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Off Shore Pier Restaurant

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637 3rd Ave Ext, Rensselaer, NY 12144-5618
+1 518-283-9880
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 19:30
Fri 09:00 - 20:30
Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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DeFreestville, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great seafood restaurant. On the casual side but the food is good and plentiful. Staff are friendly. Outdoor eating is available in good weather.

Thank Jacquelyn E
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Off Shore not only has the freshest seafood but very generous sized portions ,, notihng fancy but the best around,, I highly recommend it

Thank jeff m
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The food is great what the small amount of sauces that they give you to put on your fish is not enough for the price you pay you should get double of what they give you

Thank ICant67
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great seafood shop. Ordered clam chowder for carry out. It was excellent. Not a fancy place but delicious chowder, white and red.

Thank manipedi
Ossining, New York
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've eaten here often and the food is consistently good. The other half of the building is a very active fish market, so the seafood is always fresh. Portions are very good. Not a fancy place, but is friendly and satisfying. Get the Shore Fries.

Thank RM234
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Styrofoam plates and plastic forks can't ruin this simple old-fashioned seafood shack. Good size portions simply cooked, delicious. We'll be back. The crew is upbeat and friendly. You'll like it.

Thank Udked
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

First.....this is NOT a fancy restaurant. You order when you come in ... at the window. Pay in cash or check, no cards. Find a seat and they deliver. Homemade New England Clam Chowder was definitely homemade. Lots and lots of clams and veggies. Very hot temperature. Better than Legal Seafood. Seafood platter next with two sides. More than enough... More 

Thank john b
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Thought I was going to have a great piece of haddock. I was dissapointed after reading all the reviews. We both found our fish to be tasteless and mediocre.

Thank Jane B
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This fish place is near my folks and when they brought us to the restaurant side (they also have a fish market), I thought I was in a dive on the Cape. Far better, cheaper and really fresh. Two of us had the broiled scallops, one the broiled seafood platter, (without the clams), crab cakes (not recommended) and last month... More 

Thank cbc1234567
Troy, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Went there Saturday night ( 7/16), looking at the front you wouldn't know about the secret inside, once inside you'll find a quaint little seating area, nice set up, reminds me of some places in Maine, even forgot I was local for a moment. Had the fried Oyster dinner, WOW! Very impressive, they just melted in your mouth! Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 637 3rd Ave Ext, Rensselaer, NY 12144-5618
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rensselaer
  • Phone Number: +1 518-283-9880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?