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Sand Box Cafe

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2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

a very cute cafe however a little noisy due to lbi boulevard but excellent food I went with my family for breakfast and we were all happy with our food the strawberry & banana crêpe was amazing ! we are definitely coming back the next time we visit lbi

Thank kaitlyn l
Somerset, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived without a reservation midday on a Sunday and were seated quickly. We were outside in a sunny spot but it was breezy out but were concerned about the sun and asked to be moved to a shady area and were immediately accommodated. The owner came over and explained that if it wasn't as windy as it was that... More 

Thank RJC0011
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

breakfast outstanding, unusual decor, good service, moderate pricing--an excellent vacation spot,friendly

1 Thank 424barnesk
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is funky, the food is fresh! We had a wonderful lunch with something for everyone, including Nana! This is a great little hidden gem on LBI!

1 Thank GreenBee1717
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable little place for breakfast. Colorful and fun atmosphere with delicious food at a good price! Restaurant is actually outside under umbrellas and awnings. It's just different. Worth it!!

1 Thank Pittfarm
Newtown, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My family and I have been to both Sand Box Cafe locations and can't get enough! The staff is always super friendly and attentive and the food is delicious. If you're debating about trying this place, stop-- just get your buns there ASAP and order the sizzler. It will blow your mind! I cannot wait to go back this weekend!... More 

Thank DaniP0627
Forked River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Food and service was awesome! Pancakes are the best I have ever had. They are the size of the plate! Best thing to do is go with friends and/or family, order different menu items and share all.

Thank Kathy609
Yonkers, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Friendly and delicious spot for breakfast and lunch. Great location with terrific hosts/owners and staff.

1 Thank Mark V
Manahawkin, NJ
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal! The wait was doable. The specials made it hard to decide! We had a great server and people busing the table.

Thank qtdesignz
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Was hoping the new season would start off on a better note but still lacking. Staff was very rushed when we grabbed a meal this weekend too, not a welcoming effect for the summer kick off. So many better breakfast and lunch places on the island. I give up.

1 Thank LisaBog
photodogVinny, Manager at Sand Box Cafe, responded to this review

Lisa, Your last post was removed by Trip Advisor for violating their guidelines as does this one since you have tried to review us 3 times now, all negative. You seem obsessed with trashing us on Trip Advisor. Since you have stated three times now that there are so many better breakfast and lunch places on the island then I... More 

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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
    5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: 609-361-2425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?