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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shellfish” (25 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (21 reviews)
“crab cakes” (38 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1721 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4442
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 15 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Food was outstanding! Noise level unbearable. We will never return for an eat in meal. Maybe some acoustic absorbing wall hangings or ceiling tikes? Take-out is great from here, and the only way to go.

Thank PLDengler
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My friend and I ate here after a day on the beach and it was the perfect down the shore meal. I had macadamia nut encrusted halibut which was amazing, and he had the a broiled seafood platter. We also had homemade clam chowder which...More

Thank jennifer l
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Questions & Answers
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 |
Unfortunately they do not. You have to be there in person to put your name on the list.
30 July 2015|
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Response from lovelobster5 | Property representative |
All of our grilled and broiled fish items are gluten free. Plenty of sauce options also. Sides dishes besides onion rings and French fries are gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs 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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