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LBI’s Pound Fishing Past

Right down the street from Ship Bottom Shellfish is a site that was formerly the Ship Bottom Fishery, a thriving pound fishing operation. It was one of several, including Crest Fishery, St. Alban’s Fish Co., Long Beach Fishery, Barnegat City Fishery, Surf City Fish Company,  Ship Bottom Fishery, and Beach Haven Fishery. We’re  inspired by those […]

21.03.2018

Old Causeway’s Commitment to Great Steaks

There’s no doubt that we’re known for our seafood. Ship Bottom Shellfish has built our reputation on the long local tradition of food that comes from out ocean and local bays. But when we opened our sister restaurant, the Old Causeway, we knew we wanted to offer something more. And a steakhouse was a logical […]

19.02.2018

Arctic Freeze: Challenges for our local baymen and fishing fleet

The temperatures this winter haven’t just been cold; they’ve been brutal. Can anyone remember a stretch where we struggled to get out of the teens like that? The Barnegat Bay has been frozen for weeks. But regardless of the Polar Vortexes and beard icicles, folks still love fresh seafood and our sister spot, the Old […]

16.01.2018

Parker’s Garage for your Special Day

There are days in our lives that we never forget and a wedding should be one of them, a day we can celebrate a scared union with all those we care about, a day of magic that will live in our hearts forever. Families have come to Ship Bottom Shellfish for years to prepare food […]

16.12.2017

How to: Pan Seared Halibut over Sweet Potato Hash with Apple Cider Glaze

November is a pretty amazing time of year around LBI. The cool weather settles in and the marshes turn autumn colors. And we love preparing to gather with friends and family for the upcoming holidays. We caught up with Sean Donohue, one of the chefs over at Mud City, for a great holiday meal that […]

21.11.2017

Community and our Philosophy

We have a pretty broad definition of community. It includes our generous friends, the families who patronize our restaurants year after year, our hardworking staff, and the local fishermen/farmers from whom we source fresh food, and the amazing group of businesses here. All of these play a huge role in the success of our restaurants […]

11.10.2017

Fall is the time for tuna.

What’s better than a fat tuna steak just barely grilled on either side? Well, you might say our Ship Bottom Shellfish Seared Tuna or a nice blackened cut of Yellowfin on a sandwich with Mango Salsa. It’s certainly open to debate. Having the best and freshest fish is of upmost importance to us, across all […]

19.09.2017

Singing Summer’s Song of Softies

There are several types of fare that truly define summer at the New Jersey Shore. Of course there are the tomatoes that came into season a few weeks ago, sweet and juicy all over the state. There’s boardwalk pizza, favorite ice cream parlors, and the smell of peppers and onions on the grill. But at […]

09.08.2017

Best of the Shore 2010

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