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Allen's Clam Bar

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5650 U S Hwy No 9, Tuckerton, NJ 08224
609-296-4106
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Scallops

Visited here often when I lived in Tuckerton. Always a good meal. BYOB and there's a convenient liquor store across the street. Concrete floors no frills seafood restaurant

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Bette D
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

O.K., I get the paper plate thing, it's supposed to be authentic yesteryear Jersey Shore. Except we just don't eat that way anymore, and quality seems to have replaced quantity in most restaurants. Since when was it kitchy to eat greasy food on rickety tables with tiny uncomfortable chairs. Failure to change with the times is not quaint, it's failure.

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Linwood, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Not fancy, just good local seafood, BYO isn't bad also, try the New England Clam chowder and the crab cakes!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

As the prices of the food have increased, the quality of some of the food has decreased. My companion's crab imperial was very good; while my whole fried clams were overcooked and the number of clams had visibly reduced from previous visits. With only two wait staff, it took over ten minutes before we were acknowledged and another twentyfive to... More 

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Armonk, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

you can't go wrong in this place. great food in good portions at very reasonable prices. we go there as often as possible and have never been disappointed. don't miss the new england clam chowder, it is one of the best we have ever had.

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Thank srk413
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I've been going here for years. The best fresh seafood around. Place has update over the past couple years. Its our go to place. Very friendly service. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The small plates average around $8.00 and are not so little in portion. Scallops are great here. Fish tacos are made with Mahi Mahi and are really tasty...ask for the sauce on the side so they don't get soggy.

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Thank Michelle S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited here often when I lived in Tuckerton. Always a good meal. BYOB and there's a convenient liquor store across the street. Concrete floors no frills seafood restaurant

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1 Thank Bette D
Rio Grande, New Jersey
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

BYOB seafood restaurant with rustic atmosphere and a slightly limited menu. The food is all good though, and service is prompt. You have to try the lobster mac'n cheese...it's great.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I don't know where all these great reviews are coming from but we thought it was pretty bad. The food was not fresh, mostly coming out of frozen bags. I ordered the seafood platter, the deviled clam dinner and the fried clams dinner. We had clam strips that were inedible. Stuffed clams that were terrible. One shrimp on my seafood... More 

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Allen's is still my go to place for fresh scallops. Not the giant ones and not the tiny ones but just normal size scallops. in 10 years I have yet to encounter a single one that wasn't sweet and fresh. Their other offerings are also very good. Shrimp, flounder, and oysters and soft shells in season. Especially the oysters rockefeller.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5650 U S Hwy No 9, Tuckerton, NJ 08224
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Tuckerton
  • Phone Number: 609-296-4106

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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