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The Chicken or the Egg

207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (126 reviews)
“pancakes” (43 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 4 recently enjoyed breakfast here on a busy summer weekend. Excellent food. Friendly staff. Fun atmosphere.

Thank T0ughbutfair
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great staff. Friendly fast service . Great menu selection . Good prices . Food was good . Hot chocolate was great !

Thank monetsvilla123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best diner. Quick service, great menu variety, and delicious wings. A must visit if in the LBI area.

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bee sting wings are my favorite and the crabby fries are awesome. If you are in the mood for breakfast the cinnamon roll is great.

Thank Gina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the line is long, the food at the Chicken or the Egg is well worth it. This place has the best chicken wings ever! They have a variety of delicious options for everyone. My personal favorite is the New England Clam Chowder. The service...More

Thank Sofia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s about the atmosphere and the wings. While everything is great on the menu — get anything with hot sauce. I like the buffalo tenders with the killer bee sting sauce. REALLY HOT! Breakfast is good...also great for a late night snack. Packed 24 hours...More

Thank jrog05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family breakfast of eight here and there was plenty to choose from on the menu. The server was outstanding. No complaints about the food at all ... everybody was happy. We're glad we got there early though, because it's a very popular...More

Thank 48NYSV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to eat here and when I saw the massive line and wait I figured a great meal was to follow. I was sorely disappointed. I came with my wife and we tried the award winning clam chowder. I will admit it...More

Thank Brads P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You just cannot lose with CHEGG (as the locals call it)! Any time of the day or night ( Fri, Sat, Sun 24 HOURS), they have what you crave.The omelette and egg choices are legendary and the hot wings (featured on Man vs. Food) -...More

Thank Sharkiemark
mark c, Owner at The Chicken or the Egg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We try!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times. It is a very popular spot so there is always a wait. They have an app and you can call ahead. If you dont want to wait you can get take out Food is great ,lots of choices. Worth...More

Thank FuntravelRN
mark c, Owner at The Chicken or the Egg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! The wait can be long at times, but we try to make it worth the wait. Try using the NoWait or Yelp! apps to get in line without leaving your couch! It's super convenient, and you can go about your day while you wait...More

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Robert C
September 7, 2017|
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Response from goinmobile68 | Reviewed this property |
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
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Missy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is Byo😀
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Response from Russell W | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday nite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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
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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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