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Smitty's Clam Bar

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$$ - $$$
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910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
+1 609-927-8783
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very casual with fresh seafood. Great prices. Open air on the bay. Fried clams are famous. Staff is friendly. Gets VERY busy in the summer so plan on a wait.

Thank floridaNP
Ocean City, New Jersey
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180 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Smitty's (The Clam Bar) never lets us down. The food is always fresh and consistently prepared. The service along with the atmosphere is excellent. Be prepared to wait as this is a popular destination. Clams on the half shell are a tradition and favorite. BYOB/W.

1 Thank RpII
Northfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and two other couples. We were told we had a hour and a half wait. So we drank beers we had brought on a bench, overlooking the water till our table was ready. By the time, we got seated we were drunk and hungry. Which made for a great dinner.

Thank George L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice location on the water. Prices are reasonable. In the summer there is always a waiting line. Very popular spot. But... To my wife and I this place is very mediocre for seafood. Clams are fresh but the entrees seem to be average at best. That said this is a very popular place so maybe you will see it differently

Thank Frank G
Westfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Smitty's Clam Bar has been on the Jersey Shore forever and eating there is a summer highlight, and a place you can only find in NJ. You will wait for a table, it is cash only, there is no liquor license, and it will be worth it. Fish is fresh off the boat that day, both clam chowders are excellent,... More 

Thank dj9992003
Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The place is always packed and the food is always good. If you like quirky, off the beaten path. This is it! Get in line a grab a seat. The clam bar is first come first served.

Thank Shelly R
Hampton, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

After moving from NJ to N.H. 6 years ago I wanted to visit and have dinner here on Sept. 16. Long wait even at 5:00 which was expected, but the food was a real disappointment . We had four women in our group and all had the chowder which was good. Myself and another woman had the sea bass, which... More 

1 Thank carolk5404
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a smithy's sea food attack ... Just had to go before they closed for the season !!! Always worth the wait , Cash only so bring money!!!! No credit cards , just good old fashioned sea food like the old days !!! Prices are great , very rustic atmosphere just off the bay!!!! If you come to The Somers... More 

1 Thank Artric63
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My family comes here every year and this year was a disappointed. We waited to be seated, which was normal but our food came in like 7 minutes, way to fast !. I ordered the baked flounder and it was mushy and very similar to what I purchase in the grocery store in a bag. My husbands meal was similar.... More 

Thank grey3346
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My go to place in the summer. Always a wait to be seated, but its byob, and you can have a libation waiting for your table. The food is always fresh and delicious. the red and white chowders are very good and the kids always like going. Right next to the bay.If you never tried this place please do you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: +1 609-927-8783

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