Littleneck

Littleneck

(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Gowanus, Brooklyn
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    The seafood at Littleneck is a can't miss
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    Karlita
    "$1 oyster happy hour is great, and the clam roll is off the charts."(6 Tips)
    Tasting Table
    "A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble:"(20 Tips)
    Lears F.
    "The best $1 oyster happy hour I have ever experienced."(9 Tips)
    jake f.
    "... skate entree and the whole belly clam roll. i'd skip the chowder if i were you."(4 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    Now that the restaurant has a full liquor license, this is a solid choice for after work drinks and oysters, or a burger and cocktail at the bar. [Eater 38 Member]
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    J CrowleyFebruary 15, 2015
    YES YES YES. Cape Cod in Brooklyn. Amazing lobster roll, whole belly clam roll, oysters, steamer clams w/ butter + herbs. Cocktail: chevette. Don't skip donut dessert w/ bourbon whipped cream. Mmmmmm
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    TagJune 27, 2017
    Big rock oysters are great. Everything I've tried on the menu is great. Wine is great. Cash only is straight up customer hostile though. You can afford 2% card fees with these prices.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Made with the full fried clam, rather than fragments, the clam roll is the best in town, and there’s also no better lobster bisque, painted a pleasing shade of orange. Read more
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksFebruary 18, 2016
    Oysters are trending this week and Littleneck has some of the best in the Big Apple. Make sure to catch the $1 oyster happy hour from 5-7 PM to go along with the $5 drafts.
  • Willem V.heart icon on user image
    Willem Van LanckerAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The steamers are incredibly fresh and come perfectly prepared. The lobster roll is tasty but a bit small for the price. And they always have a good rotation of seasonal Narragansett available.
  • Jon P.heart icon on user image
    Jon PetersAugust 24, 2013
    My heart is as full as my stomach. Get the cast iron clams and a $3 beer. Split the French fries. Get the key lime pie topped with homemade whipped cream. Come back and try everything on the menu.
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie MJuly 2, 2016
    My friend and I shared the lobster roll and the fried clam roll - both were amazing! The donut dessert was also fantastic. Friendly service, cash only but ATM in the back.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    Try the Maine-style lobster roll. Large chunks of freshly steamed lobster meat are dressed with a very light mayo and diced celery on a warm bun. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJune 30, 2013
    order delish sweet potato hash w/side of bacon. + order coffee so you can experience cute tiny sugar dish & tiny cow-shaped creamer.
  • Casey S.
    Casey SoloffMay 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Two things: 1) The burger and fries are prob my favorite in the area, and 2) The chicken and waffles for brunch changed my life forever.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeeApril 19, 2014
    Everything very tasty! But if ur a guy don't come here hungry unless u get 2 entrees. $1 oysters weekday 5-7pm only. Had them anyway, so many different kinds! Yummy!
  • Bin Y.heart icon on user image
    Bin YangAugust 26, 2012
    The food is fantastic. The beer is diverse. The clams are fresh and the music is great. I love this place! Get the clam roll and start off with some oysters or littleneck clams.
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HarrisonMay 25, 2014
    Waited 55 mins to get a burger and salad in an almost empty restaurant on Saturday, a bit ridiculous. Upside- oysters perfect shucked and delicious burger. Waitstaff needs lots of help
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 25, 2011
    Whole Belly Clam Roll - Gigantic whole belly clams are fried as expertly as at any New England clam shack - greaseless, tender, crisp, and hot stuffed into a buttered toasted top-split hot dog bun. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 29, 2014
    This is a solid choice for after work drinks and oysters, or a burger and cocktail at the bar. Read more
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingAugust 22, 2013
    Classic buttery and fleshy lobster rolls. High quality, fresh lobster. Standard delicious mussels--not hard to mess up anywhere, but the accompanying toasted and buttered bread takes the cake.
  • James C.
    James CJune 23, 2013
    Clam chowder was great the bacon dish was awesome and the oysters are a must try with so many styles. Cash only and gets crowded but totally worth a trip.
  • jake f.
    jake furstMay 4, 2012
    a very good resto. highlights are the excellent raw bar, a great scallop special, the skate entree and the whole belly clam roll. i'd skip the chowder if i were you.
  • Beni C.heart icon on user image
    Beni ChhunApril 4, 2019
    The food and service are great. Everything I’ve had there is fantastic. Cash only though, contrary to what Foursquare says.
  • Joshua
    JoshuaJuly 13, 2014
    Really good seafood. Cheap Narragansett and good clams. Dollar oysters 5-7 Monday -Wednesday. I would recommend the streamed clams
  • Ben K.heart icon on user image
    Ben KnoxOctober 16, 2015
    The oysters and ambiance are awesome! This place is very cool with a chill + sexy vibe. Def look forward to going back.
  • Joe D.heart icon on user image
    Joe DDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Thai curry PEI mussels are phenomenal. So packed with flavor and a touch spicy. Ask for extra bread for the broth!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 7, 2014
    Village Voice is proud to welcome Littleneck to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. The delicious lobster roll is made with mayo and piled into a toasted bun.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LandeJuly 19, 2014
    Love this place. Oysters are always delicious and fresh. Really enjoyed the steamers & little neck clam special w kielbasa.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJanuary 27, 2012
    Love the creative spins on classic seafood dishes. It made for a fabulous experience. The hot lobster rolls and whole belly clam rolls had us raving!
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RainertAugust 6, 2012
    Not in the mood for a lobster roll? Tuck into this heaping clam roll and you won't be disappointed.
  • Drea B.
    Drea BernardiDecember 9, 2011
    Loved this place the clam roll was ridic! We only wish that it came with fries. 5 bucks for a huge bowl of FF when all I need is a side is a lil cray cray.
  • Josh E.heart icon on user image
    Josh EagleMarch 14, 2018
    Broccoli with anchovy aioli, wellfleet oysters, lobster roll, and the stellar service were all off the hook🙌
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RainertAugust 6, 2012
    You like clams? The steamers here are fantastic. The cilantro, garlic and jalapeños give them a strong opinion too.
  • Iga J.heart icon on user image
    Iga JakubikSeptember 13, 2016
    Oysters, Crab roll, clams all worth ordering. Great service too!
  • samantha l.
    samantha lawMay 13, 2016
    Get there before 6 on weekends! Gets super crazy after that for dinner and lots of families.
  • Jason Y.heart icon on user image
    Jason YovanoffAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The pies for dessert are delicious. If you're there on a weekend night, make sure you pre-order a slice as they often run out!
  • Lauren D.heart icon on user image
    Lauren DowningAugust 24, 2013
    Ugh. The key lime pie. Oh my god. One of the best things I have ever put into my piehole, and there's a lot of great eating to be done around here.
  • Cristina
    CristinaSeptember 23, 2014
    Great happy hour of oysters and beers until 7pm! So good! Great ambience and service :)
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn ChengSeptember 21, 2014
    IMO I would prefer butter and garlic over the light mayo in the lobster rolls.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveAugust 15, 2014
    Nice, small selection of well known/liked oysters (about 7 kinds). Nautical theme, great staff.
  • Damon G.
    Damon GarrettAugust 9, 2014
    It's cute here, but Brooklyn Fish Camp wins every time on the plate. Grab a drink and head up the street.
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteJune 25, 2015
    The lobster roll here is alright. It's no luke's lobster, but the $1 oyster happy hour is terrific!
  • ᴡ E.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ ElliotApril 19, 2015
    The bartender recommended the Carmelita. He was right. (Plus a lobster roll.)
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannMay 20, 2021
    Cute little place for shellfish and drinks. Hopefully the food isn’t from the Gowanus.
  • Kiri M.heart icon on user image
    Kiri MastersDecember 20, 2014
    Sweet intimate and rustic atmosphere, good starter special. Generous Lobster rolls.
  • Saraheart icon on user image
    SaraFebruary 18, 2019
    Great east coast oysters, nicely curated wine selection.
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiuMay 30, 2015
    Steamers were delicious and flavorful full .. Raw clams were mostly sandy and forgettable
  • Lears F.heart icon on user image
    Lears FoolNovember 8, 2015
    The best $1 oyster happy hour I have ever experienced. Seriously. Delicious oysters.
  • Jess B.
    Jess BravoJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour 5-7pm, $1 oysters (shuckers choice) and $5 drafts! Get the grilled octous!
  • Franciscoheart icon on user image
    FranciscoSeptember 28, 2014
    Clam chowder very nice, vino is a fine selection, littleneck clams recommended.
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn ChengSeptember 21, 2014
    The muscles, get the Thai basil muscles. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 until you order these.
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few brunches I can get behind. Shrimp and Grits and Chicken and Waffles ftw.
  • Kate A.
    Kate ASeptember 17, 2014
    Inexpensive coctails and $1.50 Blue Point oysters daily until 7pm.
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