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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Garden City, New York
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574 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

OMG...why drive to Maine or anywhere up there when you can get this here in Long Island. Yes it's a bit on the expensive side and they only take cash but heck to save the driving/tolls/wear and tear on your car...it's such a delish way of enjoying the taste of summer and ease your seafood craving all at the same... More 

1 Thank lejaceman
Rockville Centre, New York
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

First went here in 1960 and it hasn't changed much. Small, counter style little restaurant on Long beach Road and Sunrise. The fried clams and oysters are exceptional - not clam strips either but Ipswitch bodies with fries or home made cole slaw. Wonderful New England clam chowder and pies. Has gotten a tad pricey but it's fresh fish and... More 

Thank WmLewis625
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

As a sales rep, I traveled to Long Island a lot for many years from my home in Staten Island. Though I'm near retirement now, I still take ANY opportunity to travel the South Shore just to go to Bigelow's. Great staff, terrific seafood, wonderful chowders and bisques, sure; but no one has yet mentioned the fried potatoes! This place... More 

Thank Marc H
freeport NY
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264 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nobody has ipswich clams like this place. They are a good enough portion and cooked perfectly. They are the best! Of course a loan from the bank will help pay for the portions. This counter and takeout service only place has little charm but it is an attraction to me. The soups are good too.

Thank popsrocks99
New York, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Just like the Old New England, Boston, and Cape Cod in the 1950's EXCEPT for the price! A family of 5 could live for 30 days on what you charge for one dish. Too bad.

Thank Karmet
New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

For seafood you can beat this old charmed joint for seafood delicacy. Don't be fooled by its old decor, just go in check out the menu and order. all prepared right in front of you. Whether you want fish or seafood...clam, calamari, this is the place. Awesome food.

Thank A O
New York
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Bigelow's Famous Ipswich Clams and Seafood restaurant is a wonderful place to eat. In business for over 75 years in Rockville Center NY , this is a seafood lovers heaven. Ok... FYI, they serve burgers, fried chicken and hotdogs as well. But, lets talk about the seemingly endless seafood choices. Ready.. Clams, shrimp, Bay/Sea scallops, flounders, whiting, cod, crab cakes... More 

Thank Ernestsworld
Lynbrook, New York
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181 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Bigelow's has been here as long as I can remember. When you are in the mood for fried fish this is the place to go. It is yummy. Their soups (New England & Manhattan clam chowde) are delicious. Had fried scallops. So juicy and although fried not greasy at all. We don't go often :( as we tend to eat... More 

1 Thank palomino62
Erie, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Original hole in the wall, greasy spoon, OUTFREAKIN'RAGEOUS FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, if you like seafood so fresh its lookin' at ya, and so good it makes you want to slap your wife's momma AND your own...........get the idea?????

Thank William F
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

live in oceanside.. this is awesome!! best clams cooked to order!! the prices are great and is always busy!!!

Thank Trisha S

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