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The Lobster Box

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34 City Island Ave, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1609
+1 718-885-1952
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“seafood” (11 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“branzino” (3 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
34 City Island Ave, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1609
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very good meal, yet I am back in my house pissed off at my experience. Here's why. All of the entrees were expensive, which was fine. What I don't like is being nicked and dime'd at an expensive restaurant. My 10-year-old son...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed October 27, 2017

City Island restaurants range from counter service to fine dining. All outward appearances make the Lobster Box seem to be somewhere in the middle. It is located on the main street but part of the dining room has a view of the water... that didn't...More

Thank JudyMetroNYCarea
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

As we entered what seem to be over crowed restaurant we were told 20 minutes wait. Not bad for a Friday night. Area small but staff friendly. Enjoyed the garlic bread and vegetables serve at start. Shrimp ok to good. Garlic pasta.👇 no favor. Okay...More

Thank Dare2bme
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Recommended but I wouldn't return - very average food, in fact boring - the waiter acted we were troubling him - dessert cake was super dull - my fish and chips the worst I've had - the fish tasted like cardboard - maybe in the...More

Thank Geraldine M
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed another Couples night at the lobster box. Service and food is always great. There was a light crowd which was unusual for a Saturday night on City Island. Tried the seafood paella for two, it could easily feed four......

Thank dentaff
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This is a big restaurant, and lunchtime was fairly empty. Service is OK, food is good, especially seafood. Get a booth by the window for a view.

Thank Cara G
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Love the New England feeling of the island. We had perfectly prepared lobsters. A very plain meal but excellent.

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed August 17, 2017

It is a seafood place ...the fried fish dinner had no flavor in the coating...Just ok.I would not go back.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to a delicious seafood lunch when we went to The Lobster Box. The decor was cute and the service was excellent. Unfortunately that did not make up for the food. The clam chowder was not thick, it was full of potatoes,...More

Thank drinkinmyjoe
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Visiting City Island has been on my bucket list for many years .My Physical Therapist suggested the Lobster Box as a restaurant for lunch .We were welcomed warmly and promptly seated. The menu listed a luncheon special:salad ,entree ,desert of the day and coffee or...More

Thank len16107
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August 10, 2016|
Response from gspumoni | Reviewed this property |
We went for and early Sunday lunch..Didn't see any signs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 City Island Ave, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx  >  City Island
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1952
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