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Jakes Crab Shack

500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2255
+1 732-894-3502
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  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
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20 Feb 2017
“Day down the Shore...”
13 Jun 2016
“Great food truck at the boardwalk ”
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500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2255
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Went down the Shore in February.... Ordered the bucket of Fried Shrimp and Fish & Chips. Substituted Onion Rings for order of Fries... Shrimp was excellent. Fish & Chips would have been better if the fish was a filet versus cubes (fish had good crunch...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip, sandwiches and fries are very good. They have tables on the sand w a great beach view, the staff will give you a great Belmar welcome.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 6 May 2016

WOW - one bite of this hand dipped sandwich was heaven. The crab was sweet, juicy and the sauce just a mouthful of perfection.

Thank pattie s
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Jakes original building is gone, destroyed by Sandy along with everything else on the ocean side of Ocean Ave., but they are still in business operating out of what looks like an overgrown food truck parked on the sand along the boardwalk. Lunch was reasonably...More

Thank Al R
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We really enjoyed everything about this place..,,,definitley worth a return trip hope they survived sandy

Thank JerseyGirl715
Reviewed 9 August 2012

We have been to Jakes on several occassions inthe past. This year, however, it seems they have increased their prices and decreased their portions. In the past a bucket of fries was quite large and worth the price. Today, however, a "large BUCKET" was a...More

1  Thank lulutru
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Nice casual place on the beach for seafood. This is our second time visiting this restaurant. Cash only!

1  Thank VJSF
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Waited 1 hr for our food.... Thought this was a good place for crab legs...not even on menu. Waiter was nice but 1 hr wait for dinner is unacceptable. The wait gave me time to download app and the drive to write my first review...More

Thank cpoidom
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We had a sunday night dinner at Jakes after a perfect beach day and some dancing at Djais. We forgot to bring drinks so the waitress offered a delivery service which promptly brought us a six pack. Our meal was perfect. Couldn't ask for anything...More

Thank jonathanls
Reviewed 22 July 2012 via mobile

We have been here a few times. The crabcakes are always delicious...mostly crab and not all the usual fillers. The wait staff is friendly... Fries and corn were also satisfying. Steamers were tasty and looked like they were just caught. Expect to pay (cash only)...after...More

Thank foodiegirlnj
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  • Address: 500 Ocean Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2255
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Belmar
  • Phone Number: +1 732-894-3502
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