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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 914-318-1996
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (66 reviews)
“cornbread” (17 reviews)
“crab legs” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Food is a hit and miss. Some items were good, some were just 'blah'. Disappointed with the sangria. That cornbread though...absolute delish. Outdated and overdone decor.

Thank Louisa W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sammy 's on Ciyt Island is an excellent restaurant. I particularly like to go there for lunch since they have a great lunch special menu served from 11:30am to 3 pm every day. The food and service are very good. There isn't any water view,...More

2  Thank LouLou324
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great environment, but the food is absolutely over seasoned. I had crab legs, shrimp and a couple other items, which I can longer recall what they were. When I cannot recall, it's because it didn't impress me enough TO remember it. I brought home a...More

Thank Carrie K
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My visit to City Island is already a couple of years ago, but I was really fond of this little tiny place. Remembered it last weekend while watching an old episode of "Law and Order", too bad I never got to meet Stabler and Benson...More

2  Thank brainhorn
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A great place to eat! A staple of City Island! The service was great, the drinks were good and strong!

3  Thank reyna a
Reviewed 20 September 2016

If you like SEA FOOD then this is the place you need to go, I took my family there and have to tell you I love it an so did they, the sevice was good and the Value of things to eat were good and...More

2  Thank Reinaldo R
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with my partner in crime. We were on another one of our escapes from everyday responsibilities. I ordered fried seafood dinner. It was so good. The only thing is that it is pricy. But I do continue to visit because it's so...More

2  Thank Jae M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband and I have eaten at Sammy's a number of times. We often stop there for dinner on our way home from our vacations in New England. We have never been disappointed. The seafood is delicious. Our last visit was a few weeks ago....More

2  Thank Linda09_13
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food and service are always great. Just top quality stuff. A bit pricey but great. Go during the week , cause the weekend is always crowded.

2  Thank Edwin S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Decided to go to City Island to enjoy a good seafood dinner and nice views on the water. We found Sammy's and decided to check it out. We found Sammy's to be a classic local paradise with a great vibe and very nice selection of...More

2  Thank fredhulnick
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 914-318-1996
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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