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Bigelow's New England Fried

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$$ - $$$
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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
+1 516-678-3878
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

This small spot has been serving fresh fried seafood forever. The clam bellys are amazing. Great place to come, sit at the counter and have some really fresh seafood. Great soups and desserts

Thank lloyd s
Rockville Centre, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Delicious traditional New England style seafood. The flash fried clams are a family favorite and the soups are flavorful! Plan on take out. There is limited counter seating.

Thank elizak156
Rockville Centre, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Fish so fresh you can almost hear the ocean. Delicious. An informal sit at a counter place where not only is the fish superior, it is served in a patron friendly atmosphere. If you see a waiting line, do wait, it will be well worth your wait.

Thank Thomas H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a no frills place with counter service only or takeout. The fried seafood is always fresh and perfectly cooked and the soups are delicious. Food is served on paper plates with plastic utensils. The prices have gone up consistently and are now at about the same price as restaurants with waiter service and finer dining. Because of this... More 

Thank Websurfer51
Long Island
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447 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Stopped in on a request of a friend. I've passed by this place for years and didn't know what treats were inside. If you like fried belly clams, this is the place to be. We spend a lit of time in Essex County Massachusetts, the clam capitol of the world and these tasty goodies measure up to Farnham's, The Clam... More 

Thank RoadMaven
New York City, New York, USA
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337 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2015

New England style fried seafood. The clam bellies are the signature dish and are fried to perfection and accompanied with house made cocktail and tartar sauce. Eat in on a small U shaped counter, so a wait is possible even if all the parking spots aren't taken. Takeout of chowder is popular if the wait is onerous. Staff is friendly... More 

1 Thank KeokiHangLoose
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015

We love the 11/2 shrimp extremelyfresand tasty. A perfect quick dinner. The service is excellent. Very attetive especially if the place is not busy. If you stay long enough it gets busy

Thank safetybob
New York
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239 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Our family loves this fish and chowder joint. Fun old fashioned atmosphere and friendly guys working here. Love the clam chowder, seafood bisque, clams, and shrimp. You will never leave hungry!

Thank W.H. D
Freeport, New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Tiny place with limited seating. Been around forever. Historic property with amazing food. This place has a reputation and lives up to it. Not fancy but one of the best down home good eating places in Nassau county.

Thank Arthur L
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

To look at this place u would never think it would b good BUT it is GREAT the have all kinds of fried fish and their soups r the best as well u definitely will not b disappointed if u try this place !!! When u go in they have a sit down counter that goes from corner to corner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 516-678-3878

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?