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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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chicken or the Egg consistently delivers when you are hungry. I've been there for breakfast, lunch, dinner and when nothing else was open but the bars on the island. Check it out for some reliable eats at decent prices.

Thank Azcane12
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Descent food but nothing to rave over. Wait was an hour and a half so we had to get it to go instead.

Thank Jeanine S
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking forward to our visit and it did not disappoint! You'll have a wait, but we ran to a local bar (Buckallows) for a round before our table was ready. We enjoyed breaded chicken wings in original sauce. Will likely kick it up a level the next visit. This place is worthy of all its accolades.

Thank Jessica B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We go here with every visit to lbi. Multiple times per visit. Their beaded chicken wings are out of this world and GIGANTIC. I get an order of 6, and it's a full meal. Their Santos sauce, I can't even put into words. We buy it by the bottle and use it on everything that's how good it is. I've... More 

Thank Sigourney S
Whippany, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is nice and clean, has a fun environment and the food is great. It's so good that the wait is kind of too long because everyone wants to go there.

Thank gabibiboca
Myersville, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the food is always great here just be prepared to wait!!!! the lines are long but always worth it . download the NOWAIT app to help with the wait times !!

Thank Frank M
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everybody who's anybody goes to the Chicken or the Egg - it's the place to go. The food is always consistently good - fast service - and during the summer they are open 24 hrs. The wings are their signature dish - done alot of ways - but we love the BBQ Wings - Their menu has a great variety... More 

Thank sunnymichele
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although we knew there'd be a wait, we decided to try the CHEGG for breakfast & are glad we did. There was a 45 minute wait, but the hostess took our cell # & texted us when table was ready so we were able to browse around the nearby stores while waiting. The stuffed French toast with fruit compote on... More 

Thank Sherry S
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Each time we pass this place, the line to wait is out the door and around the corner, always wondered why! We actually drove by one time and low and behold, no line! My husband and I quickly parked the car and ran inside just to find out we were in a chicken decor menagerie! Very entertaining to read while... More 

Thank ldip63
Nyack, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I go to LBI every year, the only must do is The Chicken or the Egg. Wings are always excellent and it's open 24/7. This year we stopped for breakfast and again no disappointment. Only try the ludichrist if you dare. I enjoy hot food but they are over the top

Thank John C

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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