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Smitty's Clam Bar

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$$ - $$$
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910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
+1 609-927-8783
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often a wait but it moves fast. Nothing fancy. BYOB but no wine glasses. Generous portions. Feels rushed. Good food simply presented. Reasonable prices.

Thank deepsnorkle
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten at Smitty's for ten years. No Frills, just the best seafood ever had. Bring your own bottle. Their clams, fresh caught seafood, are he best. Sure, there's a crowd, come early and be prepared! Good service once you get a seat, people friendly.

Thank Barbara A S
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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best seafood around, year in and year out. Theres a reason you have to wait an hour to get a table

Thank njsfinest3
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Clam Bar is only open Mother's Day weekend until mid-September and is an absolute must for locals and vacationers alike in Somers Point NJ (just across the causeway on the bay from Ocean City). This is a no-frills place: no formal wear (tee shirts and shorts is almost over dressed), no air conditioning, no credit cards (cash only), no... More 

Thank 1GR8NANA
Somers Point, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's a long winter for we shore people until "The Clam Bar" opens for the season No "chain" operation here, just good old fashioned local ownership for many years. everything fresh and delicious. Atmosphere is "beach" and that includs friendliness. From New England to Key West it's the best. And, did I say the fried clams are wonderful?

Thank JCLA7788
Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

No credit cards, very crowded. Take out to avoid the long wait. Great chowders. Seafood platters are always made with good quality fresh fish.

1 Thank Dave H
Ocean City, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

very long wait in the summer but worth it. great food all seafood no vegetarian or vegan choices occassionally pasta with seafood.

Thank msmeow10
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Always good food, and variety for all . Seafood Broiled or fried we love it all. Great New England or Manhattan Clam chowder for something new try half and half . Bring your own, no reservations, expect a wait in high season, so bring plenty to drink , and you can order takeout snacks while you wait. Great people watching... More 

Thank Jawdoc524
Ocean City, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very basic BYO specializing in basic seafood dishes such as fried shrimp, steamed claims, clams on the half shell, chowders and fresh fish. The building is diner like nestled next to a marina across the bay from Ocean City. The food is cheap and the wait is often a hour more as they take no reservations. However,... More 

Thank Ed B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you like seafood casseroles, this is your place. Inside and outside seating. The food is consistently hot, creamy, and very good. Most customers are regulars and the employees are usually students.

Thank bobbush1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: +1 609-927-8783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?