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Bigelow's New England Fried

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Chowder, Seafood
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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
(516) 678-3878
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food & Service

There were 4 of us at dinner. Everyone enjoyed their main course. The soap was delicious. The side dishes we had were also delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection. We can't wait to go back again. Our waiter has worked there for 25 years. He knew what he was talking about. He was able to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Jasper1962
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Rockville Centre, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

There were 4 of us at dinner. Everyone enjoyed their main course. The soap was delicious. The side dishes we had were also delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection. We can't wait to go back again. Our waiter has worked there for 25 years. He knew what he was talking about. He was able to guide us because he... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The seafood is wonderful. I like the clams and the New England chowder is to die for. It's a small place and everyone sits at the counter. The menu is extensive for such a small place and Bigelow's is a must stop whenever we're on Long Island for at least one meal.

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Rockville Centre, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We do take outs otherwise it's counter service with stools like an old luncheonette. The food is always delicious. Their soups are yummy. I love their salmon and my daughter loves their buffalo style shrimp. They are known for their Ipswich clams, but you won't be disappointed with any of their food.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been coming to this restaurant for 55 years. This is a small casual place where all patrons sit at a u-shaped counter. Meals are served on paper plates, the focus is on the food. I always have fried shrimp and fries. During the summer I eat there about every two weeks, less during other times because I'm only in... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I've eaten here for over 50 years and still can't wait to return! The fried clams are THE BEST!!! Delicious, large portions and served on a paper plate, as they were meant to be! My mouth waters as I write this review. The restaurant is essentially unchanged since my youth...I remember looking at the same post cards when I was... More 

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Oceanside, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you love Ipswich Clams like my wife and I do, then this is the place for you. Just be prepared to eat at a counder with zero atmosphere. You come for the food and nothing else,

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Roslyn, New York
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Been going here for over 40 years. A unique place that serves the best Ipswich clams in the US. Only counter seating and paper plates, but nobody really cares about that. Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.

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new york
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bigelows continues to wow us with its nautical charm, small bar of seats and great location. Just pull over on Sunrise Highway, drop in and pick up dinner, a quick snack or lunch. If there's room, you and a friend can sit and chat while you eat. The seafood chowder is also very tasty!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Small fish place, bar seating mediocre food. Fish and chips were bland, hardly worth eating. Needs some spicy sauce to give fish taste.

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Rockville Centre, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bigelows is one of Long Island's hidden gems. A real throwback to times way in the past where a bowl of hot chowder and a pile of fried seafood was reason for rejoice. This place is delicious if you are looking for fresh fried seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: (516) 678-3878

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?