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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 - 22:00
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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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Baldwin, New York
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 days ago NEW

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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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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14 reviews
12 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
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

People come from far and wide for the fried seafood here, which is worth the trip. But to manage expectations, this is a whole in the wall with only counter seating, and the prices (cash only) don't match the surroundings, which appear not to have been renovated since 1939. But that having been said, wait your turn for a spot... More 

Thank NewYorkercynic
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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142 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Want a great bowl of New England Clam Chow then this is the place. The bowl is overflowing and you can stand your spoon up in it! The fried clam strips were excellent and bountiful. Very limited seating, very friendly counter people, parking right in front of off to the side. Reasonably priced for the serving size you receive.

1 Thank Jim R
Rockville Centre, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I moved to Rockville Centre in 1969, and almost immediately started eating their fried clam strips. We continued to order takeout for many years, until our children were in high school. I'm alone now, and decided to try them again. I was not disappointed. Their fried clam strips were still as delicious as I remembered them. I... More 

Thank Cyrus A

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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?