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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (18 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 4 weeks ago

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 11 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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My dad wanted to go to Sam the Clam. We had never been but everyone told us it was good so we said yes. I will admit, I cannot get past the layers of gunk and grime on the table. It was a turn off...More

Thank MM8803
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Our friends ordered clam strips & fish and chips which were very good . We had the misfortune to order the clam chowder , with no visible clams to be found , and no taste whatsoever. The Bowl was more like a cup (just as...More

Thank Fran T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Voices definitely carry for a very small space, 10 people will sound as though 50 or diners. I ordered the spicy fried shrimp, which you could taste a Cajun type seasonings but it wasn't spicy at all even though I ordered the shrimp to be...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Rather rustic and very informal dinning areas, the food was fresh but lots of deep fried selections. Better to wait till spring/summer to eat outdoors. Good scallops!

Thank GringoAlto2000
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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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