Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar

4.4
25 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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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. Its 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 and pick your own live lobster, let us prepare it for you. We are BYOB (Beer and Wine only)!
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LizaM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jack's is an absolute gem. It's an unpretentious little bistro, with fresh, delicious seafood elevated through the execution of inventive and exciting recipes. The value is outstanding, with Manhattan quality meals at a suburban price point. We are longtime fans' and visit regularly. From pan seared scallops, the aptly titled Lobster Bomb, or a simple lobster grilled cheese, every dish brings out the best natural flavor of the ingredients. You will not be disappointed by a visit to Jack's!

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NorthJerseyFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality! Awesome Service! The team at Jack's is always accommodating to dietary preferences and requests!

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Max1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great seafood

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would definitely come back!

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BarbaraS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been craving a lobster roll for a long time. Finally decided to go and have one and be so very disappointed. The lobster meat was dry, the roll a bit doughy. I've had much better there. this was just eh. maybe another try?

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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our waiter very helpful and friendly. We had crab, lobster fritters, pan seared shrimp, lobster tails and the sliders. We will definitely be back, highly recommend Jack’s.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on March 19, 2020

Hi. Thank you for coming in. We appreciate the 5 star review. we're open for pickup and delivery. Please stay safe. Jack

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

All lobster dishes were poor quality lobster and overcooked. As we’re the steamers... small chewy and inedible. Corn made my daughters hand break out in a rash. Salad was lackluster and soggy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food is excellent.
Crab cakes are amazing. Service was prompt and friendly. Definitely will go back. BYOB

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi. Thank you for coming in. We appreciate the 5 star review. See you again. Jack

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lobster dinner was great! Just enough portion. Lobster was cooked right, soft & delicious. Our server was attentive even though it was busy for Valentine’s celebration. The music fits the occasion and we can hear it well even if so many customers. Thank God for open table because we had no wait time. We’ll definitely return to this local restaurant, 7 minutes from our house!!!- Liza & Bob

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi. Thank you for choosing us for VD. Glad that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon. Jack

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vipTneckmom308
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Business was brisk on Valentine's Day -- first time at this location. We both opted for the lobster special. The large bowl of lobster bisque was wonderful, best I have ever had in NJ. The lobster was good, accompanied by corn on the cob clearly cooked hours earlier and microwaved. I had to flag down the waitress to ask for butter and salt. Cole slaw was mediocre. We decided to split the special dessert, a red velvet whoopie pie, but should have skipped it as it was overcooked (hard crust) and bland. Not very impressed for all we spent on dinner out that evening...

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hi. Thank you for coming in. Upset that you didn't quite have a 5 star experience. Hope to see you again. Jack

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vipUrbanCuisine28
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. A Maine moment without the drive. Friendly service, cool guests, delicious lobster roll, succulent corn on the cob, relaxing environment!! Love this place!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi. Thank you so much for coming in and taking the time to write such a nice review. Hope to see you again. Jack

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vipLovetravelling0820
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes. Have been to this location three other times. Consistently good seafood dishes and anything lobster related, including the lobster bisque soup.

Not a fan of the potato salad.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on January 19, 2020

Hi. Thank you so much for revisiting our location. As I'm writing to you I contacted my Mgr. and Had her taste and fix any problems with the potato salad. As far as the cappucino machine, we have espresso and looking into cappucino. The next time you're in please ask for a taste of the potato salad before ordering to make sure it's to your liking. Hope to see you soon. Jack P.S sorry for the late response

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RosannF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I was very happy with the service. The arugala salad was enough for 3 people and the fish tacos were excellent. I would definitely go back!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi. Thank you so much for coming in. We're happy you enjoyed. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year. Jack

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OwenD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was just ok. The fried oysters and fish and chips were not crunchy.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi. Thank you for coming in. sorry we didn't impress you. Hope you can come and try again. Jack

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CariG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and very fresh and the service was outstanding.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi. Thank you for coming in. we appreciate the 4 stars. See you again. Jack

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vipEASibony
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time, not the cheapest lunch, but worth it.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi. thank you for coming in. We appreciate the 4 star review. hope to see you again. Jack

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful experience!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hi. thank you for coming in. We appreciate the 5 star review. sorry for the late response. Jack

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

typical New England lobster environment, loved it, have already recommended to several people and will surely be back again.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi. Thank you very much for coming in. Happy that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the recommendations. Jack

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vipBigeaters
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outside was great but onside too noisy.
Good value but waitstaff a little clueless - but nice!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 5, 2019

Hi. Thank you very much for coming in. We appreciate the review. Hope that your next visit will be a better experience. Jack

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Can’t wait to go back

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi. Thank you so much for coming in. We appreciate the 5 star review. Hope to see you again. Jack

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vipluvgoodfood
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Loved it!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hi. Thank you for coming in. We appreciate the review. See you again. Jack

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Philadelphia and luckily stumbled on this amazing restaurant. The seafood was so fresh and prepared perfectly. There’s a lovely liquor store directly across the street—it’s a BYOB. So delicious!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hi. Thank you for coming in. We appreciate the nice review. Hope to see you again when you're up this way again. Jack

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is nice and clean. Service is very good. Ordered the signature dish, Lobster Roll. The sandwich was dry. The homemade potato chips were very good. Had the New England Clam Chowder in a bread bowl which was also very good.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hi. Thank you so much for coming in. Sorry that your experience wasn't 100%. Hope we can see you again. Jack

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viplucy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what I've been looking for. A place where you can get a cold lobster roll or a hot lobster. BYOB makes it better. Waiter was attentive place is bright and fun.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hi. Thank you so much for coming in. We appreciate the time you took to write this nice review. Jack

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ArmindaJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was great! Would definitely go back there again!

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar
Responded on June 1, 2019

Hi. Thank you so much for coming in. We appreciate the time you took to write this kind review. Jack

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FAQs

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 266-6575.

Jack's Lobster Shack & Oyster Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.