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“bigelow's greatest fried clams and fryes” 5 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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new york
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“bigelow's greatest fried clams and fryes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

been eating here for as long as I can remember. small family run by three brothers who know how to run a food busines, Every6things is top quality- besy clam chowder wonderful fried clams and incrediblwe hand cut french fries. Have not had a bad meal there in 10 years. One of the few restraunts that turns out consistent woderful food every time you go there. the owners are warm friendly and offer great sdrivce. No attitude place. worth a visit jus to experience it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
ocean side new york
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Clams and Oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This place is small but worth the trip if you enjoy clams, Oysters, shrimp and shoe string fries. They also make fresh lemonade and Ice tea. All orders come with the shoe string fries that they fry and place in a cloth before serving. Most of the food is fried but really good! Lets not forget the homemade tartar sauce.

Visited June 2012
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Bronx, New York
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“best fried clam strips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Back to Bigelow's fried seafood lunch/dinner counter after too long an absence. I moved from Long island and had been a frequent BIgelow's diner since 1980 (Bigelow's has been there since before Ted Williams batted over 0.400). Now, in July 2012, I'm amazed by the unbelievably delicious fried clam strips, huge portions, great french fries and tasty cole slaw. What courteous service too, the friendly folks kept refilling my unsweetened iced tea. I have to go back soon and try the 11/2 size mixed platter to taste what looked like excellent fried flounder, with a 1/2 order of clam strips (gotta have more of those clam strips). Glad to see the place was still busy on a hot July Sunday at 5pm and hope Bigelow's keeps going at least another 73 years.

  • Visited July 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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“Best fried clams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

We stop here every year. Best new England clam chowder and fried ipswitch clams around. Sat next to the owners wife and kids at lunch. Nice, family place. Great food, good value. Highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exton, PA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Awesome experience..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

As all the other reviews say, this is all about the food!! NE Clam chowder -- to die for. Ipswich fried clams -- beyond compare. Really. This place has been there since 1939...they must be doing something right. And my guess is they haven't changed a thing in all those years...not even the decor, which is a good thing. Nothing fancy, that's for sure...but not in a bad way. It's authentic and awesome! Oh, and the service was wonderful, as well. I'll definitely go back when I'm in the area.

Visited July 2012
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