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“Very reasonable prices, good food, and lovely views.”

The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Local caught seafood, steaks and cocktails are served at this enduring waterfront eatery with nautical decor & outdoor patio seating. Family Owned and Operated since the 1950's, this a must visit Jersey Shore staple.
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Took a drive to the shore over the Thanksgiving weekend for a walk on the beach and late lunch, early dinner. Not many places were open. We decided on the Shrimp Box because we used to take my husband's grandmother there. I had not been in over ten years, but the food is very reliable and you get a lot for your money. Included is a choice of soup or salad, main entree, and a choice of dessert. My son and I had a cup of New England clam chowder and it was delicious. My daughter made her salad at the salad bar. (They also have a square bar to eat or drink at.) Two of us ordered baked salmon dishes and one had fried clams. The choices are pretty extensive. For dessert there were choices of pies, puddings, chocolate cake, ice cream. I had an imported beer and the bill came to less than $20 a piece for a three course dinner. You cannot beat that value. It was getting crowded as we left, so I suggest going in late afternoon. You may feel like you are going out to dinner too early, like the Seinfeld parents did, but it's worth getting a pick of the booths at the window, to enjoy the view of fishing boats on the water and sunset on the inlet.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Our party of four had a fabulous Thanksgiving celebration here this year. We have not been in a restaurant for the holiday in many, many years and were worried it would be a disaster, but instead everything went very smooth. We arrived about a half hour early for our 4:30 reservation, and they were very busy, no seats at the bar, but there was a large waiting area with benches so we didnt mind waiting and we were seated right on time...at a picture-window booth with a fabulous view of the sunset over the inlet. All the other guests were talking and laughing and the whole atmosphere was both festive and friendly. Everything was just great, the turkey portion was huge, at least 6 slices each, with all the trimmings. Pumpkin or Apple Crumb pie for dessert, the latter esp good. Everyone had leftovers to take home, and all this for a reasonable price. Looking forward to coming back here in the summer when we can sit at the outdoor patio.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I love this place. Right on the water. Food is great. View is beautiful. Employees especially Michelle, are the most friendly.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Dynamite resturaunt tucked on the inlet in this quiet shore spot. Delicious food with a bountiful complimentary salad bar. Fresh fish and great steaks. The prices are more than reasonable. Great family environment too. Early bird offerings made me think I was in Florida. Does get busy during the peak season. Very popular spot with the locals all year round. Worth a visit because you will return.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a Saturday night and the place was packed. Very puzzling considering how subpar the food was. My guess is that people who have rentals in the area frequent this restaurant out of a habit and not because it's good. That is the only explanation that makes any sense. Our dinners, and there was a group of 10 of us, were just OK. Some aspects of the dinner were downright terrible, such as overcooked and chewy shellfish, cold sides, etc. We would probably not return given there are so many OTHER options in the area for better meal. The ambience is nice but again, there are SO many other better options in the area.

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