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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my first time over to City Island and I've heard good things about the restaurants here. There are multiple Sammy's locations within a block radius. At the fishbox, they provide you with complimentary homemade bread, cheese, cornbread, and iced vegetables. I had the fried calamari, lobster roll, and the stuffed fillet of sole (crab and shrimp). There were... More 

Thank jenliyah
Chula Vista, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over 35 years ago, I grew up in the NY/NJ metro area. Trips to City Island was very occasional, but when we went, it was seafood time!! Now that I am an adult living in San Diego, I brought my wife and daughter to NY for vacation. As I reminisced about coming to City Island, we stopped at Sammy's Fish... More 

Thank Pablo C
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

City Island is packed with seafood restaurants. Sammy's has at least three restaurants adjacent to each other. We ate at the Fish Box. We expected great seafood; what we received was at best mediocre fast food. We're old guys of some means and experience and expected real seafood. We ordered our drinks, our soup and our entrees all at once.... More 

Thank Arnie W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, fresh seafood, large portions. Great service, valet parking, friendly owners. Weekends can get crazy but once you're seated you're fine.

Thank mrs g
Bronx, New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family out for some iconic seafood. The waiter struggled with basic English. Ordering was an ordeal that took far too long. I had to remind them that we were suppose to get bread at the table, to bring over the birthday crown, and to refill drinks. We ordered several items. The crab legs were delicious. However, the whiting... More 

Thank Blackmantraveling
Nesconset, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was good and plentiful but their service was too quick. We received our salad and soup at the same time and while eating the salad our entree came. We requested that they hold it so we could finish. While we don't like to wait long periods for service this is not a fast food restaurant and at the... More 

Thank larryC8449
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The huge salad bowl, the delicious cornbread, the great cocktails, and the mighty platter of lobster, crabs and shrimp! Wow! Yummy! Will definitely visit again!

Thank LiciaMerry
Bronx, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, where do I begin man oh man what an experience. We went to celebrate my mother in laws birthday and upon my arrival we were immediately sat which was about the only positive thing that happened from there on out. For starters it took nearly ten minutes for someone from the wait staff to say hello and take our... More 

Thank David C
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant to go to for broiled lobster. The food is amazing and the prices are fair.

Thank priscilla A
Bronx, New York
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mom loves to go to Sammy's on her birthday. She loves the fried Snapper fish meal. It's huge! They have good service, good food and nice environment. Two thumbs up to Sammy's.

Thank natlove007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-0920
T was in 1966 that the Sammys's Fishbox story began; From our very humbe beginnings in 1966 we have grown from a 26 seat snack bar to a 500 seats, full service restaurant; preparing upwards of 1 million meals annually. Our phenomenal growth has been most gratifying to us. Since the beginning we believe some things are as true today as they were years ago; quality attracts customers, value earns respectand compromise in either is inappropriate. Our formula is very simple; we serve the best quality food prepared fresh daily in a uncompromising manner and served in generous portions at affordable prices. We at Sammy's wish to thank our customers for your loyalty in the past and we promise to earn more of that loyalty in the future. Sincerely, Sammy

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