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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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Good for:
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
Most recent review
Bragging rights along the Bay

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Ocean City, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At Smitty's you must embrace the wait. Put your name in, grab a bench and enjoy your BYOB beverage. Great people watching. Once you are in be prepared to be stuffed. Fresh fish, sides and plenty of it. Any combo meal will feed you for several days. I go with the fried combo. It's so bad for you but so... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love the corn fritter No ambiance just good food They always have interesting, inventiful, wonderful seafood specials BYOB Take enough to drink before you are seated They do not take reservations Broiled, baked, fried its all fresh and good

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Atlantic County, NJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A great time was had by all! Our party of 13 visited on the eve of Smitty's closing for the summer (Saturday, September 13th). The wait time was as it usually is...about 3 beers in 'beer' time. Go prepared to wait as they do not accept reservations. It's a BYOB place, so bring your own bottle(s) of fun (Smitty's will... More 

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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Remember: T/A reviews and levels are based on [experience] - not necessarily food or amenity or quality levels. With that said, the only way that you'll find a classy experience at Smitty's is if you bring your own martini glass. Yes, you will wait, but that's half the fun, BYOB, wine, whatever and hangout outside along with everyone else on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I love going their for steam clams scallops are good to. Go early because always crowded. You wait about hour on a Good night. But a great place to eat.

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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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