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Smitty's Clam Bar

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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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Hampton, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank carolk5404
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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91 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Artric63
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank jccesc1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to get inexpensive seafood. A locals favorite. Mostly fried foods, but they have been switching it up and offering healthier choices. A BYOB that is very causal and kid friendly. Waits can exceed over an hour during the weekends. Great lunch spot too. Love their chowders and raw clams. Friendly staff and ample parking in the area.

Thank Joseph C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Smitty's one night for take-out. The place was crowded and there was a 45 minute wait for a table, but my take-out order took about 15 minutes. Got a pint of clam-chowder (white) to share. Was delicious. Good chunks of clams and potatoes. Broth not too thick. Saw the food being served and it all looked really good.... More 

Thank SquallyD
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want good quality seafood at a great price this is the place. Recommend getting there right when it opens at 4:30 PM...on busy days there are already 50 people waiting to get in...but keep in mind that later on, you will have to wait a while before being seated. No AC but good air ventilation through place. Salmon... More 

Thank ccicsb
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Manhattan clam chowder excellent. Broiled scallops excellent. Desert chocolate cake excellent. Never had a bad meal. Always fresh, service friendly. Only downfall is that you will have to wait for a table but it's worth the wait.

Thank clw721
Reading, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't forget to bring your own bottle!!! This is a BYOB place and everytime we come we forget the wine lol...we had about a 40 min wait but they do have benches around the building and the dock is right there to keep the mind busy. Once we were seated food came fast. Pleasant atmosphere. My only disappointment was the... More 

Thank thrifydutchman
Edgmont, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Smitty's for lunch with friends and we all enjoyed it! The raw clams were outstanding, as were the clam burgers and clam platter. One of our party had the baked tuna and said it was delicious!! This place is great and we always grab seats at the outside bar.

Thank NRMEdgmont

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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, Street Parking, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?