Randazzo's Clam Bar
Brooklyn, NY 11235
- Sun-Thu 11am-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12:30am
- MasterCard, Visa, Discover
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
- Recommended, Accepted
- No Parking
Village Voice's Description
Sheepshead Bay's last remaining clam bar is, luckily, a paragon of its type: a fluorescently lit sea of Formica, where you can get them raw, fried, steamed, baked, chowdered, and sauced over pasta. The freshly shucked littlenecks are preferred over the cherrystones for their sweetness, and the New England chowder over the Manhattan for its briny depth of flavor. The fried clams are some of the best in town, accompanied by a powerful oregano-laced red sauce (pick hot or medium) that puts other dips to shame. Still, our favorite dish at this convivial working-class haven from the modern pretensions of the Bay is pasta with lobster sauce.
Tips from foursquare
A landmark restaurant serving fresh seafood! Get the Lobster Bisque & Spicy Crab, then the Combo with Hot Sauce or the Cold Seafood Platter and a side of biscuits.
Enjoy the Seafood Combo, which comes with fried calamari, steamed scungilli (conch), shrimp, and mussels, all of it doused in that brick-red sauce. The calamari somehow maintains its crunch; the shrim
Sit at the counter and get the shrimp fra dia vallo.
The seafood here is locally sourced from a secret cove off the Verrazzano. Only "Old Starple," the Randazzo family fisherman, knows the coordinates.
New England Clam Chowder = orgasm in a bowl (:
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