Randazzo’s Clam Bar of New York

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74 Totally Fine

The late Helen Randazzo’s famed and busy waterfront seafood mecca maintains its crowds.

2017 Emmons Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11235



Known For

The lowdown

Is a “waterfront restaurant” one with great views of the water, or one with great access to the water? We’d argue both qualify, the latter option on the strength of places like Randazzo’s, where it’s easy to pop by on your way to Brighton or Coney. Whatever you get, add on at least two extra orders of that jamlike, addictive tomato sauce. “Cheap seafood is not fresh; fresh seafood is not cheap!” reads a sign behind the counter (near a decorative lobster holding a candy dish in its claw), but it’s still pretty affordable — a plate of calamari is $15.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Get as much as you can afford of the tomato sauce, for which Randazzo’s is famous, to go.

Recommended DishesCalamari; zuppa di clams; clam sauce with linguine.

DrinksBeer & Wine Only