Sammy's Fish Box

4.2
849 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Besides us changing the schedule time several times due to heavy traffic cause we didn’t know a lot of areas were graduating from high schools or colleges. Once we got there I advised the front desk hostess that we had reservations but that we had to continually change the times she without a doubt honored that and only had us wait at least 20 mins more which it wasn’t so bad. Everything else was great thank you again

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S
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived on time for our reservation- made a week earlier, table wasn’t ready. Told me would have to wait h til 6 pm reservation was done. Really???!! I had to keep myself visible to the hostess desk- ask for updates every 10 minutes- offered for party to be split into 2 groups. Finally got our table 40 minutes later.
Restaurant was busy.
Service was good.
Most of party enjoyed their dishes- mine not so much.

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GL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So so so good. Very worth the price. You will not be disappointed.

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

My reservation was at eight o’clock and we weren’t seated until 9. Guest with larger parties than mine walked in and were seated before my party. The hostesses need more trading and your waitresses also. Restaurant is to unorganizedcfrom the front door to the dinning room. The service there has changed tremendously since the last time I was there. Would not come back or recommend to anyone.

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KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

this isn’t what I expected when I went in with my family for my birthday, the reviews definitely don’t match the actual quality of the food, nothing was tasty, we aren’t the type to complain but we will never be returning

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They don’t accept open table. We walked in and were told by the hostess that she canceled the Open Table account months ago.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for the Saturday before Mothers Day and arrived before my time only to find out that Sammy's cancels all reservations on Mother's Day weekend with no notice to the customer whatsoever. To add insult to injury, the wait was close to 2 hours. The inability to communcate this policy is unacceptable and should warrent removal from open table.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservations weren’t honored at all - the wait was well over 2 hours

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J
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Only been there once so this is just a rate for my visit. I do plan on giving them a second chance. Booths were uncomfortable though

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

worst day ever. I traveled with my family to celebrate my sons graduation and his 21st birthday on 5/11/19(Saturday). I made reservations online. To add insult to injury we came there from upstate New York over an hour away and I happen to be post operative with stitches but we wanted to honor our son. We arrived at Sammys at 8:00PM and there were hundreds of angry people yelling and screaming outside. Most f the angry crowd had made reservations as well as myself. Sammys would not honor anyones reservation and told us we could wait for 2 hours outside in the rain. I asked for the manager and a extremely rude young inexperienced girl who said her name was Tiffany told me that the owner was not there and she proceeded to hand my a postcard and tell me to go online . I was so shocked as to how my family and the other families were being treated I was appalled . Do not go to Sammys at all. Not a very professional place and they treat you like nothing. I get better treatment at the Chinese restaurant.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

But not on special occasions like Mothers day it too chaotic.. They don't honor reservations we were lied too by host that the restaurant contact all ppl with reservations. I never received a call or my sister which she and her husband never got a call. Once we get there you get a bunch of excuses and you still standing online to wait when you get your food its mediocre.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only downfall to my visit was making reservations having the print out and receiving confirmation to get there Saturday at 5:30 and being told there is no reservation today. I showed the proof and the lady stated she was sorry and they called people to tell them there were no reservations. I said I did not get a call but got a text confirmation and showed her and we waited an hour to he seated. Being with a 91 year old and waiting that long was not acceptable but I know for any future time I'm in NYC during a holiday weekend nit to visit your location.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What was the point of making a reservation went on Saturday not Mother's Day and they did not honor my reservation totally turned off

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, ate most of it, hubby had the broiled seafood combination and devoured all of his shrimps with one bite for each, noise level was higher than expected at this time of day because of many celebrations, our King Crab Legs to go in a pan were tasty only our prior 2 orders to go had more crab legs $70., on the average it was an early Mother's day and we enjoyed ourselves.

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G
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with a group of friends. Portions are huge, food fresh and delicious.

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DT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We love this place, but the lobster this time was dry and the shells of the lobsters very hard to crack. They were also served cold because the chefs cracked them down the middle and they cooled down very fast before u even got to eat them. The potato was not edible. We were very disappointed this time.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my husband Birthday and he wanted to have Sammy ,it was the best Choices for see food.

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

always great food. decor makes it feel like we are near the beach.

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TO
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food, good price, great service. We're where a large party, everything was right. Miguel, or server was excellent

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GB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, great service, GREAT STAFF!

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My only issue is that I made a reservation for 615,and had to waste till 7to be seated

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was quite nice. Will recommend to friends and family. More than enough to eat. The waiter was quite polite and acknowledged my Son's birthday by presenting a cake and had other patrons sang happy birthday song for him.

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LW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We’ve been going to Sammy’s for over 20 years. The food is consistently good but on this rare occasion, service was not great. Had an experienced server, as we recognise him from previous visits, but attentiveness, timeliness of food served and accuracy of orders were all lacking on this visit. Was charged for soft shell crabs that we never received and told they ran out after all other meals were served at our table. Not a stellar night for Sammy’s.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

food was good, the service was terrible the waiter was awful nothing pleasant about him at all he is definitely in the wrong profession....was celebrating my husband's birthday was my first time there ....

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time for girlfriends birthday 4/20 the shrimp are to die for my daughter had red snapper event the complimentary rice is good with corn on the cob. I love Sammy’s I am taking my job there next week

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great only problem I had was I made a reservation and it went unnoticed and asked a waiter did it matter that I have a reservation he kindly said no I was shocked. Then I was seated by a bunch of guest coats that were hanging by my head .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait an hour to be seated!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Although the service was fantastic, food quality has diminished. Portion size was substantially less than at other times I have been to the restaurant.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We we're there for my daughter's 16th birthday, with a party of 12. The food was delicious, & the service was great!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a reservation for 9 people to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and was extremely disappointed. The way in which our food was brought out, was very clumsy and disorganized. My husband did not get his side order, my son got a burnt sirloin burger without the cheese. He ordered the sirloin burger withou onions and tomatoes. There was no lettuce. The experience was awful for a night of over $500, traveling from Rockland County. The restaurant did not meet our expectations. I have visited the Shrimp box on several occasions and have always enjoyed it. The Fish box should pattern the shrimp box with service foodetc.

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was very expensive and tasteless. Salad was even tasteless. The best thing about the meal was the bread and cheese the put on the table.

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GN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been going there for years. Always good. Family restaurant. Not great for a date or intimate meal. But for good food and value Sammy's is the place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Birthday dinner
It wasn’t all of what I expected for the hype

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D
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did not know how popular Sammy's Fish Box was. Making a reservation is a must. Well worth the trip.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Made reservations but still had to wait an hour. Very disorganized. Was not worth the drive.

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MR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dorian was an excellent server! Sweet and attentive wonderful service

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My first impression of Sammy's was to get out of there... Even with reservations checking in was a nightmare. The lobby was chaos and highly disorganized. After having to wait in a long line to check in which you kinda have to figure out on your own ( very frustrating ) you still had to wait. Once seated the wait staff was very friendly and attentive and the food almost made you forget about the chaos upon arrival . Overall the food was great but I'm afraid to think about what it would be like in the summer months.

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RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I set up a reservation for my fiance and they did not bother to sing happy birthday for her. I have eaten there several times in the past and the food has been ok,but lately the food was very lousy. No season whatsoever to the food. I was really disappointed to pay a bill of $252 for a party of 4 and not enjoying the meal

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was amazing the service was alilttle off that night. The weighted brought my husband the wrong desert but the food was amazing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The service was great. The space one has to move at the tables were too confining. The chairs behind the chairs at our table had about 5” in space. You couldn’t get up without bumping into the next guest. This makes for a uncomfortable dining experience. My family (10 persons and a baby) had the same issue of confined space. I had to watch my granddaughter from being bumped by waiters and diners passing by. Even though the food was good It isn’t worth it. There are other great restaurants with great food and plenty of wiggle room.

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