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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
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“clam chowder” (39 reviews)
“scallops” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smitty's is a great experience. You just have to be willing to wait during the summer. The food is reasonably priced and the fried clams are the best.

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Smitty's for years and it remains our favorite place in the Somers Point/Ocean City area. The clam chowders- Manhattan and New England- are outstanding. The daily specials we've had - seared tuna, seafood su gratin, are always fresh and tasty....More

Thank Purplefan10
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I am a local and this place is the perfect way to enjoy a seafood meal. There is always a wait in the summer so be prepared for that. Its a BYOB restaurant..and you can always have a drink outside waiting for your table. Since...More

Thank augiescott
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Definitely a place you shouldn't miss, just so you can say "you went to Smitty's'" That's it. Portions are small and served on cardboard plates or aluminum foil-lined containers. Crab cakes and fried shrimp are overcooked and dry.

Thank MrSands2422
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Smitty's is closed now until the last weekend in April. Traditionally they reopen during the safest celebration in Somers point on that date

Thank Barboyeats
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is a summer favorite for my family. Great seafood a very reasonable prices. Always fresh and remember to BYOB.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding seafood specials! The best clam chowder in New Jersey! A really friendly staff, fun atmosphere. We look forward to packing our cooler and hanging out at Smitty’s at least a few times a season. See you all next season!

Thank Jeffnor1223
Reviewed September 15, 2017

"The Clam Bar" as it's known locally has served locals and seasonal guests for decades and every visit continues that tradition. Without fail my wife and I always order the NE Clam as an opener. The little necks on the half shell are to die...More

Thank Edward D
Reviewed September 10, 2017

The food is excellent. Not many choices of entrees or appetizers. The wait was long but worth it. It is a bring your own bottle restaurant.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed September 10, 2017

40 years of making this a local summer pilgrimage. The city has grown exponentially over 4 decades yet this simple no frill clam bar remains the same. Great food located bay front.

Thank walt881
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Questions & Answers
September 6, 2017|
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Response from deepsnorkle | Reviewed this property |
Well After Labor Day for sure. They are a busy place. Suggest calling the restaurant directly.
March 31, 2017|
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Response from AngeloDeRosa | Property representative |
We will be open from 4-9 pm on Mother's Day Thank you
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
No they close for the season end of September. But it's worth the wait till next year. Lol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, 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
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: +1 609-927-8783
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