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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 120
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  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 4
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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
So many fantastic choices of breakfast treats!

I is hard to pick when the menu is outstanding with so many choices! The specials are to die for. We usually end up ordering our entrée and getting extra to split between the table so we get to try one more item! Never disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
qtdesignz
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Manahawkin, NJ
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Manahawkin, NJ
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I is hard to pick when the menu is outstanding with so many choices! The specials are to die for. We usually end up ordering our entrée and getting extra to split between the table so we get to try one more item! Never disappointed!

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Thank qtdesignz
Barnegat, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Decided to give them a second chance before they closed for the season last month. Friends of ours wanted to check it out and who are we to deny them? Still nothing special. Looks like the place had a thorough cleaning at least, probably since they were about to close up shop. But food was average and a bit over... More 

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Thank Kyra C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great service and great food. Always a long wait so get there early or be prepared to wait! Enjoy!!!

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Springfield, NJ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food was really good! You might be squeezed in a bit, but it's a unique, fun place. We had breakfast there and everyone enjoyed their various omelets... and of course the pork roll, egg and cheese on a hard roll was the best!

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Thank Cheryl S
Latham, New York, United States
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Cool eclectic place with unique breakfast items. The Parmesan baked was excellent as was the Italian crepes. Attentive service everything look good from the french toast and waffles to the egg dishes. Good good not great coffee overall a place worth coming back to with unique items not found in most places a little gem

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Thank Billsfun7
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Had breakfast there twice this past weekend. It's our favorite place. They will be closing early October so it will be a long winter waiting for it to reopen in spring. There is usually a wait, but it's worth it. The cafe has a great atmosphere - outdoor seating under umbrellas and surrounded by lots of eclectic beach signs and... More 

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Thank Sherry S
SC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nine of us (from IL, PA, & SC) stopped here for breakfast. None of us had been here or heard of it. The staff were very attentive, and the food delicious. We ordered the sizzler, crepes, and omelets, and they were great. The staff kept our coffee topped off & hot.

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Thank white_canoe
new Jersey, USA
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from a weekend in LBI. I was looking for a new breakfast spot and found the Sand Box cafe. We loved it !! Everything from the food to atmosphere. The servers and owners could not have been more friendly and welcoming. I like interesting food combinations and this place definitely satisfied us. We liked it so much... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Passed this place over the years and thought it looked interesting and rustic. Decided to grab a meal there this weekend but were less than impressed. Outdoor dining area is very crowded and hot. Fans on nearby walls but half weren't running. Food was average at best and expensive for portion size. Floors and tables need a good cleaning too,... More 

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1 Thank Kyra C
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We loved the look and feel of this place in the courtyard and were very excited about the menu. Unfortunately the food let us down a little bit because my vegetarian fiancee ordered the jalapeno poppers and they had bacon in them. It would be great to have vegetarian food marked out on the menu. To their credit, they didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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