Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 2 Stars
Service: 1 and 1/2 Stars
Decor: 2 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Fresh, locally caught seafood
Excellent outdoor raw bar
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy fresh, locally caught seafood, simply prepared, at a reasonable price.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer a non - touristy restaurant with eclectic food preparations in a low key, upscale, setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, Live Lobsters served steamed or broiled; Sauteed Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab meat; and the Cape May Scallops.
Alcohol: Good selection of reasonably priced wines, beers, and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is popular.
The Lobster House is Cape May's largest restaurant offering waterfront dining and fresh caught sea food at moderate prices.
The Lobster House is a popular tourist attraction for families and groups.
An institution for almost fifty years, the restaurant features a nautical atmosphere with five dining rooms, a large vibrant bar, a year- round fish market, a coffee shop, and a seasonal outside raw bar with cocktails served aboard a docked schooner.
Located right on the waterfront and next to the commercial fish docks, the sea food is locally caught and as fresh as you can get it.
Due to the the huge volume of dishes prepared and served, the food tends to be mass cooked and lacks the creativity in dishes found in other lower volume Cape May restaurants.
During the summer months, the 130 foot-long authentic Grand Banks sailing vessel moored dock side, is open as an outdoor cocktail lounge with full bar service. They serve a luncheon menu and specialty appetizers during the evening.
The service is friendly, although tends to be rushed or spotty during the summer months.
The Lobster House is child friendly and offers a children's menu.
They are open seven days/week, year round for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant does not take reservations.
(updated: June, 2017)
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