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ChrisOC

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Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 1:41 PM (permalink)
Since it was such a beautiful day yesterday, Ms. OC and I decided to take a ride to Cape May and take advantage of the buy one get one deal they have for a seafood combination platter. 
 
  
 
The food is take out.  Although we have been to the Lobster House many times, we have never eaten in the diningroom.  You place your order, then go out on the dock to find a table and wait for your number to be called.  The dock is surrounded by the boats that bring the fresh fish right to the wharf.
 

 

 

 
The combination platter is $11.95 so at buy one get one we paid $6.00 each.  There is not an overwhelming amount of food, but you get shimp, scallops, deviled clam and a flounder fillet.  Everything was very fresh.  We opted for the broiled platter but you can get it fried if you wish.  Same price.  I got the one with french fries, Ms OC went for the baked potato. 
   
 
 
All in all it was a great trip on a warm pre-spring day.
 
 
<message edited by ChrisOC on Mon, 03/9/09 2:30 PM>
 
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    Sundancer7

    Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 1:46 PM (permalink)
    I have been to the lobster house many times on birding trips to Cape May.
     
    When I was last there, they had an excellent selection of seafood at their market.
     
    I have found their food very good and I usually get their oysters although a friend of mine usually gets the flounder.
     
    https://www.thelobsterhouse.com/shop/Lobsterhouse.htm
     
    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
    <message edited by Sundancer7 on Mon, 03/9/09 1:48 PM>
     
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      Nancypalooza

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      Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 2:05 PM (permalink)
      That's a terrific price for that, and it looks like a lovely thing to do on a Sunday.
       
      #3
        buffetbuster

        Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 3:50 PM (permalink)
        Oh man, does that food look good.  Your photos are beautiful and thanks for the report!
         
        #4
          MiamiDon

          Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 3:52 PM (permalink)
          Nice-looking platter in a fine-looking locale!  How did you like the food?
           
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            agnesrob

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            Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 3:54 PM (permalink)
            The pictures look great! I haven't been down there in a while. I will have to check it out this summer.
             
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              leethebard

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              Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 4:14 PM (permalink)
              Cape May...what a beautiful way to spend a warm day....and the food there is sooo good! Thanks for sharing!
               
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                Food_Fan

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                Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 4:18 PM (permalink)
                ChrisOC,

                That's some good looking food. There's nothing like a seafood combination.
                 
                Cape May is a great town. I like it better in the winter without the Bennies. It’s a little far away from me now, but I like to visit every now and then.
                 
                Is the concrete shipwreck and the concrete fort up the beach from St.????’s still there? The last time I saw the fort it was 50’ out from the surf line and all the pilings underneath it were exposed.


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                  ChrisOC

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                  Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 5:05 PM (permalink)
                  MiamiDon;
                   
                    Oh yes the food.  I was having a lot of trouble with the picture sizes and I guess I neglected the text.  The food was very good, not a huge portion but everything was very fresh and broiled nicely.  Juicy and tender.  Maybe a tad to much filler in the deviled clam but that is getting to be pretty much the norm(unfortunately)  They came complete with condiments, a slice of lemon, a small container each of Tartar sauce and cocktail sauce, ketchup for the fries, butter for the baked potato.  There was also a cup of slaw.  Ms. OC's is open, mine is under the fries.
                   
                  Food_Fan
                   
                    Yes the concrete ship is still there at Sunset Beach, although a lot smaller piece than I remember as a kid.  The fort is still there as well.  There was some talk of restoring it, but they decided it was too far gone.
                   
                  I am going to try to improve the size of the photos of the fishing boats.  They reminded me of the TV show "Deadliest Catch"
                   

                   

                   

                   

                   
                  YES!!! that's better!
                   
                  #9
                    FriedClamFanatic

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                    Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 5:58 PM (permalink)
                    Spectacular!  I loved that devilled clam!  I have eaten there before and always found them good.
                     
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                      mar52

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                      Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 6:39 PM (permalink)
                      WAH!!!!  Why can't us Westcoasters have meals like those?

                      I'm drooling over here!

                      Great pics,  Thanks!
                       
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                        joclyn

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                        Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 7:57 PM (permalink)
                        mar52


                        WAH!!!!  Why can't us Westcoasters have meals like those?

                        I'm drooling over here!

                        Great pics,  Thanks!


                        you west-coasters can have a meal like that any time you choose!!  you'll just have to come eastward to do it!!  ;)
                         
                        LOVE the lobster house!!  you can always count on excellently prepared FRESH food!  and the pricing is great, too! 
                         
                         
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                          DPuro329

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                          Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 03/9/09 8:08 PM (permalink)
                          ChrisOC,
                          Thanks for sharing, the food and pics do look great. My wife and I are going to Cape may in April with her family to celebrate her grandparents 60th anniversary. One night we're eating at the Lobster House and I can't wait!

                          Dave
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                            harriet1954

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                            Re:Lobster House, Cape May Tue, 03/10/09 5:12 AM (permalink)
                            DPuro329


                            ChrisOC,
                            Thanks for sharing, the food and pics do look great. My wife and I are going to Cape may in April with her family to celebrate her grandparents 60th anniversary. One night we're eating at the Lobster House and I can't wait!

                            Dave

                             
                            Dave - If you don't have all your restaurant choices picked when you're there, do yourself a favor and go across the street from the Lobster House to Lucky Bones. We went there last May and I had one of the best burgers in my life. Plus I tasted my first Hoegaarden.
                             
                            http://www.luckybonesgrille.com/


                             
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                              Jaybo

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                              Re:Lobster House, Cape May Tue, 04/14/09 9:18 PM (permalink)
                              Shoot!!!

                              We went to the Lobster House that same day and didn't know about the BOGO deal!  Oh well, the regular price didn't seem to reduce the food quality.  ;)

                              We also visited the ship and the fort a few days later.  The concrete ship is still at the end sunset road and as mentioned, you only see about 20 feet of the hull anymore.  A new feature is that the nearby concrete lookout tower is now open to the public.  We didn't go in, it looks about 60 feet tall.

                              The fort by the lighthouse is now back on the beach...or more accurately, the beach has been replenished back under the fort.  You can easily walk around the whole thing and climb it if you wanted to ignore the signs.  Too bad they won't restore it, I would have liked to go inside and pretend to be on watch.  But with 30 feet of concrete walls that are 2 feet thick, I understand that making it safe may not be possible.  

                              BTW - I haven't been in years, but my wife and I had one of most memorable meals at Tisha's in Cape May - it is the only eating place actually ON the ocean beach (next to the music pier).  It isn't roadfood but higher end stuff.  When we sat down to a late dinner, the sun set, then a thunderstorm rolled in and we watched lighting hit the dark ocean as we ate.     Now THAT was cool!   
                               
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                                ChrisOC

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                                Re:Lobster House, Cape May Tue, 04/21/09 5:57 PM (permalink)

                                Just to let everyone know, the buy one get one on Sundays is over for the season.
                                 
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                                  HPlatz

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                                  Re:Lobster House, Cape May Mon, 07/13/09 8:49 PM (permalink)

                                  The Lobster House is by far my favorite restaurant in CM.  We always had dinner inside and found the food to be very good and in good quantity.  They used to give all the patrons a comp glass of wine with dinner.  Don't know if this is still the standard.  We found that you need to go early or the wait can be a little daunting.  The great aspect of Lobster House is how cheap it is for the quality of food.  They have to do a big, big volume.  I'm sure there are many folks on this forum who really wouldn't believe their prices on your higher-end seafood.  You can see from the OP that for $12 they got a great deal.  Even without the specials their prices are hard to beat.
                                   
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                                    accent

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                                    Re:Lobster House, Cape May Sat, 07/25/09 3:24 PM (permalink)
                                    Went to the Lobster House because of the recommendations here.
                                    We didnt even know about the outside part of the restaurant so went inside for lunch.
                                    All were amazed at the seafood platter for approximately $15 with two sides
                                    The platter had flounder, crab cake, clam casino, shrimp, and scallops, all cooked beautifully. This may be the best seafood value I've ever had.
                                    We did get outside after lunch and couldn't believe the size of the dock where one can eat at tables placed on the dock. There were two places on the dock to purchase seafood.
                                    This place is a "must see" if you are in Cape May or visiting AC.
                                    There were four in our party and everyone agreed that this was the best experience of Cape May.
                                     
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