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The Chicken or the Egg

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207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best fries i've ever had, also recommend the killer beesting wings! They're wings are really big so you'll only need 6, trust me!

Thank Lauren J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit of the 2017 season and we were most definitely happy with our meal - as usual! If you are ever anywhere near LBI you absolutely must stop. Just be prepared for a wait to take a seat... 2+ hours is not uncommon.. but worth it.

Thank RNoel11
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been told this place was great and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I had the blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup. Family members had eggs, home fries, biscuits, waffles and all of it was really good. We brought a chicken salad sandwich home for lunch and it was one of... More 

Thank Lin533
Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The food is decent but I can't get past the fact that all the employees make the patrons feel like there an annoyance . I don't care how busy you are or how crazy it is you shouldn't make people feel like they're Your problem. I've done both eat in and take out it's always been a horrible experience.

Thank Cortafredia
New Jersey
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

You cannot miss this place . . . even if you have to travel to get here! The wings are hands-down the best EVER. And the sauces you can choose from . . . you will need multiple visits . . . go early in the summer as the lines are very long. See if you can get your name... More 

Thank ilovethebeachalways
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great food long wait only open in season . Expect to wait at least 1 hr. They ate on open table now so that helps

Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The "CHEG" is a hopping place! We had about a ten minute wait for a table for breakfast, which wasn't bad at all. Despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy, the service was fast and professional. Our food came out rather quickly and was delicious! In my opinion, the home fries were the best that I have ever... More 

Thank Karen N
New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Always packed so go early. Extensive fun menu, very busy restaurant. Casual atmosphere. A local icon staple. Good for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Susan P
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Have been going to the Chicken or the Egg for many years. Always consistent. They have a huge menu (kind of like a diner, but better and breakfast anytime). My favorite if I'm watching my diet is the California Breakfast Burrito....egg whites, sausage, home fries, avocado, cilantro and pepper jack cheese in a sundried tomato wheat tortilla with a side... More 

Thank cmleesa
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Very varied menu with fun stuff to choose from! Wings are offered in many dif degrees of hot/sweet/sour. Burgers, sandwiches and apps are the favorites.

Thank Jerome M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695
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.

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