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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (71 reviews)
“cornbread” (24 reviews)
“crab legs” (12 reviews)
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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've come here twice in one week so that's tell you I really enjoy Sammy's. The portions are huge. It's pretty popular because it's always crowded. a bit expensive but I enjoy the food

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this is the place to go if you’re in the City Island area. The menu is ridiculous with how many choices and styles of cooking they serve. And if you’re not into seafood, they have you covered. The place gets busy fast, but even...More

1  Thank Minmor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time on City Island, so have no comparison. We cose it for half shell clams and clam chowder - and were quite pleased! Several side dishes included, which were nice. The menu has LOTS of offerings, which made it tough for us. I had...More

1  Thank rohausser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my niece out to celebrate her birthday as she was in town from Virginia Beach. The food was good. Our waiter(Patrick) started out ok, by the end of the night, we were not pleased with his service. Juan, another waiter stepped in, and...More

Thank braziliangem
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Haven't been to Sammy's in over 20 years. They have a new addition across the street in City Island. Still tasty after all these years! The hot bread sent to the table is soooo good...try it with a bloody mary. Big servings and the service...More

1  Thank dinnerand
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Awesome restaurant and location. All the way at the end of city island. Their own parking lot so easy to park. Food was great. Started with a board of a crusty bread, corn bread, and other tasty treats like olives. Delicious. Service was great. Prompt...More

3  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

One of the things being a Baltimorean our claim to fame are Maryland crab cakes and I here to tell you that Sammy's crab cakes are out of this world. All the main courses and appetizers prices are very reasonable and you get a lot...More

1  Thank bhlraven1916
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great service and exceptional food!! No reservations needed and you're never rushed to leave. No special occasion is needed for good eats!

1  Thank Suzanne V
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I celebrated my 30th birthday here with my hubby. We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant out. A few people have mentioned that it’s a great place. We thought it was a good restaurant. The food was good. Although we did not like our virgin...More

Thank vivian_ferri
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We try to go to Sammy's often. The summer is the best. Get your shrimp platter or the succulent clams and sit by the water feeling the summer breeze. It's quite busy in the summer so bring patience for a wonderful seafood at Sammy's experience!

1  Thank I6846ZHshirleym
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Response from Tandofire S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Response from brainhorn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Valerie, it's been some time, but no dress code, casual was fine, don 't know about pets thou!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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