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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
Atlantic County, NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It was my first time here and was highly recommended by friends. I will say this is a old school seafood experience. Expect to wait awhile for a table but we got lucky and found a place at the counter. My opinion I think it was better experience sitting at the counter than inside. It felt like eating at a... More

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Lewiston, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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