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Sam the Clam Pub & Grub

1303 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2049
+1 860-621-0522
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster roll” (21 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1303 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2049
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located on Rt 322, Sam the Clam is your local dive bar complete with statues you will recognize and a craft beer list. It's mostly fried seafood which is all yummy. But if you are looking f or something healthy - this may not be...More

Thank Esterina D
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We have always had great meals at Sam the Clam's but today we stopped in and both had the Hot Lobster Rolls. The were quite delicious - really chock full of fresh, sweet lobster meat. Since my family is from a small island in the...More

Thank Keirsten E
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot for good chowder and fried seafood. We have never had a bad meal and the bartenders are great!

Thank Melrocco
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Was there yesterday. Had some martinis and an order of clam strips. I wish I had taken a picture, Just clams no fries and the plate was huge. I couldn't finish them. Reasonable prices also

Thank VinnieC1025
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have to say, this restaurant experience was a bit of a surprise. I have heard for years, from family and friends, how much they liked this restaurant. I went with my two sisters and it proved to be an interesting experience. First of all...More

1  Thank jer b
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have ordered the clam strips multiple times and they were tasty and not greasy as I have encountered in other restaurants.The burgers are good size and juicy. I would not order a steak or ribs as this is a seafood place. I enjoyed dining...More

1  Thank debbieg1230
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Best thing about this place is the staff. Professional and very friendly, great food and the restrooms are spotless.

Thank DOTMAN-S54
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Nice casual, fun atmosphere. Service was good. All or at least most seafood dishes were "market price". I can understand lobster and maybe scallops but even the lemon baked scrod was market price. I ended up getting that -15 change - kind of dry. Not...More

Thank Rose L
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The lobster rolls were good- but expensive. There was a choice of a 4 oz for 18.99 or an 8oz for 29.99. Prices for seafood are not on the menu. You don't know how much it costs unless you ask or until you see it...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Many travel here for the seafood (lobster) is great amount all the menu my choice but something for everyone. A great bar and wonderful people. This is a place you cannot drive past, you will definitely see Sam The Clam.

Thank KenG01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1303 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2049
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington  >  Plantsville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-621-0522
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