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The Chicken or the Egg

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207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
+1 609-492-3695
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 292
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 22
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a great meal!

Always a great breakfast meal! Plenty of choices on menu, plan accordingly because you might have to wait for a table

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Theresa H
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Delanco, New Jersey
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Delanco, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a great breakfast meal! Plenty of choices on menu, plan accordingly because you might have to wait for a table

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Thank Theresa H
Long Neck, Delaware
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Beach Haven for many years and have heard from our children and nieces and nephews all about this restaurant. In the last two years we have tried it many times and loved it every time. During the summer you will always have a line to get in unless like me you are a early riser,... More 

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Thank 814Arie
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we come to LBI for our big family vacation and we dine/take out from the chegg multiple times! Excellent food, great prices and family friendly! ( and we have 7 kids in our party!)

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Thank Amanda R
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we have stayed in LBI, this has been our go to restaurant. We are never disappointed, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. The value is off the chart and the quality of food for the price exceeds all expectation. Great place for everyone, anytime. And the service is superb.

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Thank Aaron D
Goshen, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A favorite on LBI! Open 24 hours and a MUST if you are visiting. Great family restaurant with something for everyone. You can wait for a table for 1-2 hours in the summer but they have an APP that allows you to sign in and shows the decreasing number ahead of you. However, you must be within 15 miles of... More 

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Thank pat5308
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Chicken or the Egg or "Chegg" as it's called, Is more of a tourist trap than a decent restaurant. The buffalo wings that they are most famous for are merely multiple levels of hot, to ridiculously hot with not much flavor and just a burn. The more mild wings do have some flavor, but not worth the price. Most... More 

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New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

You can't go wrong with the Chicken or the Egg! You may have to stand in line but it is worth the wait. Fun night time atmosphere and BYOB! Be sure to try the chicken wings, amazing sauces! Best breakfast on the island.

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Thank funcouple_10
New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Greatest breakfast with an overflow of food! Great value for everything you get, and you wont believe how much food comes with everything. This place is always busy, always a wait, but they move fairly quickly! Delicious!!!

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Thank Van10mbaum
Mineola, New York
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

If you like wings, this is your place. Wide selection of wings. I never saw wings as big as they have. It gets very crowded with long lines outside. They offer takeout which solves this problem. We go to LBI every yr for a week, and somehow seem to go the Chegg 2x every trip. Yum!

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Thank efitzma155
Linden, Texas
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The best wings on the planet. Period. Have been eating here for years and have never had a bad meal. Busy in the summer, so either get there early or order your food to go. Marc and his family pour their heart and soul into the business and it shows. If you only have one day on the island, make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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