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Lobster Claw

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3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4872
+1 609-494-0400
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

What a rip off. We have stopped to eat in roadside spots in Maine and other New England states that know how to properly cook Lobster. That, in no way, is close to the worst of those. Let's run through or last visit. We get seated on picnic tables. Not the most comfortable furniture. Menus are tossed in the middle... More 

1 Thank FLJ08008
Port Chester, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

My family and I went there for dinner. My kids left hungry. For a seafood restaurant they had the worst popcorn shrimp. My other daughter had chicken tenders. They were just as bad and the fries were soggy. I had king crab legs. They were over cooked. My wife had the only good meal. She had a lobster salad. We've... More 

Thank Robert N
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The people who run this restaurant obviously failed Customer Service 101. Ten of us returned to this restaurant which we have been to every year for at least the last 5 years. One of us ordered a filet mignon which was inedible (It tasted like it was mixed with something rancid). We complained, only to be told that they checked... More 

Thank langmom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

The seafood here is amazing! The interior of the resturant is very nice and the staff is good. I wish they'd offer cup's of soup and not just bowls though. The outside however needs touched up, it's unappealing from the outside but it's really a great place and worth the trip over to try their food.

Thank XAbbeyX
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

When you first walk into the lobster claw you're greeted by what I believe is the owner. Wonderful woman! I've always had a wonderful experience here. I ordered the lobster Mac and Cheese and believe me it was incredible! Defiantly the place to go for seafood on the island! Great daily deals! Our waitress was Sam,she did a wonderful job... More 

Thank Hannah1324
Newark, Delaware
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Our family has been eating at Lobster Claw for years. Now known as The Claw, there have been some changes but it's still a go-to for us. The food is good, prices are reasonable and we have never had a hard time getting a table.

Thank Kristine412
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Prices were way too high for such horrible food. There were 4 of us and 2 out of 4 became ill from it. Serves was the only nice thing.

Thank Beth B
New Jersey
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The good - Lobster Bisque/Hushpuppies - we were both very happy with our appetizers. Dinner left us with mixed reviews. I had the broiled shrimp in 'garlic love butter'. He had the crab cakes. He was satisfied, but felt the quality wasn't where it used to be. It's now called The Claw, so not sure if new owners or what.... More 

Thank 4deb
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

We love The Claw for terrific seafood and best prices on the island. Warm, friendly service. Always made to feel welcome!

Thank beachhouselbi
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

My wife ordered the clams and I ordered the hush puppies for appetizer. I got my appetizer first. Immediately after I got my dinner I was two bites into my app and yet my wife still didn't get her app. She had order shrimp for dinner after her first bite they tasted funny and smelled like ammonia. I asked to... More 

Thank NA N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 N Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4872
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-0400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?