The Old Time Vincents Clam Bar

★★★☆☆
  • 159-13 Crossbay Blvd

    Howard Beach, NY 11414

    Map & Directions
  • 718-835-4458

About The Old Time Vincents Clam Bar

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am

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The restaurant is supposedly known for it variety of Italian Sauce . I found the sauces to be nothing special. I frequently eat in restaurants and found that Vincent??s in Howard Beach to be over priced for the portions. Vincent??s located in Little Italy and Carl Place,NY is much better. There are several fine Italian restaurants located near Vincent??s of Howard Beach on Crossbay Blvd that are a much better choice.

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★☆☆☆☆

The restaurant is supposedly known for it variety of Italian Sauce . I found the sauces to be nothing special. I frequently eat in restaurants and found that Vincent??s in Howard Beach to be over priced for the portions. Vincent??s located in Little Italy and Carl Place,NY is much better. There are several fine Italian restaurants located near Vincent??s of Howard Beach on Crossbay Blvd that are a much better choice.

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I went there on a friday with my wife, and was not impressed at all. Me and my wife split their $35 Fra Divolo dish that contained a lobster tail, calamari, shrimp, scampi with angel hair in mild spicy tomato sauce. The waitress was great but the food, well where do I begin. As someone who loves calamari and shrimp and has eaten it in hundreds of restaurants, it was quite evident that the cook cooked all our seafood on the same pot as the calamari and shrimp were seriously overcooked. And that is a crime considering that calamari and shrimp are the easiest thing to cook in the world In fact if you can't cook the shrimp right at a seafood place you should be fired and the owner should know that. Then there was the question of the bill. Our bill was $100 but we had a $25 gift certificate. Their policy states that they accept credit/debit cards. However when you a gift cert., they want you to pay cash. Upon showing my debit card, the owner refused me to charge my debit and told me to go to an ATM. SO I had to leave in a semi-drunk state to the ATM just so I could please the freaking owner while my wife waited inside. THis does no sound to me like a business oriented owner. It sounds like an owner who would do anything to get an extra 2% on anybody. I would not recommend the place simply based on the fact that my calamari which was 70% of the dish was overcooked. Also me and wife are in our early 30's and the place seemed filled with a majority of senior citizens, with very few sporadic younger people at 9pm. Even though I don't mind senior citizens, it just doesn' give a good vibe especially on a Friday night. I prefer a mix. It goes to show you that the place just lives off their old customers and not new ones.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there on a friday with my wife, and was not impressed at all. Me and my wife split their $35 Fra Divolo dish that contained a lobster tail, calamari, shrimp, scampi with angel hair in mild spicy tomato sauce. The waitress was great but the food, well where do I begin. As someone who loves calamari and shrimp and has eaten it in hundreds of restaurants, it was quite evident that the cook cooked all our seafood on the same pot as the calamari and shrimp were seriously overcooked. And that is a crime considering that calamari and shrimp are the easiest thing to cook in the world In fact if you can't cook the shrimp right at a seafood place you should be fired and the owner should know that. Then there was the question of the bill. Our bill was $100 but we had a $25 gift certificate. Their policy states that they accept credit/debit cards. However when you a gift cert., they want you to pay cash. Upon showing my debit card, the owner refused me to charge my debit and told me to go to an ATM. SO I had to leave in a semi-drunk state to the ATM just so I could please the freaking owner while my wife waited inside. THis does no sound to me like a business oriented owner. It sounds like an owner who would do anything to get an extra 2% on anybody. I would not recommend the place simply based on the fact that my calamari which was 70% of the dish was overcooked. Also me and wife are in our early 30's and the place seemed filled with a majority of senior citizens, with very few sporadic younger people at 9pm. Even though I don't mind senior citizens, it just doesn' give a good vibe especially on a Friday night. I prefer a mix. It goes to show you that the place just lives off their old customers and not new ones.

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The service leaves much to be desired...you can wait forever to get a server and then they have a bad attitude..there are plenty places to eat...so go someplace where they appreciate your business.

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★★☆☆☆

The service leaves much to be desired...you can wait forever to get a server and then they have a bad attitude..there are plenty places to eat...so go someplace where they appreciate your business.

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i happen to be going to Vincents regularly for many years. They have excellent sea food and a peanut butter cake that you can die for. However, I went there recently and I was so disappointed in the service. Nobody came over to help us and mind you the place was quite empty as well. i had to request service and that wasn't too good either. although I love Vincent's, i think it is going downhill a little and unfortunately my husband will not return to this restaurant anymore....

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★★★☆☆

i happen to be going to Vincents regularly for many years. They have excellent sea food and a peanut butter cake that you can die for. However, I went there recently and I was so disappointed in the service. Nobody came over to help us and mind you the place was quite empty as well. i had to request service and that wasn't too good either. although I love Vincent's, i think it is going downhill a little and unfortunately my husband will not return to this restaurant anymore....

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Whenever in the area this is the place for Italian food. Bake claims are excellent. The food is very well prepared and seasoned the way you want it. Service is good as well. Small place so sometimes you have to wait, but worth it.

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★★★★★

Whenever in the area this is the place for Italian food. Bake claims are excellent. The food is very well prepared and seasoned the way you want it. Service is good as well. Small place so sometimes you have to wait, but worth it.

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We go to Rockaway alot to drop by the boardwalk. Today, we finally decided to try out one of the Howard Beach restaurants along Crossbay Boulevard. We pulled into Vincent's Clam Bar. The lasagna was great as was the seafood fra diavolo. I have tried lasagna in many restaurants but somehow at Vincent's it worked perfectly. Good sauce, light and cheesy, good pasta - perfectly layered. Shrimp, clams & mussels fra diavolo was excellent with a great sauce, although the mussels could have been a little more meaty. But overall the meal was excellent. Big portions too. The place is not fancy but the food excelled.

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★★★★★

We go to Rockaway alot to drop by the boardwalk. Today, we finally decided to try out one of the Howard Beach restaurants along Crossbay Boulevard. We pulled into Vincent's Clam Bar. The lasagna was great as was the seafood fra diavolo. I have tried lasagna in many restaurants but somehow at Vincent's it worked perfectly. Good sauce, light and cheesy, good pasta - perfectly layered. Shrimp, clams & mussels fra diavolo was excellent with a great sauce, although the mussels could have been a little more meaty. But overall the meal was excellent. Big portions too. The place is not fancy but the food excelled.

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Excellent food, highly recommended. We've been here several times and plan to go back very soon. Food is just like homemade with a lot to choose from. Lastly, there is a small lot for parking. You won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

Excellent food, highly recommended. We've been here several times and plan to go back very soon. Food is just like homemade with a lot to choose from. Lastly, there is a small lot for parking. You won't be disappointed!

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I have been going to Vincents for over 20 years and the food is still consistantly good. They have great clams and the best french onion soup. But it's all about the sauce. They have a wonderful tomato sauce. The real treat is their extensive dessert menu. If you like peanut butter they make an amazing peanut butter pie.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Vincents for over 20 years and the food is still consistantly good. They have great clams and the best french onion soup. But it's all about the sauce. They have a wonderful tomato sauce. The real treat is their extensive dessert menu. If you like peanut butter they make an amazing peanut butter pie.

Pros: great food, good prices

Cons: none

 

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