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Nicky's Clam Bar

99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706-8735
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Ranked #23 of 127 restaurants in Bay Shore
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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75% Recommend
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English first
Bay Shore, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Quaint restaurant near ferry dock. Atmosphere is nautical but limited seating and parking. Take out is always busy and bar is always full. Many waiting for next ferry. I find food is good but most of all I enjoy large portions. Sea food is fresh and desserts are excellent. Is slightly overpriced. All in all good stop for lunch or... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What more could one ask for while waiting for the ferry to Fire Island - Good seafood specialties and full bar. Prefer a "quickie", try the fried flounder sandwich and a Stella.

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Liverpool, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Best thing about Nicky's is the view....without a doubt. If price isn't an issue, this is a nice spot to eat, have a drink and watch the boats come and go....great people watching, too. They do not offer a lunch menu, so lunch portions are huge. The food is good; service is excellent. It's just overpriced....even for Long Island standards.

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New York, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Really great local establishment-great food, very personable staff, "non" stuffy atmosphere. Being that they are not a chain restaurant, and they are a local business, im very impressed by them & would recommend them to anyone who asks. If i could guve this place 12 stars,i would.

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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We have been coming here for years for the great steamers, mussels and colossal (yes, really) shrimp. There really is nothing like this place. Here's the caveat (or two): the prices are way out of line- they don't even make sense. Also, the regular fish is just terrible- like it was boiled in water. Don't bother. The ONLY food worthwhile... More

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Plainview, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Since Fire Island has been beat up and broken through, the tide is tremendous! We went for dinner on Saturday and had to wade through a foot of water to get into the resturant. Still worth it! Fried shrim (colassal!) perfect and I am not kidding! Sweet potatoe fries, a little greasy. Blueberry pie - good. I forgot the Steamers... More

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New York City, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Good food good people. The service is great and the food is even better. Nothing like a summer day sitting outside enjoying a fresh seaford meal and a few cocktails with friends.

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Long Island, NY
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Reviewed Nicky's just about a year ago and gave it a 4. Based on our experience this past weekend, it's now (generously) between a 2 and 3. (Gave it a cumulative of all our experiences>>3 ...in hope it bounces back....could have just as easily given it a singular/most recent experience >>1.) First, they were out of my wifes first 3... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Some of us go to Nicky's because we have always gone to Nicky's....but it's not as good as it used to be. Prices have gone up and food quality has gone down. Nicky's clam bar is definitely better than Nicky's on the Bay. Also, tough to park.

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Nesconset, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Me and wife are huge oyster lover's we go once a week in manhattan. We decided to try this place and let me be honest, we pulled up and this man was outside delivering, and had told us he scuba dive's for these only hand selecting the premium oyster's that nick request. It's obvious that the man know's what he's... More

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