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Thumbs down for Beach Haven Fishery, thumbs up for Mud City Crabhouse- LBI area

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Thumbs down for Beach Haven Fishery, thumbs up for Mud City Crabhouse- LBI area

silver queen | Sep 12, 2011 12:56 PM

We got takeout from Beach Haven fishery the other night. They should be ashamed! The menu says:

Famous Fishery Crab Cakes - Two large fresh all lump crab cakes made daily. It was $22-

They were small, shredded, not lump and tasted mainly of the pickle relish they added to them. There should be a black box warning on them. Caution! Tastes like hot dog relish!! Fries were soggy, and I'm sure they would have been better if not takeout, but not by much. We tried heating them in the oven back at the rental, but they didn't improve sufficiently for any of us to eat many.

The Northeast Twin (fried Scallops & Shrimp) for $21 was composed of 4 shrimp, 4 scallops and more soggy fries. The scallops and shrimp looked like they were bought frozen and already breaded.

The cole slaw was forgettable and the tartar and cocktail sauces were prepacked commercial stuff.

I would not recommend them at all. Very poor quality to price ratio.

In contrast, on another night, for about the same price, the lump crab cakes at Mud City were very good. They were a decent size and tasted of crab, not filler. Fries were crispy and good. We also enjoyed a special of sauteed cod with a tomato caper sauce.

Maybe those who go to LBI often already know these things, but perhaps this is helpful info for those of us who haven't been very often.

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