Biggies Clam Bar

Biggie’s adds new location in Hoboken, NJ

Biggie’s Clam Bar is already quite a bit of a restaurant operation – with three locations (Hoboken, Carlstadt, and even one in Kingsport, TN!)

They’re getting set to open up a new spot in Hoboken at 36-42 Newark Street soon – taking over the Clam Broth House.

A lot of Hoboken411 readers were wondering why the Clam Broth House lasted barely two years in such a great location, but feel that Biggie’s will fare much better.

Time will tell!

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Description: Fast food restaurant serving Sandwiches, seafood.
Services: Sandwiches, Cheese steak, hamburgers, sausages, clams, soups, salads, beer. Delivery, Take Out, Dine In
Website: www.biggiesclambar.com
Address (two locations): 318 Madison Street and 36-42 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-656-2161, Fax: 201-656-5779

Biggie’s Clam Bar reviewed in Hoboken, NJ

Reviewed May 2006 by our newest contributor, Toby. She is a Hoboken resident with lots of opinions to share!

It was an evening after work, my girlfriends and I wanted to get a quick bite to eat at a laid back place that we could show up in sweats, flip flops and tank tops. A place not along Washington Street; somewhere hidden amongst some side streets. We walked in and the atmosphere was like picnic tables indoors, with chalk boards displaying a menu of seafood, burgers, sandwiches and more. I felt like I was in my bathing suit, you know, with the sand stuck to your feet, all sunned out, stepping up to a shack, ordering my food. Memories of the boardwalk almost!

The service was great, they took our order right away and began shucking the clams in front of us. My girlfriend ordered the clam chowder, we shared the clams oreganata and fried clams. I wanted to try the mussels, but they were all out, damnit! We sat outside at a picnic table and they brought out the food to us when it was ready. There must have been 10 or so cars pulling up, families and all, going in picking up orders and pulling off. That place certainly is a gem.

My friend said, the Clam Chowder, which to me looks like minestrone soup, was "good", had a lot of clam bites in it.. I am not a clam chowder eater, but I thought it'd come out creamy. Chowder : a soup or stew of seafood (as clams or fish) usually made with milk or tomatoes, salt pork, onions, and other vegetables (as potatoes) ; also : a soup resembling chowder.

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The fried clams were very crispy, how I like'em, but fried…I know, but Iwanted to go healthy, but how can you at Biggie's, hence why I wanted the mussels first. They tasted like your typical fried clams. Does anything breaded and fried taste anything different than fried bread crumbs?? They were, "good"
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Below, the Clams Oreganata… They look delicious, and the bread crumbs on the top were, however, it is a lot like steamed clams with a pile of bread crumbs on top. I don't like steamed clams,I like the clams chopped up and mixed with the crumbs, but it was very fresh, but slimy… EW.. I am sure that they were delicious, but my girlfriend and I were opposed to the whole clam, not chopped.

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Over all..I think it is a great place to go after sunning and getting great fried seafood. I would not bring a date there, but definitely would go back with my friends.. A seafood eater would have a field day. Oh, forgot to mention the best part… They have BEER!

Here's their menu:

Sandwiches
All prices include our Famous peppers & onions
Plain With
Lettuce
& Tomato
Char Broil Chicken 5.25 5.75
Steak 5.25 5.75
Cheese Steak 5.75 6.25
Garlic Mozzarella Cheesesteak 6.25 6.75
Sausage w/Peppers 5.25 5.75
Meatball 5.00 5.50
Hot Dog 2.00 2.50
Chili Dog 2.25 2.75
Cheese Dog 2.25 2.75
Cheeseburger 2.75 3.25
Hamburger 2.50 3.00
Pepper, Onion & Egg 3.75 4.25
Potatoes & Eggs 3.75 4.25
Eggplant Parmigiana 4.75 5.25
Chicken Parmigiana 5.25 5.75
Chicken Cutlet (Fried) 4.75 5.25
Flounder Filet 4.50 5.00
Tuna Fish 3.25 3.75
Seafood
Fried Calamari 7.25
Fried Shrimp (6) 6.75
Scallops 6.25
Fried Clams 5.75
Crab Cake 2.25
Fish Cake 1.25
Roasted Clams (1/2 Dozen) 5.25
Roasted Clams (1 Dozen) 9.75
Clams on the 1/2 Shell (1/2 Dozen) 5.25
Clams on the 1/2 Shell (1 Dozen) 9.75
Steamed Clams (1/2 Dozen) 5.75
Steamed Clams (1 Dozen) w/Beer & Garlic 10.25
Mussels Marinara 6.75
Side Orders
Baby Back Ribs 1/2 Rack w/French Fries 9.75
Chicken in a Basket 6.25
Buffalo Wings 4.25
Mozzarella Sticks 4.25
Chicken Fingers 4.25
Onion Rings 2.50
French Fries 1.50
Cheese Fries 2.25
Chili Cheese Fries 2.50
Corn-on-the-Cob 1.25
Soup
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Homemade Clam Chowder

2.75
Salads
Char Broiled Chicken Salad 6.50
Caesar Salad 5.25
Caesar Salad w/Chicken 7.00
Garden Salad 4.25
Tuna over Salad 10.20
Salmon over Salad 10.20
Beverages
Soda 0.75
32 oz. Soda 1.75
Snapple 1.75
Yoo-hoo 1.75
Bottled Water 1.25
Coffee 1.25
Tea 1.25
Wine 3.25
Budweiser (12 oz.) 3.25
Bud Light 3.25
Coors Light 3.25
Corona 3.75
Heineken 3.75

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46 Comments on "Biggies Clam Bar"


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whineanddineinhob
3 years 5 months ago

Not that I recall, but it sure does sound like something a grandmother would do. LOL. The only home remedy I remember was a little eyedrop bottle she kept with some sort of liquor in it. This was only used for my toothaches. I actually remember her landlord giving her this for me. Just the horrible taste made me believe it was working.

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willow
3 years 5 months ago

I just ate at the route 17 location sat night. Place was packed and they had a wait of 30 min. food was good and very inexpensive. I think it will do well. There is a definite need for a seafood place in town.

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3 years 5 months ago

They make the best steak sandwiches not that chopped up stuff from philly. But the madison street place is special it has ‘starter grease’ like starter for sour dough bread. [quote comment=”214565″]I just ate at the route 17 location sat night. Place was packed and they had a wait of 30 min. food was good and very inexpensive. I think it will do well. There is a definite need for a seafood place in town.[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 5 months ago

Best of luck “Brother”. You’ve been a family friend forever. Remember as a kid goin for the dogs and clams and looked forward to getting the fresh watermelon off the ice block outside the store. I miss ya old man pop too.

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3 years 5 months ago

Did you buy a 15 cents piece or a 25 cents piece?[quote comment=”214557″]Best of luck “Brother”. You’ve been a family friend forever. Remember as a kid goin for the dogs and clams and looked forward to getting the fresh watermelon off the ice block outside the store. I miss ya old man pop too.[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 5 months ago

THAT’S RIGHT! LMAO. Depended on how much I ate inside the store.[quote comment=”214558″]Did you buy a 15 cents piece or a 25 cents piece?[/quote]

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3 years 5 months ago

Can you see the board of health inspectors if they were to sell watermelon on ice like that today? They would have a triple strength stroke and keeled over on the spot.[quote comment=”214559″]THAT’S RIGHT! LMAO. Depended on how much I ate inside the store.[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 5 months ago

True. Never heard of anyone being sick from it either. Today we have the “bactine” moms at the park, spraying cuts and wrapping with multiple bandages. My grandmother would spit on a hanky and I’d be back on the slide in no time. It’s no wonder many become immune to drugs, ointments and penicillin. Have ya ever known a grandma then who didn’t carry a hanky? lol.[quote comment=”214561″]Can you see the board of health inspectors if they were to sell watermelon on ice like that today? They would have a triple strength stroke and keeled over on the spot.[/quote]

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3 years 5 months ago

Did your grandmother keep a silver dollar in the freezer to put on heads bumps??[quote comment=”214562″]True. Never heard of anyone being sick from it either. Today we have the “bactine” moms at the park, spraying cuts and wrapping with multiple bandages. My grandmother would spit on a hanky and I’d be back on the slide in no time. It’s no wonder many become immune to drugs, ointments and penicillin. Have ya ever known a grandma then who didn’t carry a hanky? lol.[/quote]

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3 years 5 months ago

Biggie’s opened a place on the boardwalk in asbury park, across the street from the stone pony, but I was told they closed.Unless they shut down for the winter and will reopen in the spring.

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aurora
3 years 5 months ago

Hope it’s not too greasy! And are they keeping both locations or just moving?