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Allen's Clam Bar

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5650 U S Hwy No 9, Tuckerton, NJ 08224
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Morgan Hill, California, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch and was disappointed. The salads looked nice but had moldy lettuce. The crab cake plate for $12 had 1 crab cake. The bacon wrapped scallop appetizer had 5 scallops for$12 and were better if you took the bacon off. The french fries were good. Dont waste your time or money.

1 Thank Beverly V
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not fancy but the food and the service is amazing. The scallops and oysters stew is always very good. BYOB

Thank Tracey H
Little Egg Harbour
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Out of the way local seafood Restaurant. Old fashioned service paper plates but good sea food. Friendly staff and clean.

Thank 372douglasr
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for great Seafood come to Allens the food is really good it's fresh I had the fried scalps there were awesome also the fried flounder was great .

Thank Chrissyshea2
Toms River, New Jersey
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I thought this place was average at best, Food is served on paper plates which for the price I thought was a bit tacky. I had a fried seafood combo and it wasn't anything different from what you can get in a diner. It is a casual setting however and kind of quaint. Just not much bang for your buck.

Thank WilliamDeetz
Forked River, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The best deep fried lobster i ever had. The place is nothing fancy but they have good food. A little pricey but worth it every once in a while!

Thank Debbie M
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Oyster and clam stews are old time recipes that take some skill to pull off. Some years ago, I hesitated coming to Allen's since their stews were loaded with grated celery. The floor was uncoated cement and stunk of rotted fish ad shellfish juice. I could handle the smell but I CAN'T STAND CELERY. Someone must have clued them in... More 

Thank FLJ08008
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

I had Allen's seafood combo and suspect they must have been running out of flounder and cut the flounder to 1/3 of a normal portion. A few nights later I ordered the same dinner at the Dynasty Diner in Tuckerton. I received a good portion of flounder plus a clams casino (not part of Allen's meal) and the price was... More 

Thank Timothy R
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I have been eating at Allens for years. While it is not an upscale environment, it has consistently good seafood. I have gotten shrimp, scallops and cod and they are excellent every time. When my friends come from out of town a trip to Allens is a must

Thank rainyvg
Barnegat, New Jersey
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 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.

2 Thank Robert H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?