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Carmen's Seafood Restaurant

343 43rd Pl, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
+1 609-263-3471
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
“live lobster” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
343 43rd Pl, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Again the start of another great Sea Isle City vacation began at Carmen’s for breakfast. Arriving in SIC early to beat the traffic on route 55, it’s nice to have a great restaurant to go to for breakfast. In addition to the great service, fine...More

Thank Edward_G32
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came for dinner with a group of 15. They were accommodating and you could make reservations which is ideal with a big group. The food was really good. Service was a bit slow and the servers didn't seem to be able to answer questions...More

Thank j22t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a party of 10 with a reservation for 7 am. Valet parking available and necessary. Only waited a few minutes for table. However waited another 5 min to have a server come by, then another 10 min to come back after introducing...More

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great casual family restaurant. Service was good and so was food. The seafood sales area guy was super nice and let our 6-year old hold a live lobster out of the tank.

Thank JWats19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was great and had a great view of the water. The food was very good and came out pretty quick . ( We ordered sandwiches and soup and clams). They do not serve alcohol - i guess you can bring it in but...More

Thank SuzanneSennett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Carmen's! Yes, you will have to wait during the peak months/holidays. Be prepared. It is a BYOB - Mako Shark was delicious, the peel and eat shrimp was great - sometimes it is cooked too long and is rubbery - this was perfect....More

Thank JodySmith5000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we go to Carmens for our family dinner when down the shore. We went there on Saturday and were so dissappointed that we will not go back. I ordered the twin lobster special which came out cold the first time, sent it back...More

Thank Lainieduke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually have dinner here, which is the past we have enjoyed. We decided to try lunch today. The oysters were very good. My husband had steamers and 25% did not open. My scallops were ok and they came with French fries which I left...More

Thank rrodeo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We deserve better - all of us! Just because a restaurant is in a shore town does not mean it can be bad - and Carmen's has crossed over and has basically stopped trying. If you want to charge me $30 an entree, would it...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had a birthday celebration at Carmen's with three generations of our family which totaled 10 people. Because we had more then nine people we were able to make a reservation. Even though it was early June on a Saturday evening, Carmen's did a great...More

Thank QuakerBoy90
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Questions & Answers
21 October 2016|
Response from grexis | Reviewed this property |
I think they close after this weekend.
28 April 2016|
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Response from frugal2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , when I have visited in the Summer time. Not sure about winter hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 43rd Pl, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Sea Isle City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-263-3471
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