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“Another 'Shore' spot.” 3 of 5 stars
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Clancy's by the Bay
101 E Maryland Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2403
609-927-6969
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Ranked #23 of 62 Restaurants in Somers Point
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
EHT, NJ
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Another 'Shore' spot.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I must admit that when a local establishment changes hands every four or five years, I'm thinking that it has to be the location. 'Clancy's by the bay' is the latest incarnation of this Somers Point landmark. The new owners gave the place a face lift, and it's clear that they had a vision for the type of restaurant they wanted Clancy's to be. What they should have done was look at the reasons their many predecessors failed to succeed and maybe divert some of the same pitfalls. On our third visit we started to see the signs. The 'upscale' vibe has started to give way to the local bar with food vibe. The newly designed building does not handle loud TV's and music very well since that probably wasn't what the rooms were designed for. The service is much improved since our first visit. The food is good, not exciting, but reliable. If Clancy's wasn't close to home I doubt that this would have been our third visit. With summer over the usual 'specials' and 'locals' offerings rear their ugly head, a reminder that 'we' now are welcome.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Margate City, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner for 35 was excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

35 friends and family dined here to celebrate mom's birthday. The meal was so good we were asked repeatedly how we found this place. It is the "it" place in our area. Moderately priced food that is delicious. Apps included calamari, mussels, steamed clams, perogies, tuscan chips. All were wonderful. Entrees included lobster crab cakes, chicken pot pie (a signature dish), pan seared scallops, filet mignon. All fantastic dishes. The servers were wonderful. We had two waitresses who handled our chatty family gathering like pros. Cathy the banquet manager did an excellent job setting up our evening. Mom had a memorable 90th. Thank you Clancy's By the Bay!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Clancy's by the Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Went there a few weeks ago. Didn't need reservations, food was great and the place was very spacious. Getting into a restaurant without waiting during the summer is a real plus, especially when the food and prices are great

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I had the pork dumplings, beef soup and rib flat bread. All were very good and I would certainly go back for the food. If you need good wine with your meal then skip this place otherwise its a good choice, expecially for a group.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyment Depends on Taste.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The salad was fresh, but the entree was disappointing. I suppose I expected more. Friends have said the appetizers and personal french bread pizzas are pretty good. I might try lunch to see it they're right, but no more dinners there for me.

Visited June 2012
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