The Clam Bar

The Clam Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
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    This place is famous for their seafood. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Jeremy B.
    "your way in/out of Montauk!"(8 Tips)
    Susanna L.
    "What can I say, you can't go wrong with the lobster roll."(32 Tips)
    "Their tuna bits are little puffy clouds of magic."(5 Tips)
    Bryan Y.
    "fried clam strips"(5 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon74 Tips and reviews
  • lobster rolls
  • montauk
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • spicy food
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  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Way better than Lunch (or The Lobster Roll) across the way. Chiller vibes, all outdoor seating, and better food. The double shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and fried oysters are all favorites.
  • Newsday
    NewsdayJuly 31, 2013
    Either under the umbrella or in full sun, The Clam Bar serves up the excellent lobster roll, generous and flavorful. Also recommended are spicy crab-sweet corn chowder and fried oysters.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HornJune 10, 2013
    Ask what's fresh and don't let them wiggle out of it. On our visit, fried clams were frozen. Lobster salad roll is good. Tuna bits are very good. Soft shell crab sandwich and steamers are both good.
  • Anna B.heart icon on user image
    Anna BoffettaOctober 19, 2018
    Must-do while driving to Montauk. Amazing and very generous lobster roll. An institution with a very well deserved reputation. Great staff and sometimes live rock music.
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BeckAugust 6, 2013
    Great spot for a quick bite on your way in/out of Montauk! (Usually my first stop before I get there). Good variety and delicious apps. They always have an awesome music selection too!
  • Dens
    DensJune 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster Roll Report: The menu says "lobster salad roll" so don't be surprised when you don't get big chunks. One of my fav lobster rolls in the hood, but make sure to try the rolls at Fish Farm too.
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YaskoAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place on Long Island. Don't mess around, get the lobster roll, grilled fish specials, pick a chowder and finish it of with the fried clam strips
  • Jess K.
    Jess KendallSeptember 13, 2014
    Decent lobster rolls yet filled with shredded lobster instead of big juicy chunks of meat. Pretty good fried clams make this a solid stop on the way to or from Montauk.
  • Barney S.
    Barney SimonJuly 8, 2015
    This long time east end restaurant is a good stop for basic and more elaborate fare. Last weekend we had the clam chowder, fried soft shell crab sandwich, and the grilled tuna sandwich.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 17, 2011
    At a place like this, even a non-seafood lover can eat it all day. It’s a red shack with picnic tables. There’s beer too, which will encourage anyone to stay. Go for Blue Point, it’s the local brew.
  • miles l.heart icon on user image
    miles lennonSeptember 12, 2015
    All fish is locally caught. Some of the freshest tuna I've had period. Also the Montauk Summer is a good brew for a hot day
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaJuly 21, 2015
    Large and delicious lobster roll. A meal in and of itself. Chowders are also good tho skimpy on the clam.
  • Susanna L.
    Susanna Lee PaulusAugust 10, 2014
    What can I say, you can't go wrong with the lobster roll. It's overflowing with lobster and delicious down to the last bite.
  • Angelina Z.heart icon on user image
    Angelina ZeppieriJune 6, 2022
    Lobster roll is so good. Not too much mayonnaise and definitely loaded with lobster
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJune 14, 2012
    On the stretch between Montauk and Amagansett, look for the yellow-and-white-striped umbrellas. We prefer the simple seafood here to the more famous Lunch, a.k.a. the Lobster Roll, down the street.
  • Victor V.heart icon on user image
    Victor VelezAugust 5, 2012
    Victor here. BEST Lobster Roll in the Hamptons although it's Napegue.. Betsy, Maybe someday I'll get that elusive, towering lobster roll like all the other tables, I've been hoping for 10 years. Hmmm
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    MashkaMay 11, 2015
    Gave me a whole different look at fried food. Their tuna bits are little puffy clouds of magic.
  • Nikki W.heart icon on user image
    Nikki WegnerOctober 13, 2020
    Great service and lobster rolls. Key lime pie is amazing.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Pull up a plastic chair and order from an array of fresh seafood brought in every afternoon from Montauk. Recent offerings included tuna bits, steamers, grilled swordfish and a mahi mahi sandwich. Read more
  • Wayne C.heart icon on user image
    Wayne C.June 3, 2021
    Hands down the local drink, lobster roll, and oysters!!!
  • Sam H.
    Sam HorineNovember 29, 2014
    As someone who has eaten A LOT of lobster rolls I'd rate this one a 7 (during the off season, perhaps they turn up the taste for summer)
  • Katie K.
    Katie KupkakesMay 20, 2013
    The mussels are so perfect and such a steal. The price is almost too good to be true!
  • Fred W.heart icon on user image
    Fred WilsonJuly 11, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    New England clam chowder is perfect
  • Aaryn G.
    Aaryn GoldbaumMay 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands down the best place on the east end for lobster rolls and clam chowder.
  • Angela D.heart icon on user image
    Angela DayJune 27, 2011
    The lobster roll is small and a little bit pricey but definitely, definitely worth it.
  • Tom L.heart icon on user image
    Tom LianzaJune 18, 2016
    Lobster roll is fantastic. Tuna bites are tasty too!
  • Leigh W.
    Leigh WilfleyAugust 6, 2013
    Highly recommend the Lobster Roll with a Hell or High Watermelon seasonal wheat beer!
  • Brian H.
    Brian HynesMay 27, 2014
    Best lobster roll I've had in a while
  • Steve C.heart icon on user image
    Steve ColemanFebruary 29, 2012
    Bring cash, put on mosquito repellant, sit away from other diners, get steamers, get tuna, leave fast. Pros sit at the counter.
  • David V.heart icon on user image
    David VonOehsenSeptember 20, 2014
    Steamers, swordfish, clam chowder. The best
  • Peter K.
    Peter KaracasAugust 15, 2012
    Don't get the fried shrimp or fried scallops if you want then fresh...they're from a box "Mrs. Friday's breaded butterfly shrimp". Clams are fresh though.
  • s m.heart icon on user image
    s mSeptember 20, 2013
    Gotta snag a lobster roll and ask for Iced Tea/ Lemonade (an Arnold Palmer)
  • Wayne C.heart icon on user image
    Wayne C.June 3, 2021
    Hands down, lobster roll and oysters!
  • Jan G.
    Jan GardnerAugust 29, 2010
    They know they have a hot spot so the servers tend to snotty and forward ,over heard at other tables as well ...the seafood is fresh but plan being there a long time .
  • Greg G.
    Greg GalantSeptember 5, 2013
    Sit at the bar and order clams on the half shell
  • Megan M.
    Megan MooreMay 6, 2012
    Try the local steamers and soft shell crab sandwich! They're both great!
  • michael k.
    michael kantrowAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tuna Bits are a must. Crispy, fresh and satisfying.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 27, 2013
    Fried scallops are pretty good. Clam roll was pretty disappointing. It was my first, so don't know if it was good or bad by standards. However, no flavor, bland batter and nothing on the roll. Meh :(
  • Ray D.heart icon on user image
    Ray DelgadoApril 30, 2017
    Lobster roll was delicious.
  • Abby D.
    Abby DeMilloJuly 27, 2021
    Ask if they actually have clams before waiting for 20 minutes for a table...
  • Patrick W.heart icon on user image
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    Lobster salad
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to chill outside...try the lobster salad stuffed tomato and the spicy corn and clam chowder
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 17, 2010
    Hit this spot for the outdoor, picnic-style eating, of their supremely delicious lobster rolls.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedJanuary 19, 2017
    "When in Montauk..." Read more
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory K.September 15, 2013
    Soft shell crab sandwich is pretty great choice
  • Lauren S.heart icon on user image
    Lauren SteinAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    LOBSTER ROLLS and local beer
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LimSeptember 3, 2011
    Get here before the spicy clam and sweet corn soup special is gone!
  • Yael R.
    Yael RizowyNovember 8, 2020
    Terrible service. The employees were condescending and rude. When asked for a chair so my father could sit during the 45 min wait, they made a huge deal and sat him far away. Overpriced mediocre food.
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonJune 27, 2013
    Try the Grilled Tuna Over Greens
  • Christopher P.heart icon on user image
    Christopher PepeAugust 31, 2013
    Order the everything.
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