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Smitty's Clam Bar

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Chowder, Seafood
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910 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
The best clam chowder ever!!!

This is the best place at the shore for clam chowder, clams and seafood at an amazing price! Patrice knows how to run a fantastic seafood place!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place at the shore for clam chowder, clams and seafood at an amazing price! Patrice knows how to run a fantastic seafood place!!

Thank Annesq50
somers point,nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I will keep this short and sweet. I am a chef/caterer who also fishes, crabs, and clams the waters of Southern NJ. I LOVE seafood, I eat fish for breakfast....clams for lunch, crabs for dinner almost every night!!! This place is LOVED by those who have never dined upon FRESH seafood. The fried shrimp? Frozen, pre-breaded in a box....just like... More 

Thank croppyboy69
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We've been here many times and the food is always good. We prefer the rear dining area overlooking the docks, which opens for seating at 4 PM. The chalkboard menu has many creative entrees to chose from. The service is friendly and the prices are reasonable. The place is always busy but we never feel rushed.

Thank Marv M
Egg Harbor Twp. NJ, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Smitty's is a local icon. Great clam chowder, fresh clams on the half shell and dinner entrees that delight. Seaside rustic is an apt description of the atmosphere. Great for families with crayons at each table and chalk to decorate the sidewalk. The place exudes welcome. One downside is the wait which averages 45 minutes. Can't have it all. Good... More 

Thank Edward D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A friend turned me on to this restaurant. Doesn't look like much from the outside but you know from the crowds I see year after year it had to be good.the seafood chowder is to die for, thick and chunky and we recently started mixing the New England with the Manhattan. Cash only. Not to be missed.

Thank Kathleen O
Oadby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This restaurant serves the best Seafood in town, their chowder has to be experienced, basic surroundings but food to die for

Thank itismeithink
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was our first time at Smitty's. Our food & service was excellent. We were told to go early as it gets very crowded. Looking forward to going back.

Thank Barbegarby
State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Atmosphere is pure Jersey Shore...sweet! The food is reliably great, service great, and decent prices. Notice the parking lot is all crushed shells. Oh, raw oysters would be nice too...but, glad for the clams.

Thank michele c
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is a small place with a long wait, an institution in Somers Point NJ. Nothing fancy - a BYOB clam shack on the bay. Typical seafood restaurant menu with nightly specials, Soups are fresh made and excellent. Was with a party of four on a "slower" mid-week night in September. Service was good. We all enjoyed our dinner selections,... More 

Thank BillJoy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We have been going to Smitty's every summer for years. Their clams are always fresh and succulent. Their clam chowder is delicious and full of clams. But beware of other dishes. This year we had a seafood/orzo salad. It sounded so healthy and good-lobster, scallops, shrimp, calamari mixed with orzo, peppers, onions and olives on a bed of lettuce and... More 

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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: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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