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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best restaurant on City Island. You'll get the best food, the best service, and none of the other nonsense you see in some other establishment on the island. You will pay more than those other places, and it's worth every cent.

Thank JoMamma73
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the most yummy seafood! It's an experience not just dinner! Really friendly staff, a must for everyone!!

Thank A8953OHjoe
Armonk, New York
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170 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

used to be a great place but most everything was mediocre. appetizers were fair, the spare ribs were tasteless (no good sauce), the calamari was obviously packaged previously frozen (like from Restaurant Depot in 5 lb bags), sauce for the calamari was very blah and very watery. main course lobsters were way overcooked and dry. scallops were good quantity but... More 

Thank Steve K
Bronx, New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

The portion of food is plentiful, you will definitely need a doggie bag! The staff members are friendly and accommodating. You will enjoy your meal while looking over at the Long Island Sound.

Thank PatriciaBX
new york
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Atmosphere was warm, friendly. Food was excellent and abundant. Visited for a pre-holiday luncheon with a group of 20 plus co-workers. Even with the large number of guests in the group, the service was excellent and there were many choices available to everyone- large portions of wonderful food. Also valet parking.

Thank drsunshineNewYork
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Love this City Island mainstay. I always have a great meal and as the title suggests the view is awesome! Not open Monday or Tuesdays in January but worth going, yes even in the winter! ENJOY!!!

Thank pollyanna51
bronx, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We have been to the Lobster Box on several occasions and the food has been consistently good. They have a Monday to Friday early bird special that is more than generous

Thank Georgia M
New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Lobster Box on City Island has a wonderful early bird special Monday to Friday, from 3-7pm for $19.95. The food is excellent and plentiful! The service was excellent. It isn't often that you get such a great deal for dinner! Many times it is only lunch specials that are offered! It is worth a trip to eat here for... More 

Thank LouLou324
Eastchester, New York
1 review
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The restaurant did a great job with both food and service for my mother's birthday lunch in their private window room for about 50 people. Food was very good. Lobster tails were substantial. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed their dinner. Ezekiel was very accomodating

Ardsley, New York
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The branzino was excellent. On the menu it was listed as a whole branzino (head and all). I did not want the head or the bones so the waiter was so nice and had it fileted before it was served! That was great! At the hour of our seating, the restaurant was not that crowded and the waiter was able... More 

Thank Susan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?