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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

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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
You have to go here its amazing

Have to go here great atmosphere and amazing food. Parmesan egg is to die for. Banana bread french toast is to die for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
Jen R
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Bayville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Have to go here great atmosphere and amazing food. Parmesan egg is to die for. Banana bread french toast is to die for.

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Surf City, New Jersey, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A highlight to the summer is having breakfasts at the Sandbox. Dana and Vinny are the best hosts, and their staff is always friendly and helpful. Yesterday had the pecan toffee french toast (a special), and it was just awesome. My grandkids can't wait to go to the Sandbox each year as well. They are always kept busy looking at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food is absolutely amazing and the atmosphere is so unique! There are so many options for breakfast from simple to crazy (in the best way!). A MUST VISIT when visiting LBI.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Greeted by Vinny and told 45 minute wait...which turned into 1 1/2 hours. During wait, customers wanted to add their name to wait list. People decided to opt out of waiting. Owner talked about them in front of us and the crowd, "I understand them not wanting to wait but i don't need them loitering on MY sidewalk." He broke... More 

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to the Sand Box Cafe for a late breakfast. The owners greeted us and were very friendly. Our waitress was their daughter, she was so awesome and definitely assisted with the pleasant atmosphere. I had waffles with peaches, so delicious. The peaches were so fresh and the waffles tasted home made. My boyfriend had a... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

How has this place not been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?! It's literally perfect! Packed with its friendly owners and staff, colorful decor, and mouth-watering food, this cozy little cafe has it all! If you're looking for a truly unforgettable breakfast, be sure to check out this hidden gem of Long Beach Island. I promise it will be well... More 

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Long Beach Island, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have heard for three years how awesome this place was and finally got around to trying it. My boyfriend and I knew going in that in high season this place is packed so we were ready for the wait. Vinny told us a half hour and it was just about that. Everyone was relaxed waiting even the kids and... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Sand Box Cafe is a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch. The outside decor and exceptional menu make the experience one not to be missed. The famous sizzler is a crowd pleaser. Look forward to eating here on every visit to the island. So happy to have a place like this!

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just had breakfast here this morning and it was delicious. The wait staff was very friendly and the omelettes and pancakes were fantastic. I met one of the owners Vinny and he takes great pride in the establishment. The decorations were entertaining and the fountain in the middle of the Cafe was a neat touch. Definitely coming back again.

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Clinton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

IT was just a great birthday for me to eat lunch at the Sandbox on July 2 a couple of weeks ago, great food, outstanding staff, pleasant and very helpful....will make it a habit each year to stop by while on vacation at LBI....just a great experience...would recommend highly...

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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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