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Sam the Clam Pub & Grub

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1303 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2049
+1 860-621-0522
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered a seafood platter to go. It was excellent. We went to a local park and had a picnic. The whole belly clams were as good or better than any we've had. The portion was large enough for the two of us with some left over.

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Thank James R
South Florida, Florida
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you can tolerate fried food, SAMs the place to try. Only place I can recommend for whole belly clams. Other fried options are good as well. They do supply a lot of French fries under your fried choice so it looks bigger than it really is. Good spot for a quick bit.

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Thank Jerry R
Hamden, CT
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great place! Went for drinks and lunch after a day at little league baseball. Food was delicious! Outside deck was great to sit and enjoy it all.

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Thank Barbara1755
Newington, Connecticut
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband had been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile so we headed there for lunch yesterday. Place was pretty packed for a Sunday. Seems like a popular spot for bikers traveling through the state. We didn't have alot of time so we decided to split a few appetizers. We started with the clam chowder which was rich and... More 

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Thank Natalie S
Southington, Connecticut
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Food was decent. Very overpriced with small portions. Kind of a bar like atmosphere. Staff was friendly though.

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Thank CTCOP5542092827
Southington, Connecticut
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you are craving some if the very best fried clams whole belly or strips look no further. SAM's has outstanding clams. Located in Southington, Conn you don't even need to travel to the shoreline.

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Thank Joanne P
Nashville, Illinois
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting our son, we had lunch at Sam the Clam and were not disappointed by the atmosphere, the amount of food, or the service. Try the lobster roll or seafood basket. Both were excellent.

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Thank Pat C
Farmington, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have been to this restaurant in the past, and kind of knew what to expect: fried seafood, especially clams, oysters, and other New England favorites. Decor kind of funky, not the cleanest of places, but plenty of character so usually worth a visit. Sadly, my wife, son and I waited, with menus in hand on the outdoor deck for... More 

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Thank briansE4493YC
Branford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood, large portions. We couldn't finish the calamari appetizer between the two of us, and we got the small. Stuffed sole stuffing had nice chunks of lobster in it. Scallops dish was very good, very moist. Mixed vegetables were very good. Service was excellent, dinners came out just as we were trying to finish the calamari. Easy on and... More 

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Thank DaveNranford
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Seafood nachos, oysters on the half shell to start. Lobster bisque! Lobster rolls, and fish sandwiches. Bloody Mary's . We loved it all!! Server was great and it was very busy. Worth a visit.

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Thank Mary Ellen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2049
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington  >  Plantsville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-621-0522

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