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Bigelow's New England Fried

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
(516) 678-3878
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
yougottago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original hole in the wall, greasy spoon, OUTFREAKIN'RAGEOUS FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, if you like seafood so fresh its lookin' at ya, and so good it makes you want to slap your wife's momma AND your own...........get the idea?????

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
William F
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Erie, United States
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Erie, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Original hole in the wall, greasy spoon, OUTFREAKIN'RAGEOUS FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, if you like seafood so fresh its lookin' at ya, and so good it makes you want to slap your wife's momma AND your own...........get the idea?????

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

live in oceanside.. this is awesome!! best clams cooked to order!! the prices are great and is always busy!!!

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Freeport, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place sits virtually frozen in time from the 1930s. Counter service only and cash (ATM on site) only are an indication of this rustic and nostalgic fish and clam house. Outstanding fried clams, fish and chips, soups and other seafood goodies. The New England Chowder is legendary! Good portions, fresh food and nice people here. All make you feel... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Best fried clams around...and the chowders are to die for! Awesome. Very small place and you've got to love deep fried seafood, but it's really a treasure of the south shore. Not cheap (cup of chowder, order of clams and 2 beers will run you $40+ with tip) but worth ti...

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west hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is like no other. There are no tables , just counter service, OK, maybe 3 tables for 3 couples. The food is the BEST. You have to try them when delicious fried food is on your mind. the Manhattan clam chowder is like no other. Bring cash , no credit cards accepted. I ate there last night and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went here for a first w/ a group of 5. Fried is the word of the day! The clam chowder was fantastic! I would have like to try the fisherman's stew. My sister cannot stand fish or the smell of. With that she had no problem eating in the establishment. That's because it is fresh and there is no fishy... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

For the classic New England style fried seafood there is nothing that comes close. Love the corn meal batter, never greasy, and the fries are excellent. The best fish and chips around.

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Port Washington, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Since I moved to Oceanside in 1956, and for years after, when I no longer lived there, I must have driven past Bigalow's hundreds of times. Never once did I stop in to sample their fabled fried clams. Today, I knew that my drive would take me past Bigalow's and I resolved to go in. I bought a small takeout... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Tastiest calamari and chowders I've ever had. It's a bit pricey but for what you get it's definitely worth the money. Try the seafood bisque and Manhattan clam chowder!

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Fried Ipswich clams at Bilelow's is like a day trip to Boston! In point of fact these might be better. Where does he get them, I have no idea but whatever to source, they are worth the diet busting while eating them deep fried. Make no mistake, Bigelow's is a no frills fry shack but so very much worth the... More 

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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, Soups
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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