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Biggies Clam Bar

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430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, NJ
+1 201-933-4000
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Secaucus, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the New England Clam Chowder and the Clams Oreganata which were good. Service was ok (not great, not bad). Table was full of random napkins when we sat which led me to believe it wasn't cleaned properly before we sat. I've seen great reviews on this place so maybe I'll give it another try.

Thank EneriG
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, service was nice also. Had the shrimp po boy. Pretty good seasoning. Gets really crowded and parking can be tough, so expect that if you are going on the weekend.

Thank barry88
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna tacos are a 10. Love them. Coconut shrimp is very good too. I have been disappointed with claims on more then one attempt. Sandy and cleaned well. The first time I mentioned it. The response was ", they come from the sand" wrong answer . You wash the claims, get all the sand off the outside of Shell. When... More 

Thank Wes1162
Midland Park, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Although price of a glass of recognized brands is excessive, everything else about this place makes for a fun evening for families or guys/girls night out. it's more than clams, oysters and seafood!

Thank Jim R
Ridgefield Park
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

My youngest son and I took in the Packer- Cowboy Playoff game last week. We started off with the fried calamari. It was cooked to perfection. Tender and light. Then we ordered the clams on the half shell. Cold and as fresh as you can have them. Best around. The horseradish is great also. Then we had the chicken and... More 

Thank 896henryt
Fort Worth, Texas
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

So I'm back on the road and on the east coast this week. Found Biggies and WOW..what a great jewel in New Jersey! Had the Chicken Parm sandwich that melted in your mouth. Great fresh iced tea and classic New Jersey service! If your looking for great local food and need a fix of great food, try Biggies and go... More 

Thank Bud M
New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Great Clam Bar. Ordered clams on the half shell and the order came with fresh horseradish! Biggies salad was excellent and their thin pizza was awesome. Great selection of craft beer. Will go back

Thank Heather D
Hoboken, New Jersey
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201 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Been going to Biggies for 50 years . Starting with the original place in Hoboken. If you like clams on the half shell.. THIS IS THE SPOT !!! Been the same for 50 years.. The Ranuro family are the best people in the business.. Love them and this place !!!

Thank joeybb2016
New Jersey
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Southern fried oysters rival New Orleans' ...as does the Shrimp Po'Boy's.. A must visit!...I suggest you go 😊

Thank Thomas P
Ridgefield Park
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Best clams on the half shell in the area. Great happy hour from 3-6 pm. Great bartenders and servers. $2 coors light pints and bottles on Thursdays. Food is always freshly made and of the best quality. Plenty of TV s to watch all of your favorite sporting events. Go and enjoy.

Thank 896henryt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Route 17 South, Carlstadt, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carlstadt
  • Phone Number: +1 201-933-4000
One of three New Jersey locations of the Biggies clam bar chain.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?