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“Yearly visit”
Review of The Clam Bar

The Clam Bar
Ranked #26 of 93 Restaurants in Beach Haven
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1 review
“Yearly visit”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Quaint no frills seafood restaurant. Put you name on the blackboard have a seat outside and wait to be called. The seafood is always fresh and both the raw oysters and class are some of the best I have ever had. We always look forward to our "Harvey Cedars" of Beach Haven visit

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English first
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dinner and a Show!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The freshest, funnest, seafood restaurant on the island! Entertainment is guaranteed from the staff and diners. Nel, the Seafood Diva runs a tight ship with lots of laughs. Don't bring your cellphone or it will end up in the oyster cracker! The fish tacos are fantastic, freshest oysters and clams, yummy mussels marinara and garlic clams. We will remain "regulars" at the Clam Bar.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The BEST seafood - quirky and quaint”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hard to describe. This might be Nell's house? You go in and out your name on a board, and wait - outside; you have to wait outside. Cellphones are not allowed. It's BYOB. They call your name, in strict order - don't worry if it seems awhile, the process works - just be patient.

Then you sit at a semi-circular Bar, and order what you like - but with a focus on Clams, Mussels, Oysters and Prawn. It's tight, so make friends with your neighbours - food is super fresh (they 'shuck' the clams and oysters in front of you), and AWESOME value.

Not for very young kids, and not for a dress-up/special occasion, but as a seaside shellfish Bar, a great experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
385 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was so good on the first visit, we went back a second time. Classic little seafood place. Seafood is all locally caught. They really know how to prepare it to perfection. Small and staffed by wonderful characters, it should not be missed. Simple food, simply the best.

Visited July 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Seafood, great Atmosphere”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is the best, semi circle bar seating, intimate space, Nell takes care of you and everyone else at the same time...respect! Eyes in the back of her head, watching everyone, making sure they have what they need before they know they need it. Resilient restaurant curator...Kudos to Nell! Love ya! See you this week;).
The Harnetts.

  • Visited July 2014
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