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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere. I had the buffalo chicken which was great. We were able to get close parking. The waitstaff was nice. I would eat here again. We had dinner here

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

My family and I had breakfast here. There was no wait. The wait staff was great and very attentive. The food came out pretty quickly and was delicious. We had the vegetable omelet and pancakes and everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend and would...come back in the future.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

This r star ain’t has a large selection of delicious foods. They have 16 different buffalo sauce flavors. They have chicken and breakfast meals. They are open 24 hours a days on a Thursday thru Sunday.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

We always got vegetarian sandwiches or wraps & now they're not on the menu. We looked forward to picking them up, but no longer available 😢

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

It's not just breakfast as my husband thought when he said he didn't want to go there for dinner. As most restaaurants in LBI were still closed for the season we ended up here. He was pleased to find wings on the menu. I had...the turkey dinner, though I was tempted by the "Very Happy Waitress" sandwich. They have the typical Jersey chowder selection (Manhattan, New England, and the half and half which they call Jersey - known as Rhode Island in most of LBI, although those of us from southern New England know that Rhode Island is clam broth based). Funky decor, probably cheaper prices than many in LBI (hard to tell as we were forced to go to more upscale digs the other nights we were there - in season there may be droves of cheap eats - off-season, this is one of the best bets).More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 26, 2021

In contrast to other reviews, we have found on more than one visit that the prime rib meal ($19.99) is excellent, and it's served with broccoli and horseradish sauce on the side. My wife had the crabcake sandwich and said it was very good too.....We would go back just for these two items. Note that they don't have the early bird special in the summer season,so the best strategy is to get there early.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

I swear I love coming to this restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is always so friendly. You feel like a member of the family when you come here to dine. I visited Beach Haven on a rather cool but sunny day...and I was in the mood for something heavy to warm me up. I had a bowl of the New England Clam Chowder and it was the best I have ever tasted. It was so thick and rich and loaded with clams. You could really taste the cream in it too. Each bite was heaven. I got the Chicken Pot Pie for dinner on the recommendation of my waiter, John and it was wonderful. It was also loaded with a creamy gravy and chunks of chicken. Each bite really warmed me up with the thick gravy and warm crust. It was the perfect winter meal on a cold night and my waiter could not have been nicer.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2021

Staff was friendly. Atmosphere was nice and everything was clean. Prices werent bad at all. Food was outstanding. Had the lumberjack omelet and it was amazing. Definitely recommend going here and we will be back. Everything else was either closed or not the greatest reviews...so we ended up going back for lunch. Everything was the same as before and and food was awesome again. Still recommended haha And 3rd time again this trip and it's breakfast again. Again amazing. Definitely worth going here. Decided to catch breakfast a last time (yes that's 4 meals in one trip) before headed home. Wife and I splurged and got the crabby omelet. It was well worth the money. Loads of crab and absolutely amazing. You guys are definitely our favorite place in LBI.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021

Came for breakfast about 10 am and were seated in a booth right away. The coffee is very so-so, but the food was great! My husband and I both ordered two egg plates. I got so many potatoes I couldn't eat them all! By the...time we left the place was filling up again. Only drawback I saw immediately is that no staff members were wearing masks.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

We’ve done both breakfast and lunch at The Chicken or The Egg as well as have ordered online for pick-up. The Chicken sausage and Buffalo chicken wings are very good. Would recommend a try when in LBI.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

Went here for brunch, some of us still wanted breakfast while others wanted lunch! Awesome menu and all of our choices were perfect! The BEST NE clam chowder I’ve ever had!!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

Great dinner on a Saturday early evening, not too long of a wait at all. Parking along Bay Avenue or better yet, on one of the side streets. Can be crowded. No splitting of checks. Bathrooms are one for females, another for either. Will come...back here next time in Beach Haven.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

We tried for Breakfast and Lunch on two separate days. Breakfast was average to not good. Eggs were cold, potatoes flavorless. But everyone talks about the wings, so we had to try lunch there. Lunch was better. Service was really good and friendly. The place...has a bit of a fly infestation(especially in the rest rooms).More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

Went to this local legendary place for breakfast. Was shocked when we were able to be sat right away. Had the chicken and waffles. The waffles were great, but the chicken fingers on top were lacking some serious seasoning. Even maple syrup couldn't completely hide...the lack of flavor. The sausage gravy lacked flavor as well.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

Anyone who leaves a bad review here clearly hates Chicken. I drove to pickup wings and fries and they’re still as good as ever. I even started getting bottles of sauce shipped to my home. Nobody on earth does chicken wings better than Chegg

Date of visit: April 2021
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There usually is a line for dinner, just plan a a head. They are very good at moving people through.!
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The Chicken or the Egg is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4