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The Chicken or the Egg

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207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our yearly family trip to LBI wouldn't be complete without breakfast at "Chegg"! Colorful and casual, the place is always packed, but the wait for a table is well worth it. I can only vouch for breakfast, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. From a breakfast burrito to amazing eggs benedict stacked on top of a... More 

Thank Callie B
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Chicken or the Egg is a very popular, consistently good restaurant in "downtown" Beach Haven. It's widely known for its highly rated wings and you see many patrons with plates piled high with their desired heat of spiced wings. My wife and I have never been disappointed with any meal we've enjoyed at The Chicken or the Egg! During... More 

Thank jhersh1008
Manahawkin, NJ
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196 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge menu, look online before you go to make sure you pick a winner! We had choice of early bird before 5 which was a great deal. The specials were only a few more bucks. Very good food and reasonable! Packed as usual. We used the app which said 5:05 the table would be ready and it was. Walked right... More 

Thank qtdesignz
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had breakfast here several times, we've slightly off-season folks so we don't wait long. Our experience is that the food is fresh and good, but once we were seated we faded into the woodwork. Not once did anyone ask if a refill was wanted on coffee and it took forever to be offered the check, but initial service was... More 

Thank goinmobile68
Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jersey Chowder was amazing, loved it. Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak Sandwich was great as well. Honey BBQ wing sauce was awesome. Everyone was very happy with their order and it was the first time for me having Jersey Chowder, so very great experience here! I recommend!

Thank Kaerianae
Long Beach Township, New Jersey
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been living on the Island for the last 3 years, and have tried a few of the restaurants, but never went into the CHEGG. So this morning we decided to stop in for breakfast (before the tourists arrive). Well, now we know what everyone raves about. And w'ere sorry we waited so long to try the CHEGG .... More 

1 Thank Russell W
Sparks, Maryland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to LBI with my wife's siblings and spouses. We had breakfast at the Chegg (as its called locally) this morning, and it was a good experience. There was no wait for a table for 6, our server was humorous and attentive. The staff were all actively attending to their tables, and there was a team approach to serving... More 

1 Thank Bob G
Shannon, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast friendly service ( I did go on off season) hostess wait staff on the ball as well as the Food large selection of Wings home town diner feel !

Thank icepic67
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came out to LBI for the weekend and 3 times tried to get in the CHEGG. We LOVE the food, but there is always a minimum hour wait. We got take out...but by the time we got it to our room, it was cold. There are always lines of people waiting outside. A true reflection of their great food...but...I... More 

Thank Julie B
Mendham, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We normally go to this great place during the off season due to the popularity of this place in the summer months. Creative tasty breakfast lunch and dinner fare. If you like wings this would be the place.

Thank Hampshire87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695
When we boast that there is something for everyone, it's not without merit. There are classic items and ones that are completely original and unique. And then there are the wings... A lot of places talk a good buffalo wing, but the "Chegg" as it is now commonly known, truly delivers. The wings are big, juicy and available in 17 sauces, both Original Breaded, or Naked. The Chicken or the Egg has become know locally and Nationally for these big beauties. And best of all, the whole menu (breakfast too) is available 24 hours a day (in season). But for us, it's not just about the food. It's about family. It's about camaraderie. It' s about good times. So come io in and join the family. Join the fun. You'll be happy you did. Oh, and sorry about the lines. People dig us. But it' s worth the wait.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?