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Nicky's Clam Bar

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99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706-8735
+1 631-665-6621
06:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Waiting for ferry, an early dinner at Nicky's. Both had wraps, mine turkey and bride shrimp wrap. Good size with excellent potato salad and Cole slaw sides. Outstanding.

Thank John A
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

When I say unusual I mean very rarely do you see clam bellies or Manhattan clam chowder on a menu especially since we don't live near this. The Manhattan clam chowder was just as good as my husband's (don't tell him) with plenty of vegetables and clams that weren't tough. Also, the clam bellies were delicious. The only negative is... More 

Thank Lois D
Jericho, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Nicky's is a great destination. They have 2 locations but the original is the best. It is small, you need reservations but the food is fresh, delicious and generous. Don't count the calories! Just order the large steamers, fried soft shell crabs and eat. Have a beer and you are set

Thank Michael R
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice venue .. Providing a nice view, fun and light ambiance. I thought the bar service was efficient. Very spacy . I will definitely be going back !

Thank myspecialks
Islip Terrace, New York
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123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Took our 8 year of grandson for a birthday lunch cause he love's seafood. This was one of the places we wanted to try as it's on the water, in Long Island, and you'd think you'd get fresh and tasty seafood at reasonable prices. You'd be sadly disappointed. We ordered the safe choices; New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp Cocktail, Mussels... More 

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Jericho, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

excellent..food always very fresh.when in season soft shell crabs best anywhere the new england clam chowder is superb..staff always friendly

Thank sykirshenbaum
Bay Shore, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Very over rated restaurant! Very pricey for what they serve. Food acceptable but not really anything to write home about--or recommend. Water view is nice--but there ARE better places with better views. Adequate service but not spectacular. Not a place I frequent regularly; generally only if someone wants to have a meeting of some sort and that's the place they... More 

Thank devonlad42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I love this place. I go there all the time when I am waiting for a ferry. Fantastic environment with even better staff. The food hits the spot every time. Keep up the good work!

Thank bigfish1111
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

A visit to this "clam bar" will not let you down. The seafood and fish, as well as the salads are always fresh and delicious with generously portions served. The soups are outstanding and match up with the best on Long Island. The menu selections are numerous and the staff are always friendly and accommodating to your menu requests. Please... More 

Thank Sbattino
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Waiting for the ferry to fire Island is not the nicest thing you can do early morning. Thanks to Nicky's Clam Bar, which also offers breakfast, lunch and diner, made my waiting fun. I have been here for breakfast and lunch and both times was fun. But the breakfast was unforgettable (maybe because I was cold and hungry) but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706-8735
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Bay Shore
  • Phone Number: +1 631-665-6621

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?