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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“cornbread” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been here bunerous times since I was a kid. It hasn't changed much. The food is the same and at times bland. It's a crap shoot. Sometimes the food is great other times I barely touch it. This time around was the latter....More

Thank Fifina108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family had an excellent meal on a Friday night. Crowded but seating was available after a 10 minute wait. Several Sammy's on City island. Very nice experience.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 4 of us & we ordered the paella for sharing. The portion was gigantic & the food was delicious. After we ate, we took home, 3 half trays. That's how huge the portion was. It could feed about 10-12 people. The price of...More

1  Thank lyrea06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing at this restaurant. The customer service is excellent. I recommend this place for anyone who loves seafood. Oh and The drinks are great as well.

1  Thank Yvette F
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I had my friends visiting from Virginia and one of the grew up in the Bronx but left over 40 years ago when he was a teenager. He wanted to do something in the afternoon for late lunch and I was trying to find a...More

1  Thank Monsy M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I had lunch with friends last Friday there. In the past I had lobster there and it was satisfying. This time I ordered grilled red snapper - it came whole with head on (even though the menu did not indicate it but said so for...More

Thank wojtekwb
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Amazing portions: First a relish tray with olives, celery and carrots along with a loaf of fresh sourdough bread along with a nice piece of tender cornbread and a piece of cheese. Then comes a very generously sized main course, in our case tilapia for...More

1  Thank Rose_S778
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I really like the food at Sammy's Fishbox, but their prices are high. I suppose it's worth it when they run a lobster special, because their Maine lobster is outstanding!

1  Thank Robin1104
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sammy's is an iconic City Island seafood restaurant. The island is small, but there are lots of restaurants and even a small museum on the main (and only) street that goes end-to-end on the island. The portions are generous and the food is good. It...More

1  Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Eight hungry people on a Sunday headed to City Island to a seafood binge. Sammy's is at the end of the long street so don't worry - you didn't miss it, just keep driving. Besides, the signs are large and huge and colourful especially in...More

1  Thank Tina T
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29 March 2017|
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Response from brainhorn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Valerie, it's been some time, but no dress code, casual was fine, don 't know about pets thou!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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