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Ship Bottom Shellfish

1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
+1 609-494-0088
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shellfish” (27 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Went to the ship bottom shellfish during the end of the season. This is a small restaurant right on the boulevard and is only open during the summer season. Went for lunch where there was a select menu but thought pricing was a little high....More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Combining both a restaurant and seafood market, this seasonal establishment is the poster child for what true New Jersey "Shore" food is all about. Obviously, the shell fish is local, fresh and delectable. Somewhat cramped seating is more than compensated by mouth watering offerings.

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

They list the flounder with crab imperial as 27 dollars on the menu but I noticed the bill charged us 29.After pointing this out to the waitress she showed me the fine print on the back of the menu which said prices subject to change...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Dinner here and was no doubt best food we've had on the island - see other reviews I know that a lot of people have complained about the wait to get in, but it's a small place with maybe 10 tables so you will have...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I wish I could review them for real, but although we tried to eat here several times during the week, the wait times were 1-2 hours. They do not take reservations, so unless you want to eat dinner at 4:30, expect to wait a long...More

3  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The owners of this restaurant also own a few other restaurants on the mainland, and I have to say, they're all great. The food is quite good; the service is excellent, and the price is mid-range. It does not take reservations, so you might have...More

Thank Jack K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Just to get out of the way, the decor is No-Frills. If you come after 5:30 you will wait. However you will be treated to some of the best quality seafood you've ever had. Every dishes thoughtfully created and the staff is truly special. They...More

1  Thank Verbumcaro F
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always very busy. There was an hour wait to get a table for dinner when my husband and I got there on a Tuesday night, so we took our dinners back to our place. We had the grouper and the fish and...More

Thank rose7891
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Still one of our very favorite places on LBI. The food is always excellent. Its not over priced, its a BYOB and the servers are always friendly and helpful. Its worth the wait!

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My grandson wanted to try lobster, so we went to ship bottom shellfish. It was delicious. I highly recommend their lobster. But I have a few words of advice. We arrived right around 5 PM, and the wait was 45 minutes; however, we were offered...More

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Verbumcaro F | Reviewed this property |
Byob as far as I recall!
3 August 2016|
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Response from Foodie1336 | Reviewed this property |
Open in April and stays open until close to Thanksgiving. Excellent by the way
24 June 2016|
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Response from BumMagnet | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-494-0088
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