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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
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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 19
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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
Worth the wait seafood

It is a long wait but certainly worth it. The fried clams take out go well with your byob during your wait. The only downside is that there is no ac. The tuna dish doesn't get much better, and any dish is worth the wait and money

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is a long wait but certainly worth it. The fried clams take out go well with your byob during your wait. The only downside is that there is no ac. The tuna dish doesn't get much better, and any dish is worth the wait and money

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We heard great things about Smitty's so we decided to check it out on vacation. It was a Monday around 4:30 (it gets busy quick around dinner time) but we got seated right away. There were plenty of specials fried and baked with several sauce options. We're not really into the Rae bar but the counter seating was packed. The... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is our third trip to Smitty's, and always greeted with friendly service and ample food selection. Just looking for a quick lunch so we just had a Rubin and and Pork Roll sandwich. Both tasty and bargain priced. Enjoyed with homemade ice teas that make for a great luncheon experience. No air conditioning so get a table by the... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We love going to the clam bar when we go to Ocean City. They have great, cheap seafood. The seafood casseroles are amazing. Get there early for dinner or you will wait a while for a table. They have great wait staff as well.

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I am a little concerned about writing this review because it is already hard enough to get in to this iconic BYOB establishment. Don't order off the menu just check out the specials on the blackboard. If you don't care about fancy table settings and just want out of this world food, this is the place to go.

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped on the way to Ocean City and we were very pleased!! The oyster po boy was great, freshly fried with lots of lettuce and tomatoes and onion, and a nice roumelade. Like many NJ restaurants, it's BYOB.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you've never been to Smitty's Clam Bar and you love seafood you don't know what you're missing! Fresh Seafood, Fast Service and Very Reasonable Prices are what you'll get at Smitty's. Come before 5:30 to get seated quickly, if you come after 6 you could have a wait, but it's well worth it. We both had the Fried Combo... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have eaten at Smitty's a few times and never was disappointed. Be prepared to wait but it is well worth it.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Go go go and get their New England Clam Chowder. I honestly don't think I've had anything else on their menu. The restaurant is super casual and on the water. They do take out so we normally grab ours to go.

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Edgmont, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped in for a mid afternoon snack for raw clams because we really like this place! It wasn't crowded, which is a switch, but we wanted the bar seats anyway. The clams were great, fresh and salty! The service is fast and pleasant. If you come during dinner, be prepared to wait unless you can snag some bar seats.... More 

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Additional Information about Smitty's Clam Bar

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

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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
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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