The Shrimp Box & Outside The Box Patio Bar

4.6
1043 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went out for “date night”, nothing special just another Monday Night.
We enjoyed our experience and will return. For appetizers I had the “blackened steak bites” and she had the “Muscles Marinara”. Both were excellent, the Marinara was outstanding. For dinner I had the “Four Way Shrimp” and my wife had the “Broiled Trio”, both were Fantastic.
Dessert .... not good, skip dessert, head to the Boardwalk and pick something up.
The atmosphere was nice, waterfront causal dining, the commercial boats are moored right across the water.
It wasn’t cheap, but we felt the food was worth it so I gave the good marks on value.
We will be back.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated a large group very well. Good food, friendly staff.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a favorite of ours. Food was prepared properly and service was good. Salad bar had a good variety of items to choose from.

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

I absolutely cannot get enough of this place! The food is incredible every time. Very fresh seafood. Not to mention you cannot beat the service and view.

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

Delicious food, service and atmosphere!
Locals can go on Mondays and Tuesdays in the summer!

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SH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish was so fresh and delicious. Got the Sunset meal which includes beverage and dessert. The salad bar was perfect for me. I would highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner

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

Enjoyed our 45th Anniversary. Had a wonderful waiter. Sat in window area. Casual, relaxed atmosphere. Would love to visit again.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been here before, I expected great service and we certainly got it. The server was cordial, professional and attentive. We had to change our reservation time and they were most amenable. The food was excellent and and my dining companion was most impressed. I go here again and again for very good reason and that's because it's a terrific dining destination.

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DH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints; there is something for everyone, the service is top notch, and you can bet on tasty, creative specials. It sounds funny, but the salad bar is amazing.. I love the pasta salad and cole slaw. The portions are quite large so you’re likely to have some food for lunch the next day; you get a great value and fresh flavorful food. Wonderful atmosphere overlooking the water and fishing boats. Love it here.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us love to meet at the Shrimp box in May or early June before summer crowds. we had delicious lunch of 2 flounder francaise, 2 soft shell crabs and one fried flounder sandwich. 2 of our meals included soup and dessert. good value for the price. good server. love the water view from our booth. rest rooms are clean.

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TK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salad bar was so fresh and plentiful. The main course was delicious. Great service. The setting on the water was perfect. It is becoming our favorite restaurant.

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

The 2lb lobster was very tough this time. Also there was something in the bread, which looked like a mouse dropping. We brought this to the attention of the waitress and she quickly removed the bread.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp Box never disappoints. Our service and food were excellent as always. It can get a little hard to hear with the higher noise level but worth it to go there anyway.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back this season - but the Shrimp Box never disappoints. Friendly staff, great food, large and interesting menu choices, and water-front dining. Always great!

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp Box is a Jersey Shore favorite. The food is always fresh and delicious and you can't beat the view. Family owned and operated and the staff is always so nice and accommodating.

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RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We were sat next to a big family with noisy babies . There were other tables that were open when they sat us . It was very difficult for my husband and I to talk to our friends .
We had to return the shrimp because it was over cooked and tough . Very underwhelmed abd disappointed .

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful and delicious. Food came out nice and hot and waitress was wonderful.

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RJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service
A little noisy but food makes it palatable

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MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Favorite place for seafood!

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

Came with four people for a special lunch. My special request for a table by the window was all set for me which was very nice. Our waitress, who has been there a long time, was great and fun. The salad bar is a nice touch and the salads are good. The meals were good, portions fine. We enjoyed our lunch.

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IO
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The day was very good. Love that place. Prices reasonable.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent here. We had seating from 6pm to 8pm on a Tuesday and it was very busy. There was a waiting list so i was glad we made a reservation for our party of 4. The beautiful sunny and mild day brought out the many hungry patrons. I had a shrimp special menu dish and it was just wonderful. If you want a delicious meal, don't hesitate to select this restaurant. It was our first meal there and it will not be the last. Enjoy!

bg ; middletown

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TK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best salad bar anywhere. Everything was so fresh. Main meal was delicious. Service was perfect.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal at a long time favorite. Had not been to the Shrimp Box in a while but it did not disappoint my family.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were great, food was great, service was great.... view was great. Overall great experience. Its been a while since we were there. Need to return more frequently.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The scenic view is what makes me come back to this restaurant. The food is not great, it’s (diner quality), the price per dish for the quality is pricey, the salad bar is good. The service is always outstanding.

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BZ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner or lunch I would recommend the shrimp box restaurant to anybody looking for a great meal with excellent service and a great choice of menu options

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We love the shrimp box! So cozy and tasty.

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BA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. The shrimp and avocado with cilantro lime sauce was delicious as were the scallops. Service was good. Not rushed even though it was busy.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Great value, food was terrific. Our server Renee was very good and was prompt and very cordial. Had a window table with a great view of the boats. Salad bar was an unexpected treat and was very extensive. Will come back in the near future.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This one of my favorite places to eat. Best part is the water view. Great food and service. Only thing i do not like is having to get up to go to salad bar. Especially if your seated in a booth and if your the only one getting salad then everyone needs to get up and move so you can get out of the booth. Its a great salad bar though. I just rather have my salad brought to me .

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at the Shrimp Box since it opened many, many years ago. It is still our "go to" restaurant. Food is always delicious and the "price is right!" Staff is always smiling and service is excellent.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family came to the shore to visit my Aunt . She loves the Shrimo Box and it did not disappoint. From young to old , we all easily found something tasty to eat. I believe our server was Linda and she was WONDERFUL. She checked about food allergens and made sure the toddler’s food came out early. She kept beverages filled and was just pleasant and sweet. God willing , we will be back!!

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The price fixed menu was outstanding,
blackened tuna bites were great
filet mignon Tremendous.
A wonderful Sunday afternoon at the Shrimp Box.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. The waitress seemed very stressed out and testy. Noise level was so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation. I made online reservations however it did not seem to make any difference because my name was just added to bottom of waiting list.

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DG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always have a geeat meal although it is noisy. Maureen our waitress we had the last visit was so friendly and efficient and attentive, definitely make a reservation, first time this season we tried to go, there was an hour wait at 4 pm!!!

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SL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we made our plans to visit the Shrimp Box, we were not aware it would be during Restaurant Week. The crowd when we arrived might have scare us away if we didn't have a reservation. The valet didn't even know what he was going to do with our car since all lots were full. Three of our party of four decided to order from the Restaurant Week menu and we were pleased to learn that the salad bar was included in addition to the three courses offered. Needless to say, we were 'stuffed' when we left the restaurant. Of particular note, the shrimp/avocado appetizer was outstanding, and would be a wonderful addition to the regular menu. Unfortunately, I cannot remember our server's name, but she was outstanding - particularly with how busy the restaurant was. In spite of the chaotic atmosphere, we had a very enjoyable dinner.

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KW
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu for Restaurant Week!!! Shrimp and Avocado appetizer was amazing. Shrimp and grits was outstanding as was the salmon. Service was excellent!!!

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location!

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