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The Shrimp Box
The Shrimp Box

The Shrimp Box Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theshrimpbox.com
  • Phone: (732) 899-1637
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Shrimp Box
In 1940 Franklin E. Barmore Sr. purchased the land where the current Shrimp Box now sits to become a commercial fishing dock. The Barmore Family consisting of Frank Sr., Edith, and Frank Jr., ran the dock and the adjoining retail fish market, selling and transporting fish along the Atlantic Coast.r />
In 1953, with Frank Jr. and Mom Barmore (now a widow) decided to open a small take-out seafood stand to keep her occupied. After several years, the stand was so successful it moved to the retail fish store (the current lobby and part of the kitchen) and expanded it's seating to 36 from the four original counter stools.

Frank Barmore died in 1982, leaving the restaurant to his wife and daughters.
In the end of the 1999 season, the Shrimp Box ownership was transferred to Nick Gyftakis and George Pappas. Nick and George have been in business together since the 1970's. With their combined restaurant history, your dining experience is sure to be memorable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We had wonderful service, waitress told me what wine was a special that night, accommodated my son's pasta request for no seafood & the price was adjusted accordingly"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good food. Had made a reservation for window table at 5pm. Got there and all were full. Had to wait 20 minutes for next available table, that's not a reservation, disappointed in that process"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time! Seated immediately and waitress was there within 2 min. Good food and service!! Always a pleasure coming to the Shrimp Box. Live in area so we frequent often never disappointed."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "First, traffic coming into Pt. Pleasant was horrible, then parking at The Shrimp Box was even worse -- we were nearly 45 minutes late for our reservations. Food was good but nothing spectacular. Scallops were good but the shrimp was over-cooked and chewy. Noise level was uncomfortable, hard to talk to each other. Service was good, waitress very friendly and responsive, but she forgot our 2 soup orders so we were a little disappointed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My fiancé and I came to The Shrimp Box for a date night. Our waitress, Delores was WONDERFUL! She was attentive and easy to talk to. We will be back and we will ask for her again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience on a Friday evening. We were entertaining relatives from St. Louis and wanted to give them a shore experience. We sat at a window table overlooking the inlet. The food was good, the service just right and the evening was perfect."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Unless you have a window seat there isn't much ambiance . Food is good;the salad bar lacking a bit and is small. When at full capacity it's extremely noisy."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The Shrimp Box is famous, as just the entry lines will attest. Make sure you have a reservation, even on a night you think might be less busy. I reserved a window table and GOT a window table, prompt to my reservation time. A+. Sizable portions; brought home leftovers. Friendly, but extremely hurried/hectic, staff. "Energetic" noise level noted above, but never felt rushed at the table."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "A very relaxed atmosphere. Seafood was fresh & well prepared. Steamers were excellent! Portions are more than ample. Server was pleasant and efficient. She made sure we had everything we needed! Always enjoy our dinners at the Shrimp Box!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "South African tails were cooked to perfection! All the staff and servers were polite! Great place for seafood!!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. All members of our party ordered the fried shrimp and thoroughly enjoyed it . Our waitress was lovely and gave us plenty of time to enjoy each course. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I had the fried flounder sandwich served with fries and it was very nice and included a generous sized piece of fish. Fresh and tasty. Beautiful views of boats and marina area. Even a little bar area outdoors so you can sit and enjoy a drink outside."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing and servuce was greatm Definitely going back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our third visit and its always a great experience, outstanding salad bar."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Upon checking in for our reservation the staff fulfilled our seating request quickly and perfectly."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The lobster was excellent, the views delightful and so glad we arrived early"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Been here a few times now and the food never disappoints, and with comfortable waterfront indoor and outdoor dining, plus a nice bar area, there is truly something here for everyone. It's a great place for a nice sit down family dinner or a great place to grab a drink and some excellent seafood. I'll definitely be coming back again!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This place had a great overall feel to it, very busy and energetic, and the staff was good considering how busy they were.. As far as the food, the crab stuffing was delicious and all of the shrimp dishes were amazing!! Cajun swordfish was spicier than I thought it would be but that's not a bad thing! The portion sizes were perfect, I wasn't overly stuffed afterwards. Good choice for dinner before hitting the boardwalk."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great location with good quality fresh fish. The wait staff are courteous and attentive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Only thing "wrong" is that the place IS noisy. Other than that the food, service, & prices are excellent. It's obvious they've been doin' this right for many years."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had friends in town and wanted a good place to eat on a Saturday night. OpenTable got me a reservation 10 minutes from when I pulled up the app. The service was great, we sat right down. Everyone enjoyed their meals and two of us brought home leftovers. I will definitely be back. I love that it has its own parking lot too."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to a meal at The Shrimp Box. While we had a reservation we still waited 25 minutes to be seated and quite frankly I am not sure it was worth the wait. The salad bar is good, but I have certainly had better; with more variation and better quality. I ordered a house specialty, the Caribbean Grouper. It was okay, but again nothing that would drive me back to the place. Overall, the sound level in the place is deafening and it made it very difficult to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Delicious food, love watching the fishing boats come and go, beautiful sunset, tricky parking!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We made our reservations online and were seated with 5 minutes after arriving. Server was courteous and attentive. Food was very good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Thought early dinner on a nice day would be good. Dinner was good. I don't understand why others rate so high. Salad bar is a waste of time. And frankly a little over priced but I understand they make all the money in the summer. Might go back but I am not running there."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was out of this world, the staff very friendly, and the atmosphere simply charming. The only regret...it is not closer to home, however, for those special occasions, I would not hesitate to hop back in the car and take that hour drive. I can't say enough how terrific everything was. It is making my mouth water, just thinking about our fun birthday evening with friends!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "went for lunch....very expensive. 5.00 for a little glass of soda...bill came to 117.00 for 3 people. We were not offered any specials and would not return back to this restaurant again. No lunch specials only dinner menu at 1pm on a wednesday. We have been to this restaurant before and it was much more reasonable."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I grew up in Point Pleasant and we went to the Shrimp Box at least once every year. I have not been there in 15 years or more, and I was very impressed that the service was wonderful and the food was even better than I remember. Nice work!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The salad bar is excellent. Otherwise, the food is average. They have a great selection, however. it's LOUD and the service is slow during peak times, but, it's very typical Jersey Shore."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "If you want fantastic food and a happy atmosphere with great service, this is the place!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Saturday night Juky 4 th weekend we got a table on open table. Checked in and they said we have a table right here for you. Nice booth against the window. Menu has something for everyone. We started with clams casino which were very tasty. Dinners come with a salad bar. I had Cajun swordfish, she scallops. No complaints. Fair value. It's a big place so noise was expected. It's a charged atmosphere !!! Overall it was a solid choice. Will definate go back. I was amazed at how many tables they serve so quickly. Meals were cooked to perfection and hot as can be."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A must stop if visiting or vacationing in Point Pleasant. Excellent food with very good pricing-an outstanding salad bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is the 3rd time we've been to the Shrimp Box, but first time eating inside since it was windy the evening we were there. My husband and I were seated immediately and then proceeded to wait 10 minutes before our server came over and said she would be right with us....after she took the group of 15's order next to us. Whoa! Really? My husband went to the bar to get our drinks. Then when dinner came he asked for a glass of wine. He finally got it with 3 bites left to his dinner. Almost 20 minutes later. I heard the service at the shore was bad, but the next 3 nights we ate out our servers were extraordinary! Attentive, pleasant and positive. Will we be back? Probably not. The others restaurants we went to were so much better!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We always make a point to eat here when we're on vacation. It is my favorite restaurant. The best salad bar and you never go away hungry. Service is always great. I suggest this to anyone I know visiting nearby."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Ordered salmon for the first time with their lemon basil sauce, it was incredible!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fried seafoodplatter was very good; and salad bar was fresh with many good selections"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I live near Polnt Pleasant, but hadn't been since Hurricane Sandy. Really nice. More inside tables, new outside tables, and a good design overall. The same good food and pleasant atmosphere. The seafood is always a treat."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Pretty good all around. The food tasted like it was mostly all frozen, but if you go in expecting to enjoy the view and the lively crowd, you won't be disappointed. The service was prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been going to the Shrimp Box for years. The food has always been good, the service has been efficient, and the prices reasonable for seafood at the shore."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Not my first time here. Good for seafood. Nice salad bar. On this night it was very noisy. The food was tasty. But for the first time I had to send my entree back. At best, it was lukewarm. Once I got it back it was fine. The waitress was friendly & personable,but I think a little overwhelmed by the crowd."
    Dined on 6/22/2014