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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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Ranked #25 of 1,099 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: T was in 1966 that the Sammys's Fishbox story began; From our very humbe beginnings in 1966 we have grown from a 26 seat snack bar to a 500 seats, full service restaurant; preparing upwards of 1 million meals annually. Our phenomenal growth has been most gratifying to us. Since the beginning we believe some things are as true today as they were years ago; quality attracts customers, value earns respectand compromise in either is inappropriate. Our formula is very simple; we serve the best quality food prepared fresh daily in a uncompromising manner and served in generous portions at affordable prices. We at Sammy's wish to thank our customers for your loyalty in the past and we promise to earn more of that loyalty in the future. Sincerely, Sammy
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English first
Bronx, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited with my daughter in December & the place was beautifully decorated for the holiday's both outside & indoors.

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Sydney, Australia
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160 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The snow crab here was delicious, large and excellent value for money, the lobster dish unfortunately was dry and small. The service was first class, and Sammy's is certainly well priced. It has the feel of a family fast food restaurant.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating his 51st birthday @ Sammy's Shrimp Box in City Island. The Red Snapper, Lobster, Shrimp Scampi were cooked and steamed to perfection. The service was rated Class "A". The only complaint I have was the $16 Cosmo, although awesome, a little pricey for Ketel One Vodka. Visit Sammy's a great place to dine... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A true oasis in the hustle and bustle of City Island, Sammy's is a warm, welcoming place with nice views of the Sound, easy parking and generous portions. Not inexpensive but reasonably priced, Sammy's is a good value for your dining money. Enjoy.

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New York City, New York
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44 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I took my dad here to celebrate his birthday tonight. I have been to City Island so many times before for YEARS, but have never dined at the Fish box. I recently watched the commercials for Sammy's Fish Box and thought it looked pretty good. Well because my dad is a lobster lover, I decided we should go there. I... More 

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Bronx, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food great atmosphere. The shrimp is to die for. Great portions. You can dine inside or outside. I live in the Bronx but when we go to Sammy's I almost feel like we are on vacation. You just get that relaxed dinning experience. You will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our family celebrated my 56th Birthday at Sammy's Fish Box on city Island last Saturday night it was a first visit to city Island in a long time and I have to say it was the most magical night. The staff was wonderful and the food was most incredible 2 1/2 pound lobster stuffed with crab meat it was scrumptious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have grown up in the Bronx and visited Sammy's quite often to always leave satisfied. I usually visit with family who also enjoy the variety of foods on the menu. The atmosphere is very nice and equipped for any type of gathering from couple's to big groups. The free parking is valet. The service can vary, but for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The decision to dine at Sammy's on City Island was based ENTIRELY 100% on it's past reputation since our last visit many years ago. our expectation of quality food, exemplary service and relaxing ambiance was sharply disrupted. Only the Ambiance remains. The restaurant setting and atmosphere is still beautiful, pleasing and appealing, however the entree's were tasteless, dull and ordinary.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Saw the recent Anthony Bourdain episode, Parts Unknown on the Bronx which spoke to this restaurant. Sounded like an interesting place to visit and we were excited. The food was okay, a little better than mediocre but not overall the place was not a place where I would hurry to take other friends or family to. The food was good,... More 

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Additional Information about Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

Address: 41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
Phone Number: +1 718-885-0920
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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