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Clam Bar

3914 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212
(315) 458-1662
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Ranked #25 of 591 restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Syracuse, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Some will say that I am biased because I frequent this restaurant/bar, however, I have tried many items on the menu and have not been disappointed. Seafood is fresh, prepared properly. They have daily specials that are very tasty and creatively different than the "normal" menu. So far, only one appetizer that I did not care for, and maybe I... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Clam chowder we had yesterday afternoon was so good.... 3 of us went out for a late lunch, around 2pm, which was starting to thin out, always being over crowded..... 3 of us chose from the special menu.... being Friday.... Fish was perfectly cook.... I don't like fries, chose a salad on the side, even though I had talked to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you are looking for a seafood experience.. go elsewhere... I know this place has a fortitude of regulars that like this place.. but I must say, its only because they are regulars and really don't have a clue about seafood.. The place is jammed pack on the weekends so, why change anything right ?? Well because your regulars won't... More

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Chippewa Bay, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

whenever we travel through syracuse, ny we try and do it during meal time so we can stop at one of our favorite restaurants, the clam bar. it may not look like much from the outside, but it is definitely worth the trip inside. give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Rochester, New York
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621 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Clam Bar is an unpretentious restaurant with a cozy bar and a small but wonderful arrangement of booths where you can sit back and enjoy some great seafood. Looking down from above is a huge array of mounted game fish, which may or may not whet your appetite for the meal to follow. A couple of us stopped out... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Stopped on a Wednesday night around 5:00 PM and had no trouble getting a table even though it filled up early thereafter. Had (2) specials that were only so-so. Unfortunately the French fries were typical processed Cisco and the mashed potatos tasted like paste. The positive was the service was great and the beer was cold. Probably will be awhile... More

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Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

At first look, this looks like any dive bar. But when the food arrives, looks prove to be deceiving. My wife and I found so many tempting appetizers we decided to skip the main course and just kept the starters coming. Clams on the halfshell were great. Chowder, too. In fact, just about everything. Friendly service, too. We were staying... More

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15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Busy, cosy and popular, that pretty much describes this little bar-restaurant in North Syracuse. We actually did not have to wait too long considering that we arrived around 5:30pm on a Rainy Saturday. Get your name in to the hostess right away if you can find her in the crowd. We had a twenty minute wait for a table and... More

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Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

It is a small place, and the wait can be long, but it is worth it! There is a good variety of seafood, broiled, or fried. There are at least several daily specials. Portions are adequate, and are served with salad, side, and a loaf of bread with herbed butter. The bar is hopping all the time, and it can... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stop here every time we are in Syracuse. The restaurant is small, and sometimes there is a wait, but it is well worth the wait. The service is good and the food is always outstanding. My favorite is the linguine with clam sauce.

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