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Smitty's Clam Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Somers Point
  • Stars
    Ranked #2 for seafood restaurants in Somers Point
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    Sarah G.
    "BYOB, best cup of chowder down the shore!"(5 Tips)
    CJ S.
    "Best new England clam chowder inside or outside of new England . . ."(7 Tips)
    ScubaMike D.
    "Also got clam parmigiano which was most excellent! 2 thumbs up"(9 Tips)
    Steef S.
    "definitely try the corn fritters and cold corn salad."(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon41 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • chowder
  • BYOB
  • daily specials
  • great value
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  • Sean D.heart icon on user image
    Sean DelaneyAugust 24, 2013
    Awesome restaurant. Two points: First, bring plenty of adult beverages because the wait could be long. Second, appetizers and soups come out fast, entrees take awhile so order everything at once.
  • Bobby K.heart icon on user image
    Bobby KemmeryJuly 15, 2016
    By far the best dive seafood bar around. Food is great and price is awesome. Check out the specials each night, they will not disappoint.
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangSeptember 12, 2015
    Start with a dozen clams and then just ask them what the best daily special is. Get that. Also, BYOB so come stocked!
  • Joey K.heart icon on user image
    Joey KAugust 13, 2022
    Been here 5+ times
    Great fried oysters and delicious swordfish. Recommend going to the bar…byob but make sure you tip the cup guy!
  • Andrew S.heart icon on user image
    Andrew SweetJuly 4, 2016
    If you can snag a spot at the bad you will eat much quicker. Everything is delicious!
  • Lashanna V.
    Lashanna Van PeltSeptember 12, 2013
    So upset they ran out of the scallop pot pie....usually great experience....this girl 2 ppl down is so annoying!!! Overall great food....a must go...seafood alfredo was amazing!!!
  • ScubaMike D.heart icon on user image
    ScubaMike DiRuscioJune 6, 2015
    New England clam chowda was phenomenal! Also got clam parmigiano which was most excellent! 2 thumbs up
  • Matthew H.heart icon on user image
    Matthew HartsoughApril 15, 2016
    Go early since the good stuff sells out quick. Also be prepared to wait but it's worth it.
  • Susanheart icon on user image
    SusanJune 4, 2021
    Been here 25+ times
    Potato skins and fried shrimp are my favorites
  • Kaitlin
    KaitlinMay 29, 2013
    Get the seafood au gratin DELICIOUS. Also be prepared to be carded when its crowded even though its BYOB
  • Edward
    EdwardAugust 12, 2012
    Get the salmon but with the tuna sauce. Worth it. Don't tell the shoobies. This place is for the locals
  • John V.
    John VaughanJune 11, 2011
    It's BYOB so make sure you bring a cooler with some beers so when you're waiting 2 hours outside getting eaten alive by bugs at least you're drinking!
  • Outwestskier
    OutwestskierSeptember 27, 2012
    A fun locals place. The bugs can be annoying but it's on the water. Bring your beer and just enjoy.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigJune 25, 2013
    Ridiculously crowded on Saturday around 7pm. 90 min wait for a table. Order takeout instead and eat at the public beach area just down the road.
  • Steve C.
    Steve ClearyMay 3, 2012
    Try the Fried Clam Po-Boy - Omg this was so tasty. I want another one!
  • Brian C.heart icon on user image
    Brian ClancyJuly 10, 2016
    Eat at the bar (less wait)
  • Sarah T.heart icon on user image
    Sarah ThomasAugust 18, 2014
    The clam parmesan was absolutely delicious!
  • Kevinheart icon on user image
    KevinJune 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best seafood in New Jersey. The best, Jerry, the best.
  • Al B.heart icon on user image
    Al BradleyJune 28, 2016
    The only play I've seen that has a wait so long that people tailgate in parking lot
  • Paul H.
    Paul HarkinsAugust 9, 2011
    People rave about their chowder, its campells! The most over-rated place at the shore.
  • G P.
    G PalmonariAugust 4, 2013
    Fantastic service, good food and no wait despite being packed.
  • Lance L.heart icon on user image
    Lance LacoffApril 2, 2017
    BYOB and try a combination
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GJuly 12, 2012
    BYOB, best cup of chowder down the shore!
  • Ron B.
    Ron BrowmSeptember 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Expect a long wait, the food was good but not worth the wait.
  • Gail W.heart icon on user image
    Gail WrightAugust 22, 2013
    The best clam chowder around
  • Jacob A.heart icon on user image
    Jacob AddisJuly 6, 2015
    The Tuna is delicious!!!!
  • Eli P.heart icon on user image
    Eli PiskOctober 27, 2012
    Nice fried flounder and Manhattan(red) soup.
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NelsonJuly 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything Is outstanding..
  • CJ S.
    CJ SchuApril 9, 2011
    Best new England clam chowder inside or outside of new England . . . Ever
  • Linnie D.heart icon on user image
    Linnie DDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wasabi tuna special.
  • John F.
    John FoxAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order an appetizer at the take- out counter while you wait to be seated...and you will wait,
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RobbinsMay 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Im a fan of the Manhattan chowder but the New England is good too
  • ᴡ P.
    ᴡ PellegrinoAugust 8, 2011
    Baked Salmon is great with ginger soy sauce.
  • Kevinheart icon on user image
    KevinAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Steamed little necks and clam chowder
  • Kristyn E.
    Kristyn EshlerJune 20, 2011
    A local favorite with daily specials Read more
  • Scott Z.
    Scott ZeenkovAugust 1, 2011
    Try the Corn Fritters. They are amazing!
  • Steef S.
    Steef SJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    definitely try the corn fritters and cold corn salad. so bangin
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HirschMay 26, 2012
    About to wait an hour for this place...better be good!
  • Taylor K.
    Taylor KJuly 25, 2012
    clam strips all day
  • Martin K.
    Martin KratzNovember 13, 2010
    Shhhhhhh....this place is for the locals
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BJune 10, 2010
    Corn fritters!
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