64 Charles St., New York, NY, 10014
at 4th St.
By robinfaith on 4/22/2009
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.
By arkelemen on 4/17/2009
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%
By emily1 on 7/1/2004
I was pleasantly surprised upon stubmling across Mary's Fish Camp on a sunny afternoon. Fried Rouget was the special of the day, served whole with a fennel herb salad that was amazing. The trout sandwich, moderately priced, was so fresh it tasted like the fish was just caught. To top it off, try the banana pudding if available, I am still dreaming about it and left very happy.
By assenza on 5/8/2009
Great fun date spot. A little noisy, but that makes the fun, relaxed atmosphere worth it.
By Voldar on 2/1/2009
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.
By paulvcarter on 9/26/2005
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.
By lala_c on 3/31/2003
This petite place gets to be a long wait unless you time it right. I've only come here as a party of 2, so can't imagine the wait for 4-6. Don't bother if you're an 8 top. Back to the food, fried clams and oysters on the app. menu are crisp and fresh. A perfect prelude to the bouillabaise or lobster roll. The lobster is moist and delicious with a discreet amt of mayo. The staff is always nice enough to let me switch the standard fries to a green salad. Homemade peanut brittle comes with the fudge sundae. If there's pie, have it a la mode.
By CityPixie on 7/19/2007
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.
By NYCSoxFan44 on 11/25/2003
This review should be prefaced by saying that we have only enjoyed Mary's for lunch, and thus have avoided the long lines that are often a gripe... Mary's serves some of the best seafood in Manhattan. We love, of course, the lobster roll, which, while pricy rivals those found in the more expected lobster meccas of Newport, Boston, and Maine. Also fantastic - a must have - are the conch fritters. We loved them so much we asked the chef for the recipe and he kindly obliged. The crab cakes are excellent too - better than most down in Maryland. The atmosphere is casual and very retro - sit at the bar and watch the cooks in action, it makes the meal taste even better. We have always enjoyed the service as well, very friendly, helpful, and down to earth. Overall a great place that doesn't deserve some of the lower reviews here - we think perhaps that thier origins are a little fishy.... Highly recommended.
By Justice_Jena on 3/18/2003
My parents are from New Orleans, which means that "dinner" and "shellfish" are interchangeable in my mind. Fortunately Mary seems to be of the same mindset. The Lobster Rolls are famous for good reason, although I tend to head straight for the steamers. But you can't go wrong here. If it comes from the ocean, Mary can cook it. Just be prepared for the twenty minutes of drooling while you wait for a table--Mary's doesn't take reservations.