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Sand Box Cafe

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2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
+1 609-361-2425
08:00 - 15:00
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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Restaurant was bright and open. Good amount of parking. Breakfast was very yummy and we will definitely go back.

Thank Amy F
Washington Township, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I used TripAdvisor to find something for a late breakfast as we traveled from Beach Haven to Barnegat Light. This came up as a perfect location, cost, and food suggestion for our group. The food was good, service was hectic but attentive. The staff was really nice, and it appeared that the owner was on site to make sure everything... More 

Thank SquireMatt
photodogVinny, Owner at Sand Box Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately parking is a bear on LBI. Our little Cafe was built in the 1950's and has no parking lot. Hope to see you again. More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous !Not to be missed. Eclectic fun Atmosphere I had great stuffed French toast special & my husband had wonderful crab omelet.

Thank Kathy8289
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

a very cute cafe however a little noisy due to lbi boulevard but excellent food I went with my family for breakfast and we were all happy with our food the strawberry & banana crêpe was amazing ! we are definitely coming back the next time we visit lbi

Thank kaitlyn l
Somerset, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We arrived without a reservation midday on a Sunday and were seated quickly. We were outside in a sunny spot but it was breezy out but were concerned about the sun and asked to be moved to a shady area and were immediately accommodated. The owner came over and explained that if it wasn't as windy as it was that... More 

1 Thank RJC0011
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

breakfast outstanding, unusual decor, good service, moderate pricing--an excellent vacation spot,friendly

1 Thank 424barnesk
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The decor is funky, the food is fresh! We had a wonderful lunch with something for everyone, including Nana! This is a great little hidden gem on LBI!

1 Thank GreenBee1717
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Adorable little place for breakfast. Colorful and fun atmosphere with delicious food at a good price! Restaurant is actually outside under umbrellas and awnings. It's just different. Worth it!!

1 Thank Pittfarm
Newtown, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My family and I have been to both Sand Box Cafe locations and can't get enough! The staff is always super friendly and attentive and the food is delicious. If you're debating about trying this place, stop-- just get your buns there ASAP and order the sizzler. It will blow your mind! I cannot wait to go back this weekend!... More 

Thank DaniP0627
Forked River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Food and service was awesome! Pancakes are the best I have ever had. They are the size of the plate! Best thing to do is go with friends and/or family, order different menu items and share all.

Thank Kathy609

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2604 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4262
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Ship Bottom
  • Phone Number: +1 609-361-2425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?