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Bigelow's New England Fried

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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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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I had been meaning to visit Bigelow's for a long time before I finally got the opportunity to and I am glad I did. I have to admit because of the lack of tables and only counter side seating I will probably never stay to eat in the restaurant. But I did order my food to go and it was... More 

Thank Sonia T
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I get dinner to take out from Bigelow's often. They have limited seating (maybe 16-18 max) at a u-shaped counter. It's funky! However, the food is absolutely the best! I usually get the N.E. clam chowder, the buffalo popcorn shrimp appetizer, and the salmon platter. Always fresh and it is cooked on the grill or in fryers behind the counter.... More 

Thank DanfromLongIsland
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

People come from far and wide for the fried seafood here, which is worth the trip. But to manage expectations, this is a whole in the wall with only counter seating, and the prices (cash only) don't match the surroundings, which appear not to have been renovated since 1939. But that having been said, wait your turn for a spot... More 

Thank NewYorkercynic
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Want a great bowl of New England Clam Chow then this is the place. The bowl is overflowing and you can stand your spoon up in it! The fried clam strips were excellent and bountiful. Very limited seating, very friendly counter people, parking right in front of off to the side. Reasonably priced for the serving size you receive.

1 Thank Jim R
Rockville Centre, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I moved to Rockville Centre in 1969, and almost immediately started eating their fried clam strips. We continued to order takeout for many years, until our children were in high school. I'm alone now, and decided to try them again. I was not disappointed. Their fried clam strips were still as delicious as I remembered them. I... More 

Thank Cyrus A
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Family Run. Great Fried Seafood (other items available for those who don't eat Seafood). Very Casual. Counter seating only. I've eaten there many times. What's great? Everything - the New England clam chowder and the Seaford bisque, the fried clam strips, the fried Ipswich clams, the fried oysters, the fried calamari, the fried shrimp, the fried Boston Scrod, the fried... More 

Thank Stephen1952a
New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great little spot. Slow down or you'll miss it. The seafood is very fresh. Fried clams are delicious. Prepare yourself once you go in, it's a small restaurant (take out if offered). There are stools set up around the counter, where you can interact with the staff & watch your food being prepared. My ONLY con with this place is... More 

Thank 4rster
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. It has the best food. It's completely fresh and tasty. Not to mention how nice the whole staff is. If I could I would give it more than 5 stars

Thank Soccermom021313
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the best fried sea food you will ever have in your life. I had Manhattan Clam Chowder, Fried Bay Scallops and Fried Clams. They all were "to die for". It's a tiny place and take cash only. Only about a dozen seats at a bar. No tables! You won't believe how fantastic the food is. Has been in... More 

1 Thank NOAH L
Westbury, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

i hadn't been to Bigelow's in about a year and decided to drop in due to being right around the corner...decided to have my " go to " dish , the famous fried clam strips and as always they were awesome...lightly breaded so you taste the clam and never over cooked.! the also have the ipswich ( whole belly clams)... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?