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“Great food, fun atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Chicken or the Egg

The Chicken or the Egg
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: When we boast that there is something for everyone, it's not without merit. There are classic items and ones that are completely original and unique. And then there are the wings... A lot of places talk a good buffalo wing, but the "Chegg" as it is now commonly known, truly delivers. The wings are big, juicy and available in 17 sauces, both Original Breaded, or Naked. The Chicken or the Egg has become know locally and Nationally for these big beauties. And best of all, the whole menu (breakfast too) is available 24 hours a day (in season). But for us, it's not just about the food. It's about family. It's about camaraderie. It' s about good times. So come io in and join the family. Join the fun. You'll be happy you did. Oh, and sorry about the lines. People dig us. But it' s worth the wait.
Sandy Hook
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“Great food, fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We went to the restaurant with a dozen people. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, the service was very good, they let you BYOB and it was a fun environment. The menu is fairly extensive - with something for everyone. We did have to wait 20 minutes - and that was in the "off season". I understand that in the summer months the wait is normally 2 hours. One warning - be careful of the "ludicrous" hot sauce. Even a tiny bit will do you in. This restaurant was featured in an Adam Rich Man vs Food episode and he did eat the 12 wings in 15 minutes but he was crying!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Long Beach Township
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Early Bird!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

If you get there before 6:00, you can get about 20 meals for under $10.00.. You get soup or salad, main course, dessert and coffee or tea! The food is delicious! Very "Beachy"

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Dorothy H
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Never a disappointment.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

My family and I have stayed in LBI the past few summers. I was introduced to this place by a family of locals, and it is to this day one of my favorites on the island. Get there early for breakfast or dinner (430 is early bird specials) and expect to wait a bit, but its so worth it. The omelettes are delicious, the wings are outstanding. The wings are huge, you can choose breaded or naked, and 15 sauces to choose from. Be sure to go on Wednesday for Wing Night to get the most for your money. I take all of our vacation guests here, its been a hit!

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2 Thank Alw19
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This Egg Can't Be Beaten”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

This place is great. Went on a weekend night after Labor Day. There was a wait, but nothing like the summer. Greeted right away and seated after 15 minutes. The dining area was full the entire time but the service was excellent.
The menu has alot to choose from. The chicken wings here are absolutely the best I have ever had. Lightly breaded and served 16 different styles, but along with the great flavor, the wings are very meaty.
After, I tried their Bacon Cheeseburger which is a half pound of perfectly seasoned, well cooked burger on a fresh roll with great toppings.
Dessert was outstanding as well.
I enjoyed the food and the service so much that I went back the next night

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1 Thank angrymetfan
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Long Beach Island NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“So many choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Love your Chicken wing/tenders etc? Well this is the place to get it any spicy temp you like. My son's favorite place, he is here at least twice a week in season with friends. It's a bit of a wait but worthwhile.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Donna D
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