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The Lobster Box

34 City Island Ave, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1609
+1 718-885-1952
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“lobster” (14 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
“branzino” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
34 City Island Ave, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1609
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed another Couples night at the lobster box. Service and food is always great. There was a light crowd which was unusual for a Saturday night on City Island. Tried the seafood paella for two, it could easily feed four......

Thank dentaff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a big restaurant, and lunchtime was fairly empty. Service is OK, food is good, especially seafood. Get a booth by the window for a view.

Thank Cara G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the New England feeling of the island. We had perfectly prepared lobsters. A very plain meal but excellent.

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a seafood place ...the fried fish dinner had no flavor in the coating...Just ok.I would not go back.

1  Thank libertybelle24
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to a delicious seafood lunch when we went to The Lobster Box. The decor was cute and the service was excellent. Unfortunately that did not make up for the food. The clam chowder was not thick, it was full of potatoes,...More

Thank drinkinmyjoe
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Visiting City Island has been on my bucket list for many years .My Physical Therapist suggested the Lobster Box as a restaurant for lunch .We were welcomed warmly and promptly seated. The menu listed a luncheon special:salad ,entree ,desert of the day and coffee or...More

Thank len16107
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I chose Lobster Box based on reviews, having never been to City Island and not knowing which place to eat at. The restaurant has plenty of parking. It reminds me of an old world restaurant, been around for a long time, nothing fancy. BUT oh...More

Thank VIvian666
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent and prior to our entree we were served pickled salad and fresh n hot garlic bread and I loved the amaretto served at the end nice touch. But the waiter was not that great but tended to our needs so we...More

Thank dwise2011
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The best restaurant on City Island. You'll get the best food, the best service, and none of the other nonsense you see in some other establishment on the island. You will pay more than those other places, and it's worth every cent.

1  Thank JoMamma73
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place has the most yummy seafood! It's an experience not just dinner! Really friendly staff, a must for everyone!!

Thank A8953OHjoe
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11 August 2016|
Response from gspumoni | Reviewed this property |
We went for and early Sunday lunch..Didn't see any signs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 City Island Ave, City Island, Bronx, NY 10464-1609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx  >  City Island
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-1952
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