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“Fun outdoor dining”

The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Local caught seafood, steaks and cocktails are served at this enduring waterfront eatery with nautical decor & outdoor patio seating. Family Owned and Operated since the 1950's, this a must visit Jersey Shore staple.
Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fun outdoor dining”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great place to have a seafood dinner with the fishing harbor and related boats just behind our outdoor seating. There were nine of us who all enjoyed the seafood. Three of us chose the sea scallops which was a large portion and there were was a side as well as a salad served (or could choose soup). Was a beautiful day and the sun was strong. The only down side was the music being piped in was very loud and despite us asking them to lower the sound it never happened.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Feels like a vacation!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

When you dine outside along the water at the "outside the box" bar, you can watch the boats go by, and you feel like you are away on a vacation. The value is great for a beach restaurant on the water, and many regulars visit all winter long. The coconut shrimp is delicious and crunchy, but our favorites on the menu are the buffalo shrimp and crabmeat dip appetizers. The outside bartender George (and owner's son) always makes us feel welcome and relaxed.

  • Visited September 2012
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Brick, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Great seafood, great atmosphere. A little pricey but overall a nice place to eat. Scallops are always great!

Visited September 2012
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yank in new york
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"Pt. Pleasant's Phaeacian Port"”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

"Homer's wine-dark seas swell up the Inlet by Pt. Pleasant, NJ below Nick Gyflatis' & George Pappas' SHRIMP BOX restaurant. Ocean, that is no county for old menus, everything served here is salt water fresh today. Twice we recently dined on their Patio Bar, these last halcyon days of summer, watching the Jersey Shore ships seemingly sailing to Byzantium. Nick's Hellenic hospitality & sumptuous seafood service made one dream of Durrell's days in the Cyclades & Sporades. No finer fish eatery is to be found on the East Coast of the Western Hemisphere; for travel these past ten years has brought me through most all of them, & I was no stranger to their tables. My Occidental Odyssey, however, has ended here. As if an orphic Penelope waits the table, the SHRIMP BOX is the Ichthyological Ithaca." Peter Stewart, Ossining, NY

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank erant
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Warren County NJ
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Only thing that was open”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We ended up here because the Lobster Pot was closed on Tuesday night. The had lots of benches out front so this place must really get crowed in the summer time, but it wasn't crowded this past Tuesday night. Salad bar had a variety of items, but several of them were not edible...so salty and not crisp; stay away from the fake crab...ILCH! Hubbies salmon was "not so good" and he always likes salmon. My scallops were ok but the lobster sauce served with them, was right out of a can. Speaking or right out of the can....the vegetable that accompanied the meal should have been thrown out a couple days ago...more soggy tasteless vegetables. Disappointing.

  • Visited August 2012
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