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Mary's Fish Camp

64 Charles St., New York, NY, 10014
at 4th St.
646-486-2185

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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56% would go back.

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Dug the clams

By robinfaith on 4/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Stumbled upon this grey-blue serene, chat-filled place and was delighted with the ease and cheer and relaxed yet efficient pace, energy, and FOOD. Canadian long-neck steamers brought me back to childhood delight and the counter service had an ease and attentiveness that made me happy, happy, happy. Had to go back the next day for the lobster roll and shrimp tacos, not to mention new desserts and sides.

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56 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Worth the wait

By arkelemen on 4/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

No, they dont take reservations. Yes, we waited nearby for an hour. It was totally worth it - the food is AMAZING (especially the cockles and lobster roll) and the service was fantastic as well! For food like this, the prices are totally reasonable. Recommend this place 100%

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49 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

Rushed and Rude...

By parmeg on 3/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Ever since I visited Mary’s Fish Camp five years ago I became a fervent supporter of the establishment. However, last night I went back with my wife and a friend and was absolutely floored by their lack of hospitality. We started our dinner with a bottle of wine. After that, the waitress began pushing us to order the appetizers and our main course. I do know that the place can get a bit crowded on weekends and understand that they want a quick turnaround. There are other places that get just as jam-packed as this joint and they do not make you feel unwelcome! Well, the rest of the night the waitress just tried to figure out every which way to make us eat faster. The food was good but the service was terrible. I am sorry to say that I will not return – here there are many other options, hey, it’s the city what the heck!

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50 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

Good food. Decent prices. Nice People.

By nynynyny on 2/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went on Saturday for lunch around 1 pm with a friend. They told us a wait ("not long" about 20 minutes). We said okay and went outside, within 5 minutes they let us know that there were two seats at the bar which we promptly took. The service is decent, the place was absolutely packed and they give a ton of food. Shoestring fries are piled high on the plate. The open air kitchen is nice to watch them cook, and it's really quite an interesting place for lunch. My major complaint, I watched the cook douse my vegetables in butter ruining all pretense of healthy! So remember to specify no butter when you order! Lunch for 2 with 20% tip = $40.

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44 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

By far the best lobster roll in NYC

By Voldar on 2/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Can not go wrong with Mary's. We happen to like their Lobster roll better than Pearl Oyster Bar but both are excellent. Shoestring fries are the perfect side for the rolls. The restaurant is teeny but transporting and the service has always been friendly and quick. My only nitpick is that per pound pricing for Lobster has been dropping dramatically yet this does not seem to be reflected in the price of the rolls but they are fantastic.. only one I have ever had better is Red's Eats in Wiscasset, Maine.

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37 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

Love this place!

By rabbit14 on 9/25/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great place to have good seafood and feel like your at the place to be. Only down is that it's very small and you normally have to wait about 45min to sit. A def. if you love good fresh seafood.

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45 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Don't Waste Your Time

By willyc on 10/7/2007

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Went on Saturday and they were out of 1) the lobster roll; 2) lobster; 3) crab cakes; and 4) shrimp. I thnink they also said they were out od some appetizers as well. Of course, they only said this after we were seated and they took our drink orders. I guess they figured theyd get us to pay for a few beers. We said we would just finish our drinks and just go. At that point, they became a bit pushy and asked if we were sure we didnt want to order. Definitely not --- we left to go to Eds, which was great and actually had what was on their menu! Dont waste your time going to Marys -- go to Eds or Pearls or BLT Fish or any of the other real fish "shacks" in the city.

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205 out of 425 people found this review helpful.

I (heart) Mary's Fish Camp

By CityPixie on 7/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Happily, the menu is just what you would expect from a fish shack; the flavors are fresh and bright. Expect a wait. A long wait, actually, but if you give the hostess your phone number, you can avoid the tedium of sitting on the sidewalk for over an hour and enjoy a lovely glass of wine in a more social setting at nearby The Other Room. She'll call you when your table is ready. Once you finally get seated, start your order with a bucket of steamers, be sure to get at least one lobster roll. Share a sizable side of corn on the cob or garlicy kale.

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189 out of 415 people found this review helpful.

Horrible service

By kalston on 7/18/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Possibly worst service in New York. I went on a week night, the place wasn't busy, but the waitresses were rude and condescending. Lobster roll is great. But when you have to deal with people like that, why bother? I'm taking all my friends to Pearl's or Ed's.

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217 out of 415 people found this review helpful.

fresh & friendly

By paulvcarter on 9/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and I go every few weeks, this past Sat. we arrived a little late so we missed the fabulous lobster roll as supplies are short. The fried oysters & clams were excellent and my fish sandwhich very good. The whole fish was cooked perfectly and an ample portion.

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