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Smitty's Clam Bar

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910 Bay Ave, Closed for the season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
609-927-8783
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 144
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
Fun place with good seafood!

Fun place to eat lunch or dinner. Sit outside or dine inside. Fish is prepared using a variety of sauces. Very consistent and great prices. Very casual dinning and fun. Open from May to about mid September. Try the potato skins served on Thursdays. Can't wait until they reopen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jane s
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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Somers Point, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to eat lunch or dinner. Sit outside or dine inside. Fish is prepared using a variety of sauces. Very consistent and great prices. Very casual dinning and fun. Open from May to about mid September. Try the potato skins served on Thursdays. Can't wait until they reopen.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Service and hot food. Fresh Seafood and the owner always recognizes you. Been a favorite every summer.

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Clayton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I have eaten here for Breakfast and Dinner. It is great food!! For breakfast I had the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel with grits. It was the perfect sandwich and the best I have ever had!!

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lancaster, pa
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We've been going to Smitty's for a decade....or two. Traditionally, before we leave for vacation each year we plan how many quarts of Smitty's clam chowder to bring back to our farm in PA. Then we arrive in Somers Point, and our first stop is Smitty's where we buy a couple of quarts of chowder for out motel fridge. This... More 

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Thank biged555
Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is spectacular! Everything on the menu is top notch and super affordable. This cash only gem has to be one of the most popular places in the state. The New England clam chowder might be among the best in the country! In the summertime you might have an hour + wait but that is part of the charm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 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!!

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somers point,nj
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank Marv M
Egg Harbor Twp. NJ, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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