Smitty's - Somers Point, NJ
Ms OC and I decided to go to Smitty's last Friday night. The actual name of the place is The Clam Bar at Smith's Marina, but most people just call it Smitty's or the Clam Bar. The sign says---well actually there is no sign. I guess everyone just knows the place. You can eat outside at the counter, or the inside dinning room. Outside is very nautical. It is located right in the marina.
Here is a guy that spends his entire workday opening clams.
I started off with a half dozen top necks. Fresh as can be. They smelled and tasted like the ocean. I'm afraid they were gone before I remembered my camera. You will have to take my word for it, they were beauties and delicious!
We decided to eat inside since a storm was rapidly approaching. A good thing too. Just after we placed our order, a severe thunderstorm hit, sending those at the outside counter running. Then the electric went out. Our dinners were the last to come out before they closed the kitchen (and the restaurant) I am sorry for the blurry pictures but there were no lights.
Ms OC had the potato skins stuffed with lobster, shrimp, scallops and crab with a sour cream and cheese sauce
I went with the Seafood Alfredo - lobster, shrimp, scallops and clams with pasta and alfredo sauce.
Everything was very fresh and very good. The only problem was that since both dishes were baked, the shrimp were a tad tough, but very tasty! The cole slaw was great as well.
As we were leaving the storm was over but the electric never came back on until midnight. Strange to see the dinning room so empty on a Friday night.
We enjoy going here once in a while. The dinners run around $10 $12. There is no air conditioning and they do not take plastic.
They will take cash, a check or an IOU.