The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar

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No trip to the Jersey Shore is complete without a stop by this family operated seafood institution. Local fresh seafood, generous portions, an outdoor patio bar with creative cocktails await…
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MB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the Shrimp Box! Its the best seafood restaurant in Monmouth County.. Love the views and couldn't ask for better service. Thank you

JA
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Another terrific meal, plenty of seafood choices plus salad bar and a sunset.

M
Orlando
47 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

First time trying this place. It was our anniversary. The staff was friendly and the place was beautiful. We ordered drinks and i ordered the Prosecco which was given to me in a miniature bottle but it was barely cold. We ordered an appetizer and it was Eh. My husband got the filet mignon as his meal & i got the surf and turf which came with the filet & lobster tail. The steak had zero seasoning and was dry, vegetables seemed like the were out of a bag and super mushy. And the lobster tail was just not right, half way through eating it i actually felt like i couldnt swallow it because it didn’t awful. I said i would give this place 1 more chance but i wasn’t a fan at all.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there many times. I love the summer sitting out side. The winter is great too. Food has always been good and I will be back.

B
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for seafood. The service is exceptional and the food is fabulous.

AM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful dining experience at The Shrimp Box. It was a special occasion and we wanted to talk over a glass of wine before ordering. Our Server was most accommodating and allowed us to dine at our leisure. Before we knew it, we were the only ones left, but the Server never hurried us or announced closing. She was absolutely terrific throughout. The food (twin lobster tails for both) was perfectly cooked and served hot. The Salad Bar could have had a few more items, but everything was fresh and crisp. The Carrot Salad was especially good.
We had a great time and are looking forward to returning. Kudos to our excellent Sever and the entire team at The Shrimp Box.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Partook of restaurant week. Food was excellent, our waiter, Josh, was outstanding.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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DR
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been here many times. They have an excellent seafood selection. I am not a seafood enthusiast, yet there is always something delicious for me on the menu. We visited during restaurant week and they had a wonderful 3 course varierty to choose from. Since we arrived early, several people from our group chose from the sunset menu, which also included soup or salad bar and dessert. Our waitress was fantastic; we were there for almost 2 hours. There was no rush to get us out.

KW
Key West
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always except food and service. Great Restaurant Week menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend has never been to The Shrimp Box. I surprised him and made reservations and reserved a table with the water view. He loved it the atmosphere was great, intergenic, our waitress Blake was amazing, great personality, attitude, attentive, we never had to wait for or want anything. Bring each course was timed perfectly. I don't know who enjoyed it more my boyfriend or myself.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant serves a good selection of choices that are well prepared and well presented. The service is always excellent and the overall experience is always terrific. I have enjoyed dining there and will continue to do so in the future.
I congratulate the management on having an excellent facility with a staff that has been well trained.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food the sunset dinner is the only way to go

RT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp Box was recommended by a co-worker. We went there for lunch. We were very pleased with our experience there. Great food and service. My husband had the crab cake sandwich, i had the flounder. Both were very tasty. Fries were perfectly done, coleslaw was creamy and delicious! We had a table by the window looking out on the water. It couldn't have been a better day!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great salad. The serve was very good too.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're locals. The best.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value, fresh food, salad bar nice touch!

JV
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! With a water view!

JA
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our meal was very good and so was the service, now is a good time of year to come here. We will back!

SF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was prompt and efficient. Waitress was very informative, professional and checked on us often enough without being intrusive at all. Food was very good and presentation was quite good. Excellent salad bar. Overall a very good value.

KS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp Box is my favorite restaurant! The crab cakes are beyond all others and the salad bar is fabulous!

JD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined out with my family and they had a wonderful time visiting your restaurant. The food was plentiful and delicious and our server was wonderful. Overall we had a terrific evening

KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very busy waterfront restaurant. Good value with salad bar included in meal. Average food, very loud dining room. Server was excellent as she had many tables to handle and did so very well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

WTtess was alittle dud and quick to leave. Never asked if we wanted desert on our end of table. Just have us a bill

EK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this restaurant was such great place to dine. Our server Delores was amazing. I highly recommend them and we will be back soon.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

outstanding food, service, but the noise level was very unacceptable. We had to scream at each person across the table from us to be heard. Asked for the furtherest black table in the most rear. Was 2 tables from that in the main dining room. Much too noisy to enjoy our other patrons. Next time I will insist on the most realest table next to the outer wall.

MV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love that the Shrimp Box is on Open Table, we love the place but there is always a wait. Now I can make reservations and go even on the weekends. Yeah!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Let me start by saying that the bartenders were awesome. Our server was good, but the rest was iffy. Food was mediocre. Soup and bread was probably the only decent part of the meal. Shrimp cocktail still had the vein running through it. Sweet potato and veggies were mushy. Filet mignon wasn’t really seasoned and was dry. Overall experience for my moms birthday wasn’t that great. Also, my boyfriend and I stayed at the end till close for drinks at the bar to watch the yankee game and every server and cook from the kitchen was drinking on the floor. This was while customers were still in the restaurant. They were sitting at bar, drinking and eating dinner. From drinking on the floor, and counting tips out in the open... It wasn’t a very professional atmosphere. First and last visit to the shrimp box.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Once was our go to place for good seafood. Has gotten very commercial and cold at times. Food is okay and the service is good if you get the right waitress.
This was a birthday celebration but it seemed like just an ordinary dinner next to the wait staff trays for dirty dishes.

JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was wonderful, the food was served hot and was delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful. We definitely will return.

DN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward to eating there 1st week of December when everything decorated. I do think at this time of year the salad bar should be freshened up more often. And something with less mayonnaise. One place I go includes a type of Greek bread pudding which resembles a square piece of stuffing. Barring any unforeseen weather since we are from Hamilton?Trenton see you end of November or 1st week of December.

GB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been there in years. Always heard great things about The Shrimp Box and it did not disappoint!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding...never disappointed. Thanks so much!

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great lunch. We chose the 3 course special menu. Food was very good. The service was good and the restaurant was cozy.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday.

ML
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall an Average dinner. Service was good. Best part of the dinner was the Manhattan Clam Chowder. Scallops were “meh”, captains platter sounded great, turned out to be so-so. They serve a frozen blend of veggies, watery and bland. Mashed potato was good.

AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp Box is a local favorite serving great food with friendly staff.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dads birthda

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife’s recovery from a medical issue.
Our server Blake was outstanding. Thank you Blake.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good experience. Sunset Dinners are a great bargain. Bar drinks very well done. We had nice seating looking out on the water.