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Smitty's Clam Bar

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910 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
609-927-8783
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Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Seafood

Smitty's is a unique place with great seafood. Always crowded. Corn Chowder is a favorite along with the fried clams.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Rosanna C
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Smitty's is a unique place with great seafood. Always crowded. Corn Chowder is a favorite along with the fried clams.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Loved everything especially the clam chowder and the flounder burger. Our grandchildren can's wait for it to open. We usually go 3x's /month or more, depends of everyone activity. Get there early as you may have to wait a bit if it gets really crowded.

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Las Vegas, NV
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

"Smitty's" as it is known (real name "The Clam Bar") is one of the best places to eat in all of south Jersey. The fresh seafood is excellent, their crab and corn chowder is divine (but you have to get there early as it's made fresh daily and runs out quickly). Clam chowder (both New England and Manhattan) is excellent.... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's not really much of a restaurant in terms of atmosphere. It's a seasonal place (basically summer) with no air conditioning. The food, however, is very well prepared and very tasty.

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43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Smitty's: great location, best stools for sitting you will find..Steady solid seafood, great for lunch & early dinners...BYOB is almost a lost art, but bring you bottle or cooler grab a still & order away. Plenty of counter service with experienced, friendly staff. A summer "Must Do' more than once!

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You can't miss visiting Smitty's and say you been on a real seaside vacation. Charm is it's No 1 offering followed by food friends and frivolity. Pack up the kids and your favorite libation , prepare to wait and sip your cocktails in the sunset and when you slide into your seat you'll be primed for the best "chowda!" ever.

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This place has it all. The food is fabulous and it's inexpensive. Tha atmosphere is quintessential seafood dive, it's bring your own beer and wine and the people watching is at it's best. Put your name on the list for a table( there's always a wait but it's worth it) , grab your beer or wine and have a seat... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Its either fried or broiled. Grab a seat at the "bar" instead of inside where its closed in and hot. BYOB is a plus. Be prepared to wait for a table nightly. Be kind and don't sit around like you're enjoying the view, move along and let the next diner sit.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It isn't real fancy but the foods real good. Excellent New England Clam Chowder. Gets real busy in the summer, so get there early.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I consider it a seafood shack on the bay. Prices are very reasonable. Very popular. Food is basic - seafood prepared fried, baked or broiled. Several sauces available. BYOB - plastic glasses provided. Long wait!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 910 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: 609-927-8783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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