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The Chicken or the Egg


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sodas, lemonade, iced tea, hot tea, coffee and iced coffee are bottomless!
Old Fashioned Milkshake
With whipped cream & cherry. Choose chocolate, vanilla, b&w, strawberry, Oreo or ask about the shake of the day!
Root Beer Float
Real-Brewed Tetley Iced Tea
unsweetened, sweet or raspberry
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mtn Dew, Sierra Mist, Mug Root Beer
Flavorize your Soda
chocolate, cherry, vanilla, strawberry
Arnold Palmer
fresh squeezed lemonade and tetley tea (sweet or unsweet)
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Strawberry Lemonade
Fresh Squeezed OJ
Ruby Red Grapefruit
apple, tomato or cranberry juices
Breakfast served any time! If you want to make an omelet you gotta break some eggs. 3 of 'em grade-A large, served with home fries and toast. Add A Pancake For $1.99. "Surprise" your home fries with peppers, onions and jack cheese $2
onion, green pepper, country ham & cheddar
onion, pepper, mushroom, tomato & fresh spinach
bacon, cheddar & ripe tomato
leaf spinach, fresh mozzarella & ripe tomato
onion, pepper, fresh salsa, house made crumbled chorizo, jack cheese
spinach, tomato, feta
Philly Cheesesteak
shaved ribye, peppers, onions, mushrooms and provolone
Buffalo Chicken
grilled chicken and American cheese with one of our 17 famous sauces and a side of blue cheese or ranch
porkroll, ham, bacon, sausage and cheddar cheese
Plain 'Ol Cheese
choose from American, swiss, cheddar, feta, provolone, crumbled blue cheese, jack, pepper jack or mozzarella (fresh, smoked or regular)
Made with grade A large fried eggs, served with home fried potatoes. "Surprise" your home fries with peppers, onions and jack cheese $2. Add an egg for $0.99. Sub an Udi's gluten free bun (add $0.99)
With Bacon, Ham, Porkroll or Sausage $6.99
one egg and cheese on a choice of pub roll, grilled bagel, buttermilk biscuit or flaky croissant
Jersey Devil
two eggs, 3 slices of taylor ham (porkroll) and spicy pepper jack cheese on a grilled jalapeno cheddar bagel, served with home fries surprise (homefries topped with peppers, onions, jack and cheddar)
Buffalo Chegger
grilled chicken, egg and American cheese with one of our 17 famous sauces on a pub roll with a side of blue cheese or ranch
Holy Porkwich $10.99
2 eggs, bacon, ham, porkroll, sausage and American cheese piled high on a pub roll. Make it a 'Holy Porkwich' same ridiculous amount of stuff but served on two pieces of thick french toast!
one egg, bacon & cheese between two slices of thick french toast, served with a side of maple syrup
Sunrise BLT
one egg, cherrywood smoked bacon, American cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayo on white toast
The Egg Hoagie
any one of our omelettes on a fresh Liscio's hoagie roll (priced according to omelet selection)
Any way you want 'em! Add another Egg! $0.99. "Surprise" your home fries with peppers, onions and jack cheese $2. Add a side of your favorite Chegg wing sauce for dippin' $0.59
The Standards
2 grade A large eggs any style with home fries and choice of white, 7 grain wheat, rye, Thomas' English muffin or biscuit. With Jones Farm bacon, ham, sausage, porkroll, Godshall farms turkey bacon, Jones Farm chicken sausage, corned beef hash or Pennsylvania Dutch scrapple $8.58
Steak & Eggs
charbroiled 8oz. NY strip and two eggs any style with home fried potatoes and choice of white, 7 grain wheat, rye toast, Thomas' English muffin or biscuit
Fried Steak and Eggs
deep fried sirloin steak with country sausage gravy, 2 eggs any style, home fries and a buttermilk biscuit
Protein Platter
3 egg whites, 2 pieces of grilled chicken, spinach and avocado
The local Yolkal
two eggs, two strips of bacon, home fries, toast and choice of pancakes or french toast
The Hungry Man
two eggs, two strips of bacon, one sausage link, home fries, toast and choice of pancakes or french toast
Breakfast Chicken and Waffle
belgian waffle topped with fried chicken tenders, sausage gravy and two eggs any style, served with home fried potatoes
Jones Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon
Thuman's Link Sausage
Jones Farm Chicken Sausage
Country Ham
Godshall Farms all Natural Turkey Bacon
Porkroll (Taylor Ham)
Habbersett Pennsylvania Dutch Scrapple
Corned Beef Hash
Quaker® Oatmeal
Kellogg's® Cereal
Tall $8.99
Short $7.99
Jersey Cakes
As seen on QVC! buttermilk cakes filled with bacon, sausage and Trenton's own Taylor Ham
Tall $8.99
Short $7.99
Very Berry Pancakes
our fluffy cakes topped with every fresh berry in our arsenal
Tall $7.99
Short $6.99
Peanutbuttercup Pancakes
our fluffy cakes filled with chocolate morsels and Reese's® peanut butter chips
Tall $7.99
Short $6.99
Blueberry Walnut Pancakes
fresh jersey blues and walnuts mixed right in the batter
Tall $7.99
Short $6.99
Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes
Reese's® peanut butter chips and fresh banana purée folded into the batter
1/2 Order $5.99
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
our fresh baked cinnamon roll, egg batter dipped and griddled, ridiculous
Tall $8.99
Short $7.99
Stuffed French Toast
our texas style french toast stuffed with fresh strawberries and cream cheese then drizzled with a sweet berry compote
Tall $8.99
Short $7.99
Apple Cobbler French Toast
our texas style french toast topped with powdered sugar and warm homemade apple cobbler
Waffle Sundae
a thick Belgian waffle topped with powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream & walnuts
Add as many of the following as you want ($0.79 each): bananas, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, raisins, granola, walnuts, candied walnuts, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, whipped cream (fruits are fresh and may vary according to season). A la mode add $1.99
Tall $6.99
Short $5.99
Buttermilk Pancakes
our classic recipe, made fresh daily
Tall $6.99
Short $5.99
Texas Style French Toast
extra thick, egg battered, griddled with powdered sugar
Whole $6.99
Half $4.99
Belgian Waffle
traditional thick waffle with powdered sugar
"surprise" your homefries with peppers, onions and jack cheese $2
California Breakfast Burrito
egg whites, Jones Farm chicken sausage, home fries, avocado, cilantro and pepper jack cheese all stuffed into a sundried tomato wheat tortilla with a side of sliced watermelon
Burrito Gordito
scrambled eggs, onion, pepper, chorizo sausage and jack cheese wrapped in a soft flour tortilla with sides of sour cream, fresh salsa and home fries
Breakfast Quesadilla
scrambled eggs, onion, pepper and jack cheese in a crisp flour tortilla with sides of sour cream, salsa and home fries
Mexican Scramble Melt
three eggs, potatoes, peppers, onions, crumbled chorizo sausage, tomatoes, and cilantro all scrambled together and topped with melted jack and cheddar, served with a warm flour tortilla, sour cream and salsa
Farmhouse Scramble Melt
a heapin' helpin' of scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, ham and potatoes, smothered in cheddar, served with a buttermilk biscuit
Yogurt Parfait
Chobani greek yogurt with fresh berries, granola, a touch of honey and powdered sugar
Sausage Gravy 0ver Buttermilk Biscuits
a southern classic served with home fries
Creamed chip beef served over toast points with home fries. Come on, you know you want it!
Buffalo Breakfast Wrap
fried chicken tenders buffalized in your choice of one of our 17 famous sauces, scrambled eggs, cherrywood smoked bacon, melted jack and crumbled blue cheese wrapped up in a sundried tomato wheat tortilla, served with home fries and a side blue cheese or ranch dressing
Without Eggs $6.29
Avocado Toast and Eggs
our 7 grain wheat toast topped with fork smashed avocado, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper and a lemon wedge, served with two eggs any style
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch. The best turkey sandwich I had in a long time. The service was great. The you g man that served us was outstanding. Busy place. Worth the wait.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sally Y
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I hope the staff is enjoying their well deserved time off but.....I'm really craving a visit! Spring can't get here quick enough!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank DeeDee B
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The "Chegg" is a must go to place. The breakfast servings are bountiful and quick. The service is always friendly and you'll feel like family. Do not miss "wing night". (Wednesday nights in season) They are famous for their amazing of chicken wing sauces. My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MitchTheMinister
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Just amazing from start to finish!! First, we were on Long Beach Island in mid Oct. so the whole town is basically shut down especially midweek so we were just happy they were open! We were seated immediately and our server was very good and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kim449
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Went to The Chicken or the Egg after visiting the Museum of NJ Maritime History. I heard this place was extremely popular, with long lines through out the summer. Overall, I thought the food was great. I was able to get a table within 15...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Breakfast on a Saturday off season. No wait, service great. Blueberry Pancakes and special French toast were good, not great. Coffee was really good. Would come back and try again. Would consider for lunch or dinner too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ladydeexyz11
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

When our family is hungry for wings, we go to the best place on Long Beach Island, CHEGG. That’s the locals nickname for Beach Haven’s Chicken or the Egg well known restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this eclectic establishment serves excellent meals with great variety....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank captmimm
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Not often on LBI you find a little gem. If you are looking for a quick treat in the morning, this is the place to go. Starts early and good value.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Metter C
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Our second time here and it didn't disappoint. I'm obsessed with chickens and the endless chicken decor is enough to keep me coming back. Egg-cellent food and service. Delicious coffee. This is a must do for each LBI visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank byrequest1
Reviewed October 14, 2018

went there for breakfast on 11 October. Pleasant staff and very prompt service. We enjoyed our meals and went back again on Sunday the 13th. We had omelets and pancakes. The coffee was excellent. Since this was off season we had no wait.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SWAJ48
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I just grabbed my takeout menu & gluten free isn't indicated, but I've always found the staff to be helpful (I'm not gluten free, but have other food concerns) I'd just ask & I'm sure they'd check it out. A family member... More
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