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Denville Seafood & Codmother's Cafe

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61 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834-2769
+1 973-627-2987
09:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Alliance, Ohio, United States
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A think it was over priced for the small portions. Lobster bisque was amazing! Had fried haddock, crab cake and shrimp. Crab cake was ok but a little over seasoned and couldn't taste the crab. Fish was very bland. Probably would't visit again.

Thank Faith M
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Since this place got renovated, portions are extremely smaller, for extremely high prices. Went here for my moms birthday and both of us ordered 31 dollar lobster. It was the size of a child's fist per dish.... I was still starving after... didn't even give us the full lobster tail as it states on the menu. 31 dollars for a... More 

Thank amznd
Rockaway, New Jersey
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Denville Seafood for the first time. It was really delicious. We started off with the New England Clam Chowder, that was some of the best Clam Chowder I have had in a long while. It was loaded with clams and had wonderful clam flavor. It was also quite peppery and had wonder herb flavor that did not over power... More 

Denville, New Jersey
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A winner every time. Fresh seafood prepared in many ways. Decor is inviting and modern. Family owned business.

Thank Martin M
Chester, New Jersey
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Met friend for dinner. This restaurant is BYOB. Friend had crab cakes, I had 1lb. of steamers, delicious! No sand and very tasty. Friend enjoyed her crab cake, so I took one home for hubby. He enjoyed it also.

Thank Betsy M
Denville, New Jersey
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have lived in Denville for 40 years and this has always been my go to place for the best seafood around. Their fish is always fresh and cooked to perfection. After the hurricane, it was wonderful to see the addition to the restaurant. You can never go wrong with this place. Take out or dine-in. Excellent. Expect to pay... More 

Thank 19Ladybug73
Andover, New Jersey
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A friend and I visited Codmother's Cafe for lunch and were very impressed with the freshness and variety of seafood available. We started with mussels marinara-delicious! I had the lobster roll lunch special and my friend had the softshell crab special. Both were incredibly fresh and tasty and each came with 1 side. The Cafe is bright and charming and... More 

Thank Mary E
Newark, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Menu however is a bit confusing. You can pick selections of seafood/fish under different categories. I'm definitely going back for a second try!!

Thank Courts1015
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife and I wanted to have a casual dinner close to home and decided on Denville Seafood., First of all, it's a byob which saves some money, but the primary reason to dine here is the exceptionally fresh seafood. The restaurant is attached to a seafood market so the seafood is always fresh and the selection is extensive. You... More 

Thank arubaphil
Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A great seafood market with a restaurant in the back. You can pick your fish, or your lobster . A little pricey but you get what you pay for. The lobster bisque alone is reason to go to Codmothers. All dinners are served with fresh broccoli and either French fries or steamed potatoes. This is a BYOB . There is... More 

Thank merle_nj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834-2769
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Denville
  • Phone Number: +1 973-627-2987
recently reopened in 2012 after being closed due to Hurricane Irene in 2011.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?