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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“lobster” (13 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 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank libertybelle24
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed June 13, 2017

I chose Lobster Box based on reviews, having never been to City Island and not knowing which place to eat at. The restaurant has plenty of parking. It reminds me of an old world restaurant, been around for a long time, nothing fancy. BUT oh...More

Thank VIvian666
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and prior to our entree we were served pickled salad and fresh n hot garlic bread and I loved the amaretto served at the end nice touch. But the waiter was not that great but tended to our needs so we...More

Thank dwise2011
Reviewed April 12, 2017

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.

1  Thank JoMamma73
Reviewed April 9, 2017

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

Thank A8953OHjoe
Reviewed March 27, 2017

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...More

Thank Steve K
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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
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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