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Jack's Lobster Shack

4.5
75 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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Welcome to Jack’s Lobster Shack Maine lobster is such a delicacy, it’s delicious, simple – the best seafood anywhere in many people’s view. And Maine lobster is the best of the best. It’s the first thing on peoples’ list when they visit Maine – eat a fresh Maine lobster.
But you can’t vacation in Maine every day – so we decided to bring it to you in Edgewater, New Jersey. Come visit and you can pick your own live lobster, let us prepare it or take it home and cook it yourself. And best of all we are BYOB (Beer and Wine only) !
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
January and February Hours:
Tue – Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm

March through December Hours:
Sun – Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm


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Phone number
(201) 224-2808
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We Cater for celebrations, holidays, office parties. Free Delivery, Pick-up . Also you can ask for our private party truck.
please call 201-224 2808 Lucy for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Admirals Walk condominiums
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Parking details
Street Parking Available, Municipal Parking 70ft ( next to memorial Park)
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Public transit
158 -188 NJ Transit , Edgewater Ferry Landing Nj waterways
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Entertainment
BYOB Corkage Free
Celebration with Lobster Dinner and special deserts
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Special events & promotions
We cater for special events, Holidays.
Truck-side caterin,
Delivery and setup your event
Pick up
options are available
please call for details.
Additional
BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
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4.2
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome lobster and steamers in a simple and casual setting. This place surpassed my expectations, I have never had steamers as good as the ones here and the lobster was exceptional as well. I would recommend this to seafood lovers everywhere!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

5 stars as a top New England style lobster shack. Nautical decor, friendly service and fresh shell fish. Home made lobster bisque and a Connecticut style lobster roll is my choice each time I visit. Great selection of fun deserts like Whoopie pies are always great.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I'd heard so many wonderful reviews of this place and couldn't wait to try it. Well, it didn't disappointed. My husband and I had the clam strips and the lobster fritters for appetizers. They were perfection -- not greasy and delicious morsels of seafood. I had the lobster roll -- Connecticut style -- on a delicious roll with chunks of tender lobster topped with hot butter. OMG... I inhaled it! My husband had the lobster salad which was also delicious. To make the evening even better, our serve CJ was terrific. He gave us great information, didn't hover, was fun, energetic and charming. We had a great experience. It's a BYOB, so be forewarned!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Casual place with terrific food. Be prepared for tins used as plates, small tables and a bit cramped when full. But the prices are reasonable and the food is delicious. Do try the home-made whoopee-pie--good enough to be labeled as a controlled substance!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great seafood. BYOB No liquor. Great craft sodas.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Attentive server, friendly manager and generous portions make this a favorite

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great, wonderful and delicious!!!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was our second time at the Lobster Shack. We both had been there before with others. It was crowded, but our table was reserved so that was good. Waiter was attentive, gave some suggestions. We were disappointed that the lobster dinner was so expensive, so we went with other options. I will say the steamers were fabulous, should have ordered two dozen to share -- but we would have been happier with some bread at the table, there were no options for that. My lobster salad plate was very good, but didn't like the potato salad very much, too much dill. My husband was disappointed with the size of the lobster roll for the price. Finally, we decided to split a piece of Mississippi Mud Pie, and it was served cold which made it taste like a congealed brownie, too heavy for our liking. The waiter should have warmed it up just a bit.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great find if you’re craving for lobsters right in the middle of busy urban neighborhood of edgewater. Very surprised that there’s one nearby and not just by Jersey shore.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I loved it. Great Service and Delicious food!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great seafood & great service. We were treated to delicious seafood & great service from Billy & C.J.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great, fresh food and a fun family dinner.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I've been her once before and it was good. This visit not so much. I forget the name of the dish but it was the seafood bucket with lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp and sausage. The lobster was very tough and not flavorful at all. My wife had the Alaskan king crab legs that were very good. It's just with the name lobster shack I would expect the lobster to be of better quality.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Was told by a couple of friends to go there to grab a bit it was good but had opposite experience when ther with my family on weekend would not go again we sat down waited 1/2 hour for our food to arrive after ordering to long of a wait when you have young children the appetizer was small for price and sandwiches were good but a little overpriced it’s a shame because had heard nice things about this place

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I ordered a crab cake (was cold in the middle), a combo platter and the special lobster, with corn.
Nothing special on the combo, everything really oily and heavy and the lobster was ok.
We spent 75 bucks for a below average food.
We will definitely not coming back.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This wasn't our first visit to Jack's Lobster Shack. It is small - not fancy - typical "in the rough" New England type eatery place with excellent seafood. It's a BYOB which adds to the food and keeps the cost down. Will always consider Jack's Lobster Shack whenever wanting good seafood. Exceptional is their Lobster Bisque soup and their Lobster Rolls. The Lobster Rolls are filled with chunks (not shreded) lobster. They are not cheap - but definitely worth the price for the quality and quantity of lobster in each roll. Only negative - parking is scarce due to it being on a major thoroughfare.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fresh, flavorful delicious, and clean, service was excellent. Nothing else needs to be said. We loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Staff and food are superb. Family atmosphere is a dining joy.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Great seafood selection.outstanding clam chowder and bisque. Good attentive service.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great lobster rolls and fried oysters, clams etc. made fresh in a fun atmosphere. Clean place with good service.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent wait staff and service!! Good food. It’s definitely on my list of favorite restaurants.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

The steam pot was good.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

This is a fun, casual spot for well prepared, simple seafood dishes served by a friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The Lobster Rolls were just as delicious as my favorite place in Maine.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

1 1/2 lb Lobster dinner was Tues night special and included corn on the cob and coleslaw. Delicious! Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

The management and wait staff do a wonderful job of turning over tables. The place is busy and has a great vibe for casual seafood.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Had a 7 pm reservation and had to wait 25 minutes to be seated. Food was very good. Our waiter Billy was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive which is refreshing since the dining room is so busy.
Prices we're reasonable and we will go back.

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Ok...so when we first arrived at Jack's, the woman behind the register (not sure if she was management or owner) couldn't find our reservation I made through opentable. Instead of offering to accommodate us, she just insisted that I did not make reservations. So while our party of 5 is standing around just waiting in an awkward tense moment while I have to search the reservation and show her to which her response is "We didn't get an email!" At this point she still does not offer to seat us or to tell us the wait time if we want to stay. We literally had to ask her if ok to wait and how long...it was only a 10 minute wait but OMG..this woman was just so rude! If it wasn't for one of our friends insisting on eating there we would have went to Mithcell's Restaurant down the block. It's a byob place so my friend asked that "same woman" for a cup and it's literally right in front of her in arms reach...she tells him"when she has time, she will get it". I could not believe how rude this woman was, if it wasn't for her it would have been an all around perfect experience. The waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful (maybe they should put her up front so the customers see a friendly face when walking in). The food was DeliciouSss! Prices were fair and there dishes were loaded! The Clam Chowder and Lobster Bisque were Superb! Very rich in seafood. I do recommend this place for its food but now I know next time I go to just call and not use opentable since apparently they are not receiving reservations on their end.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Went there specifically for a lobster roll. It was absolutely delicious! Would like to try Montclair location.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We could not have been happier with our first experience at Jack's. We easily parked on the street (and off-street municipal parking is nearby) and our reservation was by the register and we were seated immediately. The decor is simple and clean, the waiter was low-key but friendly and helpful and the food (2 lobster dinners and 2 seafood platters) was perfect and delicious. I definitely look forward to another visit.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was great and the price was very good! It was our first time their and we absolutely will be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was absolutely 😋 server was great, ambience simple and comfy.

I love ❤️ this place and love to introduce it to family and friends.

Thanks for the lobster platter!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

This restaurant is the real deal ... exactly as advertised. Lobsters were superb and expertly prepared. It's small and a little crowded and we had to wait for our reserved table, but the staff was friendly, helpful and efficient.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

I had the lobster roll, and it was filled with plenty of lobster meat. My friend had the lobster salad she enjoyed tremendously. The price is moderate for what you get. I would go back to eat again.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, the food and service were both excellent and the fried clams were the best I've ever had. We will definitely be going back and highly recommend to anyone who loves seafood.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great night out at this BYOB with friends. Food was fresh. Lobster Rolls excellent. Calamari fresh. Chips amazing! Sweet Potato fries a must.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

This is a fun place like you are in cape cod . Everything was good across the board, nothing stood out as "wow I have to have this again" but the lobster bisque. The cole slaw was very sweet . Wait staff very friendly and on the move . Parking is a bit of a pain.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Enjoyed fritters and fresh lobsters. Good place to dine though parking can be a challenge. Overall, it was a good choice for Father's Day celebration. Will be back soon.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2017

The seafood was extremely fresh! Everything was delicious! It's not a big place but the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Reservations are a must. Service was a bit slow, but that is my only complaint. Will definitely go back. It's BYOB which is even better!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

A little bit of Maine in Edgewater, NJ. We love lobster rolls and my wife and I usually have to travel to CT to get our fill. What a great idea to have a real New England lobster shack in NJ. Great lobster rolls, cold Maine style or Hot Ct style. We chose CT style and they were really stuffed full of claw meat and drenched in butter. Also had clam chowder and Whoopie pie for dessert. Everything was delicious , although a little pricey. We will definitely be back.

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