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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at Sammys since the 1970s. The Food is as Great and Fresh today as it was back then. The Service and Atmosphere is and always will be top notch. As they are celebrating there 50th year in business it's like going to see an old family friend. Thanks for another great meal out of thousands that... More 

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1 Thank Wayne G
Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We ate here on April 22nd. I had snow crab legs with whole lobster it was so tender and full of flavor, OMG I cannot wait to go back. My friends had a variety of dishes and we all loved it. It was a busy night and our waitress was so nice and polite she was on the money. We... More 

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1 Thank Toni K
Somerset, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Ate here on April 22nd, food was good as always. We ordered the plate for 2, it came with tons of king and snow crab legs, huge fried shrimp, two lobsters and a bunch of rice, and corn, etc. it was fresh and tasty and of course we didn't finish it warmed it up the next day and it was... More 

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1 Thank prettynpink357
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Came here to try out a new place with high recommendations from my friends. Yes, they give you LARGE amounts of food. I had ordered the lobster combo with shrimp. was supposed to come with pasta in garlic sauce. the pasta tasted terrible! no garlic flavor at all. the lobster lacked flavor as well. telling you, the best part of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is highly recommend.....However I felt it was Ok, the food is OVER Rated and OVER Priced!!! I enjoyed the sea food rice, the rest of the food wasn't memorable

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Union, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Took our son here for his birthday dinner and paid a check for $378 for 5 people. Asked for a Chilean Bass and got a nasty flat slimy piece of fish, which was NEVER Chilean Bass!! The two lobster tails were small and overcooked, the rest of the order were horrible too! This place used to be a gem, now... More 

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Thank 100ALo
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Ill-equipped to handle large parties. We called ahead to make arrangements for a party of about 30 people. We had 2 servers (who were clearly overwhelmed and unprepared for a party of that size) the entire time. The place settings were missing; drink and food orders were wrong; and the food was served to us sporadically throughout our time there.... More 

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Totowa, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

An abundance of fresh fish & seafood will not disappoint. Very attentive service. Transportation is good. No parking problems as they have several lots. The bus stop is right in front of the entrance. Portions are HUGE. Get there early or you will have a long wait. They do take reservations.

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Thank Kathy C
Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I don't come here often but it seems it's almost always a date night, my wife likes it here for good seafood as for me it's a bit pricey but I'm willing to please my honey, we like to go to a variety of places on City Is but you can't' go wrong with Sammy's!

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Thank Edwin C
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Sammy's is a great restaurant that features seafood but also has other choices. The food is delicious. I prefer to go for lunch since between 11:30 am and 3 pm every day you can choose from the lunch menu. Prices there are really good and there are a lot of choices. Of course, you can also choose from the regular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
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
Description
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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