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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

#39 of 1,020 Restaurants in Bronx
#42 of 1,133 Places to Eat in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: T was in 1966 that the Sammys's Fishbox story began; From our very humbe...
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good reliable Sammy's

you can't go wrong at this seafood spot, I have been going to Sammy's for many years and I still enjoy it as the first time. The seafood is always fresh and very good, and that freshly baked bread I luv it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
AMC1967
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Bronx, New York
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Bronx, New York
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

you can't go wrong at this seafood spot, I have been going to Sammy's for many years and I still enjoy it as the first time. The seafood is always fresh and very good, and that freshly baked bread I luv it.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Large portions, a little pricey the food is very good. Will definitely go back and strongly encourage this place.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice food for the whole family. Very friendly service.near the water to enjoy a good meal. I recommend it is you want good sea food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Man this place is LEGIT!!! It is not cheap, so do not expect to be paying for anything cheap like Burger King or some kind of fast food joint. This place is great for a date, business or personal. I always bring my partner and loved ones here. And it's always exceptionally delicious food. I usually get the shrimp parmesan... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This has been one of the worst restaurants i have ever been in. Started off when i asked for a frozen mango drink and it came with whip cream on top so i told the waiter that i didn't know that it come with whip cream so he took it away and mixed it in the drink and brought it... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Usually I agree with the high ratings of places on Tripadvisor, but I have to say that the food we had for lunch at Sammy's was about the level of that of a mediocre diner. Tasteless catfish, insipid salad, and the side of rice and vegetables would barely pass muster in a school cafeteria. Maybe we were there on bad... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I were visiting New York City and we decided first that we want to do Lunch at City Island to celebrate our 3rd year Wedding Anniversary. We asked family and friends about which would be a good choice for restaurants. The consensus was In favor of the restaurant Sammy’s Fish Box. They were so on point with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

great dinner great service we went for lunch went right in to be seated. Food was excellent yes would go again hopefully really soon yes it was that good .

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Myself and two friends went to Sammy's Fishbox on a Saturday night. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Menus delivered, drink orders taken, and a few veggies and bread delivered to the table we settled in. The menu prices are NOT CHEAP but neither are the portions. Two of us had the feast for two with lobster, crabs, shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were traveling to NYC and stumbled upon a little piece of New England trapped in the Bronx on City Island. To our surprise we came upon a beautiful restaurant nestled on the island featuring several seafood items not common to our area. They have enormous King Crab Legs, lump crab cakes, and also some of the best stuffed shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-0920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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
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

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