Sammy's Fish Box

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Seafood

Sammy’s Fish Box, NY’s premiere spot for seafood . A seafood lovers paradise for those who appreciate quality seafood in abundant portions. Jumbo Lobsters, Colossal Snow Crab Legs and Jumbo Fried Shrimp can all be found on one family size platter. Fresh fish is delivered daily . Late night dining till 2:00 AM

Also know for succulent BarBQ Ribs and Prime steaks. Latin Paella is a must try, paired with Sammy’s extraordinary frozen specialty drinks or sangria, it is a crowd pleaser.

Sammy’s Fish Box specializes in Large Parties, Birthdays, reunions making it a favorite destination for special occasions. Free parking, just 16 miles from Manhattan, 8 miles from the GW Bridge , and 5 miles from the Westchester. Open all year Check us out on Facebook to see all of the happy faces enjoying Sammy’s!

Sammy’s Fish Box 41 City Island Avenue Bronx New York 10464 718-885-0920
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Our Take out dept. waas voted in the "top 10" in the USA by USA Today
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome great food,great atmosphere, and great service. They sung happy birthday to my wife and gave her a complimentary dessert it was amazing definitely going to dine here every time we visit! Sammy’s is the shizit

L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sammy's is always amazing. I was sat by the doors to the kitchen and there's also a table where they pack customers left over. I would not sit there again. Too much traffic. But other than the place where I was sat, everything was awesome.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Just not what it use to be

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It was my mother’s 60th birthday an I did not like the experience. The food was below sub par an the service was below avg. The portion was good but the taste was unacceptable ‼️. Very disappointing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The portions are large, and the service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our 5th Anniversary.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience4

The major issue was having to wait extra 45 minutes when there was an reservation made. Manager made a lot of excuses when this was addressed. Not the appropriate way to handle a issue like this.

LN
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The quality of the food was horrible ! How do you serve someone burnt fried Losbter!!! I best thing I had was the corn bread. Everything was burnt including the baked potato.

K
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and a good amount for two to share. The restaurant is really nice too. Our waiter was ok. He was a little impatient. And it was too hot in there we felt as though we were gonna pass out. I don’t think there’s AC there or at least not that that day. But the food made up for it all. I would go back but please have the AC on!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great night! Great food and okay service

DW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was like eating a box of grease in the middle of a rodeo.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food

OL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good.. pricey!
Drinks.. best!
busy but the place is big. Waitress was very attendant.

TB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and the service was absolutely wonderful!

LF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sammy's is always a go to place for a good meal, celebration and/or to eat and hang out. The food is yummy and drinks strong and delish! Old school goodie that never changes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seafood tasted extremely fresh and served very hot!!
Bread and cheese with cornbread and a cold veggie tray was a nice touch. Portion sizes were huge and the service was fast!

PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is great, service is speeding and pleasant,
Extremely noisy I asked for a quiet area and get noise.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

My experience was great from the moment we walked in they greeted us and immediately sat us down, it was very busy but the host let me know since we had a reservation we had top priority. We go upstairs and they immediately brought us bread with cheese and cornbread, we placed our orders with our waiter jimmy. Jimmy barley came around he didn’t client service us they way we should have but other waiters that were attending other tables helped us, he never brought the extra salad i asked for but everything else was amazing! Thank you!

PT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since it was a weekday, the restaurant has less customers when we arrived. However, with the customers present, the traffic was good, and service was a bit faster.

TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

I made reservations and arrived 10 mins before only to be told that my reservations would not be honored because my reservations were made the same day. I have previously made reservations the same day and they were honored. I believe they did not want to honor my reservations because they were crowded and that has nothing to do with me. If you are not going to honor reservations why allow the system to create reservations on line. Definitely makes me look at Sammy's differently.

CT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Horribly overpriced. Beer was cheap ($20 for a pitcher of Stella), but most of the seafood was around $50 per entree and it was not fresh. Everything was smothered in Old Bay to cover up the poor quality. Will never return.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I did enjoy my time there. We were a large group and a square table is not conducive to conversation. Everyone was talking and seem to be having a good time. The food was good, portions large. Service was good. The servers we had did a good job, coping with the noise level.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the food and service was great, thank you to our great and AMAZING waiter Kahn, the prices are ridiculously high and I will not be going back. I could order bread, salad shrimps at the Olive Garden for half the price. I can even go to Kennedy Fried Chicken and get more Coconut Shrimps for 3/4th of the price.. Please consider lowering your prices.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Alaskan crab legs was great, my hubby ordered the the crab meat stuffed lobster, was disappointed dried out possibly over cooked with little stuffing,,, a few rating points down in comparison to the restaurant next door THE LOBSTER HOUSE.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 18, they were ready for us. The food was wonderful as usual. Our waitress worked so hard to try and make sure that our needs were met. I think she was spread a little thin though as she seemed to have tables all over the place.
We will be back again.

BF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although the taste of the food was great, the crab clusters were smaller than usual with very little meat inside. We had a reservation and they were taking walk-ins before us. Our waitress was quite lazy this time and barely came to the table or area for that matter. It wasn't the service we're accustomed to so I'm going to look at it as they were having a bad day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It was our Wedding Anniversary! ! Thanks

AD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there in 20 years! It was great to go and still see an old familiar place on City Island that offers excellent food, service and ambiance hand and hand. Delicious food hands down the best!

CE
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was well, food, service and ambience excellent. Definitely will return and recommend to others.

V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service !! Great food

S
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I was extremely sadden to see what a once amazing restaurant has turned into. The service was the worst I’ve ever gotten in all the years I’ve been visiting City Island. I invited 30 of my family and friends to celebrate my daughters 23rd birthday. We couldn’t even get a happy birthday song. Not to mention four of my guest got up and left do to the horrible service. The waiter was so rude when we asked about the song. Smh. I paid the $1000 bill and we all left hungry and extremely disappointed. Never again will I visit this particular restaurant!!!!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and an excellent value
Service was great
Will be back

P
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my moms 73rd birthday brunch here and it was amazing from the time we came in the door to the time we left everyone in this place was wonderful. The service was great the food was outstanding. What you see in the pictures is exactly how all the food taste “delicious”. In addition to what we ordered we got complimentary bread, cornbread, cheese, rice, corn on the cob, fruit, olive and pepper platter. It was so much food everyone took a doggie bag home. In addition the atmosphere was incredible. We met the owners wife who took all of our pictures and posted on the website. We also had great conversation and learn the history of all the restaurants they owned on the strip. It was truly an amazing time. My entire family and friends said they had the best time. We are already talking about going back again just because the atmosphere, food & prices are great. Thank you for making My mom’s birthday special she truly felt like a Princess for her birthday!

P
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was surprised that 2 requested menu items were not available. Additionally, table attendants were not very attentive to keeping the table uncluttered and free of bread crumbs.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Same ol', same ol'. Grandma's birthday, Mama's birthday...
Seeing as we only get here on birthdays these days, its always disappointing to see prices on all our favorites go up almost everytime we show up. That said, we always manage to enjoy it and leave full.

LN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Road trip from Manhattan in a summer thunderstorm was worth it! Great fish, calamari, lobster, and the sea scallops were killer. Friendly service, nice welcoming atmosphere.

m
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

BAD food Quality!! paella had no flavor, very few shrimp! very expensive in my opinion and not worth it

MS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite seafood restaurants, hands down!!!!!!

JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Sammy’s Fish Box for years and never disappointed!
This time it was an easy drive from Westchester, no car back ups, valet parking as usual. We were seated right away, and it was surprisingly not jam packed! Service great, received our appetizers quickly, drinks were delicious and strong! Entrees fresh and delicious, plus sides!
Great birthday dinner for myself, my husband and kids loved it!