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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

#24 of 1,108 Restaurants in Bronx
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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not bad but a bit of a time warp

Visited City Island and ate at Sammy's. I'm told that the only difference between Fish Box and Shrimp Box is plus Spanish food on the menu at Shrimp Box. Fish Box is huge inside and was surprisingly busy for a rainy weekday. Seemed as if it hadn't been updated in awhile. Giant, table sized... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Albany, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited City Island and ate at Sammy's. I'm told that the only difference between Fish Box and Shrimp Box is plus Spanish food on the menu at Shrimp Box. Fish Box is huge inside and was surprisingly busy for a rainy weekday. Seemed as if it hadn't been updated in awhile. Giant, table sized plastic menu with tons of choices,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner at Sammy's to celebrate his birthday. The food was delicious and the service was great! The atmosphere was nice. This place is 1 of the best in City Island.

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sammy's seems to be over rated and over priced. I saw nothing extra ordinary about the food. The food is good but over priced.

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Bronx, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Definitely worth it to eat here with big groups of friends and family. Large portions. Well-seasoned seafood. This place has a legacy of serving high quality seafood to please their customers. I've been coming here for 15 years!

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Bronx, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good seafood, large portion. Great lunch alot of extras with the entree. Bread, cheese, antipasto, rice, corn and icecream. Plus great food YUM

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Not just a seafood restaurant, also offers non-seafood fare and you can't beat the bread, cheese and veggie starter to every arrival. The mixed drinks are awesome and the ambiance makes you almost feel like you're home. Been more than a few times I catch myself almost passed out after eating.

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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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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262 reviews 262 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
  • 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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