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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (73 reviews)
“cornbread” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

After two weeks on the road we finished our seafood eating extravaganza here. Such a let down. The lobster was smothered in greasy breadcrumbs and so overcooked. The shrimp were frozen tasteless chewy lumps. The snow crab legs were actually edible. Our server was inept....More

Thank ChelseaNicola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was friendly, busy. Food was delicious and a wide variety of food to pick from. The filet of sole and shrimp is good.

1  Thank yvette3312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Sammy's based on reviews. My friend had never been to City Island. So we picked this restaurant. The floors were sticky and slippery. Our waitress although very sweet needed to learn her craft. We all ate lobsters and they were very sweet...More

Thank VIvian666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old school neighborhood restaurant. Crowded on weekends but great seafood value for the money. Friend and I had the broiled shrimp/scallop plate and wife had the broiled shrimps. Came with paella rice and old-school, non-microwaved baked potatoes with steamed broccoli. Service was...More

1  Thank Navyat1ret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. I had the lobster with king crab legs. Warning they serve a lot of food so it's worth the price. You have enough food for the next day. The food came on time. Try not to overdo the delicious bread and cheese...More

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

seafood in abundance. good quality. a ridiculously large portions. its a rather noisy ambiance, but for the price, we enjoyed our meal

Thank S2680MBemilyh
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Sammy's Fish Box is a great place to eat...AND I MEAN EAT ! The Restaurant is large and always Full which lets you know that the food is GREAT! Also the restaurant is cheery, clean and the staff is well resourceful and pleasant. The Menu...More

1  Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Took my girlfriend around 1030 pm for her birthday floor was slippery like cooking oil and the food was nasty but people have there likes the corn had so many strings I thought I was about to sew the rice taste like nothing anywAys nasty...More

Thank Carolyn N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The decor is very nautical. Was disappointed with the Fried Calamari Appetizer. It was not fresh it must of been frozen and extremely rubbery. The Fried Shrimp was overdone and DRY. You do get a lot of extras with your meal which was good. Will...More

Thank Maddie665
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food it's delicious the staff it's very attentive and service it's on point, one of the best restaurants in city island

1  Thank Jessica R
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28 March 2017|
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Response from brainhorn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Valerie, it's been some time, but no dress code, casual was fine, don 't know about pets thou!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-0920
T was in 1966 that the Sammys's Fishbox story began; From our very humbe beginnings in 1966 we have grown from a 26 seat snack bar to a 500 seats, full service restaurant; preparing upwards of 1 million meals annually. Our phenomenal growth has been most gratifying to us. Since the beginning we believe some things are as true today as they were years ago; quality attracts customers, value earns respectand compromise in either is inappropriate. Our formula is very simple; we serve the best quality food prepared fresh daily in a uncompromising manner and served in generous portions at affordable prices. We at Sammy's wish to thank our customers for your loyalty in the past and we promise to earn more of that loyalty in the future. Sincerely, Sammy
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