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The Chicken or the Egg

207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“late night” (18 reviews)
“wings” (266 reviews)
“chicken” (126 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

What I love about this place is the food. They have a great Sunday brunch reservation is always good because they are always crowded .

Thank Gladys G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Family breakfast late in the season so it wasn't crazy mobbed. Most of the food we ordered was pretty good but the waiter was cocky, not very attentive and never brought our "dessert" pancakes-even after we asked so we ended up cancelling them CHEG is...More

Thank tfitz812016
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Most reviews I read said "everything" was good. Not so. The naked wings with Original Hot sauce were pretty good. The fries were ok, but the gravy they came with tasted off. The burger was over cooked. I think it was supposed to come with...More

Thank noreenj31
Reviewed 11 October 2017

All summer there is a long line to get into this restaurant. Once you have eaten there you understand why. In the fall the Island is delightful and this restaurant is accessible. Breakfast here with my husband was good and very pleasant.

1  Thank Warren L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Love the food but the decor is like funky chicken. The menu has everything you could want, and some of the best wings on the island. You can get them breaded or naked. Their sauces are very good, my favorite is Swamp Sauce. Extremely busy...More

Thank baroquevenus
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful find for lunch, had the wings and a special cheese steak nachos - so good the 2 of us could only finish 1/2 of the meal. Server was wonderful and very informative on the wing sauces and we picked the perfect hotness for us....More

Thank LuckyLady207
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Ate breakfast there. One of three places that we've eaten breakfast on LBI. Omelet was good, coffee was very good, home fries were just OK.

Thank S S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

went here with our daughter, son in law, and granddaughter...our first visit, they have been here before...enjoyed the wings (breaded)..burger was good but overcooked to well done..very bust; I understand there is always a wait, but it is worth the wait just for the wings...I...More

Thank willm1
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Had a nice breakfast here, It was off season, so no crowds, although I don't think it was that good to wait an hour to get in. Food was tasty, the bacon was delicious and the eggs were good, but nothing special. Our server was...More

Thank Trixie1953
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It's ok, nothing to want to have to stand around and wait an hour for, the wings were good but no better than at the diner around the corner. Over rated but you wouldn't be disappointed. Fun atmosphere but I think the owner is a...More

Thank beachviewbrew
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Robert C
8 September 2017|
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Response from goinmobile68 | Reviewed this property |
I just grabbed my takeout menu & gluten free isn't indicated, but I've always found the staff to be helpful (I'm not gluten free, but have other food concerns) I'd just ask & I'm sure they'd check it out. A family member... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from Missy W | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Russell W | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday nite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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