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Smitty's Clam Bar

910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
+1 609-927-8783
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (39 reviews)
“scallops” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (103 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
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910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Prototypical surf clam bars with quick service. No AC so don’t come here when it’s 98 degrees in the shade

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 4 days ago

They take only cash and no reservations. During the summer months it's at least an hour wait outside in the sun. We do take out instead. Food is good, nice fish. Lousy crab, good clams, oysters, and scallops. Good service.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Smitty's and have been going there for years. They offer great inexpensive food. Their daily specials start at 4pm, I am never disappointed with any of their specials. After 5pm, there is a long wait. Take a bottle of wine/drinks while you wait....More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place next to water! We order chowder every time and it's delicious. Great service too! Had tuna and crab salad and cod bites with fries this time.

Thank amrobo
Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent visit, i was disappointed with the food. Fish was rubbery, corn fritters were bland. Service seemed disinterested and not at all friendly. No longer worth the wait, if it ever was.

Thank SJEK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The little neck clams were great. Family loved the New England clam chowder too. Cute spot with real shore feel.

Thank KPMCG99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No summer at the South Jersey shore can be complete without a visit to The Clam Bar, known locally as Smitty’s. The wait can be long but it’s worth it. There is inside table seating if you want to get all fancy-like but it’s the...More

Thank LouVil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing you will not like on the menu. Perhaps the best manhattan clam chowder anywhere. It is a very unique setting with a beach bar atmosphere. It is BYOB and the wait, worth every minute, can be quite long at peak meal times....More

Thank George K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a morning on the water we headed to Smitty’s for a quick bite. Smitty’s is on the bay in Somer’s Point but faces the street. Our table had 2 cheeseburgers, fried clams with fries and a shrimp/tuna salad combo on a bun. We had...More

Thank MVP515
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smitty’s is right on the water in Somers Point. It’s only open during the summer season so go between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They don’t take reservations. Expect to wait. Bring your own alcohol and the very casual but perfect restaurant will uncork and...More

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6 September 2017|
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Response from deepsnorkle | Reviewed this property |
Well After Labor Day for sure. They are a busy place. Suggest calling the restaurant directly.
31 March 2017|
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Response from AngeloDeRosa | Property representative |
We will be open from 4-9 pm on Mother's Day Thank you
16 October 2016|
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Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
No they close for the season end of September. But it's worth the wait till next year. Lol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Bay Ave, Open For The Season, Somers Point, NJ 08244-2310
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Somers Point
  • Phone Number: +1 609-927-8783
The Clam Bar is a seasonal seafood restaurant. We are open from Mother’s Day weekend until 2 weeks after Labor Day
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