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The Lobster House

) #14 of 84 Restaurants in Cape May ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Seafood
906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
+1 609-884-8296
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (463 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (175 reviews)
“onion bread” (34 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775
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Reviewed yesterday

The Lobster House has always been popular because of the consistent high quality of the seafood. Traffic slows off of the bridge into Cape May because so many cars are turning into the lot. I know that weekend lunch and dinner times equal long waits,...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed yesterday

We have always loved eating at the Lobster House, the food is wonderful, the service exceptional, and the portions are huge. We had no wait time, were seated promptly and courteously. Their steaks are fork tender and the sides are equally as good. I am...More

Thank Lucie S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Lobster House is a wonderful harborfront seafood restaurant with a full bar, outside seating , fish market, and a cozy coffee shop. It offers take out and the seafood here is amazing. You can go casual and watch the fishing fleet. There is also...More

Thank lizett251
Reviewed 2 days ago

Working fishing boats tie up alongside this fine harborside restaurant, and that's how fresh the fish is that you'll be served. I first ate here 47 years ago, and loved it. I was back last week, and it was at least as good. The dining...More

Thank J4394NZtom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say that could possibly explain to people visiting Cape May how you must check out The Lobster House! Maybe the fresh seafood market with every seafood delight inside just waiting to be selected, the warm and cozy bar with the most professional...More

Thank Autumn R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been coming here for years - since I was a child. It is always a special night out while on vacation. Excellent seafood. Professional waiter and waiters.The prices are moderate - not as expensive as other, less-established restaurants in Cape May.

Thank Judy E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there on Saturday and again their prices went up considerably. Portions are too small. For seFood combination. That will be our last visit as you can go inland a little and get reasonable price seafood. Not paying for the view as most of time...More

Thank conradn468
Reviewed 4 days ago

The worst I can say about the Lobster House is that it can get quite crowded. The secret is to go at odd times and if you're lucky, you'll get a table at the window also. Fish is extremely fresh and the servings are large....More

Thank l0uism71
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the outside seating and casual atmosphere of the outside raw bar dining. Each section of the menu has their own take out menu and you can pick and choose :) Raw clams, oysters, and the clambake (Clambake dinner $24 for steamed lobster, shrimp,...More

Thank SWong715
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an early dinner...5ish on a Wednesday evening. We were seated immediately in the dining room, and had great views of the picturesque harbor from table. Our waitress was friendly. They have many delicious seafood selections which are reasonably priced. My husband ordered the...More

Thank DanMarCo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how many pounds are the 2 lobsters in the canned clambake for $45?
17 April 2017|
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18 March 2017|
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Response from jane k | Reviewed this property |
Variety of menu items- we indulge and probably spend $80 for the 2 of us - seafood dinner, appetizers, drinks.
is it byob and do they have a separate room for a party of 30 for rehearsal dinner.
30 January 2017|
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Response from jackbaby | Reviewed this property |
It is not byob. I can not say for sure if there is a seperate room but I would almost bet on it that there are seperate rooms for parties and events. It is a huge venue!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 906 Schellenger St, Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775 (Formerly The Lobster House)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8296
  • E-mail