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The Chicken or the Egg

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207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Good "bad food..." This is the place for which you will save an appetite, try to be a healthier eater all day, and tell yourself later, it was worth the wait and the calories. An endless menu, but I always end up with naked wings covered in bee sting sauce, and garlic pub fries with cheese sauce added. I eat... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the breakfast here, but so does the rest of the southern part of the island. Be prepared for the best breakfast ever after an hours wait.

Thank sxm_ct
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the week we were in BH, the dozen or so times I drove or rode by the Chegg, there was a line, a long line. We picked up a menu and it looked fun. On our last night we got take out as none of us likes to wait an hour plus for a table. Take out was easy... More 

Thank richard l
New Jersey
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though we used the nowait app, we had to wait about 45 minutes. This was at 8:30 at night on a weeknight. However, we needed a table of 10 and it is August at the Jersey Shore. Ages 8 to 70, everyone was happy with their meals. The cinnamon bun french toast is "out of this world" delicious. Our... More 

Thank FromJersey123
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1. The wait is insane. Unless you have that app that people are talking about in other comments, you are waiting for hours. And most people are waiting outside, in the hot weather. 2. The service was nothing special. We felt as if we were rushed out. 3. It smells strong in there. It also felt dirty and messy. The... More 

Thank John L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't get it. Unless you use some app to get call ahead seating, you have to wait 2(+) for a seat. And you wait in front of the restaurant in the direct sun for late lunch/early dinner. It's a basically greasy fried chicken joint. Everything is greasy - the chicken, fries, forks, tables.. All of it. The kids working... More 

Thank John J
Bayport, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went to Chicken or the Egg while on Long Beach Island!! My 8 year and 10 year old sons were in heaven!! They love hot wings!! Of course~I didn't order their HOT wings because that would be hotter then what my boys are used to eating. We all loved them!!! We can't wait to go back!!

Thank Cmaurer13
St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took 2 families with kids here. You have to wait as the line is long but they are fast, friendly and the food is great. The theme is quirky

Thank O1682SVmaryb
New Jersey
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180 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in a house in Beach Haven we ordered take out of wings and buffalo shrimp. So delicious! Not greasy, cooked to perfection. Timely order from start to finish. About a 15 minute wait time. We loved it so much we ordered the same thing to eat while on the beach! Only downside is we didn't order enough buffalo shrimp!

Thank sharon2girls
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow this was a treat. Had an amazing breakfast. Lots of choices reasonable pricing and so darn good. Loved this gem of a spot and hope to try lunch and or dinner. Breakfast was outstanding !

Thank Gravos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695
When we boast that there is something for everyone, it's not without merit. There are classic items and ones that are completely original and unique. And then there are the wings... A lot of places talk a good buffalo wing, but the "Chegg" as it is now commonly known, truly delivers. The wings are big, juicy and available in 17 sauces, both Original Breaded, or Naked. The Chicken or the Egg has become know locally and Nationally for these big beauties. And best of all, the whole menu (breakfast too) is available 24 hours a day (in season). But for us, it's not just about the food. It's about family. It's about camaraderie. It' s about good times. So come io in and join the family. Join the fun. You'll be happy you did. Oh, and sorry about the lines. People dig us. But it' s worth the wait.

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