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Clam Bar

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3914 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212
(315) 458-1662
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we have passed through Syracuse over the last seven or eight years we have often stopped at the Clam Bar in North Syracuse This place is always busy - Monday nights or Saturday nights it doesn't seem to matter. The Clam Bar is a bit of a time capsule - the crowded atmosphere is a return to the 50s.... More 

Thank BlackBear1959
Cambridge, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice little local bar and restaurant. The food was good. We especially liked the raw clams and broiled scallops. Good happy hour specials. The bartenders knew all the locals by name. Homey atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

Thank EileenMH6
Alexandria Bay, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant for over 25 yrs. Never had a bad meal. Best sea food in upstate N.Y. Haddock is their specialty. Light and flakey with all kinds of toppings. Great fresh salads and baked potatoes. Scallops are great and steamed clams with garlic and wine sauce are delicious. It is cute inside but is small. Try to... More 

Thank Brucelinn70
York, PA
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw an ad for this in our Holiday In Express hotel directory and it was only 5 minutes away. It is advertised as the "biggest little place in Syracuse". So glad we went. It is small and busy, service was great. My husband ordered linguine and clams, white sauce, his favorite, and there were more clams than we have... More 

Thank carlheir
Southampton, New York, United States
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful way to end long day on road with our dog, in this pet friendly and people friendly restaurant, with comfortable outdoor seating. Good draft beer and wine selection and warm funny bartender. Best clam chowder ever! Prices are very reasonable. I love this low key place where anyone can come and sit awhile and recover from a hectic... More 

Thank AllenFein
Auburn, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First and last experience at this place. Ordered the broiled seafood platter. Clams were horrible and waitress was rude. We were the only ones sitting outside today for an early dinner at 4pm. Waitress clearly hates working here and took it out on us. Waitress only came outside to serve food. Had to go inside to request water, our check... More 

Thank Lucille F
Palm Coast, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This the most awesome place. Today's special was outrageously good with scallops shrimp delicious italian sausage in a rose sauce. And the best clam chowder from here to Long Island to maine. Amazing

Thank Bobbie D
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Well it's been almost 4 years since we were here last. Glad we came back - Our waitress Karri -was awesome - we didn't lack for anything. My wife had the shrimp and scallop in lobster sauce and I had the Prime Rib. Both were excellent. I would give 5 stars except for... the older Blond lady sitting at the... More 

Thank MrTT
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We arrived at 4:45 and were seated in the back at a cozy high top table. Wait time was about 5 minutes. The waitress was friendly, helpful and genuinely interested in our good experience. I ordered the charbroiled salmon, wild rice and a salad. Frankly, there is no better place in Syracuse for fish. My meal was excellent. The Clam... More 

Thank Pierce L
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Seemed to be a local hang out kind of place. From the outside you might turn away. Inside is small but the food was really good. I got cup of clam chowder and a blacken grouper sandwich. Service was fast and friendly. I would stop here again.

Thank jjd0257

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3914 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: (315) 458-1662

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