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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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an island girl, I know great seafood! My family and I celebrated my birthday at Sammy's and the food was fantastic. Unfortunately, we had to wait in a long line to get in and it was kinda loud inside with all the tables so closely placed; BUT, our meals compensated to a great extent. I recommend.

Thank Melanie44Kgn
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My review of Sammy's Fish Box on City Island. On a scale of 1 to 10. Food: 5 Service: 4 Decor: 4 Value: 4 Overall: 4 City Island has sit down restaurants and two places at the end of the road on City Island Avenue where you order your food at a counter and eat it inside or sit outside... More 

Thank William B
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located at the very end of city Island . Has complementary parking for guests. It has a very extensive menu . Large portions of food excellent service highly recommend .

1 Thank GeorgeNY14
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So everybody knows the bread at Sammys is to die for. So as I was devouring the bread I realized that it had MOLD on it yes MOLD. So I asked to speak with the manager and she gave me a lame excuse talking about they get their bread from another company and they gave it to them like that.... More 

Thank Lawanda W
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious from start to finish! The crab legs, and shrimp scampi, lobster tail and even the filet mignon was incredible. They give you a piece of delicious Italian bread in the beginning which was delicious and also veggies i think, which weren't that great. Service was good and even the decor is nice. I had a wonderful experience. It was... More 

Thank WillV90
Mount Vernon, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent The food was amazing. I had the stuff lobster tail with crab meat. The atmosphere was nice good seating arrangement I love the stuffed tails and the drinks were nice and strong.

Thank Dameon G
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Big and ample portions go hand in hand with their prices. Spacious restaurant and good, quality food. Good wait staff. Helpful as well.

Thank C C
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I started the 2nd day of the New Year at my favorite restaurant since childhood. The experience was awesome. The hostess welcomed me with a bright smile and got me a nice seating booth. This restaurant gives you all meals in large portions and almost everyone takes some food home. The waiters where on point helping out everyone. There is... More 

Thank SGT L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great place, staff friendly, the portion is tremendous, be ready to take home the rest. there busy season Valentines day, make a reservation. this place is always packed

1 Thank Sonia D
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My family and I have been visiting Sammy's over 30 years and the service and food have never disappoint us. Highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank mhernandez103

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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