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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (18 reviews)
“linguine” (7 reviews)
“fresh fish” (4 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:30All hours
$$ - $$$
5 E Somerset St, Raritan, NJ 08869-2101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Okay - the food here is great - excellent, fresh, fantastic seafood. the bar is fun, lots of action. constructive comment: The broccoli rappi could use improvement - cooked way too much and made it bitter - that's the only complaint I can come up...More

Thank come-sit-by-me
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with a friend last night.. Service was fast and friendly, the environment was ok! I had shrimp scampi which had the pasta overcooked. I had a martini which costed $12 and it is not a big deal.

Thank Cindyrellita
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We haven't been to Uncle Vinnie's for many years and for absolutely no reason. Small restaurant and bar that is always packed with regular customers​. They​ do not take reservations, which on a busy night can be an hour plus wait. We gave our name...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a location we have been meaning to try for years. Now, that we have, we waited far too long! A great meal that was worth the hour wait on a Saturday night. A Friendly crowd and very friendly service. We shared the highly...More

Thank Susan1414
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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