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Sand Box Cafe

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2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
+1 609-361-2425
08:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Great service and great food. Always a long wait so get there early or be prepared to wait! Enjoy!!!

Thank Kate K
Springfield, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The food was really good! You might be squeezed in a bit, but it's a unique, fun place. We had breakfast there and everyone enjoyed their various omelets... and of course the pork roll, egg and cheese on a hard roll was the best!

Thank Cheryl S
Latham, New York, United States
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Cool eclectic place with unique breakfast items. The Parmesan baked was excellent as was the Italian crepes. Attentive service everything look good from the french toast and waffles to the egg dishes. Good good not great coffee overall a place worth coming back to with unique items not found in most places a little gem

Thank Billsfun7
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Had breakfast there twice this past weekend. It's our favorite place. They will be closing early October so it will be a long winter waiting for it to reopen in spring. There is usually a wait, but it's worth it. The cafe has a great atmosphere - outdoor seating under umbrellas and surrounded by lots of eclectic beach signs and... More 

Thank Sherry S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nine of us (from IL, PA, & SC) stopped here for breakfast. None of us had been here or heard of it. The staff were very attentive, and the food delicious. We ordered the sizzler, crepes, and omelets, and they were great. The staff kept our coffee topped off & hot.

Thank white_canoe
new Jersey, USA
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We just returned from a weekend in LBI. I was looking for a new breakfast spot and found the Sand Box cafe. We loved it !! Everything from the food to atmosphere. The servers and owners could not have been more friendly and welcoming. I like interesting food combinations and this place definitely satisfied us. We liked it so much... More 

Thank Lindakathleen
Barnegat, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Passed this place over the years and thought it looked interesting and rustic. Decided to grab a meal there this weekend but were less than impressed. Outdoor dining area is very crowded and hot. Fans on nearby walls but half weren't running. Food was average at best and expensive for portion size. Floors and tables need a good cleaning too,... More 

2 Thank Kyra C
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We loved the look and feel of this place in the courtyard and were very excited about the menu. Unfortunately the food let us down a little bit because my vegetarian fiancee ordered the jalapeno poppers and they had bacon in them. It would be great to have vegetarian food marked out on the menu. To their credit, they didn't... More 

1 Thank Lauren F
Ridgefield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We were there for breakfast and the wait was about 45 minutes at 10am. Great service and really good breakfast the specialty was the sizzler pancake/muffin mix oven baked. Small space with lots of character fun for the kids and adults all ages. Owners, husband and wife full of character and you can see the reflection on the restaurant.

1 Thank Sunny2011_01
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Besides serving a delicious breakfast, which consisted of tropical fruits covering egg bread (challah) French toast stuffed with cream cheese, what truly distinguished Sand Box Cafe is both the charm of its location (it's outdoors, but covered with umbrellas) and the friendliness of it's owners. Kudos to Dana and Vinnie for creating this atmosphere, and for continuing to add such... More 

1 Thank DoctorCabanaBoy

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?