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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
11:30 - 02:00
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Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The most delicious ,extremely tasteful ,totally seafood bellyful ,most romantic ,awesome setting respect for staff ,best for family Reunion,The best Seafood in the house.... No question !!!

Thank Kowar529
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Though we walked in we were basically seated immediately. The staff was courteous and well mannered checking to see if we were okay. The food which followed the bread, cheese and salad was a bit over the top ( too much to eat at one sitting) . We guessed the mountain of food was to compensate for the somewhat high... More 

Thank Astor B
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I used the website's booking form to book our table for two, however, upon arrival (20 minutes early) they did not require the booking details and we were quickly seated within a couple of minutes. After reading other reviews of HUGE portions, we decided in advance to share a couple of appetizers and one entree ($5 surgcharge for sharing), and... More 

1 Thank dorothySWEngland
Bronx, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to visit on City Island. The food and service is great. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank Nicol W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The only reason I didn't give this place 5 starts is because they don't have free refills on fountain beverages lol! With the large portions of food that they serve...free refills are definitely needed to wash down your meal. The food menu is full of options and include a variety of items for non- seafood lovers. They have a pretty... More 

Thank MoniqueKM
Bronx, New York
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I convinced my husband to let me take him here for Father’s Day dinner on the Saturday night before because I wanted seafood. My husband is always dragging his feet to Sammy’s because of the traffic and the price but once he saw that Joe’s Crab Shack costs almost just as much, he finally said ok. Now getting into City... More 

2 Thank BronxBarbie
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This was my first time at Sammy's. I was staying with my friend in New York and she suggested it. Food is so good! The service was great (especially if you sit in Jimmy's section). He is so nice and they give you so much food. Yes, the portions are big and you will be taking home a carry-out. The... More 

1 Thank adjacks
New York, NY
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were a party of 27. They took our reservation and said there shouldn't be a problem getting us a table. We arrived 10-15 minutes before our reservation time although not the fully party. They told us they had a section ready for us and to come back when our full party had arrived. 30 minutes later, a majority of... More 

Thank Punkoz
New York City, New York
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286 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Sammy's Fish Box is one of many seafood restaurants on City Island. Let's face it. This is not Haute Cuisine. But, for what it is, it is pretty good. Don't let the scary decor throw you. The place is decorated with gigantic colorful fish hanging from the ceiling(not attractive at all) and the place is crammed with booths and tables.... More 

Thank 7Lisal
Englewood, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

we went to birthday party at Sammy's Fishbox, and were so pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of food. the Service team was excellent, always attending to our needs. Highly recommended for fresh seafood and great service!

1 Thank Peter R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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