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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

#25 of 1,103 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Great Seafood

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Maddie665
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Bronx, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
145 helpful votes 145 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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33 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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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

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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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