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Nicky's Clam Bar

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99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706-8735
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Jericho, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicky's is a great destination. They have 2 locations but the original is the best. It is small, you need reservations but the food is fresh, delicious and generous. Don't count the calories! Just order the large steamers, fried soft shell crabs and eat. Have a beer and you are set

Thank Michael R
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice venue .. Providing a nice view, fun and light ambiance. I thought the bar service was efficient. Very spacy . I will definitely be going back !

Thank myspecialks
Islip Terrace, New York
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Took our 8 year of grandson for a birthday lunch cause he love's seafood. This was one of the places we wanted to try as it's on the water, in Long Island, and you'd think you'd get fresh and tasty seafood at reasonable prices. You'd be sadly disappointed. We ordered the safe choices; New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp Cocktail, Mussels... More 

Thank AllanNCynthia
Jericho, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

excellent..food always very fresh.when in season soft shell crabs best anywhere the new england clam chowder is superb..staff always friendly

Thank sykirshenbaum
Bay Shore, New York
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Very over rated restaurant! Very pricey for what they serve. Food acceptable but not really anything to write home about--or recommend. Water view is nice--but there ARE better places with better views. Adequate service but not spectacular. Not a place I frequent regularly; generally only if someone wants to have a meeting of some sort and that's the place they... More 

Thank devonlad42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I love this place. I go there all the time when I am waiting for a ferry. Fantastic environment with even better staff. The food hits the spot every time. Keep up the good work!

Thank bigfish1111
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A visit to this "clam bar" will not let you down. The seafood and fish, as well as the salads are always fresh and delicious with generously portions served. The soups are outstanding and match up with the best on Long Island. The menu selections are numerous and the staff are always friendly and accommodating to your menu requests. Please... More 

Thank Sbattino
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Waiting for the ferry to fire Island is not the nicest thing you can do early morning. Thanks to Nicky's Clam Bar, which also offers breakfast, lunch and diner, made my waiting fun. I have been here for breakfast and lunch and both times was fun. But the breakfast was unforgettable (maybe because I was cold and hungry) but I... More 

Thank Fotografos1
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Perhaps because of its base clientele, sophisticated Manhattanites going to or coming from Fire Island, Nicky's food is notable and the small restaurant is worth a trip. (Also try Nicky's on the Bay, a larger location right on the water nearby.) Particularly good: clam chowder, seafood bisque (with lobster), broiled flounder, shrimp salad, crab salad, and even chicken salad.

Thank Mark P
New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I loooooooooove this place. You cannot find WHOLE FRIED CLAMS Anywhere! I don't know why but no one makes whole clams. I dream about this place and I am soo happy they have renovated Nicky's on the Bay( Bay Shore Marina) so now I can get clams almost ALL year long. This is the little clam shack at the Ferries... More 

Thank Bear P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706-8735
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Bay Shore
  • Phone Number: 631-665-6621

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