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Chicken OR The Egg'

207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
+1 609-492-3695
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Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Chicken or the Egg is a great place for breakfast...no matter what time of day. They also have very good burgers and fries too. It just might be the only 24-hour restaurant on LBI. Check it out.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So I'll just start off by saying, that I visited the Chegg three times in my week visit. Once each for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal was very tasty, while it was a fine dining experience it was reasonably priced and offered options for everyone in our group. I really liked the Killer Bee-Sting Sauce. Spicy with a hint... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were tooling around Beach Haven in the off-season (mid September) and most everything was closed, so we stopped in here for lunch. Super festive and cheerful decor. I had the chicken quesadilla as an entree and it was the best chicken quesadilla I have ever had. Period. Fresh, hot, perfectly put together. I had a side salad that was... More

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Brewster, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Clearly not worth the wait. The food was just diner average. The 4 of us ordered 4 different breakfast, and none was worth dealing with the line outside.

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mark c, Owner at Chicken OR The Egg', responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we appreciate your business. To deal with the line, you can download the NoWait App and reserve your table and go shopping or to the beach and we will alert you when your table is ready. Regarding our food, we recognize that every customer has a different pallet but we... More

Wilmington, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We wanted to try this tourist trap. When we asked how long for a table...2.5 to 3 hours. WHAT!!!! Didn't even get in!! NOTHING WORTH EATING SHOULD WAIT FOR 3 HOURS!!!! Their loss of money not my loss of food!!

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mark c, Owner at Chicken OR The Egg', responded to this review

Hi- Thanks for taking the time to review us. Although we haven't had a 2.5-3hour wait since before Labor Day, we do recognize that we are busy most days. We offer a No-Wait App that allows you to schedule your table and then walk around the town and we will alert you via text message when your table is ready.... More

Lehigh Valley, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ate here twice while in LBI, all members of my party were very pleased. Lines were significantly less after Labor Day and we were able to walk right in. Colorful decor, great for kids. I had one of the specials, the wafflewich, which was delicious. I added hot sauce on the side. It added to the sweet and salty combo.... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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508 reviews 508 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fantastic spot for dinner favorites and anything with chicken and or egg. The line can get a bit long, but they move people in and out pretty quickly so it doesn't take that long. The wings here are some of the best anywhere, well breaded and crispy and smothered in delicious sauce. The Sanchez is especially delicious and the ludicrous... More

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Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a great start to your seashore vaca. to arrive thare at 7:00am.and start off having breakfast at the" chicken or the egg"! the staff is very nice and welcoming you after your 2 hr. drive to get there.the food is awesome too.

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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always serves up good food at a good price.Though the menu is huge, everything seems very fresh. Always. Only negative is that Man v. Food show was here. Yuck. piggy

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Somerset, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This restaurant in LBI, is probably one of the favorites. I haven't been here for a very long time, but the food is absolutely delicious. If it looks busy, yeah the wait times are crazy but don't miss out on a delicious meal. If the wait times are long, don't pass up a beach time but find a way to... More

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