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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Sammy's Fish Box was one special place for seafood when I lived in NY. I remember the good food and great service. Since I moved to another state my sister's and I make it a point to have sisters date. On this particular day I was taking my ne of sisters home. On the way I said let's go to... More 

Thank Iris P
New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Starter on table amazing hot corn bread and olives plus the freshest seafood If you are in the area stop by just a short drive from 95

Thank jack S
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

You can't go wrong with any of Sammy's restaurant in City Island. You can buy a meal for two that will probably feed 4 or more. They will charge an additional fee for each extra plates (normally 5 dollars per additional person.) but in the end you will find it to be worth it. The drinks are very good as... More 

Thank William M
Bronx, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

You get what you pay for and services meet the cost of a fantastic meal.. Fish; Lobster and all other residents of the sea.. Always my favorite at least 4c's a year😋😋😋😋😎😉🤗✌🏾️👍🏾

1 Thank MichaelRossi51
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit with native new yorkers. Very pricy but the portions match. The city island tea was GREAT! Our waiter was Jeff from Jamaica and he was very attentive. It's not a nice drive as far as traffic so if you make reservations get there early.

1 Thank NJ L
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I love seafood, but most times I am disappointed. But never at Sammy's Fishbox on City Island. I been a long time customer at Sammy's, I go twice a month at least. The food is awesome, I generally order a Crab feast for 2, that feeds my wife and myself, plus take home for another meal. They give giant portions... More 

2 Thank Evan G
Bronx, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We first get to the restaurant and there is a hostess up front welcoming you in.. We asked for a table for two, the lady then grabs two menus and says follow me as we go to this horrible journey which thats what it felt like passing thru numerous bus boys and waiters and narrow paths just so they can... More 

1 Thank Luz A
Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Visited this restaurant on February 6 (busy Saturday night). We were a party of 11 wanting to celebrate my daughter's 32nd birthday. We had reservations, but either way the wait was about 30 minutes. The menu is good and huge, a seafood lover's paradise. They serve plenty of food and the drinks are soooo good !!!! It's a bit pricey,... More 

Thank Mory2407
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

One of the BEST seafood restaurants on City Island. A lil pricey, but worth it! Parking availability is good

Thank Cynthia H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

My family has been frequenting Sammy's for over 10 years. This is the place I beg them to take me every time I visit. My husband and I order the Crab and Lobster feast, which is a large and very generous platter which can easily feed 4 if not more considering the side dishes that are included. I LOVE their... More 

1 Thank CoquiKIwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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