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The Chicken or the Egg

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207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The "CHEG" is a hopping place! We had about a ten minute wait for a table for breakfast, which wasn't bad at all. Despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy, the service was fast and professional. Our food came out rather quickly and was delicious! In my opinion, the home fries were the best that I have ever... More 

Thank Karen N
New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always packed so go early. Extensive fun menu, very busy restaurant. Casual atmosphere. A local icon staple. Good for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Susan P
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to the Chicken or the Egg for many years. Always consistent. They have a huge menu (kind of like a diner, but better and breakfast anytime). My favorite if I'm watching my diet is the California Breakfast Burrito....egg whites, sausage, home fries, avocado, cilantro and pepper jack cheese in a sundried tomato wheat tortilla with a side... More 

Thank cmleesa
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very varied menu with fun stuff to choose from! Wings are offered in many dif degrees of hot/sweet/sour. Burgers, sandwiches and apps are the favorites.

Thank Jerome M
Barnegat, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Amazing food and all the flavors are great. The New England clam chowder and the "Jersey" soup are the best!

Thank atreyu2727
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Always yummy & fun😘. One of our 1st stops on the Island , almost always a last stop on the way off.

Thank BrieBrieA
long island, ny
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174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We make a trip to visit family a few times a year and the Chegg is always a must stop! We have been going for years and they never disappoint. Breakfast or Lunch are fantastic.

Thank LaurieBCole
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great place to grab a bite and the food is great!! but they are pretty busy and crouded on weekends.. theyre cinnamon roll / icecream sandwich was out of this world!!

Thank Liz N
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Best Chicken soup......just wish the would get a better system for seating. The waits are so long you really have to plan your day around the timing of getting a table if you want to eat at this restaurant

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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115 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We tried the Chegg during the week after the summer season was over. The wait was still long for dinner. They text your phone when your table was ready which was the only thing we found good about this place. We did not have breakfast (which may be better than dinner). We tried Fried Shrimp and the combo platter. The... More 

1 Thank XNY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695
When we boast that there is something for everyone, it's not without merit. There are classic items and ones that are completely original and unique. And then there are the wings... A lot of places talk a good buffalo wing, but the "Chegg" as it is now commonly known, truly delivers. The wings are big, juicy and available in 17 sauces, both Original Breaded, or Naked. The Chicken or the Egg has become know locally and Nationally for these big beauties. And best of all, the whole menu (breakfast too) is available 24 hours a day (in season). But for us, it's not just about the food. It's about family. It's about camaraderie. It' s about good times. So come io in and join the family. Join the fun. You'll be happy you did. Oh, and sorry about the lines. People dig us. But it' s worth the wait.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?