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Bigelow's New England Fried

79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
+1 516-678-3878
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (35 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
“ipswich clams” (17 reviews)
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79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
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Reviews (184)
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

In the 1930s and 40's people used to stop by this small clam house on the way home from the beach and indulge in eating-in or taking out LI seafood fare. Well, this place has that 1930s - 40s charm. The food is still good,...More

Thank PDLongIsland
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is our go to place for fried clams since I was a kid, which is a very long time ago. My mother used to go when she was younger as well. The old style lunch counter with stools allows for a sit down, eat,...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Very small place with counter seating only. You wilk forgive the size and seating arrangements as soin as you taste their chowder. The menu is diverse but not cheap. It is a cash only place with an ATM on the premises. Iff street paring is...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 19 December 2016

we're so lucky that bigelow's is so close to home, New england chowder and seafood soup is fantastic, and the clams,, ahh the clams, all i can say is if you never been here , get here.

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I had been meaning to visit Bigelow's for a long time before I finally got the opportunity to and I am glad I did. I have to admit because of the lack of tables and only counter side seating I will probably never stay to...More

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I get dinner to take out from Bigelow's often. They have limited seating (maybe 16-18 max) at a u-shaped counter. It's funky! However, the food is absolutely the best! I usually get the N.E. clam chowder, the buffalo popcorn shrimp appetizer, and the salmon platter....More

Thank DanfromLongIsland
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

People come from far and wide for the fried seafood here, which is worth the trip. But to manage expectations, this is a whole in the wall with only counter seating, and the prices (cash only) don't match the surroundings, which appear not to have...More

Thank NewYorkercynic
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Want a great bowl of New England Clam Chow then this is the place. The bowl is overflowing and you can stand your spoon up in it! The fried clam strips were excellent and bountiful. Very limited seating, very friendly counter people, parking right in...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I moved to Rockville Centre in 1969, and almost immediately started eating their fried clam strips. We continued to order takeout for many years, until our children were in high school. I'm alone now, and decided to try them again. I was...More

Thank Cyrus A
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Family Run. Great Fried Seafood (other items available for those who don't eat Seafood). Very Casual. Counter seating only. I've eaten there many times. What's great? Everything - the New England clam chowder and the Seaford bisque, the fried clam strips, the fried Ipswich clams,...More

Thank Stephen1952a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 516-678-3878
  • E-mail