A young man named Russ Bigelow chose Rockville Centre to open a seafood restaurant. While working in hotels in New England, Russ learned the true art form of frying seafood. He brought this knowledge with him and also introduced the Ipswich clam, also known as the soft shell clam to Long Island. The restaurant and the Ipswich clam were instant hits. The restaurant has not changed much since 1939, and they are keeping the tradition of excellence started by Russ Bigelow alive. With great care, they prepare the freshest food daily. They change the oil in the fryer every day! The best ingredients, the utmost care – in the words of Russ Bigelow.