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Smitty's Clam Bar

910 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
609-927-8783
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Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Somers Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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English first
Linwood, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went to the Clam Bar about 2 weeks ago and just remembered to review it. I was meeting with clients (a husband and wife) and since they were playing hooky the rest of the afternoon they invited me to lunch. I didn't want to go since the last time I'd been there it was lame but what are you... More

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Naples, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Always a wait to get in but one of the better seafood restaurants on the Shore. Food is always fresh along with this it makes it worth the wait.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Spent a week at the shore this year and this place was highly recommended by my friend and other TA reviews. Tried to get in last year and my husband would wait the hour plus. This year we tried again for my birthday and again it was an hour wait, at least. Since it was my birthday i got to... More

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Phoenixille PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Perfect spot for a late lunch/early dinner, and if you time it around 2-4 there is no wait! Raw clams and tuna in ginger/soy sauce were fab, great portion size of tuna! The servers were great-onformative and attenative. I'll be back again today....and maybe tomorrow!

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Annandale, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner at Smitty's. Wait was an hour but we ordered appetizers and had wine making friends with other diners while waiting. Restaurant was busy, crowded and a typical shore experience. We were seated at a small table (5 of us at a table for 4). The hostess apologized and brought us complimentary appetizers. Food was fresh, hot... More

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Congers, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our family ate here twice in a three day weekend. The food is very good and prices are less than what you'd normally pay in this area. The other appeal was that the wait was "only" 30 minutes when we arrived at 5:40 on a Saturday night. Other restaurants in the area have 90 minutes wait or more. We had... More

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Fair Hill, MD
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place reminds me of the old dock diners that were the best kept secrets of working watermen and locals. Awesome seafood that rivals that best restaurants, but served unpretentiously with sides of slaw and with sodas in paper cups. The raw topnecks were the best I had the whole week, and I tried them everywhere I went. My dinner... More

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york pa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

read the tripadvisor reviews and tried this place..it is expensive for what you get, but the food is delicious..we asked to have the food brought to us all together as I got appetizers and soup and my wife got a meal..the food came piecemeal and by the time my wife got her food, i had already finished by 5 minutes..after... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After reading all the great reviews I figured this place is something special. So we arrived at around 7:30PM on a Sunday evening and had to wait for 1 hour. Seems to be the average waiting period. After being seated I noticed the carpet. Don't look closely at it as it is pretty filthly and would ruin your appetite. The... More

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NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If it's in the sea, it'll be on your plate or in your bowl within hours. Clams, shrimp, lobster, scallops, you name it, they got it. Daily specials are reasonably priced. It's "dry", so you supply your alcohol beverage of choice.

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