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The Lobster House

) #15 of 84 Restaurants in Cape May €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
+1 609-884-8296
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (475 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (178 reviews)
“onion bread” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
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Reviewed yesterday

Restaurant is impressive upon arrival, with nice ambiance and crisp uniforms on the wait staff. A great setting on the water, with an old schooner tied up at the dock serving as a bar. An acquaintance had recommended the place, so we were looking forward...More

Thank Capndick
Reviewed yesterday

Right by the harbour, this is a really fun place to eat. You order your food and drink and hatches and it's served on paper plates but it's jolly good, and so is the beer. Try the clam chowder even if it's hot!

Thank Peter_and_Jane_York
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a Cape May Institution. Not sure I'd recommend for foodies. Everything is a little dated (stewed tomatoes & apple sauce on the menu :) However, if you stick to the basics you'll be happy. The shrimp cocktail was really fresh and tasty. The...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lobster house used to be a wonderful place to get seafood including eat in, take out and fresh market fish....not anymore people have told me and I found this out for myself. The last day that they advertised their shrimp platter specials they ran...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whenever we get the chance to go to the Lobster House, we gladly go. Many options to choose from, take out, dining on a boat, the restaurant, and what we like the most.. the raw bar. The whole place is very busy, so if you...More

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food at this place was amazing and actually quite reasonable. The waiter didn't seem very knowledgeable. One of the waitresses was quite rude, but not a deterrent. Very good overall with a great view

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Lobster House during Restaurant Week this June. We have visited the Loster House over many many years and always enjoy our meals. Our impressions during this visit were the same. The atmosphere is authentic on the wharf.. We were seated with very...More

Thank ricardomnt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had lunch twice in the last two weeks and it's great everytime. The half chicken lobster with shrimp salad is fabulous and the waitress was very friendly. Definitely can not beat the view. Awesome all around.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of our favorites in Cape May. It truly has been around for a very long time and in this case, practice makes perfect. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced considering the quality. The fresh baked onion bread is "take...More

Thank jeglum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy sitting outside on the deck. You have to place your order for take out & find a table. My favorite is the fried lobster dinner (lobster tail, scallops & shrimp). It is always delicious! For a casual evening & good food, when...More

Thank Roseann D
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What is your prices
18 March 2017|
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Response from jane k | Reviewed this property |
Variety of menu items- we indulge and probably spend $80 for the 2 of us - seafood dinner, appetizers, drinks.
is it byob and do they have a separate room for a party of 30 for rehearsal dinner.
29 January 2017|
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Response from jackbaby | Reviewed this property |
It is not byob. I can not say for sure if there is a seperate room but I would almost bet on it that there are seperate rooms for parties and events. It is a huge venue!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775 (Formerly The Lobster House)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8296
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