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Sand Box Cafe

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2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
609-361-2425
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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So happy that the Sand Box Cafe is open for the season. A breakfast sizzler is one of my favorite LBI treats. Sit back and enjoy the eclectic decor, music and friendly service. I am immediately happy and relaxed. You will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Michelle K
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Marlboro, NJ
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Marlboro, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So happy that the Sand Box Cafe is open for the season. A breakfast sizzler is one of my favorite LBI treats. Sit back and enjoy the eclectic decor, music and friendly service. I am immediately happy and relaxed. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food. Breakfast or lunch you can't go wrong. Cheerful staff. Owners make an effort to talk to every guest to be sure you have the best experience. It takes a little longer but get the sizzler if there for breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great service & friendly service!!!! My family is thrilled and wants to return tomorrow!!!!! The owners are amazing especially Dana!!! Love her!

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PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After a long cold winter and with no 'sandbox cafe' food, I was about to go nuts - but finally the sandbox reopened in early May !! As usual, Dana's creations are absolutely delicious. We had the tropical stuffed French toast on our most recent visit - and it was fantastic. This year they removed their garden/fountain in order to... More 

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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the best kept secret on LBI. It's like "a secret garden" in a lovely little restaurant. Great food, ambiance and so, so friendly.

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Worth the wait! Come early or late or just enjoy talking to the others waiting... We are year round Ship Bottom residents for over 22 years &this is a favorite - and not just because Vinny & Dana are fabulous & our kids were friends when they were young... Very creative menu- something fresh & delicious for everyone & love... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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377 reviews 377 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

snd by that I mean you and your guests are cozily entrenched in one of the many tables in the outside restaurant (no indoor tables). First time we ate here and it did not disappoint - we actually were served by a member of the family and it was a pleasure to discuss the family and history of the restaurant.... More 

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

All of the seating is outside and the decor is really interesting. It had the feel of Key West. There are quite a few breakfast items to choose. Our server, Eric, was really pleasant and gave a thorough description of the specials and and we opted for Crab Cakes Benedict and Parmesan Baked Egg. Both were delicious. We went on... More 

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Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good food with ok service. A little slow. It's a great place for breakfast when not in a hurry. Try the Parmesan Baked Egg.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Google map didn't show the right direction so we had a hard time to find this location. It was a cute and fun deco that we truly enjoyed. Waitresses were friendly, but a bit pricy. Dessert was Gigantic, fried Oreo sundae may be worthy trying.

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  • Address: 2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: 609-361-2425

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