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Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar

5 E Somerset St, Raritan, NJ 08869-2101
+1 908-526-4566
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“linguine” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
“fresh fish” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
5 E Somerset St, Raritan, NJ 08869-2101
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

My oysters (Blue Point) were good, except that whoever did the shucking was not adept at it. The oysters came with many chips from the shell. The mussels bianco were the best I've had in the USA: properly seasoned with white wine, ideally cooked so...More

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was our first visit to Uncle Vinnie's and won't be our last! We were lucky to get a table on a week night, about 7 pm. The small room was completely full by 7:15. Our server, Melissa, was very friendly and efficient. The wait...More

1  Thank retiredandtraveling
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Kind of a dodgy little place but their seafood can't be beat. Generous portions at reasonable prices. Grab a spot at the bar and eat if available. The wait can be long

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Uncle Vinnie's is a classic old school Jersey Italian seafood restaurant. They have the best clams casino, raw clams and fried calamari anywhere. They have a great selection of fresh fish cooked anyway you like but I always find myself ordering the linguine and red...More

Thank Skiznick
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Uncle Vinnie's has some of the freshest seafood, I have had in quite awhile. The portions of some of the dishes are large enough to share if you don't have an overly large appetite. The drinks are more than generous. The staff are very pleasant...More

Thank Doyle S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Finally tried this after trying their market a few times. This is the best seafood around. It is really really good. Prices are pretty reasonable considering it is seafood, just expect to pay. Not very big and gets super crowded, but there is a reason...More

Thank barry88
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went to Uncle Vinnie's Market which is BYOB, we were lucky enough to get a table on Saturday night. I had the John Dory which was excellent, and the rest of the family raved about their seafood dishes which ranged from Mahi Mahi, Halibut, and...More

Thank taggart255
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Went here while on a business trip. It's a tiny place, and always packed, so expect a wait, and don't go if you're in a rush. The food is absolutely worth waiting for. The smoked salmon salad was amazing. A light touch of vinegary dressing...More

Thank MnKP
Reviewed 25 May 2017

One of my favorites and look forward to every visit! Fresh well prepared menu items. Only drawback is that it is a little small with limited seating, and very busy. Come early or late to be seated quickly. Full service bar as well!

1  Thank Joe V
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Uncle Vinnie's is awesome for some quality seafood and pasta dishes. Their littleneck clam steamers are perfect with some bread that they generously provide. Nice cold beer too! My only caution is that seating can be a bit tight, ideal for couples and small groups...More

Thank bjr11
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 E Somerset St, Raritan, NJ 08869-2101
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Raritan
  • Phone Number: +1 908-526-4566
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