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Sand Box Cafe

2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
609-361-2425
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Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Ship Bottom
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for some time but always passed it up because of the wait. Well we decided to wait and we are glad we did. This is an outside restaurant and is very tight but it didn't bother us. I felt like we were eating somewhere outside in NYC just... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You'll wait for a table but man, is it worth it. Great pancakes ( try the Sizzler), eggs, waffles, etc. the oatmeal with raisins is served in a big parfait glass and is absolutely delicious. Top off the great food with a perfect LBI setting and really friendly waiters. Well worth the visit!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our group of six had a wonderful brunch at this charming outdoor cafe. Parmesan Baked eggs are to die for. And don't miss ordering a fruit-filled sizzling pancake to share for "dessert!"

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Delran, NJ
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited w/ a coworker for breakfast. Quaint and cozy corker eatery in Ship Bottom, NJ. Had the pumpkin bread French toast, was very tasty. Absolutely loved that none of the coffee cups matched. I don't have matching coffee cups in my house either.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

For anyone whose ever been to Key West it reminds me of a cross between Pepes and Blue Heaven. Great fresh breakfast. I had something called the Drunken Monkey (stuffed French toast, plantains, bananas) - couldn't say enough good things about it. My wife and daughter loved their breakfast too. Just FYI - it can be a little tight inside... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Delicious breakfast. Scrumptious and inventive specials. Wonderful staff. Go!! Worth the wait. Cozy and eclectic inside.... lots to look at.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Like you've stepped into Alice In Wonderland, the Sand Box is a cute little escape from the world. The menu is full of unique creations, heavy on the sweet side. Although the dining area was charming, the tables are packed so closely it feels a little tight. You become friendly with the neighboring diners because you can't help overhearing their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

First timer. Always people waiting outside but since we are here after Labor Day there was no line. We were sat right away and the waitress told mr that the Drunken Monkey was something she liked and I ordered it. Nothing short of spectacular!!!! Great atmosphere and attentive wait staff!! 2 thumbs up!!!

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The sandbox has always closed for the season Labor Day weekend. I was glad to hear they were extending their season through September. My husband and I frequent here for breakfast quite often in the summer and always wished they had stayed open longer when the island is less crowded since we tend to cross the bridge a lot more... More

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Philadelphia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family spent the last week of August in LBI and visited The Sandbox for breakfast three times. The wait was worth it each time. On our first visit I ordered a 'small' pancake that was so big I couldn't finish. On the next two visits, I had the stuffed french toast and it was fabulous. Vinny, the owner, was... More

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