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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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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
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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
Delicious Breakfast in a Fun, Unique Atmosphere!

This restaurant was definitely worth trying!! We got there around 9 AM and were told the wait would be 20 to 30 minutes. So, we went for a 15 minute walk on the beach. We got back just at the 20 minute mark and were seated a few minutes later. Service was great, and the food came up fast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
AnnieSwitzer
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was definitely worth trying!! We got there around 9 AM and were told the wait would be 20 to 30 minutes. So, we went for a 15 minute walk on the beach. We got back just at the 20 minute mark and were seated a few minutes later. Service was great, and the food came up fast. Very... More 

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new milford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't get to take our annual LBI for a week trip this year so had to hit all our favorite spots in a day. As soon as we got over the Causeway, we headed straight to Sand Box. I was reading another review on here last night from a disgruntled CT woman that blew my mind so I made sure... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have passed this place hundreds of times and finally decided to try it. I have been coming to LBI for over 55 years and this was the best breakfast I have ever had on the island. I tasted the sizzler and could not believe how good it was. I had the Parmesean Egg Bake , which was amazing. The... More 

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hopewell jct, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sizzlers are a must to try! Kids had the cookies and cream, I had the blueberries and cream. Owner is a hoot! Had a Sweet Caroline sing-a-long with the front tables vs. the back tables yesterday. Delicious and fun!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is grossly overrated. First of all it was a 25 minute wait for a table ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING! Then a 25 minute wait for breakfast food AFTER PLACING OUR ORDER. The food was just plain bad AND OVERPRICED. PLUS THE FLIES WERE AWFUL. Every little town in NJ has a diner better than this place.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's a unique atmosphere with the best host and hostess on the island. Be sure to get there early for seating and the sizzler special!

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

we come to LBI every year and we always stop at the sand box. amazing food and atmosphere and such friendly staff, love it!

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Montgomery, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sandbox cafe is a wonderful place. There is always a wait to get in so get there early. The atmosphere is wonderful and has a true beach feel to it. Breakfast is delicious and served in nice size portions. The waitress and manager (guy with mustache) is very nice and welcoming. Great place....we come every trip to LBI!

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Moorestown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Good food and atmosphere was spunky. Our waitress seemed inexperienced, no eye contact as she moved around and slow to check in on us. I would recommend this place, but not good if you are in a hurry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This establishment is repulsive on many levels. Filthy floors, swarming with flies, and half their restrooms have no sinks. If you'd like a stomach illness make a visit here.

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photodogVinny, Owner at Sand Box Cafe, responded to this review

Denise R. of Monroe CT, was not satisfied with bashing us on Yelp so she decided to spread her lies on Trip Advisor. Denise visited the Sandbox with a guest about two weeks ago. She was upset that she saw her waitress cleaning the bathroom after closing which is the wait staff's job. I explained to her that yes, WE... More 

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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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