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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

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41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good meal and service. More food than we could eat. Fresh seafood was fantastic, and the bread and pickled veggies as appetizers were spectacular. Definitely will return.

1 Thank Clinical R
Bronx, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go on the weekend expect to wait almost 1 hour. They hand valet parking which is always a good thing, and the food is good but pricey. Also be ready to spend a lot on average food, especially from the kids menu because it's City Island. But overall the food is good, especially the salmon and jumpo shrimp.

1 Thank MsJamaica1980
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Triple yummy, food portions are huge, but fresh and delicious. We have been going to this place for many years and they never disappoint. It's definitely worth the money.

1 Thank Rachel4791
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally great place to dine and have a good conversation wether business or pleasure. It's on my favorites list and the food is always on point. The spices and just the presentation is wonderful. Really really great place.

1 Thank Constantine Cha... S
Woodbridge, Virginia
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with family to celebrate Sister n Law Birthday. Very long trip from Queens and paying a toll about $8.50 each way. My first thought this better be some good fish. Was seated quickly and food was served hot. My wife and I split 1 dish together and thank goodness we did. WHEW STICKER FREAKING SHOCK. Hell no free... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awful. I had the seafood broil and every single piece of seafood tasted like refrigerator. My friend had a lobster roll and that also tasted like refrigerator on wonder bread. The only thing that was good was the cornbread. We drove over an hour to come here and will never come back.

Thank Sandra S
New Rochelle
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have something for everyone's taste. Each table gets a warm loaf of bread with cheese and a crudite to start. Prices are reasonable and portions are large. Ample parking.

1 Thank tonii338
Yonkers, New York
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sammy's is an institution in City Island. My wife and I were there this past summer and had the broiled and fried sea food platters. The portions are huge and the service first class. The decor is traditional nautical with replicas of large fish and fishing boats everywhere. The food was perfectly prepared and very tasty I highly recommend this... More 

1 Thank abogado2015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome seafood restaurant. Great service and a variety of dishes to choose from. The broiled scallops and Shrimp are fabulous and the snow crab legs are highly recommended.

2 Thank Gregory P
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Overall the place was clean, our server Jeff was awesome he made us feel welcome. The food was very good a. It pricey but worth it, just one problem and I did mention it to the manager The female bathroom need updating it smell like the sewer and it was dirty. That is the only reason for now giving them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
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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