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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

#40 of 1,017 Restaurants in Bronx
#43 of 1,130 Places to Eat in Bronx
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41 City Island Ave, 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, Dinner, 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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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Finally made it

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 .

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 review
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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've done a lot of traveling in my life and combined with living right here in NYC I have had the opportunity to eat at hundreds (if not thousands) of different restaurants. My first dinner ever at Sammy's was in 1979 (after my middle school graduation) I can honestly say that this Authentic Fresh Seafood Restaurant is my FAVORITE in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

First recommended to me by one of my Belgian aristocratic friends, I have been coming back with friends and family for years. Amazingly, this warren of large and small rooms seats nearly 500 patrons all of whom seem entirely ensconced in the finer arts of eating all parts of lobsters of every size. Full of families, I just went with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife and I just moved to NYC and this is the place we went to celebrate our move. All I can say is wow. The amount of seafood we got was astounding for the price - and my wife and I lived in New Orleans for two years and ate at dozens upon dozens of seafood places there. Seriously,... More 

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Sammys Fishbox is an amazing discovery on City Island in NYC. It's a large restaurant with very intimate service. The food is wonderful and the portions are large enough so that you take home more than memories. The Alaskan King Crab Legs are legendary. The food and the drinks were perfect and the service prompt and courteous. It's a fun... More 

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Additional Information about Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

Address: 41 City Island Ave, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 City Island Ave, 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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