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Sand Box Cafe

2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
+1 609-361-2425
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
“mango” (2 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The owners Dana and Vinnie have a creative menu of items that you just won’t find anywhere else. Their breakfast menu contains has an interesting selection of crepes, omelets and pancakes…. Oh, pancakes, the best pancakes anywhere on the planet. The food is all fresh...More

Thank gwalden2017
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing food made from scratch. Great service and atmosphere-so friendly! Gluten free waffles were fabulous!

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went on Sunday of Labor Day weekend and only had a 15 minute wait...score! They brought Wiki Sticks to keep the kids entertained (even my teenagers), and guided us to order only one pancake each as they are HUGE. Beachy atmosphere, friendly staff, yummy...More

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I was so happy to find this place in Surf City!! Very good breakfast and a nice variety on the menu. There were different choices and the specials were very interesting. The decor was very cute. I will be going back there. Best French toast...More

Thank farrosa
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was my second time eating lunch at the Sand Box Cafe. I had their crabmeat quesadilla special which was fantastic. All crabmeat no filler! Highly recommend the Sand Box Cafe!

Thank Ariasinger
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Had another fantastic meal at the Sandbox today. The crab avocado bacon omelette special was out of this world!! Owners are great and are very visible during your dining to make sure everything runs smoothly. Pretty shocked by the few recent negative reviews. Have been...More

3  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We love the owners, decor and good. We always have a great meal here. No lones today which is RARE. We got a perfect table in the shade and had our order taken quickly. My salad was delicious. The guacamole and chips were crispy and...More

1  Thank qtdesignz
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Went there for the outdoor vibe. Got there and had about a twenty minute wait. When we went in, there were a few empty tables for two. I think they just knew they didn't have the staff to accommodate. Space was limited, chairs small and...More

1  Thank katem j
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Everyone was raving about the SandBox. I don't know what all the fuss is about. Average at best. Soup was like something out of a can with frozen vegetables thrown in. Maybe breakfast would have been better but we were to late for the breakfast...More

2  Thank nksberger
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Don't leave LBI without experiencing the quaitness and delicious eats at this outdoor restaurant. If it's pouring, they're not open so don't think they're closed for business. Come back when it's not raining. Everything is good. So I can't mention one dish. I love them...More

Thank Travelwsb
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Marge M
24 July 2017|
Response from Travelwsb | Reviewed this property |
Only Mother Nature can answer that accurately. But, not so often this year it seems. And when it does rain, there are spots that are covered where you can be accommodated.
22 August 2016|
Response from 63AmyF63 | Reviewed this property |
21 February 2016|
Response from qtdesignz | Reviewed this property |
It will be a second location that will be open year round. The outdoor cafe will only be open in the summer. This will be a great addition to our year restaurants!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-361-2425
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