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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
sweet spot on LBI

The sandbox has great breakfast...often has along wait time though. The french toast is out of this world. I understand that they have a bathhouse attached, which is wonderful for day trips.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The sandbox has great breakfast...often has along wait time though. The french toast is out of this world. I understand that they have a bathhouse attached, which is wonderful for day trips.

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Budd Lake, New Jersey, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the decor here- very unique. Food is amazing. Prices are competitive. Staff is friendly and attentive. Favorite breakfast place on LBI. Get the sizzler!!

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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place and awesome food. Had the sizzler pancake and it was great. Lots of choices on the menu but settled on the sizzler. Just be forewarned that it takes 15 minutes to make but they tell you that. Any of their pancakes can be done as a sizzler even though they have a sizzler special of the day. The... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Welcome to paradise on LBI! Going to the Sandbox Café is a highlight. The menu offers lovely choices all fresh and of the highest quality food with delectable taste. We order fresh crepes, eggs on a homemade biscuit, chocolate chip pancakes, fresh fruit, and delicious coffee that are brought to us with the most friendly service. The servers always smile... More 

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Marlboro, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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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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