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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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Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant was very busy when we arrived. We had a reservation and we still had to wait approximately 30 minutes. The server was very nice and very fast. My dining companion had lobster which she said was excellent. I had the shrimp scampi. The pasta was a bit over cooked as was the asparagus. The prices are very reasonable. All in all it's not a bad place to go but I do not recommend it if you are looking for a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The Shrimp Box has been a Jersey shore staple ,for years. Great food, the fresh crab on the salad bar is to die for! Noisy, lively atmosphere...be prepared to wait even with a reservation. It's well worth it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Dinner with friends, sunset over the fishing boats, outstanding service and great food...what could be better. They have a great salad bar!!! The scallops were cooked perfectly! and I have to mention our server Dolores --- she was fun, wonderful, energetic and perfect- thank you!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was a last minute selection , and no regrets. The restaurant was hopping and we were seated right away. We dined from the restaurant week menu, which didn't disappoint. The service was excellent and views were terrific. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first trip to The Shrimp Box. It was suggested by a friend for our 12th anniversary. We are not the type of people who go out often and spend loads of money on dinner. We value good food at a reasonable price. We certainly found this at The Shrimp Box. Right from the time you walk in the door you are made to feel welcome. The food is fabulous and the service is second to none. We were allowed to sit and enjoy ourselves and our surroundings. Will be going back again and again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was great,service great and a lot of bang for your buck .Only complaint is the men's rest room is way to small For the size of the place!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Dined last Saturday weather was bad (rain), the food was good as well as the service. Then suddenly the staff began shutting down the place it was 9:40 usually they close at 11:00 PM or later.. Lights turned up some turned off a few patrons still eating and some remained at the bar . The message was made clear time to move on out. like a nightclub being cleared, certainly not the way to handle a slow Saturday evening. The staff and management should appreciate patrons especially after hurricane Sandy with the low return to the shore for dining, it would only make sense to treat the ones you have a little nicer."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Every time I come to this restaurant the owner always welcomes us. 'The Salad bar is great'. And if you like seafood you sure are coming to the right place, since the restaurant is on the water. Great view."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a delightful lunch with our nephew looking out over the bobbing fishing boats docked just outside. Very nice servers and tasty seafood entrees. We'll definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great spot for impromptu meal or special occasion get-together. Crusty shrimp and oysters rockefeller were scrumptious. Waterside view was a definite plus. Will be back often."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Our experience at The Shrimp Box was fantastic! Everything from the food, service, and the ambiance was wonderful. We will definitely be going back and will definitely recommend this restaurant to our family and friends!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The Shrimp Box is always consistent - excellent service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "i had the shrimp combo, shrimp done 4 different ways (2 each), my hubby had the lobster tails. We both enjoyed our meals. As for the appetizers, we didn't care for the Oysters Rockefeller (too much spinach on them). Great Salad Bar. Overall, an enjoyable meal and evening out."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Food was hit and miss mediocre. The vegetables tasted like frozen vegetables that had been overcooked an hour ago. Mashed potatoes were bland and over-whipped. Swordfish was remarkably tasteless, but some of the other dishes were fine. The desserts were good (carrot cake, chocolate cake). The view at sunset was nice, and the value for their sunset meal special is reasonable, if only the food were slightly better."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Met friends...great service, great food. Little loud...but everyone was having a good time. Salad bar had lots of variety.....red fish cooked to perfection. Husband had cioppino and loved it. Overall excellent evening!!!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Great salad bar, fresh seafood, very involved owner"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We had reservations but waited 30 minutes to be seated. Then, after the waitress took our order, it was another 45 minutes until our entrees arrived, with no explanation or apology from our waitress. Their specials were anything but. Half of our group found their meals to be over-cooked, flavorless, and skimpy on listed ingredients. The salad bar was OK, conventional, however, the bins in the salad bar were just topped off - not emptied and refilled. The drinks were good. The view of the boats was nice."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "The restaurant is a busy place in the summer and sought after by vacationers. We enjoyed the meal largely due to the excellent waitress who was most attentive and accommodating. The menu is very 'standard' and provides many opportunities to enjoy seafood. However the location is the big draw here. I recommend visiting the Shrimp Box at off hours for a better experience."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "The staff behaves as is they are doing you a favor to allow you dine at the restaurant. Far from the casual enjoyable night out we anticipated. The food may be fresh but too ordinary to warrant the wait despite the reservation. We usually expect better restaurants to be on opentable, this was not one of them."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "We were seated promptly. They have a nice bar. Had a nice table with view of fishing boats. If you didn't have a reservation, the wait was 45 minutes- on a Monday night. Lots of families and kids. Convenient parking despite the crowd. Hostess, and servers are friendly. Mussels were mediocre. We both ordered broiled fish. Too well done, dry. Probably should choose something else. Dinners took too long to be served, even after crowd had dwindled. Nice menu, but performance is not good. If you want a nice view and a Pt. Pleasant summer experience, this is it. Expect tow wait for your food."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "This place was recommended by my sister. The AC was barely noticeable! We were actually sweating while eating there. The waitress too was complaining and said the kitchen felt like 500 degrees! I ordered the broiled fish combo. The shrimp were overcooked and had no flavor. The scallops had sans in them ( crunchy). The flounder was wet and soggy. Horrible meal! The salad bar was picked over and not very appetizing either. The drinks were water downed. I felt nothing after 2 and I'm only 112 lbs so one usually gives me a buzz. Save your money and eat on the boardwalk! You'll get better food and drinks!"
    Dined on 7/6/2013