Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Bigelow's New England Clam Shack
Bigelow's is a Long Island institution since 1937. It is a stand alone shack, where you sit around a counter and chow down on some chowder while chatting with the friendly owners or other patrons. It is definitely a one of a kind spot. A cup of New England clam chowder is a little old school and underflavored for my taste. Better is the fried clam sandwich which is fried to order for $9.95. Pieces of battered clams fall out of a fresh bun and the fries with some skin on action are super tasty. Cole slaw is fresh and made in house you can add it on for $3.00. This is a real summer Long Island thing, but a fun jaunt from Manhattan via the rails and a $5 cab from Rockville Center.