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About The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar

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…

75 Inlet Drive
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 899-1637

Website:
http://www.theshrimpbox.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View

The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (50)
Scenic View (46)
Casual (42)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Groups (23)
Worth the Drive (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Fun (14)
Seasonal (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
People Watching (9)
Authentic (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nancy and I first visit to the shore and what grand time we had the scenery reminded me of home. Whenever we return we'll be sure to return to our secret place.
Thank you for making our first date special
Bryant and Nancy

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Cousins Bitthdat

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Everything was good and the service was pleasant.
I am a first timer and will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have been coming here for years. Always had good dinners. Friendly owners and staff. A great salad bar included with meals. There are some great sunset dinner specials also. I would recommend any one to give it a try.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was abundant and delicious. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Birthday dinner with friends: Menu had many great choices to choose from.
We all loved what we ordered and had enough leftovers for dinner the next night.
Delicious and plentiful.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Price was great for the amount of food offered. Service could have been better - place was packed for lunch.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere... always order the specials, never disappoint. Love the salad bar, accommodating our requests of table preference and time of food turnaround on more than 1 occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our waiter was great. My meal was amazing. Shrimp/scallops with brocoli rabe and sundried tomatoes and pasta. Salad bar always good.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointed with our meals today but our service was the best ever thanks to Dolores, she was on top of keeping our glasses full. To start both got Manhattan clam chowder and it was room temperature and loaded with potatoes missing the main ingredient the clams. Our captain platter was ok most of items Luke warm and the lobster tail rubbery really over cocked
Next time will try ted Lobster or back to wharfsudec

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I had a crab cake lunch sandwich. The crab cake itself was the best I’ve ever tasted but the bun was stale as was the bread put on the table when we arrived. Stale bread is an absolute turn off. This has a direct negative impact on the service of this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The salad bar was good. I had the fried shrimp platter for lunch and they were dry and tasted like iodine. Terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

NOise level was excessive on Sunday around 6 PM.
Food very good as usual,Service attentive. Value except for noise very good.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (México)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nothing special

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food! My third time this year to dine for lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love the Shrimp Box! Great meals, reasonable prices, great waitresses, and the management was great. I had made reservations and needed to change them to a later time the day of. It was no problem and our table was ready and waiting. I highly recommend The Shrimp Box!

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was plentiful and delicious! Loved the fried calimari and shrimp and grits...great dinner!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We are up visiting in New Jersey from Florida and wanted a nice seafood restaurant, we found The Shrimp Box and are glad we did. The location is great, right on the water, the food was outstanding, and the service and staff were great. I would imagine this restaurant gets quite busy during the summer months, but the do take reservations. Great spot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Shrimp Box has been a long time family-favorite. Never fails as the BEST fresh seafood in town and a highlight of our trip. Great service & family friendly 🙂

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was great and i like the ambiance! Our waitress was a pushy at the end with the chk it was over all great

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

A great place for lunch or dinner.
Excellent food - clam chowder is the best - always a great place to eat!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The clam chowder was outstanding. My husband had the tuna salad... his second time, that good!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We came based on a friend's recommendation. We had come the week before and it was so crowded we figured it had to be good. It was some sort of seafood feastival weekend, therefore the crowd.
Unfortunately we fell short of our expectations. The server, Jay, was great but the food did leave a bit to be desired.

The clams casino were overstuffed and soggy. I never had stuffed clams casino before. My sister and husband had lobster bisque which they both commented that it would have been good had it not been cold. As for the entrees I will only speak of mine. I had surf and turf. I asked the filet mignon be cooked medium, it was cooked through and very dry as was the lobster. I would have understood if it was busy but it was not. There were many vacant tables all around so that wasn't the case.

Not sure I would return or recommen

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always a great experience. Love the Shrimp Box for special occasions as well as everyday dining. A gem at the jersey shore

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Restaurant does NOT appear clean. Lots of flies all around. Pretty gross!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food very good. They didn't honor my request to eat on patio. Had to wait one hour beyond my reservation if I wanted to eat outside!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Perfect as always !

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Very disapointed

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great place to eat and take clients, the food was excellent and the service was top notch

Thank you

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Shrimp Box is a family favorite. It is pleasant to watch the boats go by and casual enough to bring the kids. My husband and I especially love the salad bar.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our anniversary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The view from the patio was incredible; boats, water and clouds. The food was fresh though done a bit too quickly. the drinks were OK but not inspiring. We enjoy the place and our time there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I was somewhat disappointed. I asked to be seated at a window and was told we needed 6 for the booth. Others came in later with less and received window locations.
The food seemed to be under par for them. My clam chowder was lukewarm and the entrees were less than I remember. The service was fantastic, which is why I was puzzled about everything else.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Perfect for a large party. View is great and service was good. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We are always looking forward to coming to the shrimp box. It is our favorite seafood and even steak around! The salad bar is a great start, love getting to watch the sunset from our table. Recommend the white sangria as well! Sunset dinner menu is a must!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Alway a great place to meet family for a celebration. Good menu, good food and family atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love the Shrimp Box. The food is fantastic, love getting a booth next to a window to watch the boats, and really enjoy their Sunset meal specials. What a great deal...your meal (which includes the salad bar or soup, potato and veggies, drink AND dessert! Service is always top notch. We have gone twice now with my elderly parents. They are very accommodating and were very willing to swap out the fish for some fried clams for my Dad! Highly recommend this place. It is always busy, probably due to its great reputation! Can't wait to go back :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I don't get it, maybe this used to be the place to go but not anymore. It's like eating in a catering hall during the early bird special on senior citizen night. Everything was cold and not good which is harder to swallow because it's not cheap. There were flies everywhere, stains on the walls and the furniture is outdated and in need of repair. When you're main selling point is a salad bar and it's not even good, maybe it's time to rethink things.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed a casual family dinner for 11 including 5 kids and young adults. It was a festive evening on a busy shore weekend and we were pleased that the restaurant would take reservations for a large group. Food was fresh, sea food was excellent and the casual atmosphere overlooking the fishing docks was terrific. Our children and grandchildren asked us why we had not been there before. We all loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always a great meal. And love the salad bar. Especially the crab. We've eaten here at least 30 times over the last 5 years. Very consistent and good is very fresh and fairly priced.

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