RIP – CLAM HUT


Once touted the “biggest deck in Jersey”, now just an empty lot by the water.  The twin lights lImageook down and are saddened by another Sandy casualty.

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  1. Oh no…we loved this place when we found it 25 years ago. Then when I was pregnant, I had two urges…the lobster special here on Mondays an a ceasar salad and French onion soup at Briodys on Tuesdays.

    Then they changed a bit to try and be a bit upscale, we weren’t impressed so we didn’t go as much.

    I am so sad.

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    • Maybe your taste buds changed after you had the kid? I also understand people’s taste buds change when they get older.

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    • No, it wasn’t my tastes buds. I still love those three things, of course now Briody’s is no longer 😦 But it was when we went there one time and it had changed owners so we went to check it out. (Up till then we were there several times a month even w/a baby in tow.) And it was all table cloths and linens and higher prices lol. We liked it’s rustic feel better.

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    • Briody’s? I thought we were talking about the Clam Hut? Or is that ANOTHER name for what it “used” to be called “back in the day?”

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  2. I think they should play taps every time they tear another place down!

    I wonder what Lynn Hunter would say, if she was still alive to see the place town down? 😦

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  3. Wow! I was looking forward to seeing who the new owner’s were going to be THIS year!

    I remember a few months ago, they were looking for “volunteers” to help clean up the place and I almost went down there – I was figuring the LEAST they would do is give everybody a free gift certificate!

    Well at least we still have Hoffbrau House!

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  4. Sorry to see another institution gone! This, Claddagh and Donvoan’s are blowing my mind. All of them were big money makers, we should all pitch and buy them lol.

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    • I thought the Claddagh was coming back? Donovan’s ain’t in Highlands….and who were they big money makers for? I didn’t make any money off of them! And look at even a place like Drew’s Bistro in Keyport – the guy owned a successful restaurant ON THE WATER and never bothered to get ANY flood insurance!

      But, hey, the Jersey Shore is “Open For Business” and the HBP is looking for people to work for free to help all these local businesses at Clam Fiasco so they can make more for themselves!

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  5. So now that the structure is gone, is the owner going to speak to someone who will talk to the council to push through another high-rise?

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    • I think the owners sold that part of the lot to the marina next door. So it’s unlikely they’ll put a high-rise there and risk pissing off the condo owners in Marina Bay.

      Another restaurant would not be a bad idea; I loved the Clam Hut, but definitely not for the food (shudder). And it seemed like a waste of a pretty cool building to only use the deck in the summer then close in the winter.

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  6. My husband use to work at the Clam Hut part time and even prior to the storm there were issues with this place. They had a 3rd person come in to help financially and it just couldnt happen. After i saw the kitchen I never ate there again. We need a really good “gimpy” like place again. That place was great back in the days.

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