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Ship Bottom Shellfish

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1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
+1 609-494-0088
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard in the summer to get into a good restaurant. And because this is good, there will be a wait but the fish dishes are second to none and worth it. Go across the street and get a cold 6 pack or wine. They'll give you a bucket of ice to keep them cold and you can relax while... More 

Thank Travelwsb
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great food. BYOB. Family friendly staff. The wait is worth it. Very small but great. The selection of seafood is fresh and awesome. Needs to be opened year round

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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I cannot recommend this place enough. I've been coming to Long Beach Island for over 30 years and I can't name a place better to eat then here. I even come down in the "off-season" because their food is that good. It's a small dining area so you're gonna want to get there early....OR have some wine outside as you... More 

Thank mcmannis12
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place can't be beat for fresh seafood takeout. Everything is amazing there Including their key lime pie. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and the owners are too. A true gem on LBI

2 Thank Denise K
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177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

we were there Sept 11 at 7:00 and still had a one hour wait. But it was very well worth it. The venue is small and rustic...nothing fancy. There is a fish market attached as well. The four of us began with mussels in wine and the thai calamari. The mussels were very good and the calamari was more on... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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278 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

While staying on LBI we always have a takeout night from here. Their fried seafood platter, their PEI mussels, lump crab and scallops are the freshest and best around on the island. No need to go anywhere but here for seafood.

Thank jdsbiz98
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I thought that this was the best place to enjoy seafood at reasonable prices compared to Howard's Restaurant where you would have to take out a loan to be able to eat at Howard's. People are more friendly there too at this restaurant. I would definitely recommend it and I will go back next year.

Thank hummersrus2
Wharton, New Jersey
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great but they should really think about offering reservations for atleast a party more than 5. We waited there this past Sat night for 2 hours. Upon check in and putting down our name, they originally told us 1 hour. We would have appreciated the honesty more if they had just told us that it would be... More 

Thank Pamela T
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The crab cakes were pure crab meat. Amazing. Nothing fancy about the place, but food and service was good. Had to wait a bit to get in. But worth it. Also, BYOB, which helps save some money. And there is a liquor store across the street.

Thank Sandy_T010
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255 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered take out from here and was surprised it would be ready in 15-20 minutes, given how busy Ship Bottom Shellfish usually is. We ordered fried clam strips, French fries, onion rings and the Thai calamari appetizer, all of which were quite good. The only disappointment was the very small portion of mediocre cole slaw.

Thank betsy1224

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?