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Bigelow's New England Fried

79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
(516) 678-3878
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
Russian River area
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Growing up in RVC...every Sunday on our way back from the Sands Beach Club, we would stop at Bigelow's for the BEST Fried Clams ever. I live in California now, and there's nowhere anywhere that's even close to the Fried Ipswich Clams at Bigelow's. Went back for H.S. reunion several years ago, and stopped at Bigelow's...not much has changed except... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was expecting more of a restaurant set-up when I walked in, but it's actually more like a bar, and pretty small. It's nicely decorated though, and didn't feel crowded when we were actually sitting and eating. I think I would have preferred a table set-up, but there seemed to be lots of people there by themselves for lunch, so... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went Christmas Eve...I didn't get the hype. The Clam chowder was good, fresh. I will say the food overall was fresh. But it needed flavor. The fish is battered and dumped in a fryer, but it was too fried. It was all crust and barely fish. My son enjoyed his chicken tenders, said it was the best. The fries... More

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Bayside, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Bigelow's has been around forever and there is a reason for this: the seafood is always fresh and prepared when you order it. The menu is rather large when it comes to seafood and limited for everything else. They have terrific clam chowder, both red and white. I often can't really choose which one to have and trade off every... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

When my grown sons come home for a visit, they always want to go to Bigelows. It's become a family tradition to go here at least once while they're home. The seafood is fresh and delicious and the New England clam chowder is the best we've ever had. I especially like the fried clams and, in season, the soft shell... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Popped in there for a quick meal. I must say every single person that works there is beyond friendly and happy. The New England clam chowder is amazing, and for lunch I had the fried clam strips, with their delicious homemade cole slaw. I live in long beach and will be a weekly customer for life!

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Rockville Centre, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a small, local restaurant. It is cash only and you sit on stools around the counter. The food is mostly fried. Everything is very fresh. They cook it as you order it. The best onion rings I have ever had. My husband & I always split a 1 & 1/2 order. This is not where you guy for... More

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Long Island,New York
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A special treat but....every once in a while the whole Ipswich clams are a great treat. Lot of other firied seafood and most seems fresh and good. Clam chowder a little too creamy. Thin cut French fries are especially good though this is all an unhealthy treat to have a couple of times a year. For takeout and for an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I love seafood and so far this is one of the best places in ny to get seafood its a little expensive but well worth it for me. Its not the clam bar on Martha's vineyard but its the next best thing thumbs up

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Baldwin, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We love this place. I recommend any of the clam chowders and Fish and Chips. It's not the healthiest option and is great if you want to let go of your diet for one meal. The staff are friendly, they are quick to take your order and most items take less than 10-15 minutes. The deep fried items are done... More

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