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Bigelow's New England Fried

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$$ - $$$
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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
+1 516-678-3878
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I visit Cape Cod very often, I have enjoyed many "fast-food" fried seafood dishes that so many "hole-in-the wall" places seem to offer. Bigelow's is a small, converted home that has become a well known fried fish "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant. The reviews say it all! So, I ordered to go as I worked late. Boston Cod, Clams and Scallops all... More 

Thank Gymguy40
Rockville Centre, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fried fish you will find. The Manhattan clam chowder is awesome. Highly suggested the Buffalo calamari. It's fried fish that's fresh and awesome. Non foodies don't bother you won't find anything you can "adjust" it's just good foodie food.

Thank Dennis H
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place family style environment and great fried clams. They only accept cash no credit cards at all which a set you off a bit but the food is great. They also have homemade pies which is amazing. Very small restaurant only bar like seating mainly known for take out.

Thank TaneaW319
New York City, New York, USA
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337 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent New England Fried Seafood. The Belly Clams are delicious, perfectly fried to order. This time we discovered that the Crab Cakes and Calamari are also just as good. The Clam Chowder and Seafood Bisque can be ordered to go, if you can't wait for a seat at the Counter. A little more expensive, as it is seafood. Cash only.... More 

Thank KeokiHangLoose
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Yum yum yum!! Great place to eat. Don't worry about your diet. Everything is healthy. Fried is recommended but they offer delicious broiled food too!!🐠

Thank Jeannette B
Baldwin, New York
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The food here is excellent. If you want a taste of what New England food is like this is the place. It has an old fashioned feel with counter service full of conversation between patrons and work staff. The chowder is awesome. Can be expensive but worth it.

Thank Steven C
Long Island, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

In the 1930s and 40's people used to stop by this small clam house on the way home from the beach and indulge in eating-in or taking out LI seafood fare. Well, this place has that 1930s - 40s charm. The food is still good, but you'll sit at a counter, (no tables) look at all the memorabilia, and drift... More 

Thank PDLongIsland
Rockville Centre, New York, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go to place for fried clams since I was a kid, which is a very long time ago. My mother used to go when she was younger as well. The old style lunch counter with stools allows for a sit down, eat, and go type of lunch or dinner. It is a must go to place but... More 

Thank Diane K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Very small place with counter seating only. You wilk forgive the size and seating arrangements as soin as you taste their chowder. The menu is diverse but not cheap. It is a cash only place with an ATM on the premises. Iff street paring is available.

Thank Michael L
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142 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

we're so lucky that bigelow's is so close to home, New england chowder and seafood soup is fantastic, and the clams,, ahh the clams, all i can say is if you never been here , get here.

Thank Rick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 516-678-3878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?