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It's been a year since Bigelow's clams Long Island?

janie Jun 13, 2009 09:49 PM

Been a year since I last went to Bigelow's clams in Rockville Centre, how's the place doing? I really dug the place, and love those onion rings.

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    kennycandy Jun 15, 2009 06:59 PM

    i've been there twice recently - both times they were very busy - delicious as always!

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    1. re: kennycandy
      janie Jun 15, 2009 08:58 PM

      oh thanks, great to know, now if we can just get some summer weather---and I'm headed there!! Gotta get to Marvel ice cream, too--never tried it, and it sounds great.

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        Scott_R Jun 16, 2009 05:00 AM

        FYI, I"ve tried Marvel and it's underwhelming. It's just a mass-produced premix they get from a vendor and then freeze. Nothing special at all.

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          janie Jun 16, 2009 08:01 AM

          Oh, I thought it was more akin to frozen custard, and freshly made. Oh well.

          1. re: janie
            Curlz Jun 16, 2009 06:13 PM

            After we went to Bigelow's, we hit Itgen's, which had totally avg ice cream, but AMAZING (did I say amazing?!?) hot fudge!!! Even bought some to take home...

            It's in Valley Stream, but iirc, it's all of about 2 miles from Bigelow's. GO.

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              janie Jun 16, 2009 07:55 PM

              Went there, yes, the hot fudge was very good, but the place is so musty smelling and the ice cream didn't wow me particularly. I've never been to the ice cream place in rockville centre, the name escapes me at the moment...

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                LIfoodguy Jun 20, 2009 03:22 PM

                International Delight Cafe. Awesome homemade ice cream and lots of variety. They also do great Belgian waffles to order. Other desserts are mediocre, but the food is good for a quick bite. MUCH better than Itgen's, which is long past it's prime, IMHO.

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                  Curlz Jun 20, 2009 07:44 PM

                  You'll note that I didn't say that Itgen's was good...just that it's worth the trip for that hot fudge!!! :-)

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      Missyme Jun 16, 2009 08:02 PM

      After passing Bigelow's a million times and promising myself that I'd stop there sometime soon, today was the day. I had the Ipswich clam platter--perfectly fried belly clams, fresh and hot straight from the fryer. I chose french fries for my side, also right out of the fryer, and well-done like I asked for. There was a steady stream of customers, even though it was late for lunch, after 2 PM. The only problem was that the platter was $22.95, which I thought was a little pricey. But it was good enough that I'd go back.

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        janie Jun 17, 2009 06:32 AM

        a cheaper way out is to get a sandwich, they pile on the clams, and definitely get onion rings, they are great. Also, a quart of soup is a great deal and they fill it way to the top. Good for a quick dinner, make a salad, with the soup.

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