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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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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Ill-equipped to handle large parties. We called ahead to make arrangements for a party of about 30 people. We had 2 servers (who were clearly overwhelmed and unprepared for a party of that size) the entire time. The place settings were missing; drink and food orders were wrong; and the food was served to us sporadically throughout our time there.... More 

Thank yaniqueconway
Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

An abundance of fresh fish & seafood will not disappoint. Very attentive service. Transportation is good. No parking problems as they have several lots. The bus stop is right in front of the entrance. Portions are HUGE. Get there early or you will have a long wait. They do take reservations.

Thank Kathy C
Bronx, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I don't come here often but it seems it's almost always a date night, my wife likes it here for good seafood as for me it's a bit pricey but I'm willing to please my honey, we like to go to a variety of places on City Is but you can't' go wrong with Sammy's!

Thank Edwin C
New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Sammy's is a great restaurant that features seafood but also has other choices. The food is delicious. I prefer to go for lunch since between 11:30 am and 3 pm every day you can choose from the lunch menu. Prices there are really good and there are a lot of choices. Of course, you can also choose from the regular... More 

Thank LouLou324
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Great seafood place. Reasonably priced for what you get. Avoid the massive dinner rush by going between 4 and 5pm. Avoid ordering appetizers as the dinner portions assure enormous.

Thank Lauren S
Bronx, New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Sammy's is Sammy's better than everything else. Get the Pa Ella bring everyone to eat it. It's ridiculous.

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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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
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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 restaurant reviews
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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😋😋😋😋😎😉🤗✌🏾️👍🏾

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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