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“Always a LBI favorite”
Review of The Clam Bar

The Clam Bar
Ranked #25 of 92 Restaurants in Beach Haven
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Always a LBI favorite”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

it's our family tradition for 3 generations to go to the clam bar when visiting LBI. It's a bit funky and Nell (the manager) runs it with a tight fist. (Don't even think of bring out a cell phone.) It is what it appears to be cement floor, a wrap around bar with only bar seating. Bring your own beer or wine and put it in the 2 large tubs filled with ice. You get to watch your order of clams or oysters being husked in front of you and the mussels in wine, garlic and butter are to die for. The seafood is fresh and never disappointing. I've had the scallops covered in cheese, the chowder both red and white, the fish specials and the clams casino and all were great. The price is extremely reasonable and the only issue if your impatient is the wait at peak times in the summer. If you don't like it there then good because bluntly it makes the wait better for all of us that love it there.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews
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“Food good. No atmosphere at all and rushed service. Very very small.”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

The food was very good. Clam chowder excellent. Service rushed as they need the sears since its so small. Owner can smile ? Smiling us free. Won't return.

  • Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pure LBI Experience”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Informal
Counter service
Fresh seafood
Limited menu
Good food
Good experience
Recommend it for lunch

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Iris H
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Washington, DC
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Always the freshest of fish, clams and oysters”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Simply put, a Great place to go for an excellent seafood lunch or dinner. Small, fun and easy. The staff is very efficient and deal easily with large groups. Plenty of benches and chairs outside for those who have to wait.
One other nice factor is that no cell phones are allowed. A good idea in this small restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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“Yearly visit”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Quaint no frills seafood restaurant. Put you name on the blackboard have a seat outside and wait to be called. The seafood is always fresh and both the raw oysters and class are some of the best I have ever had. We always look forward to our "Harvey Cedars" of Beach Haven visit

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Thank Tom H
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