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Bigelow's New England Fried

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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
+1 516-678-3878
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place family style environment and great fried clams. They only accept cash no credit cards at all which a set you off a bit but the food is great. They also have homemade pies which is amazing. Very small restaurant only bar like seating mainly known for take out.

Thank TaneaW319
New York City, New York, USA
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337 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent New England Fried Seafood. The Belly Clams are delicious, perfectly fried to order. This time we discovered that the Crab Cakes and Calamari are also just as good. The Clam Chowder and Seafood Bisque can be ordered to go, if you can't wait for a seat at the Counter. A little more expensive, as it is seafood. Cash only.... More 

Thank KeokiHangLoose
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum yum yum!! Great place to eat. Don't worry about your diet. Everything is healthy. Fried is recommended but they offer delicious broiled food too!!🐠

Thank Jeannette B
Baldwin, New York
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is excellent. If you want a taste of what New England food is like this is the place. It has an old fashioned feel with counter service full of conversation between patrons and work staff. The chowder is awesome. Can be expensive but worth it.

Thank Steven C
Long Island, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the 1930s and 40's people used to stop by this small clam house on the way home from the beach and indulge in eating-in or taking out LI seafood fare. Well, this place has that 1930s - 40s charm. The food is still good, but you'll sit at a counter, (no tables) look at all the memorabilia, and drift... More 

Thank PDLongIsland
Rockville Centre, New York, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go to place for fried clams since I was a kid, which is a very long time ago. My mother used to go when she was younger as well. The old style lunch counter with stools allows for a sit down, eat, and go type of lunch or dinner. It is a must go to place but... More 

Thank Diane K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very small place with counter seating only. You wilk forgive the size and seating arrangements as soin as you taste their chowder. The menu is diverse but not cheap. It is a cash only place with an ATM on the premises. Iff street paring is available.

Thank Michael L
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142 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

we're so lucky that bigelow's is so close to home, New england chowder and seafood soup is fantastic, and the clams,, ahh the clams, all i can say is if you never been here , get here.

Thank Rick L
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I had been meaning to visit Bigelow's for a long time before I finally got the opportunity to and I am glad I did. I have to admit because of the lack of tables and only counter side seating I will probably never stay to eat in the restaurant. But I did order my food to go and it was... More 

Thank Sonia T
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I get dinner to take out from Bigelow's often. They have limited seating (maybe 16-18 max) at a u-shaped counter. It's funky! However, the food is absolutely the best! I usually get the N.E. clam chowder, the buffalo popcorn shrimp appetizer, and the salmon platter. Always fresh and it is cooked on the grill or in fryers behind the counter.... More 

Thank DanfromLongIsland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 516-678-3878

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?