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Clam Bar

3914 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212
(315) 458-1662
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Ranked #25 of 598 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This cozy locals spot is the place for the best clams. Best on the half shell, but they make them many ways including, casino, provencal, steamed, in their chowder and also garlic and oil. I had them on the half shell and provencal. Definitely do the half shell, super fresh. Love the atmosphere of a small local gem. Loved the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

New ownership seems to have taken its toll on the Clam Bar located in North Syracuse, NY. Besides the fact the bar is always packed full of its daily regulars it's a bad sign when the new owners seem to bunk right up to the bar every night to drink. Although the food seems to have changed a tad, I... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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1,259 reviews 1,259 reviews
828 restaurant reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
196 reviews 196 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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