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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"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

56% would go back.

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Hook, Line and Sinker

By hey_hon on 1/20/2003

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

What can I say, great pan-fried cod sandwich, great lobster roll, great fried oysters and clams (they should mention though that they include fried calamari with the "fried oysters and clams) - this is the place to go if you love fresh seafood, simply prepared! Hands down better then "the competition". *On a recent visit, I am sorry to say the portions were smaller then they've always been, the fries were cold and the florida conch chowder was as bland as dish water and lacking on conch meat, in a big way!

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255 out of 500 people found this review helpful.

And you know I love a good lobster roll...

By mintypingers on 3/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have never had such good seafood in New York. While the wait was exhausting just to get in, the beyond-fresh fish and lobster (and huge portions!) made the hype seem well-deserved.

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209 out of 408 people found this review helpful.

Love those lobster rolls

By Voldar on 3/2/2003

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

Best Lobster roll in the city.. rivals those in Maine. People are friendly. Always crowded, but somehow you don't care. Highly rated and still chugging along. Don't do just the lobster rolls everything else is good to... Absolutely woth the wait...

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175 out of 394 people found this review helpful.

Thank Heavens for Mary

By Justice_Jena on 3/18/2003

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

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.

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243 out of 528 people found this review helpful.

Quaint yet city-fied fish joint

By lala_c on 3/31/2003

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

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.

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286 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Mediocre at best

By newyorker on 4/9/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I was so excited to try this place, but in truth, 'twas dissapointing. The atmosphere is really cute but the food was so average and bordered on gross. The lobster roll was like eating a bowl of Hellman's mayonnaise and the other things we ordered were either just ok or actually overcooked, like the octopus. Given the price tag, you'd do better elsewhere.

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334 out of 647 people found this review helpful.

Don't drop your line here!

By CityGirl3 on 4/17/2003

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Not that it's bad or anything, but it doesn't reach the standards of others. Of course the comparisons to Pearl Oyster Bar aren't fair because that is the standard bearer but even Fish on Bleeker is better than this. Titilating feuds aside, the fried oysters and clams should have been clam singular because we got one. The cockles were just gross and the fried fish was incinerated. And everybody looks so angry here. Why? Don't get how the usually smart Adam Platt (or his wife) could have liked this!

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298 out of 654 people found this review helpful.

Not a keeper.....

By NYC14 on 5/8/2003

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Living in the hood - Mary's is just like camp! Gave it a few more tries - lines were shorter - and disappointed each time. Maybe it would do better in Florida!

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268 out of 603 people found this review helpful.

great eating no talking

By foodnik on 7/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

the shore has come to charles street.Perfect steamers,great lobster roll.the noise level is high enough that you cant converse.Its like being in front of thye t.v. you eat and look.

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269 out of 593 people found this review helpful.

Inconsistent!

By maryboyer on 7/23/2003

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

Why did they have to change the quality of the lobster roll? It's not as good as it used to be. They added more mayo and something else that it became watery and orangy. I'm disappointed.

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