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Clam Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3914 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-3705
(315) 458-1662
11:30 am - 10:00 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found this place via the Liverpool Knight's Inn's list of local restaurants. Loved the seafood and the cozy bar atmosphere. Would love to come back.

Thank buzzrdly1
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went last night and were not overly impressed like we were before. We have been there several times over the years. Last night we had clams casino for an app and they were bland tasting and full of clam shells. They were really disappointing. The scallops I had were good and cooked right but the rice... More 

Thank Tracey H
Syracuse, New York
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner here last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary as we wanted good seafood. They start you off with warm bread and delicious garlic herb butter. We had the clams provincial appetizer and they were wonderful as well. The salad is "eh" as it was 98% iceberg lettuce and I am definitely biased against iceberg... More 

Thank KipDylan
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the first time I have been here and each time you worry about what you may eat as the external and internal appearance does not indicate the quality of the food. My fifth visit and I have not been disappointed. The Clam chowder is a good starting point. The main dishes all have been excellent. I have not been... More 

Thank bashfop
Burlington, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from eating dinner at the Clam Bar. Being a Saturday night it was busy . After a short wait we were seated in a back area just two tables so totally missing the bar atmosphere and vibe. But it got worse from that point on, we were soon to discover this was staff work alley, staff coming and... More 

Thank kiwiroo2015
Glenn N, Owner at Clam Bar, responded to this review

I am sorry for your inconvenience. One of the struggle we commonly run into is space. It's a very busy place without much storage. We are in a location that we are unable to build on to due to code enforcement. We always try to appease our customers as to where they want to sit. I have talked to my... More 

Winchester, Canada
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162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling up I-81 we stopped in Syracuse for lunch. Not much to look at outside but the food was very good. Will return on our next trip

Thank 1petworth
Glenn N, Owner at Clam Bar, responded to this review

Thanks you for your kind words More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Food is great & their famous wings are amazing!!! Small place but worth the wait. Great clams, nice bar & family atmosphere.

Thank Lisa S
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We recently dropped off our daughter at SU and one night we had dinner here and it was great! Delicious clams, chowder. etc. I wish that we could have gone again but the visit was short. We will return!

Thank Mary Beth M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been comimg here for 8 yrs or more. Not had a bad meal. Yes once had an overdone baked potato but have done that at home myself! Husband loves the lobster and/or provincial clams. I try to mix it up. We don't bother waiting for a table if room is available at the bar. Tonight I had appetizer... More 

Thank Jan S
Glenn N, Owner at Clam Bar, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words. More 

ON, Canada
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220 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were told by our hotel that we absolutely had to go to the Clam Bar, so we did. First off, the place is run down. We were seated in a booth where the seats had no padding left which had us sink lower only making the table feel higher. Wait staff need a lesson on how to dress and... More 

Thank Gwen S
Glenn N, Owner at Clam Bar, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience. I can ensure you that we have quarterly meeting to keep everyone up to code. I will address it again with my staff. We have been in business for over 50 years, and I strive to ensure we maintain our great reputation. With it being 100 year house, we constantly try to stay up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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 13212-3705
  • 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?