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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 good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (296 reviews)
“chicken” (137 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
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 3 weeks ago

Just amazing from start to finish!! First, we were on Long Beach Island in mid Oct. so the whole town is basically shut down especially midweek so we were just happy they were open! We were seated immediately and our server was very good and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kim449
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Went to The Chicken or the Egg after visiting the Museum of NJ Maritime History. I heard this place was extremely popular, with long lines through out the summer. Overall, I thought the food was great. I was able to get a table within 15...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Breakfast on a Saturday off season. No wait, service great. Blueberry Pancakes and special French toast were good, not great. Coffee was really good. Would come back and try again. Would consider for lunch or dinner too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ladydeexyz11
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

When our family is hungry for wings, we go to the best place on Long Beach Island, CHEGG. That’s the locals nickname for Beach Haven’s Chicken or the Egg well known restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this eclectic establishment serves excellent meals with great variety....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank captmimm
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Not often on LBI you find a little gem. If you are looking for a quick treat in the morning, this is the place to go. Starts early and good value.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Metter C
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Our second time here and it didn't disappoint. I'm obsessed with chickens and the endless chicken decor is enough to keep me coming back. Egg-cellent food and service. Delicious coffee. This is a must do for each LBI visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank byrequest1
Reviewed 15 October 2018

went there for breakfast on 11 October. Pleasant staff and very prompt service. We enjoyed our meals and went back again on Sunday the 13th. We had omelets and pancakes. The coffee was excellent. Since this was off season we had no wait.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SWAJ48
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for the family, took 8 people there twice and no complaints. Food was great each time and the service was fast and friendly I am a bit tough on 5 star reviews, but this came close

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank G7966FXjeffr
Reviewed 4 October 2018

this place is SO packed in the summer and as mainland locals we like to wait for that nice beach day in October to walk right in and sit right down on Wed./wing day. The original style breaded wings are presented in a large range...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lori H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I visited the Chicken or the Egg recently with friends and we loved it! The food was delicious and the service was very good. Fortunately we showed up early (5pm) on Saturday night so we missed the long lines that had arrived as we were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gail F
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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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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 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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