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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

#22 of 1,066 Restaurants in Bronx
#23 of 1,151 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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large meals

If you want a large seafood meal this is your place. The food is great but the only drawback is that the place gets really crowded on weekends and holidays with some really loud customers so if your looking for a quiet romantic dinner on those days you can forget about it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick C
via mobile
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New York City, New York
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207 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard much about Sammys of late. Having not been there for a long time, we decided to give it a try. The place was jammed but our reservation worked and we were seated in no time. We ordered our drinks and as soon as they arrived I knew there was a problem- my old fashioned was filled with cherries and... More 

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Thank tarynpeter
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves a hearty portion of seafood, so you better come with a healthy appetite. You will definitely order a doggy bag. The crab legs are amazingly large and delectable. Don't be afraid to use your hands because that's the only way you'll enjoy your meal, and it does get very messy so put your image and ego aside... More 

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Thank Ole P
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Sammy's with my best friend for a post birthday lunch because of the good service and food that we received during our first visit. I ordered the king crab legs and it was good .....or so I thought. After exiting the restaurant, we proceeded to walk down the island and after about 10 minutes of walking I... More 

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Thank julias792001
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a large seafood meal this is your place. The food is great but the only drawback is that the place gets really crowded on weekends and holidays with some really loud customers so if your looking for a quiet romantic dinner on those days you can forget about it.

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Thank Patrick C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was deeeelicious it leaves u wanting more 5 stars is not enough you leave knowing you will return

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Thank Denise G
White Plains, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just moved back from Florida and the first restaurant I visited was Sammy's Fishbox on City Island I used go to Sammy's with my parents back in the 90's, it was our family favorite place to eat out. The food if possible is better than I remembered. I had Snow Legs and shrimp and my wife had baby back... More 

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Thank Henry P
New York City, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It was late, after 9:30pm when we arrived. Despite the long day, everyone was pleasant and interested in providing good service. We were hungry and as the portions are generous had food to take home. The calamari was a good sized appetizer; my halibut alla planca was tasty but arrived in more oil than I like. My wife's surf and... More 

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Thank Patrick O
Larchmont, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I eat at Sammy's at least three times a month. The place feels like home only the food is much better. You have to try one of the giant feast platter, there to die for. My favorite one is the Crab and lobster feast. I also love the fried shrimp, The shrimp are huge and the plate over flows with... More 

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1 Thank Rita S
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

You know the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well after viewing their Sammy's Facebook page and seeing pictures of mouth watering food. We decide to try the restaurant for ourselves, well all I can say is the pictures didn't exaggerate. The food was delicious. They definitely made us new regular customers, we can't wait to return.

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Thank Jed B
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

First, the food was delicious. We ordered a seafood platter for 2. It could feed 4. Tons of scallops, clams, mussels, a lobster and king crab. The plus is they have a parking lot, the big minus was or waiter. Was far from attentive. We had to keep asking for our drinks and after he brought or platter we had... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?