Peter's Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant

4.5
138 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Established in 1939, Peter's Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant is one of Long Island’s oldest Clam bars. Nestled on the waters of Barnum Inlet, Peter's began serving as a beacon for fresh seafood to friends & family alike. Since then, you, our family of patrons has grown & so has our menu offerings. Still to this day, our diligent efforts of finding the finest & freshest seafood has kept us as one of the leading clam bar & seafood restaurants on Long Island

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 138 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnthonyD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Sat outside on a perfect day. New England clam chowder and steamers are excellent. Toilets need more attention.

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vipLidobeach5
18 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peters has yummy clams, salads, shrimp and other delights with a great ambiance and excellent service. We had our book club there and it was perfect.

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ShanM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the food was good, good drinks. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good food, great waterside seating

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vipMikey
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete's is always good and once again did not let me down.

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vipjudi
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have never been so rushed in my life when eating at a restaurant.
We didn't even finish our appeitizer when our main course came out.
Every time you looked up, the busboy was waiting for you to finish.

The lobster rolls were non events...would never, ever go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

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vipFoodmaven
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top notch food
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic. I always love coming to Peters Clam Bar. Every time I am there it is amazing.

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vipJohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and the weather was great, A little chilly but for April, it was great. The server was excellent and the food was awesome.

Keep in mind, this is not fine dining, it's more family and local friendly and if I had to rate it based solely on that, it would be 5 stars all around. We will definitely be back many times..

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Stephanie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Haven't been there in years! Had friends from the city come visit and thought we'd give it a try; the food was excellent, from the 2 types of raw clams, octopus salad, seafood salad, steamers, etc! The service was not great, our waitress was split between outside and inside, where we dined and very little attention; certainly service not in line with their pricing.

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vipMelindaCoop
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance are all excellent.
Very careful about strictly following Covid safety procedures.

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PedroC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was good and at a reasonable price. Would return.

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vipWilly25
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The waitress was awful. She took forever to get our drinks. She acted like she did not want to be there. The clam chowder tasted like it came out of a can. And the lobster meat tasted like it was frozen.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE WORST MEALS I HAVE EVER HAD.

This restaurant should not be in business.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Peter's Clam Bar in ages and the food was as phenomenal as I remembered it! Our seafood extravaganza consisted of fried calamari, a dozen oysters, bacon wrapped scallops, fresh lobster, clams, mussels with rice, corn, a side of asparagus, and the chef's choice dessert which was a cheesecake slice with cool whip and raspberry sauce were all delicious! The staff was super friendly and caring too. The environment took COVID precautions seriously and placed everyone within a reasonable distance. The ambiance was quiet and it wasn't packed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful service been there a million times the place was barely even busy our waitress barely came over to us we had to keep calling her over to ask for things. The water tasted like toilet water. No clue what is going on there but something needs to be fixed... and get a filtered water system!

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RichardS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Peter's for Dinner, Fried Clam Platter and Broiled Seafood Combo Platter were delicious. Socially distant tables, we felt safe and comfortable. Looking forward to returning soon !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Monday and we were the only people there. Obviously due to Covid. Staff was very kind. Food was delicious as usual.

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's the best seafood resturant on the south shore.

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bethl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good service large portions food pretty good

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two babies around 5:30 before dinner rush. We were treated like royalty and the food was outstanding. Octopus salad and baked clams keeps me coming back for more!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great first time experience

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LINDAC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food and drinks. Friendly environment with a beautiful view of the waters.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, great Service. Dining room VERY noisy, voice trying to recover lol
Eat at the clam bar next door, it seemed quieter, we wanted to sit outside but it had just rained and they closed outside.

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SabrinaF
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, had a great time. The lobster garlic bread was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a summer evening!! The food was delicious & our server did a fantastic job. Will definitely visit again.

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EstelleE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great food but no air conditioning on a very hot day

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CarolM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

If you cannot sit outside do not go to this restaurant on a hot day. The restaurant AC does not work. It only seems to work in the front of the restaurant. So go to the clam bar area or outside on the deck. The waitress was a little confused and caught an attitude after we complained about the heat. The table next had a different waitress and when they complained about the heat she immediately opened the windows. The manager was no help at all - all he said was the AC is working at 50%. He didn't even think to open the windows just gave an excuse that the door to the deck seating was opening and closing all the time.

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DomG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Server was very un attentive, went with a party of 7 and the table was full of our appetizer plates as we were ready for dessert. Always out of water and then we’re given an attitude when ordering and asking for certain things. Would not recommend going back for the price we payed food was not worth it and the service was horrible

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LizP
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good drinks, great view. What more could anyone want? We're locals so not our first time, or our last!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The best thing about the place was the band. The food was so-so but the service was excellent.

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful spot with good food for a good price.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Food was very good. Service was good too. Our reservations were made 1 month ahead of time for 9 people for indoor seatING which was confirmed with 2 phone calls prior to our date. Upon arriving, we were not seating inside and instead sat outdoors on a hot, humid summer night right after a terrible rain storm. We sat on wet chairs and our clothing got drenched. I do not comprehend how a table inside was not provided being that we had set reservations.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Broiled fish/seafood excellent. Clam strips great! Fish and chips, tasteless with little fish. Fries seem cooked from frozen.

Server was slow to volunteer asking chef about lactose free options and removed plates while some were still eating - felt rushed at beginning and end.

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ClaraL
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

This visit was off because I found a hair in my food but our waitress was great. Will def give them another chance and recommend it.

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ErinG
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 7 of us in our party. We ate outside on the restaurant side. We had a reservation and there was no wait. It was a beautiful day. The food was great - Calamari app, 2 Seafood Salads, 1 Flounder Sandwich, 1 Caesar Salad with steak and 3 burgers. All delicious and the service was great! Would definitely recommend going there!

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conniem
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went there for a 70th birthday celebration. Delicious food

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MarieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Baked clams were wet bread with chopped clams. Soggy and tasteless.

I ordered Jumbo soft shell crab off the fried portion of the menu, but then the waitress asked if I wanted it sautéed and I thought I had an option. I said sautéed would be fine, but then I was served 3 soft shell crabs over linguine, drowning in some kind of sauce. It was a fiasco.

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IsabelP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. I have trust issues when it comes to seafood but I knew what I was eating was FRESH! I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.

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sharong
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We visit this restaurant quite often, especially in the summer months. We went out with friends had a 8:45 reservation. We sat at our table for at least 20 minutes before any one even acknowledged us. Finally took our drink order which was another 10-15 minutes to get. Food came out on time and was very good as always. Just was a little disappointed when we first sat down. Hopefully they will have more staff next time.

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Peter's Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 432-0505.

Peter's Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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