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American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

Our guide book suggested that City Island was a great destination to visit, seeing that it is a fishing village. Old and quaint it is not. It is a rather dull straight road down to the water where there are some restaurants serving fish. A...small jetty and a yacht or boat yard. To get there we travelled by subway as far as Pelham Bay and then by bus to the final stop. There are two restos one was shut since it was out of season so we thought we'd eat in the open one. Tonys Pier. It is a rambling wooden building built alongside the water which might have good views in summer. We entered and found an empty space with about three couples waiting at the counter to be served so we hung back to see both the menu in full and the food they had selected. We waited about fifteen minutes before any movement by the fish friers. The food in cardboard open trays appeared ok but the quantities were mean given the extortionate prices and the smell of used frying oil unappetising. Deciding against eating there we left. The food is largely unimaginative served fried fish so we don't think we missed any special dishes and cannot recommend the resto to visitors. Having said that there is an excellent "street art" on the car park wall to the restaurant which should be seen. Take sandwiches.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

Our group chose Tony's over Jimmy's Reef across the street and we went along with that. Both are competing cafeteria-style fried food joints at the tip of City Island. Tony's decor is better, but not the food I ordered. The fish seemed refried and was...dry. It wasn't improved by tartar sauce or anything else. It was also more expensive than last paid at Jimmy's. It had the advantage of a canopied outdoor eating area where one could look out on the water but be sheltered somewhat from the elements which in October can be important. Maybe in season the food is fresher.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019

The crab legs and oysters are to die for. The fried clams are delicious also. Great drinks and good sides. Best broiled crab legs in the Bronx

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

We went with a group and sat outside by the water. It's a nice atmosphere. Self serve, and cash only, but we expected that. We will go back again!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 19, 2019

Recently visited and was extremely disappointed in the service we received. The gentleman at the bar was extremely rude and unfriendly. I asked for a strawberry daiquiri and was asked what kind of liquor I wanted in the drink to which I replied whatever liquor...is usually used? (I've never been asked this when ordering a drink) I then asked for a recommendation and was told he didn't recommend anything, I should get something else if I didn't know. So I opted for a beer. Ordered a henny colada which isn't Hennessy, they use D'usse liquor and it tasted horrible. I won't be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 13, 2019

awesome place to eat because of the pier but food needs seasoning. everything I ordered just tasted like deeped in batter and fried. view is amazing. the cafeteria like atmosphere with access to pier is fine but seagulls are a pain.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Everything was bland and simply fried to hell and back! It's like they just threw everything in a huge vat of hot oil. I didnt want to be rude bc my friends had been bragging about the place like it was the garden of Eden...of seafood but I was praying for my arteries the whole time. And,speaking of gardens,the "salad" was some warm soggy coleslaw in a cup so tiny,it could hardly constitute a serving if you dared eat it. I'm sorry, but the most flavorfull things in Tony's were the condiments. Quite frankly, the second stars are for the view.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 31, 2019

I have been coming to eat here since my parents first took me here in the 60's. It was our go to place at the end of the island. Very last restaurant on the right side, at the end of pier. Just love the shrimp...with the steak fries. They do have other fish etc, but my favorite is the shrimp. Even some 30+ years the cost is well within range for a family.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed February 12, 2019

FRIED LOBSTER TAILS and Dulce colada! Need I say more? BOOM! Yeah, apparently I do. TripAdvisor wants at least 100 words. GO TO TONY'S! If you love seafood, you will not be disappointed. The fried lobster tails makes up for them not having King crab...legs...don't forget the melted butter!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

The quality of seafood has really declined at Tony’s. The place is always packed so it’s very hard to understand why some receive orders of succulent shrimp while others shrimp are dry and old- my observations after sitting there for over two hours. I complained...about the dried up seafood when I received it and Tony’s refused to make a new fresh order. So they are unwilling to satisfy and unhappy customer who had just spent $56 dollars for their order. My husband had fried Whitning fish and it was there same. After eating the food- it confirmed that the quality and texture of the food was quite poor. Sad to say, Tony’s poor quality seafood is a mainstay and is now no more than a typical poor quality deep fried fast food joint. At least fast food joints will replace old dried up food in order to satisfisy a customer.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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March 10, 2018|
Response from 141bkg | Reviewed this property |
No I do not think so, but they do have grilled food there.
September 23, 2016|
Response from revybishop | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unfortunately, they are cash only. They do have an ATM for convenience. There Piña Coladas are wonderful.
May 12, 2016|
Response from revybishop | Reviewed this property |
The Prices vary from from 12.00 to 35.00 per entrée
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