Lee's Tavern

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60 Hancock St (Garretson Ave)
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 667-9749

There have been some beautiful things written about Lee’s Tavern, which is impressive considering how seldom clams and garlic have been called “beautiful.”

But they are beautiful and the words are true nonetheless. Consider Connor Kilpatrick’s New York Magazine description: “Host to hundreds of firemen/police retirement parties, softball-team postgame blowouts, and local civic groups, Lee’s Tavern is something of a community hub with the Palemine family acting as live-in landlords (they reside upstairs) since 1969,” and also Brooks of Sheffield’s track suit riff that ends with him declaring, “If I could call Lee's my local pizzeria, I'd be kinda proud too.”

Need further elaboration? Try this pizza haiku: Staten Island ‘za, Flat and unsauced at its edge. Crunch, beer, laughs, one more. Obviously, you're having a clam pie. But remember that these are super-thin pies. You're going to want more than one. Your second course? The pepperoni (pictured), which surfaces thinly-sliced, crisp, pepperoni craters cradling shallow and delicious pools of salty oil, the kind you'd never pat with a napkin. 

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

Foursquare Tips

  • try the pizza-- thin crust great with a beer!
  • get the thin crust pizza and a beer, easy on and off SIRR Dongan Hills
  • Lee's Tavern serves the classic bar pie a small, wafer-thin pizza that is intended for one diner to consume with a pint of beer.
  • White clam bar pie is the ultimate pick me up its delicious and quick to eat to catch the train after
  • Eggplant n clam pie !!!!
  • White clam pie and a pitcher of beer make for a nice afternoon
  • Cheap pitchers and best pizza on staten island. Pies are a little small so if your with a few ppl get over it and get two. Its so worth it.
  • Best pizza on SI. Fave is Broccoli & Sausage no sauce. Mmmm.
  • Perfect thin crust pizza
  • Check out Lee's Tavern as it was featured on Pizza Cuz / Pizza Masters for Famous Clam Pizza
  • Favorite pizza on the island. Clam pie is a must.
  • Spicy calamari or white clam pie. Thank me later.
  • The pizza is amaze-balls, but don't go there if you're starving, because the wait is longer than your usual pizza joint. Still worth it.
  • Clam Pizza. Period.
  • Clam pie baby!
  • 2 words, clam pie
  • A whole pie for $9 ra! Soooo goood
  • Clam pie fried calamari or the buffalo fried calamari Kees pizza is the very best pizza on the island hands down
  • Fried calamari!!
  • We used to love the pizza here. It's gone down hill. Not worth the hassle anymore.