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9 East Somerset St., Raritan, NJ
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Uncle Vinnies Market is under the same ownership as Uncle Vinnies Clam Bar...
Uncle Vinnies Market is under the same ownership as Uncle Vinnies Clam Bar two doors down the street.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh & Delicious

When in Raritan, stop here. Fresh seafood, like seashore fresh. The calamari was fantastic and the shrimp were HUGE. Very small place, only six tables, so come early to get a seat. BYOB, which is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
darlenejay
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

When in Raritan, stop here. Fresh seafood, like seashore fresh. The calamari was fantastic and the shrimp were HUGE. Very small place, only six tables, so come early to get a seat. BYOB, which is great.

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Newark, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Excellent preperation Good selection Great Service BYO Easy and Relaxed setting Check hours of operation, as they close early 9 or 9:30

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New Jersey
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213 reviews 213 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

It's really a bar that serves food. Very nice vibe and crowd. We were warmly greeted on a packed Friday night. Since they don't take we had a drink at the bar. In spite of packed bar, the bartender got to us quickly. We got seated within 20 minutes. Liz our waitress was very good. The was a slight mix... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good, reasonably priced food with large portions in a bar setting is what this place is all about. There are certainly better (and more expensive) restaurants within a 5-10 miles radius of this place but the local vibe and very friendly staff will keep you coming back. This is not a fancy place by any stretch of the imagination but... More 

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Bridgewater, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It was my wife's birthday and we have been looking for a new place for Seafood...we came across this place somewhat by accident as it was first thought of as Uncle Vinnie's clam bar...and neither of us likes clams...the two must be connected (clam bar & the market)...anyhow we drove over to this place and lucky for us we got... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is fabulous. You walk into a small place with about 8 tables. The menu is on a big board and you place your order. Whenever we are in the area we stop here to eat. It is by far the best place for seafood. We have had the cold seafood salad, the rapini , the soft shell crabs,... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First of all (and I hate to tell), there was 40 min wait at the Clam bar and none here. BYOB here (so you come prepared). Effective and diligent service for great food and relatively large portions: salads can easily be split if you intend to finish your entree. Soft shell crabs with 2 sides were delicious. Shrimp oreganata were... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What a great night from the appetizers, bread, cocktails, and main entrée!! It was fabulous clams so fresh. I had stuffed flounder with crab meat big chunk crab meat it was fabulous my boyfriend had blackened skate fish OMG to die for it was wonderful. Place is small but worth the wait. The owner is super sweet talks to everyone... More 

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New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We visit Uncle Vinnie's Market 2 or 3 times a month, normally for lunch. I feel a bit like another reviewer that said he was torn about reviewing this place because it is so good that if a lot of people "discover" it we might not be able to get a table! We normally split a seafood salad and then... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We decided to stay in this year and order the Valentine's Day dinner from Vinnie's. For $75, it included salad, bread, a dozen oysters, lobster ravioli (so much that we had enough for lunch the next day), two lobster tails, and two cannolis. For the cost and convenience, it was great - everything was cooked and ready to eat. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 East Somerset St., Raritan, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Raritan

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Uncle Vinnies Market is under the same ownership as Uncle Vinnies Clam Bar two doors down the street.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?