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Bigelow's New England Fried

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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
(516) 678-3878
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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

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  • 56
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  • 24
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  • 13
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  • 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
Yummy

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,

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Andrew L
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Oceanside, New York
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Oceanside, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's great fior takeout or in just one or two diners as there is very limited seating .Not inexpensive but high quality.

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Springfield Gardens
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nothing fancy but the food is sure great. Try tehe clam chowder- a real heary soup to warm you up. Good service in a small but cozy setting. Food is always fresh tasting and well presented.

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love fried cod and shrimp here is delicious. friendly service. casual decor.more of a family place than a date place. Relax and enjoy!

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Rockville Centre, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The very best New England chowder I ever ate on the eastern seaboard!! The fried clam sandwich is crispy, not chewy. Bigelow's is adelightful throwback in time!

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Rockville Centre, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

They do clams like nobody else can. They should stick to that. They seem to try to do too many things, end up over crispy or absorb too much oil. Everything is fried, need to know that in advance! The service is wonderful! Very friendly, thoughtful, concerned that the customer is pleased.

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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: 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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