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“The most fun restaurant on the whole island by far”

The Chicken or the Egg
Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
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.
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Everything they say is true. Awesome wings, good breakfast, cheap, quick and cheerful. Gotta love the Elvis mascot rooster, and their employees who honestly take pride that they work at such an institution. This is a must every time I get to LBI, the trip is wasted without it.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Not a gourmet restaurant by any means but for a really good stack of pancakes and some incredible chicken wings, this is the place to go on LBI. Great servers, fast and friendly.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We've done both and are never disappointed. Of course, the wait can be VERY long, but they added a texting service to allow diners to wander around town while waiting for a table. Works perfectly too. Food is great always and they offer a wide variety of breakfast/lunch/dinner foods.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

the "Chegg" is probably the most popular dining establishment for the 15-25 year old set on any given night during the summer season on LBI. It is a rare night that there is no line for this place and the wait times can be frustrating as teens pick at their french fries, or post-drinking parties eat wings on Wednesday (and any other night) No doubt about it, their wings are good, and there is many a stomach who has not been up to the task of a plateful. Or one Ludicrous wing which is the name attached to a plate of fire surrounding a chicken bone.

Staff are cordial and are obviously college kids working thru their summers for beer money.

Overall its the go-to place when you don't want to spend a small fortune at the other great eateries on LBI

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

The CHEGG is THE place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These folks have mastered the art of fast, friendly service and they need to - people line up down the street waiting to get in. Good menu selection, breakfast any time. Glad to see they've bounced back after Sandy.

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