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“Overpriced and overrated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bigelow's New England Fried

Bigelow's New England Fried
79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
(516) 678-3878
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Lynbrook, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced and overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Fried and greasy, is all there is here. To call it a restaurant is going too far - all there is, is a counter with small stools or take-out. Expensive, with paper plates and plastic cups. The clam chowder is very sweet - not very good. The fried shrimp are small, but the fried clam strips were very good, as were the side dishes. OK for a quick snack or lunch but if you eat a full dinner here, you better have your physician's number on speed dial - it's a heart attack waiting to happen.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great local fish house.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012 via mobile

This place is a great local resturant. Diffently a great place to experience how the locals live. I had a great fish and chips plate. The blue berry pie with ice cream and whip cream was out of this world. A great all around experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Garden City, New York
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31 restaurant reviews
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“Seafood any way you want - as long as it's fried”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This shack has been around for over 60 years, I've been going here for at least 40 of them. Picture a U shaped formica counter surrounded by bar stools with a fry cook in the center. The original owners sold several years back but very little has changed. The signature item are the fried Ipswich (belly) clams served on a paper plate with a side of fries and paper ramekin filled with cole slaw. I usually do a half order of shrimp, a half of scallops and a bowl of the chowder (Manhattan). Its not very expensive but the prices are not a bargain either. The food is fresh; prepped and cooked to order in front of you. The decor is kitchy with a nautical theme and press clippings that span the past quarter century. Be forewarned its CASH only.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City
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26 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best Fried Oysters Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

So the decor is nothing to write home about, but the chowder is wonderful and the Fried Oysters (prepared right in front of you) are divine.

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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Expensive Fish and Chips”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The restaurant only accepts cash, though there is an atm in there. Got an order of the clams, an order of the fish and chips and some clam chowder. It all tasted good but for the price that they charge not worth it in my opinion.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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