The best lobster in the Atlantic City area is?

We had a lot of fun together yesterday quizzing the question “Who has the best lobster in the Atlantic City area?”

In our story yesterday, we openly stated that our list of establishments to choose from was incomplete and asked that no one be offended at being omitted.

The results are in.

The winner is:


Oyster House Docks – Atlantic City

Gregory’s Restaurant & Bar – Somers Point

Our friendly competition was very close, with Steve & Cookies from Margate, Italian restaurant Capriccio from Resorts Casino Hotel and The Palm Atlantic City close behind.

Last summer we wrote an article about real Atlantic City lobsters. We all hear about lobsters from Maine, just as we all hear about hard-shelled crabs from Baltimore, Maryland, in favor of hard-shelled crabs from Atlantic City.

Atlantic City’s hard shell crabs are just as good…they just don’t have the same reputation they advertise.

Here is a sampling of blue crabs from the Atlantic City area from the Somers Point Crab Company, owned by Captain Ron Meischker. They are fabulous.

Photo by Don P. Hurley.

Photo by Don P. Hurley.

Here’s an example of an Atlantic City lobster from last summer.

Photo by Harry Hurley.

Photo by Harry Hurley.

An interesting fact about New Jersey lobster… 5 pounds is the maximum size/weight you can legally maintain.

I went to official NOAA records, which showed that revenue from American lobster landings in New Jersey totaled over $2.2 million in 2015.

It’s hard work for lobster fishers. Mother Nature can be brutal there; ruthless and it really beats anglers. They work hard with their own hands and deliver an incredible delicacy that we have the privilege of tasting.

The fun 24-hour “snapshot” poll we took yesterday to find out who has the best lobsters in the Atlantic City area, reports that there are plenty of fine restaurants, offering fabulous seafood cuisine and first-class order.

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