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Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
+1 718-885-0920
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (71 reviews)
“cornbread” (20 reviews)
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All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1612
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Sammy's express take out is the best. It's right next door to the large restaurant only open after hours like after 10P with an express take-out. The fried fish is the best! the perk is it's open at 2A after a hard night of partying...More

1  Thank toni t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here has never let me down flavor-wise, although both my grandmother and mother aren't too fond of their food. Yes, the food is on the pricier side, but it's fresh seafood and the portions are HUGE. One dish is enough to feed me...More

Thank ashley_mvr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This use to be a good place but not so much now. Not sure if they changed management and the prices are too high. It use to be family friendly with medium prices for all to enjoy now 2 people is just too expensive.

Thank UrbanBuzzMagCom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't rant and rave ENOUGH about Sammy's...I am obsessed with It! The crab legs, the lobster tails, the jumbo shrimp, the cornbread - all of it is just amazing!!! Every time we go to the Bronx (City Island)...we go here.

Thank aevaughn1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice seafood restaurant with a relax atmosphere., food was good (except for the tostones) and very generous portions, price is acceptable and the service was attentive . Go hungry and enjoy it.

1  Thank JussepNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason I am giving this restaurant 1 star is because of the woman who seated us was very personable, other than that please RUN don't walk into this restaurant. The atmosphere was so much wood a woodpecker would have a field day here....More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Sammy's Fishbox is fantastic. They give you so much food to eat, that you can't finish it all in just one sitting. Very tasty, delicious, and fresh seafood. The prices are about the same as many of the other restaurants located on...More

2  Thank Iponema
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere. My waiter was great, his name escapes me at the moment. I ordered the Alaskan Cold Water Salmon with Sweet Potato French Fries. I was great. The portion is huge. I had enough left left over to snack on later that...More

1  Thank kecial2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to Sammy's for dinner and I was very disappointed in the food. The portions were large but the food had no flavor and it was pricey. The whiting tasted like it was battered in plain flour and then fried. No flavor at all....More

Thank D P
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Oh my God! Almost five hours waiting to get seats and when finally we get to the second floor,the guy said we don't have paella today, the Menu was change that day 😡😡😡 I was like whatttttttttttt,we will come back but not for holy days!!

Thank lluvi
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yes would like to know dress code, and if it is a dog free restaurant?
29 March 2017|
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Response from C C | Reviewed this property |
You can surely dress casually, yet sometimes it's best to dress warmly because you are right by the water. Enjoy your time, and it is a no pets allowed restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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
  • E-mail
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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