh fruit and corkscrew pasta tossed in our curry vinaigrette
$12.75
Key West Caesar Salad
Hemingway’s secret recipe straight from the Florida key’s. sautéed gulf shrimp tossed with seasoned corkscrew pasta over our traditional caesar salad
SANDWICHES‎
All sandwiches are served with your choice of seasoned fries or coleslaw or carrots with ranch dressing
$10.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Prime Dip
Shaved prime rib with caramelized red onion, shiitake mushrooms and melted provolone on grilled French baguette. served with horseradish mayo and rosemary au jus
$10.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Jack Daniel's Barbecued Prime Rib
Thinly sliced prime rib simmered in our homemade jack daniels barbecue with fire roasted red onion and melted cheddar on grilled ciabatta
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Stuffed Turkey Grinder
Oven roasted turkey on grilled French baguette with traditional stuffing and cranberry-mayo. served with our rich turkey gravy for dipping
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Brooklyn Pastrami
Thinly sliced pastrami simmered in yuengling-dijon mustard with fire grilled red onion and Swiss cheese on grilled marble rye
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Tuscan Chicken
Grilled chicken topped with sautéed baby spinach, roasted red peppers, buffalo mozzarella and basil pesto aioli on grilled ciabatta
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Grilled Salami Bruschetta
Spicy genoa salami on grilled French baguette with mesclun greens, plum tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil drizzled with balsamic glaze
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Monterrey Chicken
Grilled chicken breast on toasted ciabatta with spicy ancho-chipotle sauce, shredded lettuce, plum tomato, melted cheddar and sliced avocado
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Cajun Salmon
Pan blackened salmon on a toasted brioche roll with shredded lettuce, plum tomato, and cool cucumber-dill aioli
$9.50
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Carrots with ranch dressing
Tijuana Meatloaf
Our homemade meatloaf on toasted ciabatta with crisp bacon, plum tomato, lettuce, melted cheddar and our smoky ancho-chipotle spread
MORE SANDWICHES‎
$10.75
Crab Cake Sandwich
Lump crab cake, pan fried with plum tomato and crisp lettuce on our toasted brioche roll
$9.50
Turkey Melt
Grilled smoked turkey with crisp bacon, plum tomato, melted cheddar and honey mustard on toasted ciabatta
$9.50
White Forest Reuben
Smoked‎ turkey on grilled marble rye with homemade coleslaw, russian dressing and melted Swiss cheese
$9.50
Black Forest Reuben
Thinly sliced roast beef on grilled marble rye with swiss cheese, russian dressing and coleslaw
$8.50
Philly Cheese Steak
Chopped‎ steak, fried onions and melted American cheese stuffed in a torpedo roll
$9.50
Backdraft Roast Beef
Thinly sliced roast beef simmered in a spicy habanero-barbecue with melted cheddar on a toasted steak roll
$9.50
Buffalo Chicken and Gorgonzola
Breaded chicken breast dipped in our tangy buffalo sauce with crisp lettuce, plum tomato and crumbled gorgonzola on a toasted country kaiser
BURGERS‎
All burgers are served with your choice of seasoned fries or coleslaw
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Shemp Burger
grilled angus burger with American cheese, crisp bacon, lettuce, plum tomato and red onion on a toasted country kaiser
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
B&B Burger
Blackened angus with crisp lettuce, crumbled bleu cheese, cajun mayo and crisp onion straws on our deli-style onion roll
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Rawhide Burger
Grilled angus brushed with our spicy habanero-barbecue, crisp bacon, melted cheddar, onion straws, lettuce and plum tomato on our toasted country kaiser
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Alpine Mushroom Burger
Our‎ seasoned angus burger with crisp lettuce, rich onion spread, and sautéed wild mushrooms with melted swiss cheese on our deli-style onion roll
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Patty Melt
Seasoned angus burger with sautéed onions, russian dressing and melted cheddar on grilled marble rye
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
Baja Turkey Burger
Grilled turkey burger with plum tomato, shredded lettuce, melted cheddar, smoky ancho-chipotle spread and sliced avocado on a toasted country kaiser
$9.75
Seasoned fries
Coleslaw
California Turkey Burger
Seasoned turkey burger on grilled herb focaccia with fresh baby spinach, roasted red peppers, fire grilled red onion and creamy garlic and artichoke cheese spread
SOUTH OF THE BORDER‎
$13.75
Navajo Tacos
your‎ choice of chicken or london broil with cheddar-jack cheese, fried onions, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and spicy chipotle-aioli in grilled flour tortillas. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans and fresh salsa
$12.75
Quesadillas
Your choice of chicken or steak with sautéed onions, peppers, and cheddar-jack cheese folded in a grilled flour tortilla. served with Mexican rice, refried beans, salsa and sour cream
$11.75
Garden Quesadilla
Sautéed baby spinach, roasted red peppers, wild mushrooms, onion, bell peppers and melted mozzarella folded in a grilled spinach tortilla. served with Mexican rice, refried beans, salsa and sour cream
$13.75
Texas Burrito
Marinated london broil wrapped in a chipotle tortilla with sautéed onions, peppers, refried beans, cheddar-jack cheese and spicy habanera barbecue. finished on the grill and serve with Mexican rice, drunken beans and sour cream
$12.75
Jamaican Quesadilla
Caribbean jerked chicken with fresh salsa, shredded lettuce, jalapenos, and melted cheddar-jack cheese folded in a grilled flour tortilla. served with Mexican rice, refried beans and sour cream
$16.50
Fajitas
Choose chicken, london broil or a combination of both with sauteed onions and peppers. served with refried beans, Mexican rice, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, cheddar-jack cheese, fresh salsa, sour cream and warm flour tortillas
ENTREES‎
$16.25
Chicken Florentine
Sautéed breast of chicken simmered in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce with baby spinach and fried leek confetti over roasted garlic mashed potatoes
$24.75
Filet Mignon
Our‎ tender filet mignon wrapped in bacon with crumbled gorgonzola, balsamic glaze, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$15.75
Shelly's Meatloaf
Our homemade meatloaf with wild mushroom gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed baby spinach
$22.75
Kentucky Rib Eye
Grilled ribeye brushed with our kentucky-bourbon barbecue, beer battered onion straws, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed snap peas
$21.75
Maryland Crab Cakes
Twin maryland crab cakes pan fried with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
$16.75
Tortellini Diablo
Tri-colored cheese tortellini with grilled andouille sausage, juicy meatballs, tomatoes, peppers, onions and grated parmesan cheese. Served with warm garlic toast
$18.25
Tuna Vera Cruz
Pan blackened ahi over Mexican rice with black bean and corn salsa, sliced avocado, chipotle-whip and sautéed snap peas
$18.75
Jambalaya
Sautéed gulf shrimp, andouille sausage and chicken in a spicy louisiana creole sauce. Served over rice with warm focaccia
About
Located just minutes off I-95 and several are hotels, Shellhammer's is a warm comfortable place to enjoy lunch, brunch or dinner. Happy Hour is always jumping with awesome everyday specials.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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All reviews brunch crab nachos burger sweet potato fries sandwiches salad local crowd awesome server table seating great drink specials strip mall bar pub regular fries nice beer selection love this place food was great during happy hour
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Shellhammer's on a Friday night and arrived about 8pm for dinner. The 2 hostesses said it would be about 25-30 minutes for dinner. The place was not packed but it did appear that there were no open tables. We got a drink...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jrufft2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The BEST. I absolutely love this restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful service, and a wonderful time for all ages. And to top it off, the food and drinks are amazing. I recommend the wings, 7 layer dip, and Philly cheesesteak flatbread for appetizers. Fajitas are half...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julia S
Reviewed 9 December 2018

A friend and I went here for a leisurely lunch and enjoyed the food. The service was very good for lunch but we were not in a hurry. love the White Russian reuben.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jrufft2018
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Travelers to Newark looking for a place to dine should take with a grain of salt Shellhammer’s high TripAdvisor ranking and the proliferation of rave reviews. Suspiciously, they certainly have their competition beat when it comes to attracting first time reviewers. I know when I’m...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here many times and every time they deliver! They even have music some Sunday morning for brunch. Kid friendly and a great place for date night!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jimijimi420
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Shannon C was simply amazing.. Precise, great personality and very professional... I would suggest her and the establishment anytime.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jamise1986
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Shannon C . Was an awesome server . Was quick and funny . She took care of all of my friends . Love her !!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank awasilat
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This place had a neighborhood feel and the staff were friendly. Cozy atmosphere and the food was tasty. I had a catfish po-Boy and he had meatloaf. His only concern was his beer was warm. My po-Boy could have more seasoning or sauce but it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

That's it. The food is good, the prices are quite nice. I think we should have an extra appetizer. Yeah

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ukeegan
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Came to eat with the family and the hostess Tiffany went out of her way to make sure our party all got to sit together and even added a extra table for us when we asked. Very hospitable. The food was great and came out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lexi A
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