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Allen's Clam Bar - New Gretna

tuxedo Aug 18, 2010 07:09 AM

Anybody been recently????

Thanks!

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Allen's Clam Bar
5650 US Highway 9 N, New Gretna, NJ 08224

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    fpatrick Aug 19, 2010 07:47 AM

    Was there earlier this summer. Not really impressed. About the only success food-wise was the steamers, and it's tough to screw them up. Service sucked - couldn't get staff's attention, and our waitress messed up details of sides and beverages. Wife's broiled fish was nothing to write home about, and my grilled shrimp caesar salad was populated sparsely with small shrimp. All in all, no plans to return.

    (Maybe we should have had fried fish, but at looking at other tables' dishes, the fried stuff looked awful dark - overfried?)

    1. mschow Aug 18, 2010 06:28 PM

      Not since last summer, but it was very good basic fried seafood. They had the oyster stew, and it was really delicous, but did not have the clam pie when we were there. Cash only, BTW.

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        tuxedo Aug 19, 2010 06:01 AM

        thanks

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          newfie29 Aug 19, 2010 07:02 AM

          You can't lose with the fried scallops and/or fried shrimp - they're the best around. I had the dungeness platter last time I was there and it was really good as well. A bucket of steamers to start is always a sure bet - they're so fresh they don't even need butter...

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