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Sand Box Cafe

2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
+1 609-361-2425
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Don't leave LBI without experiencing the quaitness and delicious eats at this outdoor restaurant. If it's pouring, they're not open so don't think they're closed for business. Come back when it's not raining. Everything is good. So I can't mention one dish. I love them...More

Thank Travelwsb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have had lunch here and breakfast too and all of us (10 total!) have LOVED it each time. Great sandwiches/wraps and outstanding breakfast food from crepes to pancakes or omelets. There is nothing on the menu that falls below outstanding. Next time we'll be...More

Thank T C M
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Sand Box Café knows how to put a smile on your face when you are enjoying one of their exquisite breakfast meals. The menu is very expansive and their specials are outstanding. When you order crepes, French toast or pancakes that are served with...More

Thank peterlwilliams9
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This small slice of Paradise should be on everyone list!! You are transported to the most adorable summer garden as soon as you walk through the front gate. The tables are tiny and close together but it only adds to the overall coziness. The staff...More

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The stuffed pancakes really impressed me. Very good and filling. Cool family feeling they have here as well.

1  Thank Theresden
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place doesn't need my review. We have never been for lunch, only breakfast. Casual atmosphere, good food, good service. Expect to wait! Reminds me of being in the Carribbean or Key West.

1  Thank Cherichez
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Sand Box cafe on several occasions for breakfast, just recently tried for lunch. On all occasions the young hostesses are rude. Always starts off my meal annoyed. The seating is cramped and uncomfortable. We watched a senior citizen on a...More

2  Thank Cancersucksprep
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had heard so many good things about this place and decided to go for breakfast during my recent stay. The place is decorated by Key West like, but tables and chairs are crammed in so tight and seriously wrought iron chairs are not very...More

2  Thank jenrb
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Skip the homemade hot sauce. Gread place for breakfast after yoga on the beach. Be prepared for lines, the foodl is that good.

Thank GRIZ G
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It gets packed ...go early. It takes 20 min for the sizzler so order before u get there so u don't have to wait. It's delicious but more like a dessert. Food was great but they use frozen spinach for their omelettes. Points off for...More

Thank ilovelost
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are they open on Monday
21 August 2016|
Response from Amy F | Reviewed this property |
Are you moving to Surf City or opening another location?
20 February 2016|
Response from qtdesignz | Reviewed this property |
It will be a second location that will be open year round. The outdoor cafe will only be open in the summer. This will be a great addition to our year restaurants!
Cindy F
Is there a gluten free menu?
26 June 2015|
Response from SusieQ1954 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. If suggest you call and ask. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-361-2425
  • E-mail
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