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Smitty's Clam Bar

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910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, they advertise no frills sea food and they're right. If you want a long wait to get seated (I don't) this is a place to go; if you want a long wait before being served your order (I don't), this is a place to go; if you want a crowded noisy eating area (I don't) this is a place... More 

Thank fisherdoc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy restaurant , with fresh food. No air conditioning and long waits, at time. We got lucky and got seats at outside counter right away. Waitresses were very friendly and food was good

Thank LeeMahwah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the best meals that I have had in a very long time. We had all baked dishes. The scallops in butter sauce melted in one's mouth. The tuna with ginger, soy and a touch of wasabi was done perfectly (rare). The New England clam chowder was the best that I ever tasted- full of clams and... More 

Thank Samuel J
Linwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always stopping at the clam bar each year. I especially enjoy their crab cakes and my husband loves their clam chowder. We have enjoyed meals there for years and especially love the atmosphere. As many have said, get there early or there will be a wait but that's not all bad as you're right on the bay!

Thank linwoodgurl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch. Large clams were almost too large. Clam chowder had many potatoes. Fried seafood platter was average, but enough to feed 3 people. Service was good.

Thank ipt2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to Smitty's Clam Bar for many years. Love their fresh shucked clams on half shell. Good crab cakes and fresh sides. Coleslaw and corn salad very good. Fried clam strips which are always good were a little chewy/tough today. Go early (4 pm) to avoid waiting. We got there at 5:30 and waited 1 hour which was fine... More 

Thank Linda M
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit. Research best times to go as it gets busy and is cash only. Kid friendly and delicious fairly priced seafood. Will go again.

Thank Jpmccourrry
Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When ever we take the boat out we make sure to order from Smitty's, if you don't order ahead and just go sit you can be waiting a while but worth it. Fried Clam Strips are a favorite of mine. Also fairly priced.

Thank brittanyn87
Folsom, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at smitty's the wait was shorter than expected, we waited 20-30 minutes. The service inside was super fast they really know how to turn tables. I had baked scallions they were nice and big and the sauce was great. Other people in my party had tuna, salmon and baked shrimp we were all licking our plates. We also... More 

Thank Paul1127
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smitty's Clam Bar when in Somers Point, NJ was recommended to me. They have outside seating along a bar and indoor seating. It is BYOB, located right along the water and it is casual dining. They are a very busy restaurant - expect to wait 1-3 hours. The tradition is to tailgate in the parking lot outside the restaurant until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 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
12:00 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: 609-927-8783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?