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Greasy Nick's

755 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY - (914) 636-9869
Posted By Peter Plati on 9/30/2007 4:02:00 PM
I've been going to Leno's Clam Bar... more affectionately known as "Greasy Nick's", since I was very young, and even more often after I got my driver's license. I used to head there with some buddies after football practice during the summer. I took my three sons there recently and nothing has changed. The raw clams are as cold, sweet and tender as ever and are still served in a tin pie plate with lemon and cocktail sauce and a large two pronged wooden fork.

The cheeseburgers with fried onions are still delicious and are required eating when going to Greasy Nick's. Shoestring french fries and sweet corn on the cob literally drenched in a puddle of butter made up the side dishes on this visit, although we were thinking of getting an order of steamers but were simply too full. My 12-year-old broke the cheeseburger tradition and ordered a hot dog... split down the middle and grilled. Crunchy and buttery. He ate every bite.

The crowd is still a mixed one. Several "executive" types dined while, at the next table, there were some bikers and, of course, familes with kids. Now my oldest son has his driver's license and advised me that he and his buddies are going to "Greasy Nick's" next weekend for burgers and onions. Some things never change.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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The onions and hard roll make the burger.
"The onions and hard roll make the burger."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





The short menu covers the beach cuisine basics.  Click on the photo for a better view.
"The short menu covers the beach cuisine basics. Click on the photo for a better view."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


You can dine indoors (which nobody does - there'd be no point in coming here), outside under cover, or at these completely outdoor tables.
"You can dine indoors (which nobody does - there'd be no point in coming here), outside under cover, or at these completely outdoor tables."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


No fancy cooking goes on at Greasy Nick's.
"No fancy cooking goes on at Greasy Nick's."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The corn sits in about a full stick of melted margarine.
"The corn sits in about a full stick of melted margarine."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The onions and cheese are essential to this burger.
"The onions and cheese are essential to this burger."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This is not the place to sample the latest microbrews.
"This is not the place to sample the latest microbrews."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The sign may say Leno's Clam Bar, but it's universally known as Greasy Nick's.
"The sign may say Leno's Clam Bar, but it's universally known as Greasy Nick's."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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