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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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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 242
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Seated right away, thanks to the "No Wait" app

Amazing wings, don't think I've had better. If you use the "No Wait" app, you can place yourself in line and arrive just in time to be seated. Great service and great food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Chris S
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  • Families with children
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English first
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was at CHEGG today, nothing special..more frustrating than worth it. The college ladies helping in the front, not too helpful with taking names or crowd control. Took a while to find someone to take our name, as no one was greeting anyone. Pretty long wait time but that is par on LBI in summer. Food was decent at best, kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing wings, don't think I've had better. If you use the "No Wait" app, you can place yourself in line and arrive just in time to be seated. Great service and great food!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very popular and no reservations so it's a long wait at almost any time. The good news is that there is something for every family member young to old because of the extensive menu and breakfast at any time. They manage to get very large orders--nine people in our case--out at the same time and the quality is very good.... More 

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New Jersey
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is busy! There's a reason for that. They serve up good food at a good value and offer a huge selection. The staff works seamlessly to keep things moving. Hubs got a full breakfast with eggs, pancakes, etc and thought it was great. I got a cheesesteak specialty sandwich with all sorts of goodness on it. It was... More 

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Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Bring an appetite. The portions are great. I'm a big guy and eating here filled me up. The rolls for the hoagies are awesome. Amoroso? Not sure but the French Dip Au Jus was more salty than appreciated. The Philly Cheese Steak was very good and the pancakes... Awesome. If you like Peanut Butter and Banana's go for it. My... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Since this place is pretty much an "icon" in LBI, we had to check it out. It was definitely worth it. It's an adorable atmosphere, and the customer service is great. The food was terrific. The veggie omelet was delicious. The pancakes were amazing and fluffy! And the coffee was great, which was not so easy to find on LBI.... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Been to over 20+ times over the years. All meals times are good, open 24 hours, service is always excellent. Small place and tight, so there usually is a wait during peak times. food and wings are great, service is wonderful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This place gets too much hype for being on tv and seeming like a fun place to be. There is always a wait which I don't understand because the food is not very good. The wings are obviously their specialty so if you do go order the wings but pretty much everything else Is a waste. There is always a... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Family friendly, always crowded. But food is average.....kids love it. Music is loud, so conversation is restricted. Not very senior friendly on that count.

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent and so was the breakfast. Very cool decor. Plus open 24 hrs you can't beat that.

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Additional Information about The Chicken or the Egg

Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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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
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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