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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I love the shrimp box, food is always delicious and consistent,"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were a party of 4. All enjoyed our entrees-fish was fresh and delicious. Service was quick and professional at the same time. Will definitely go back for the sunset dinner again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service is great. The view is excellent, if you get a window seat. It gets crowded, so make a reservation. The wine list isn't very good, but I don't think most people go for the wine. The salad bar is good with nice, crisp lettuce. The portions are huge. I only wish the food was better. My fired scallops didn't have much flavor and the house veggies looked they'd come from a can and sat on a steam table."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our family had our yearly cousin luncheon at The Shrimp Box. They open at 12pm and a few people were already waiting outside for them to open. They have lots of parking. Outside dining looked wonderful, but our older crowd decided to eat inside with AC. We were still able to watch fishing boats come and go during our meal. The menu is very large and has a good variety. Everyone had seafood of some sort and it was all wonderful! Good thing we had made reservations because the place was full shortly after we arrived, mind you this this was a Tuesday lunch in mid-June. Noise level was a little high but everyone in the place was having a good time. Resaurant did a great job recovering from Sandy."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The Shrimp Box is a fun place to have dinner. Overall, the food is good and there is a nice variety of food to choose from. However, our waitress wasn't very nice at all. We didn't ask for anything extra or above and beyond 4 basic meals and some bar drinks. She did the minimum required of her and wasn't friendly. We tried to overlook it as we were having a nice meal but when all is said and done; it does improve the experience if you have a courteous and friendly waitress."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "WE HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES NOW AND THE FOOD AND SERVICE HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Nice local seafood restaurant. Have been there several times and have enjoyed my meal each time"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The location is fantastic, but the food resoundingly mediocre. I had swordfish, which must have been frozen because the texture was off. The noise level was unbearable. The salad bar is poorly laid out and deficient in variety. However, the wait staff is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "What a great restaurant. Excellent food and great outdoor view. My favorite. We also love the salad bar and the bread is great."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My cousin [who use to live in POINT PLEASANT} came up from Florida and wanted to dine at the SHRIMP BOX... WE made reservations for a table to sit by the window.... VERY happy they gave us the table we wanted.... It made her day. Our waitress was very nice.... I thought the food was better last year when we were there.... I had the broiled shrimp and wasn't to happy with it... but maybe the chef had a bad day.. Otherwise we liked the atmosphere for lunch....."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Overall a great night out, but be warned, reservations you make on here ARE NOT valid at their patio. You will wait for next available, which on a Sat night is at least an hr. Also, I'm very turned off by their use of plastic cups at the patio. It just doesn't seem right to have to sip wine out of a plastic cup when you paid $35+ for the bottle. On a good note, we all agreed they had the biggest, cleanest, and most tender oysters on the half she'll that any of us had ever had! Go just for the oysters! My day boat scallops entree was very generous and also delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time at the Shrimp Box..A 4pm early dinner on a Saturday. .In june..we found a parking spot without issue. .The restaurant is on a dock with indoor and outdoor dining options. .having eaten there before. .we wanted to be closer to the salad bar so we ate indoors in a Booth by the window so we could watch the boats go by...The waitress was very knowledgeable on the specials and I picked the bone in prime rib that was bigger than the plate very good and the bride of 34 years picked the shrimp scallops and filet dish...very good food..The salad bar was awesome..This meal was so nice I posted a YouTube video titled shrimp box."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our entrees were delicious and service was fast and friendly. The sunset dinner selection was extensive and the cost was very reasonable. We plan to go back and bring friends with us."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Regular patrons, though we've run out the menu at this point. Service has always been outstanding. Food was good, but not inspiring."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "What stood out for our group of 12 was the exceptional service we received. We were celebrating a high school graduation. The food was excellent as well. We had lobster, crab, chilean seabass, broiled jumbo shrimp, clam chowder, lobster bisque etc and it was all excellent. How good was the service ! We tipped our waiter 30% and she came to our car as we were leaving to thank us. Scenery is not as good as some reviews suggest. You are just looking out at some fishing boats in a harbor."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "On a sunny Sunday afternoon, there isn't a better spot at the Jersey shore for a meal. The food isn't " gourmet" but the fish is fresh, well prepared and plentiful Our server was friendly and helpful Nice wines too."
    Dined on 6/1/2014