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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“cornbread” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the things being a Baltimorean our claim to fame are Maryland crab cakes and I here to tell you that Sammy's crab cakes are out of this world. All the main courses and appetizers prices are very reasonable and you get a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and exceptional food!! No reservations needed and you're never rushed to leave. No special occasion is needed for good eats!

1  Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I celebrated my 30th birthday here with my hubby. We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant out. A few people have mentioned that it’s a great place. We thought it was a good restaurant. The food was good. Although we did not like our virgin...More

Thank vivian_ferri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to go to Sammy's often. The summer is the best. Get your shrimp platter or the succulent clams and sit by the water feeling the summer breeze. It's quite busy in the summer so bring patience for a wonderful seafood at Sammy's experience!

1  Thank I6846ZHshirleym
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Food is great here price reflects overall portions and quality if you love seafood this is the spot they also cater to non seafood lovers

1  Thank Tandofire S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

As a kid I loved going to City Island having grown up in the Bronx. It was a Sunday treat for me my mom and her friends would take us after church. We would go to the end of the pier which is great. However...More

1  Thank Geoffrey A
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I have been here bunerous times since I was a kid. It hasn't changed much. The food is the same and at times bland. It's a crap shoot. Sometimes the food is great other times I barely touch it. This time around was the latter....More

Thank Fifina108
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Family had an excellent meal on a Friday night. Crowded but seating was available after a 10 minute wait. Several Sammy's on City island. Very nice experience.

1  Thank Henry R
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

There were 4 of us & we ordered the paella for sharing. The portion was gigantic & the food was delicious. After we ate, we took home, 3 half trays. That's how huge the portion was. It could feed about 10-12 people. The price of...More

1  Thank lyrea06
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing at this restaurant. The customer service is excellent. I recommend this place for anyone who loves seafood. Oh and The drinks are great as well.

1  Thank Yvette F
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29 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
USD 21 - USD 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, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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