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“A little bit of the Cape.....”
Review of City Island

City Island
Ranked #5 of 67 things to do in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Island off the east coast of the Bronx that transforms into a seaside resort on weekends during the summer.
Reviewed 4 March 2018

While either visiting or dinner, City Island has the feel of being in a New England coastal town without leaving the city. The many restaurants have a variety of choices, but if you love seafood this is the place. Just be aware that is can get very crowded summer weekends and major holidays, give yourself extra time.

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"antique shops"
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"my favorite restaurant"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have visited City Island pretty much bi-weekly...the atmosphere, its tranquility, as you are 'transported' to a community sorrounded by water, makes you feel as though you're in Cape Cod...in a boating & fishing community. In this fishing village, you must visit shops like "Captain Mike's Diving" you can learn scuba diving, book fishing excursions, and so much more. It has been at that location for over 27 years!...learning its history alone is mind boggling.
...and eateries like "The Lobster Box", Sammy's Fish Box", "Ohana Japanese Restaurant" are awesome. The church, the school, & businesses...its community is not harried like us on the other side of the City Island bridge...when you go, visit the little mom and pop businesses, where you can buy trinkets, your worms or tackle for fishing or wolf down dessert at the "Black Whale", and stop there, if only to gaze at a very old gnarled tree on its corner. A beautiful place!

Thank Hedy M
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I love city island. The sea food are good and the river from is my most attractive thing. I will love it.

Thank Nasir A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Made a reservation for 4 people for 7PM arrived at restaurant only to find an overcrowded mad house checked in with hostess for our reservation and was told there would be a long wait stated I had reservation apparently it did not matter spoke to owner all he had to say was reservations would not be honored. there was a 2 hour wait upon herring that from the owner we left. went to another place on city island called scavello's no wait and the food and price both excellent

Thank islander90
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We love City Island especially every year we go there to Jp"s to the left when you come across the little bridge the place is nice cozy romantic the food is amazing the people are so nice so make sure you come to Jp's tell them Honey sent you enjoy

Thank Christine G
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