2021: Long Islanders Voted Bigelow’s New England Fried Clams Best Clam Chowder!
Bigelow’s New England Fried Clams
79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre
(516) 678-3878 – bigelows-rvc.com
It’s a food battle that dates back to about 1939: Manhattan clam chowder vs. New England clam chowder. Bigelow’s New England Fried Clams has been around since the start of that food war between the red, tomato-based Manhattan variety and the white, cream-based New England type. Not much has changed at the restaurant since it opened its doors. Luckily, that means customers who prefer one chowder variety over the other can merely opt for whichever one suits their fancy because Bigelow’s carries both kinds – and both of them are delicious. The only decision you have to make aside from Manhattan or New England is whether you want it in a cup, a bowl or a quart!