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The Chicken or the Egg

207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“late night” (17 reviews)
“wings” (244 reviews)
“chicken” (122 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
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1 - 10 of 767 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

off season, go any chance you have.... wouldn't stick around for the waits though. friendly staff. great food. BYOB

Thank thejess215
Reviewed 1 week ago

After finding the restaurant we wanted to go to was closed, we went to The Chicken or The Egg. My husband and son-in-law had wings and both really enjoyed them,. The breaded ones seemed to be bigger wings - even without the breading. My daughter...More

Thank CarolDanipete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy. French toast topped with crumbly over cooked Prompt service Did not meet our expectations Obviously popular by criwds

Thank kathy147248
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to Chegg for several years & love their vegetarian choices. We avoid a long wait by ordering food to go. Easy & quick & eat overlooking the bay/ocean or back at our condo!

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go for breakfast every year. But really, there's no reason to go unless you want to say you've been at this long established joint. I've never gone for anything other than breakfast, so I can only say that it's "breakfast" nothing special. Service is...More

Thank karenmoto2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always a fun night at the Chegg...More iconic than anything at this point, but it's always busy and the food always comes out pretty quickly. They have the best chicken nachos and never let us down with the Fat Chegg!

Thank FeedKrissy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here few times for lunch and it was great! Today I went with my daughter for breakfast and it was delicious. I had cheese omelet, bacon, potatoes,biscuit and a side order of pancakes. It was so good!!! Loved everything especially the pancake. I only...More

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chicken or the Egg offers 24 hour service. You do have to wait on line to get in but it is well worth the wait. We had breakfast there two weeks ago - 7 of us and everyone ate something different. We were 4...More

1  Thank grandmamarlene5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best place to have breakfast. Sometimes there is a wait but it goes fast and before you know it, its your turn.

Thank sfostercom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chicken or The Egg is an LBI landmark; mention "Chegg" to anyone on the island and their eyes light up. In season, you have to use their mobile app to wrangle a table. Just showing up guarantees an hour plus wait time. The food...More

Thank Jim C
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Robert C
8 September 2017|
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Response from goinmobile68 | Reviewed this property |
I just grabbed my takeout menu & gluten free isn't indicated, but I've always found the staff to be helpful (I'm not gluten free, but have other food concerns) I'd just ask & I'm sure they'd check it out. A family member... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from Missy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is Byo😀
7 July 2017|
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Response from Russell W | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday nite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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