Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

★★★★★
City Island restaurant with expansive seafood menu, feast platters, children's menu and separate bar--open late.
  • 41 City Island Ave

    Bronx, NY 10464

    Cross street: Rochelle Street

    Map & Directions
  • 718-885-0920

About Sammy's Fishbox Restaurant

Hours
Sun-Thu 11:30am-2am Fri-Sat 11:30am-4am

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Ate at Sammy?s fishbox on City Island. Excellent. Martinis were made to order, no blenders. Calamari was tender and delicious, not over cooked. Ahi Tuna and Stuffed filet of sole were also very very good. Portions were extremely generous leaving little room for the complimentary desert our waiter offered. Enjoyed the whole evening. The eating pace was just right. I will add this one to my list of winners.""

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★★★★★

Ate at Sammy?s fishbox on City Island. Excellent. Martinis were made to order, no blenders. Calamari was tender and delicious, not over cooked. Ahi Tuna and Stuffed filet of sole were also very very good. Portions were extremely generous leaving little room for the complimentary desert our waiter offered. Enjoyed the whole evening. The eating pace was just right. I will add this one to my list of winners.""

Pros: top restaurant

Cons: to much food

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As a old customer I have seen Sammy??s Fishbox grow into City Island staple over the last 30 years. For fantastic New England seafood in a festive atmosphere After four decades in the food business, Sammy??s has earned its reputation for exceptional meals and pampering customers. I always run into his loyal customers when ever I talk great restaurants. He has sensational fried or broiled seafood. Other restaurant favorites include a crabmeat and shrimp-stuffed filet. My favorite is Sammy Special (jumbo shrimp broiled in Worcestershire, butter, lemon and spices) Just writing this review makes me hungry for a return visit to Sammy??s.

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★★★★★

As a old customer I have seen Sammy??s Fishbox grow into City Island staple over the last 30 years. For fantastic New England seafood in a festive atmosphere After four decades in the food business, Sammy??s has earned its reputation for exceptional meals and pampering customers. I always run into his loyal customers when ever I talk great restaurants. He has sensational fried or broiled seafood. Other restaurant favorites include a crabmeat and shrimp-stuffed filet. My favorite is Sammy Special (jumbo shrimp broiled in Worcestershire, butter, lemon and spices) Just writing this review makes me hungry for a return visit to Sammy??s.

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I travel extensively for my company and dine the world over. I probably eat out 250 times a year so I think I am a pretty good judge of restaurant?s. I try to get up to Sammy's on City Island whenever I am in the big apple. I have eaten at most of manhattans so called top seafood places, but nothing matches the food served at Sammy's. They also have a wonderful staff to go along with food and decor.. My favorite dish is the crab feast for two, I order it for myself. Its unbelievable. Great bar and deserts to. I always finish my meal with their cheese cake so good.

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★★★★★

I travel extensively for my company and dine the world over. I probably eat out 250 times a year so I think I am a pretty good judge of restaurant?s. I try to get up to Sammy's on City Island whenever I am in the big apple. I have eaten at most of manhattans so called top seafood places, but nothing matches the food served at Sammy's. They also have a wonderful staff to go along with food and decor.. My favorite dish is the crab feast for two, I order it for myself. Its unbelievable. Great bar and deserts to. I always finish my meal with their cheese cake so good.

Pros: everything

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Sammy has the most amazing food! I recommend this place to everyone - once you go, you will become a regular! I love this place. I feel very much at home. The staff is friendly to a fault. They just wanted to make our visit memorable and they did. The food as usual was delicious and plentiful. I especially enjoy the friend seafood combination. My children always share a paella, , which is enough for two hardy appetites and two meals home the next day. I am so happy to have such a wonderful restaurant right in my home town of the Bronx..

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★★★★★

Sammy has the most amazing food! I recommend this place to everyone - once you go, you will become a regular! I love this place. I feel very much at home. The staff is friendly to a fault. They just wanted to make our visit memorable and they did. The food as usual was delicious and plentiful. I especially enjoy the friend seafood combination. My children always share a paella, , which is enough for two hardy appetites and two meals home the next day. I am so happy to have such a wonderful restaurant right in my home town of the Bronx..

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Im from new jersey, and have not been to city island since I moved here 10 plus years ago. My wife and I were lifelong customers of Titos. Of course we were more then disapointed when we visited recently and found that titos no longer exist. So instead of driving home hungry we decided to stay and eat at what is now known as the shrimp box. i am not much of a seafood eater but to my suprise their was a latin menu! We were alitle taken back by the prices but were extremely happy by the beautiful dishes and huge portions. The price was then small compared to the dish we both had. my wife had leftovers for days. the staff was great i even recognized a few old timers from titos. it maid us feel right at home. Being a chef I could apreciate a good meal when I see one and this was top quality. I was suprised also by the upkeep of the restaurant. it was MUCH cleaner and redone beautifully compared to titos. our waitor steven was a great guy, my wife had a crush on him and the manager john came to our table to see how our meal was which is always a great of well kept restaurant. Great atmosphere. Great lighting and clean area. FOOD WAS delicious and frozen drinks were much better then titos. Although i loved titos, this is a new favorite of mine. I highly recomend the pina coladas. ALSO, try visiting sometime before the holiday is over, the place is decorated like nothing we have ever seen. they must have really spent a ton on an interior decorater, they even painted the mirrors and put up a tree. Thats a sign of a dedicted owner. to hire someone to decorate. My restaurant in nj does the same, but not as nice.

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★★★★★

Im from new jersey, and have not been to city island since I moved here 10 plus years ago. My wife and I were lifelong customers of Titos. Of course we were more then disapointed when we visited recently and found that titos no longer exist. So instead of driving home hungry we decided to stay and eat at what is now known as the shrimp box. i am not much of a seafood eater but to my suprise their was a latin menu! We were alitle taken back by the prices but were extremely happy by the beautiful dishes and huge portions. The price was then small compared to the dish we both had. my wife had leftovers for days. the staff was great i even recognized a few old timers from titos. it maid us feel right at home. Being a chef I could apreciate a good meal when I see one and this was top quality. I was suprised also by the upkeep of the restaurant. it was MUCH cleaner and redone beautifully compared to titos. our waitor steven was a great guy, my wife had a crush on him and the manager john came to our table to see how our meal was which is always a great of well kept restaurant. Great atmosphere. Great lighting and clean area. FOOD WAS delicious and frozen drinks were much better then titos. Although i loved titos, this is a new favorite of mine. I highly recomend the pina coladas. ALSO, try visiting sometime before the holiday is over, the place is decorated like nothing we have ever seen. they must have really spent a ton on an interior decorater, they even painted the mirrors and put up a tree. Thats a sign of a dedicted owner. to hire someone to decorate. My restaurant in nj does the same, but not as nice.

Pros: everything. Huge portions

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I visited my son and he brought me to City Island. This is one of his favorite places and he wanted to share his favorite City Island restaurant with me Sammy's fishbox. The Fish & Chips are by far the very best fried fish I have ever had, and I?m from Dublin. I would really recommend this restaurant. My whole meal was great, but I especially recommend the Fish & Chips.

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★★★★★

I visited my son and he brought me to City Island. This is one of his favorite places and he wanted to share his favorite City Island restaurant with me Sammy's fishbox. The Fish & Chips are by far the very best fried fish I have ever had, and I?m from Dublin. I would really recommend this restaurant. My whole meal was great, but I especially recommend the Fish & Chips.

Pros: fish

Cons: I don't have any

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We ate here in December 2008 and it was probably best value meal we ate in a long long time. The homemade paella was perfect, the house wine good and the service was very friendly. What's more the bill came in much less than I thought it would be based upon the huge portions served whilst leaving us exceptionally well fed and enough leftover for two lunches.\r\nWe spoke to the table next to us they were visiting from England and were having a good time. They couldn?t believe how delicious the food was. They told us Sammy?s is the talk of London and many of their friends visit Sammy?s when in New York..

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★★★★★

We ate here in December 2008 and it was probably best value meal we ate in a long long time. The homemade paella was perfect, the house wine good and the service was very friendly. What's more the bill came in much less than I thought it would be based upon the huge portions served whilst leaving us exceptionally well fed and enough leftover for two lunches.\r\nWe spoke to the table next to us they were visiting from England and were having a good time. They couldn?t believe how delicious the food was. They told us Sammy?s is the talk of London and many of their friends visit Sammy?s when in New York..

Pros: service and cuisine

Cons: busy

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Had a great meal there last saturady evening it was my first time,,the food was first rate and the service was friendly especailly the hostess who came over to our table a number of times to make sure we were having a good time. I would certainly go back and recommend Sammy's to my family and friends, what a pleasant surprise finding a great restauarnt in the bronx.

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★★★★★

Had a great meal there last saturady evening it was my first time,,the food was first rate and the service was friendly especailly the hostess who came over to our table a number of times to make sure we were having a good time. I would certainly go back and recommend Sammy's to my family and friends, what a pleasant surprise finding a great restauarnt in the bronx.

Pros: perfect dining experience

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I'm not usually one to write reviews, but after being a loyal City Island customer for decades, this is a must post! Sammys Fish Box has always been me and my husbands favorite restaurant on City Island. After retiring to Florida for 3 years and recently returning to NY, I have found heaven. SAMMYS SHRIMP BOX. As a welcome home dinner, my 3 wonderful children took my husband and I out to Sammys Fish Box. What a disaster! I do realize that it was August, a very busy time on City Island, but the wait was ridiculous, the hostesses were downright rude, the waitstaff were ignornant and not well spoken. I agree with everyone elses reviews that it is also very tight in there. The tables seemed incredibly close together. The oysters were not properly cleaned as well. And after complaining, the manager (a male in his late 30's or early 40's) was incredibly not understanding and a tad bit nasty. With complete dissapointment we decided to never return to Sammys again, that is until I was invited to a shower at the Shrimp Box a few weeks later. I was hesitant at first but, What A PLEASANT suprise! The food was out of this world, the waitstaff was fantastic! The atmosphere was beautiful, not crowded and immaculate! Our waiter David was impeccable! And the managerial staff was beyond delightful. The manager Jon? came into the room and was terrific. He was an absolute doll. I took an order or crabcakes to go, as they were highly recommended, and they were DELICIOUS! TRULY THIS RESTAURANT WAS A GODSEND FOR CITY ISLAND! I hope they stick around for a long time, because I will stay retired right here in NY for the Shrimp Box.

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★★★★★

I'm not usually one to write reviews, but after being a loyal City Island customer for decades, this is a must post! Sammys Fish Box has always been me and my husbands favorite restaurant on City Island. After retiring to Florida for 3 years and recently returning to NY, I have found heaven. SAMMYS SHRIMP BOX. As a welcome home dinner, my 3 wonderful children took my husband and I out to Sammys Fish Box. What a disaster! I do realize that it was August, a very busy time on City Island, but the wait was ridiculous, the hostesses were downright rude, the waitstaff were ignornant and not well spoken. I agree with everyone elses reviews that it is also very tight in there. The tables seemed incredibly close together. The oysters were not properly cleaned as well. And after complaining, the manager (a male in his late 30's or early 40's) was incredibly not understanding and a tad bit nasty. With complete dissapointment we decided to never return to Sammys again, that is until I was invited to a shower at the Shrimp Box a few weeks later. I was hesitant at first but, What A PLEASANT suprise! The food was out of this world, the waitstaff was fantastic! The atmosphere was beautiful, not crowded and immaculate! Our waiter David was impeccable! And the managerial staff was beyond delightful. The manager Jon? came into the room and was terrific. He was an absolute doll. I took an order or crabcakes to go, as they were highly recommended, and they were DELICIOUS! TRULY THIS RESTAURANT WAS A GODSEND FOR CITY ISLAND! I hope they stick around for a long time, because I will stay retired right here in NY for the Shrimp Box.

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My wife and I love to travel the world and try new restaurants, just think how surprised were we to find that just 3 miles from home exists perhaps the most incredible Seafood restaurant we have ever experienced? Seriously, this must be the best restaurant in all NYC ? We tried numerous dishes and loved every one of them. We look forward to our next visit.\r\n\r\n

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★★★★★

My wife and I love to travel the world and try new restaurants, just think how surprised were we to find that just 3 miles from home exists perhaps the most incredible Seafood restaurant we have ever experienced? Seriously, this must be the best restaurant in all NYC ? We tried numerous dishes and loved every one of them. We look forward to our next visit.\r\n\r\n

Pros: Great Food

Cons: Lighting

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Sammy?s wife Lauren personally chatted as she walked us to the door as we left. I couldn?t help wishing that if only the town I lived in had a neighborhood restaurant this good, Congratulations to Sammy and his lovely wife, they have created a superb restaurant with great food and drinks, good service and fair prices. Definitely worth my long drive from Southern New Jersey.\r\n\r\n

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★★★★★

Sammy?s wife Lauren personally chatted as she walked us to the door as we left. I couldn?t help wishing that if only the town I lived in had a neighborhood restaurant this good, Congratulations to Sammy and his lovely wife, they have created a superb restaurant with great food and drinks, good service and fair prices. Definitely worth my long drive from Southern New Jersey.\r\n\r\n

Pros: Ambience, food, staff

Cons: a bit noisy

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Over the many years I have been going to Sammy's on City Island I have seen many restaurants come and go, but Sammy's is the one constant Star.. Always good, always fresh and just plain the best seafood I have ever eaten outside my moms North Carolina kitchen.

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★★★★★

Over the many years I have been going to Sammy's on City Island I have seen many restaurants come and go, but Sammy's is the one constant Star.. Always good, always fresh and just plain the best seafood I have ever eaten outside my moms North Carolina kitchen.

Pros: The Food

Cons: None for me

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if you like Lobster, Crab and Shrimp this is the place for you, Nobody does it better..Giant portions lots of extras free with dinner. Two kinds of bread, Cheese and olives, relish tray , Salad served in a wooden bowl, the list goes on and on.. Even without all the freebees this place rocks.

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★★★★★

if you like Lobster, Crab and Shrimp this is the place for you, Nobody does it better..Giant portions lots of extras free with dinner. Two kinds of bread, Cheese and olives, relish tray , Salad served in a wooden bowl, the list goes on and on.. Even without all the freebees this place rocks.

Pros: Seafood Feast for two

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In the days of plastic food like Red lobster and the like, it is refreshing to think one can find great seafood like I use to get in Boston where I grew up. Ten years ago when I moved to NY I found Sammy's and have been going ever since. \r\nNow when I go back to Boston I am hard pressed to find the kind of Seafood I enjoy at Sammy's. \r\non my last visit we celebrated my wifes 50th birthday ""a great time and meal werer had by all"".\r\nthank you to Sammy's staff who never are to busy to make us feel special.

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★★★★☆

In the days of plastic food like Red lobster and the like, it is refreshing to think one can find great seafood like I use to get in Boston where I grew up. Ten years ago when I moved to NY I found Sammy's and have been going ever since. \r\nNow when I go back to Boston I am hard pressed to find the kind of Seafood I enjoy at Sammy's. \r\non my last visit we celebrated my wifes 50th birthday ""a great time and meal werer had by all"".\r\nthank you to Sammy's staff who never are to busy to make us feel special.

Pros: The food and the management

Cons: Sometimes the wait is a little long

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My wife and I travel on business up and down the east coast and whenever we visit a new city the first thing we do is look for a seafood restaurant. Most times than not we are disappointed because nothing comes close to our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Sammy's on City Island in the Bronx. The Lobster, king crab and shrimp are the best. I hate to recommend it because its busy enough but I don't waqnt to be selfish good new should be shared.

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★★★★★

My wife and I travel on business up and down the east coast and whenever we visit a new city the first thing we do is look for a seafood restaurant. Most times than not we are disappointed because nothing comes close to our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Sammy's on City Island in the Bronx. The Lobster, king crab and shrimp are the best. I hate to recommend it because its busy enough but I don't waqnt to be selfish good new should be shared.

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every saturday night my family about 20 of us meet at Sammy's on City Island for a greaT NIGHT OF FUN AND FOOD. We come from parts of the city and suburbs, why you might ask, because they always treat u like royality. Last week we sat in front of their real fireplace, it was a magic night. The giant portions of seafood kept coming until we couldn't eat anymore, everyone took home large doggie bags of left overs. More important than the giant portions the food as always was exceptional.. this is a must try restaurant for if you never been.

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★★★★★

every saturday night my family about 20 of us meet at Sammy's on City Island for a greaT NIGHT OF FUN AND FOOD. We come from parts of the city and suburbs, why you might ask, because they always treat u like royality. Last week we sat in front of their real fireplace, it was a magic night. The giant portions of seafood kept coming until we couldn't eat anymore, everyone took home large doggie bags of left overs. More important than the giant portions the food as always was exceptional.. this is a must try restaurant for if you never been.

Pros: great great seafood

Cons: always busy

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I love maine lobster, Yesterday I had a 3lb Lobster stuffed with crab meat at sammy's it was the best I ever had..The lobster was cooked to perfection. This was my first time at Sammys. I ceratinly will return whenever I crave lobster.

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★★★★★

I love maine lobster, Yesterday I had a 3lb Lobster stuffed with crab meat at sammy's it was the best I ever had..The lobster was cooked to perfection. This was my first time at Sammys. I ceratinly will return whenever I crave lobster.

Pros: five star food

Cons: Service was not as good as the food

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I love seafood and have tried every seafood restaurant in the City. Sammy's is the best in the Bronx and one of the top in the entire City. The people really care at Sammy's. They serve so many wonderful extra treats plus of course the food is gourmet, absolutely fresh and delicious. My favorites are the Sole stuffed with crab meat and the Broiled Seafood combination. They always extremely busy, also I often see a celebrity dining at Sammy's. It a fun and exciting place to eat.

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★★★★★

I love seafood and have tried every seafood restaurant in the City. Sammy's is the best in the Bronx and one of the top in the entire City. The people really care at Sammy's. They serve so many wonderful extra treats plus of course the food is gourmet, absolutely fresh and delicious. My favorites are the Sole stuffed with crab meat and the Broiled Seafood combination. They always extremely busy, also I often see a celebrity dining at Sammy's. It a fun and exciting place to eat.

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I don't like to wait, but when it comes to dining at Sammy's on City Island the wait is well worth it. I love the atmosphere especially the real fireplace that is always on and creates a home feeling. The days I know I am going to Sammy's I always skip lunch because not only is the food delicious but the portion are gigantic. My favorite is the Jumbo Fried shrimp or other times I order giant king crab legs.\r\nI can go on and on but once you go you will see what I am talking about...I been going 26 years and have never had a bad meal..\r\n

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★★★★★

I don't like to wait, but when it comes to dining at Sammy's on City Island the wait is well worth it. I love the atmosphere especially the real fireplace that is always on and creates a home feeling. The days I know I am going to Sammy's I always skip lunch because not only is the food delicious but the portion are gigantic. My favorite is the Jumbo Fried shrimp or other times I order giant king crab legs.\r\nI can go on and on but once you go you will see what I am talking about...I been going 26 years and have never had a bad meal..\r\n

Pros: great food, warm and cozy, friendly people

Cons: the 1/2 hour wait

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I live in the Bronx and have been going to Sammy's for many years. I love the staff and the food is always plentiful and perfectly prepared. MY mother insists upon going for every birthday AND HOLIDAY.

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★★★★★

I live in the Bronx and have been going to Sammy's for many years. I love the staff and the food is always plentiful and perfectly prepared. MY mother insists upon going for every birthday AND HOLIDAY.

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This restaurant has a better reputation than anything else. It used to be the place to go on City Island. If you are looking for good seafood with good prices, skip this one. The decor could use an upgrade and the food is mediocre.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant has a better reputation than anything else. It used to be the place to go on City Island. If you are looking for good seafood with good prices, skip this one. The decor could use an upgrade and the food is mediocre.

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we just went for lunch at Sammy's and it was a terrible experience. The Oyster Rockefeller were not shucked properly and had lots of grit in it. There was way too much spinach and a whole lump of mozzarella on it... \r\nThe soft calamari were rubbery and tasted of deep fried oil. all in all a terrible lunch and we wouldn't go back!

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we just went for lunch at Sammy's and it was a terrible experience. The Oyster Rockefeller were not shucked properly and had lots of grit in it. There was way too much spinach and a whole lump of mozzarella on it... \r\nThe soft calamari were rubbery and tasted of deep fried oil. all in all a terrible lunch and we wouldn't go back!

Pros: parking on site

Cons: food was terrible

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We only come to Sammy's for seafood seafood seafood. Its fresh tastes clean and we love the clams, and crabs. A definate place to take the family for a great seafood meal. The staff is awesome you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★☆

We only come to Sammy's for seafood seafood seafood. Its fresh tastes clean and we love the clams, and crabs. A definate place to take the family for a great seafood meal. The staff is awesome you won't be disappointed.

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I love coming here with my family. I'm addicted to clams and crabs just like the rest of my family and Sammy's is always our choice. I love that they broil the crabs and they are well cleaned. They have more than one obtion of clams which matters to me since I prefer ipswich clams instead of little necks and the price you pay for your meal is well worth it when you get this huge plate set infront of you and you don't know were to start. I would say that the only downfall to sammy's is that they aren't good at cooking anything but seafood. My boyfriend has tried the chicken, the beef, even the beef cooked carribean style and they have always managed to fail. If you want fish and other sea creatures then sammy's is very good.

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★★★★★

I love coming here with my family. I'm addicted to clams and crabs just like the rest of my family and Sammy's is always our choice. I love that they broil the crabs and they are well cleaned. They have more than one obtion of clams which matters to me since I prefer ipswich clams instead of little necks and the price you pay for your meal is well worth it when you get this huge plate set infront of you and you don't know were to start. I would say that the only downfall to sammy's is that they aren't good at cooking anything but seafood. My boyfriend has tried the chicken, the beef, even the beef cooked carribean style and they have always managed to fail. If you want fish and other sea creatures then sammy's is very good.

Pros: huge plate of seafood

Cons: awful taste on turf selections

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we loved, the food....but the services is too slow....and the area is to crowded....the tables are to closed together....thats something that they need to fix......otherwise....the food are really good...

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★★★★☆

we loved, the food....but the services is too slow....and the area is to crowded....the tables are to closed together....thats something that they need to fix......otherwise....the food are really good...

Pros: food....

Cons: service...

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Just try this place my seafood was just out of the sea fresh jumbo and succulent and the steak in my surf & turf was as good as Lugers..Great food, great fun and happy people. I also loved my tropical Martini.\r\nGo Sammy's

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★★★★★

Just try this place my seafood was just out of the sea fresh jumbo and succulent and the steak in my surf & turf was as good as Lugers..Great food, great fun and happy people. I also loved my tropical Martini.\r\nGo Sammy's

Pros: food and staff

Cons: always extremely busy

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the bad thing about sammy's is the poor service.....and the long wait.....the space is alttle tight....but the food is amazing...everything is carefully prepared.......i would love to visit samm'ys moe often...great...

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★★★★☆

the bad thing about sammy's is the poor service.....and the long wait.....the space is alttle tight....but the food is amazing...everything is carefully prepared.......i would love to visit samm'ys moe often...great...

Pros: food

Cons: service

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My friiends took me to Sammy's and i will return. The people know how to treat you. We had the most delicious food and the doggie bag I took home was our supper the next evening..I will be back and can't wait to take my boss who is always bragging about the Seafood restauarnts in Brooklyn, when he took me out last summer he took me to a famous brooklyn restuarant..but belive me it doesn't compare to eating at sammy's

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★★★★★

My friiends took me to Sammy's and i will return. The people know how to treat you. We had the most delicious food and the doggie bag I took home was our supper the next evening..I will be back and can't wait to take my boss who is always bragging about the Seafood restauarnts in Brooklyn, when he took me out last summer he took me to a famous brooklyn restuarant..but belive me it doesn't compare to eating at sammy's

Pros: big portions of top food

Cons: 30 minute wait

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I never visited City Island before last night. what a surprise, the place is right out of a Rockwell painting.\r\nso charming.. I asked a local which restauarnt I should eat at. He said the only place to eat on CIty Island was Sammy's. Just to be sure a asked two other people and to my amazement they both recommended Sammy's. so of course I eat at there. The food was so wonderful, even better than my favorite manhattan seafood restauarant. I will be back. I had the biggest and most delicious giant king crab legs I have ever seen or eaten.. They were unbelievable. My wife had a fried seafood combination that was great, giant shrinp as well as a selection of just fried right seafood, By the way, we both had froaxzen Pina Coladas that would make trader Vic's proud...

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★★★★★

I never visited City Island before last night. what a surprise, the place is right out of a Rockwell painting.\r\nso charming.. I asked a local which restauarnt I should eat at. He said the only place to eat on CIty Island was Sammy's. Just to be sure a asked two other people and to my amazement they both recommended Sammy's. so of course I eat at there. The food was so wonderful, even better than my favorite manhattan seafood restauarant. I will be back. I had the biggest and most delicious giant king crab legs I have ever seen or eaten.. They were unbelievable. My wife had a fried seafood combination that was great, giant shrinp as well as a selection of just fried right seafood, By the way, we both had froaxzen Pina Coladas that would make trader Vic's proud...

Pros: cozy palce with 5 star food

Cons: nothing tha I can think of!

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I took my mother and grandmother to Sammy's on City Island mother day. Of course the restauiarnt was extremely busy so we had to wait 40 minutes however I must say it was well worth the wait. Once seated we were promply served, The food came fast and was hot and mouth watering. I had stuffed filet of sole with crab meat it was great, in fact in our party of 12 ever single dish was outstanding. the waitress Helen gave us wonderful and careing service in spite of her being extremely busy. Thank You\r\nSammy's for a Mother Day celebration we will not soon forget.

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★★★★★

I took my mother and grandmother to Sammy's on City Island mother day. Of course the restauiarnt was extremely busy so we had to wait 40 minutes however I must say it was well worth the wait. Once seated we were promply served, The food came fast and was hot and mouth watering. I had stuffed filet of sole with crab meat it was great, in fact in our party of 12 ever single dish was outstanding. the waitress Helen gave us wonderful and careing service in spite of her being extremely busy. Thank You\r\nSammy's for a Mother Day celebration we will not soon forget.

Pros: food and service

Cons: loud music

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Sammy?s was recommended by a couple of different people over the past couple of months so I finally drove out to City Island to try it. It was fantastic, so good in fact I called my friends to thank them for the recommendation. To start we had mile high delicious Pina Coladas to start and then we had mussels and baked clams that were wonderful. We then split a 4lb female lobster that was to die for. I was also shocked with all the freebees, They gave us a free relish tray, a bread board with a whole round Italian bread, also Corn bread and the best cheese wedge I ever ate. With the meal we also got a large salad served in a wood bowl and then rice, veggies and giant baked potato as well.. All for free. I couldn't believe it, no wonder the place was packed....I will certainly go back again but perhaps next time I will go during the week when it?s less busy.

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★★★★★

Sammy?s was recommended by a couple of different people over the past couple of months so I finally drove out to City Island to try it. It was fantastic, so good in fact I called my friends to thank them for the recommendation. To start we had mile high delicious Pina Coladas to start and then we had mussels and baked clams that were wonderful. We then split a 4lb female lobster that was to die for. I was also shocked with all the freebees, They gave us a free relish tray, a bread board with a whole round Italian bread, also Corn bread and the best cheese wedge I ever ate. With the meal we also got a large salad served in a wood bowl and then rice, veggies and giant baked potato as well.. All for free. I couldn't believe it, no wonder the place was packed....I will certainly go back again but perhaps next time I will go during the week when it?s less busy.

Pros: Food and decor, plus friendly people

Cons: very busy

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MY FRIENDS AND I ALONG WITH MY KIDS WENT OUT TO DINNER AT SAMMY'S. FIRST, WE WAITED ABOUT 30 MINS TO BE SEATED. AFTER BEING SEATED, A GROUP OF PEOPLE ABOUT 2 TABLES AWAY FROM US STARTED TO ARGUE. EVERYONE INCLUDING THE WAITERS AND WAITRESS STOOD AROUND AND WATCHED AND DID NOTHING. ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARGUING PICKED UP A CHAIR TO THROW. I GRABBED MY KIDS AND WE WENT BACK TO THE FRONT AND ASKED TO BE RESEATED. WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO BE PLACED BACK ON THE WAITING LIST AND IT WOULD BE ANOTHER 30 MIN WAIT. WE ASKED FOR A MANAGER TO SEE WHAT COULD BE DONE TO SEAT US SOONER, IT CLEARLY NOT OUR FAULT WHY WE OTHER PEOPLE WERE FIGHTING. THE MANAGER WAS VERY RUDE AND OBNOXIOUS. HE TOLD US WE LOST OUR SEAT AND IF WE DIDN'T LIKE IT WE COULD WAIT 30 MINS OR LEAVE. I TOLD THE MANAGER I WAS NOT GOING TO SIT IN AN AREA WITH MY KIDS WHERE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING. HE TOLD ME IT WAS MY CHOICE. WE WERE TREATED LIKE ANIMALS AND WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FIGHT. WE COULD NOT BELIEVE A MANAGER WOULD TREAT CUSTOMERS LIKE THIS. WE EVENTUALLY LEFT. IT WAS CLEAR TO SEE THAT OUR BUSINESS WAS NOT APPRECIATE. I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT

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★★★☆☆

MY FRIENDS AND I ALONG WITH MY KIDS WENT OUT TO DINNER AT SAMMY'S. FIRST, WE WAITED ABOUT 30 MINS TO BE SEATED. AFTER BEING SEATED, A GROUP OF PEOPLE ABOUT 2 TABLES AWAY FROM US STARTED TO ARGUE. EVERYONE INCLUDING THE WAITERS AND WAITRESS STOOD AROUND AND WATCHED AND DID NOTHING. ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARGUING PICKED UP A CHAIR TO THROW. I GRABBED MY KIDS AND WE WENT BACK TO THE FRONT AND ASKED TO BE RESEATED. WE WERE TOLD THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO BE PLACED BACK ON THE WAITING LIST AND IT WOULD BE ANOTHER 30 MIN WAIT. WE ASKED FOR A MANAGER TO SEE WHAT COULD BE DONE TO SEAT US SOONER, IT CLEARLY NOT OUR FAULT WHY WE OTHER PEOPLE WERE FIGHTING. THE MANAGER WAS VERY RUDE AND OBNOXIOUS. HE TOLD US WE LOST OUR SEAT AND IF WE DIDN'T LIKE IT WE COULD WAIT 30 MINS OR LEAVE. I TOLD THE MANAGER I WAS NOT GOING TO SIT IN AN AREA WITH MY KIDS WHERE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING. HE TOLD ME IT WAS MY CHOICE. WE WERE TREATED LIKE ANIMALS AND WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FIGHT. WE COULD NOT BELIEVE A MANAGER WOULD TREAT CUSTOMERS LIKE THIS. WE EVENTUALLY LEFT. IT WAS CLEAR TO SEE THAT OUR BUSINESS WAS NOT APPRECIATE. I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT

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My boyfriend took me to this restaurant for dinner for my birthday last night. I've heard great things about City Island restaurants but was not impressed with this one at all. The waiter was slow and unattentive, and the food was so-so, not the best seafood I've ever had. I ordered a cocktail which was way too strong. The waiter took so long to come back and check on us once we ordered that I was done with the meal before I could tell him that I was not satisfied with this drink, which I didn't drink. My boyfriend asked if they could take it off the bill since I couldn't drink it. The waiter referred it to the manager who then took another 25 minutes to come over to the table. He then proceeded to insist that we let him make me another drink instead of taking it off the bill. I explained that it was not a good plan because we were done and ready to leave. A restaurant of a higher class would not get into the practice of arguing about a $9 drink with the customer when they've already spent over $200 dollars on the meal. Not impressed at all.

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend took me to this restaurant for dinner for my birthday last night. I've heard great things about City Island restaurants but was not impressed with this one at all. The waiter was slow and unattentive, and the food was so-so, not the best seafood I've ever had. I ordered a cocktail which was way too strong. The waiter took so long to come back and check on us once we ordered that I was done with the meal before I could tell him that I was not satisfied with this drink, which I didn't drink. My boyfriend asked if they could take it off the bill since I couldn't drink it. The waiter referred it to the manager who then took another 25 minutes to come over to the table. He then proceeded to insist that we let him make me another drink instead of taking it off the bill. I explained that it was not a good plan because we were done and ready to leave. A restaurant of a higher class would not get into the practice of arguing about a $9 drink with the customer when they've already spent over $200 dollars on the meal. Not impressed at all.

Cons: Bad management

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I been going since I was 10 when my parents took me there. now I have a 10 year old daughter and the place is still as good as always. I love the selection of giant family feast platters and the fresh clams and oysters. I highly recommend this restaurant. I especially appreciate it when I see Sammy himself popping out of the kitchen to make sure his customers are having a good time.\r\nthank you

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★★★★★

I been going since I was 10 when my parents took me there. now I have a 10 year old daughter and the place is still as good as always. I love the selection of giant family feast platters and the fresh clams and oysters. I highly recommend this restaurant. I especially appreciate it when I see Sammy himself popping out of the kitchen to make sure his customers are having a good time.\r\nthank you

Pros: fresh food, cozy as well as happy staff

Cons: sometimes wait is 30 minutes but it's worth it.

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This place has never disappointed me or my family, I have been a loyal customer for over 15 years. We celerbrate all of our special occasions ,it like being home. Good people and great great food\r\n

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★★★★☆

This place has never disappointed me or my family, I have been a loyal customer for over 15 years. We celerbrate all of our special occasions ,it like being home. Good people and great great food\r\n

Pros: Easy to get there by the Bronx 12 bus, it stops right at the front door

Cons: sometimes it just to busy

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Just the biggest crab legs , shrimp and lobsters available anywhere in the Bronx. These guys realkly know how to dio seafood. I love it

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★★★★★

Just the biggest crab legs , shrimp and lobsters available anywhere in the Bronx. These guys realkly know how to dio seafood. I love it

Pros: Food and decor

Cons: I waited 1/2 to get a table

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I am a regular at Sammy's for over 35 years. and find the food to be always wonderful. The place jumps and has a happy feeling and a Great staff. I always recommend Sammy's and always get a big thank from my friends that try it.

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★★★★★

I am a regular at Sammy's for over 35 years. and find the food to be always wonderful. The place jumps and has a happy feeling and a Great staff. I always recommend Sammy's and always get a big thank from my friends that try it.

Pros: food, service

Cons: sometimes I have to wait to long to be seated.

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I never expected to find sushi at Sammy's. I love it and was afraid to order it because it just seemed out of place in a traditional; New England seafood house. But at the urging of my friends who dine often there, I ordered sushi..Unbelievable to me it was certain the best or close to the best I ever ate. I can't wait to return just to try other things on their sushi menu that I didn't try on my first visit. a great time was had by all. My friends pigged out on 4lb lobsters, it was as if we were in seafood heaven..I also tried a frozen the right frozen Mojita, that was perfect.\r\n

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★★★★★

I never expected to find sushi at Sammy's. I love it and was afraid to order it because it just seemed out of place in a traditional; New England seafood house. But at the urging of my friends who dine often there, I ordered sushi..Unbelievable to me it was certain the best or close to the best I ever ate. I can't wait to return just to try other things on their sushi menu that I didn't try on my first visit. a great time was had by all. My friends pigged out on 4lb lobsters, it was as if we were in seafood heaven..I also tried a frozen the right frozen Mojita, that was perfect.\r\n

Pros: food, drinks, a fum upbeat place to eat.

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I live a short walk from Sammys and make regular visits. I usually go to the take out department where the food is good, However the real place to eat is Sammys garden room. It's classy but low-key, with a great ambiance- I especially love the cajan dishes. I've never had trouble with service, although it doesn't qualify as world class its better than average. Wine and drinks are big All in all, its a great place to go with friends and hang-out.

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★★★★★

I live a short walk from Sammys and make regular visits. I usually go to the take out department where the food is good, However the real place to eat is Sammys garden room. It's classy but low-key, with a great ambiance- I especially love the cajan dishes. I've never had trouble with service, although it doesn't qualify as world class its better than average. Wine and drinks are big All in all, its a great place to go with friends and hang-out.

Pros: good food, great bar. upbeart staff

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I not a great writer so all I can say about this restauarnt is that I love it. Sammy's baked stuffed lobsters are so wonderful. My boy frien and I I saveour money and go once a month to eat of of those big beauties.

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★★★★★

I not a great writer so all I can say about this restauarnt is that I love it. Sammy's baked stuffed lobsters are so wonderful. My boy frien and I I saveour money and go once a month to eat of of those big beauties.

Pros: lobsters and apple martini's

Cons: 1/2 hour wait

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I think the food ranks with the best seafood I have eaten throughout the world. I worked on a cruise ship for 9 years and have traveled the world over., eating in thousnads of restaurants from Rome to tim buck too. but nothing has come close to the seafood feast platter I order when I dine at Sammy's on City Island. The platters are full of jumbo shrimp, three kinds of crabs, clams, mussels, and whole lobsters ..you have to see it to believe it..Great great food, happy friendly and almost professional service make Sammy's number one in my culinary book

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★★★★★

I think the food ranks with the best seafood I have eaten throughout the world. I worked on a cruise ship for 9 years and have traveled the world over., eating in thousnads of restaurants from Rome to tim buck too. but nothing has come close to the seafood feast platter I order when I dine at Sammy's on City Island. The platters are full of jumbo shrimp, three kinds of crabs, clams, mussels, and whole lobsters ..you have to see it to believe it..Great great food, happy friendly and almost professional service make Sammy's number one in my culinary book

Pros: food, drinks, decor

Cons: music a bit loud

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I been a customer for 25 years and have never had a bad meal. It amazes me how such a busy and large restaurant has never dissapointed me or my friends. It must be good because when I am there I often see a celebrity from the sport or music business. Please don't ever cjhange we love you Sammy. On my last dinner There I had super large and sweet king crabs that were to die for.

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★★★★★

I been a customer for 25 years and have never had a bad meal. It amazes me how such a busy and large restaurant has never dissapointed me or my friends. It must be good because when I am there I often see a celebrity from the sport or music business. Please don't ever cjhange we love you Sammy. On my last dinner There I had super large and sweet king crabs that were to die for.

Pros: fun staff and 5 star food

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After reading all the great reviews I decided to try Sammy's. Well, I think Sammy himself is writing those reviews. The food was below mediocre, the decor was cheesy, the service was similar to a seedy diner, the vegetables appeared to be frozen, the fish was not as good as I can make myself, although my softshell crabs were a decent size. The most tasty part of the meal was the bread. The prices are FAR from reasonable. Dinner for 2 without drinks was over $100 for less than appetizing cuisine. This restaurant may appeal to people who find Red Lobster a gourmet place. It can accommodate large parties who don't mind mid quality food. Good place for kids. I was not with a large party or kids. I was with my fiance. I am so sorry I decided to go to Sammy's. It is nowhere near the quality of food you can get in Manhattan. I wish my experience was better. I had really high hopes and expectations after reading all the wonderful reviews.

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★★☆☆☆

After reading all the great reviews I decided to try Sammy's. Well, I think Sammy himself is writing those reviews. The food was below mediocre, the decor was cheesy, the service was similar to a seedy diner, the vegetables appeared to be frozen, the fish was not as good as I can make myself, although my softshell crabs were a decent size. The most tasty part of the meal was the bread. The prices are FAR from reasonable. Dinner for 2 without drinks was over $100 for less than appetizing cuisine. This restaurant may appeal to people who find Red Lobster a gourmet place. It can accommodate large parties who don't mind mid quality food. Good place for kids. I was not with a large party or kids. I was with my fiance. I am so sorry I decided to go to Sammy's. It is nowhere near the quality of food you can get in Manhattan. I wish my experience was better. I had really high hopes and expectations after reading all the wonderful reviews.

Pros: Bread

Cons: Food, Service, Decor

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I went to Sammy's a few days ago with a small group of people... even though we arrived for dinner at 6 PM the waiter clearly could not handle the small number of tables he had (approx. 3). He brought our salads, drinks and entrees all at the same time (rather than staggered) then neglected to bring implements to open the crabs, ketchup for the fries, butter/sourcream for the baked potatoes or lemon for the fish. We had to eventually flag down the owner to get these items -- he was NOT happy and explained the waiter had only been with them for a few weeks. However, Waiting 101 rules were being broken all over the place... he also served my nephew undiluted cranberry syrup as a beverage and never brought us the two beers my sister ordered. In the meantime, we'd finished eating and the table next to us hadn't gotten their entrees yet.\r\n\r\nThe owner ended up apologizing profusely but my feeling is, don't put people out on the floor if you can't handle the job. We weren't a demanding group of people and my sister and I both have plenty of waiting experience so we know how hard it can be.

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★★★★☆

I went to Sammy's a few days ago with a small group of people... even though we arrived for dinner at 6 PM the waiter clearly could not handle the small number of tables he had (approx. 3). He brought our salads, drinks and entrees all at the same time (rather than staggered) then neglected to bring implements to open the crabs, ketchup for the fries, butter/sourcream for the baked potatoes or lemon for the fish. We had to eventually flag down the owner to get these items -- he was NOT happy and explained the waiter had only been with them for a few weeks. However, Waiting 101 rules were being broken all over the place... he also served my nephew undiluted cranberry syrup as a beverage and never brought us the two beers my sister ordered. In the meantime, we'd finished eating and the table next to us hadn't gotten their entrees yet.\r\n\r\nThe owner ended up apologizing profusely but my feeling is, don't put people out on the floor if you can't handle the job. We weren't a demanding group of people and my sister and I both have plenty of waiting experience so we know how hard it can be.

Pros: good food, friendly atmosphere

Cons: terrible service can ruin a good meal!, also it is quite pricey

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What can I say..I frequent Sammy's since I can remember..Mouthwatering dishes.of the feshest seafood I have ever tasted.

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★★★★★

What can I say..I frequent Sammy's since I can remember..Mouthwatering dishes.of the feshest seafood I have ever tasted.

Pros: Food, Drinks, service

Cons: often long wait

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I live on the upper east side of Manhattan but drive all the way to Sammy's on City Island when I want seafood. The lobster is lobster is the best in New York City. When my Lobster yen call I high tail it to Sammy's.

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★★★★★

I live on the upper east side of Manhattan but drive all the way to Sammy's on City Island when I want seafood. The lobster is lobster is the best in New York City. When my Lobster yen call I high tail it to Sammy's.

Pros: best lobster, corn bread, home made dressing

Cons: need to enlarge

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When I crave seafiood the only place I think about going is Sammy's on City Island. Evertime I try another place I kick myself in the rear for not going to Sammy's. I have never been disapointed there. THe worlds best food, is yummy

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★★★★★

When I crave seafiood the only place I think about going is Sammy's on City Island. Evertime I try another place I kick myself in the rear for not going to Sammy's. I have never been disapointed there. THe worlds best food, is yummy

Pros: great food, cool staff, romantic setting

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Last night at her insistance I took my Mom to Sammy's for a pre-mothers day diner, since she will be working Mother's day. WE had a super time. although the place was packed we were seated within 15 minutes and the food was so good. all in all my mom said it was the best time she has had in a long long time..thank you Sammy for a memorable evening..by the way we had the worlds best jumbo fried shrimp

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★★★★★

Last night at her insistance I took my Mom to Sammy's for a pre-mothers day diner, since she will be working Mother's day. WE had a super time. although the place was packed we were seated within 15 minutes and the food was so good. all in all my mom said it was the best time she has had in a long long time..thank you Sammy for a memorable evening..by the way we had the worlds best jumbo fried shrimp

Pros: beautiful decor, nice server, giant portions

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My meal impeccable and the srvice was great..I especailly love the piping hot Manhattan clam chowder and the oyster rockerfeller as my the whole red snapper cooked on a cedar plank scrumptious

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My meal impeccable and the srvice was great..I especailly love the piping hot Manhattan clam chowder and the oyster rockerfeller as my the whole red snapper cooked on a cedar plank scrumptious

Pros: gourmet Food, Great Service, Friendly staff

Cons: Very busy

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I am a lobster freak.I love lobster and whenever I go out I order a large lobster, so as you can see I have eaten lobster in hundreds of restruarnts but recently I had one at Sammy's it is the best one I ever had, it came stuffed with jumbo shrimp and was succulent and tender. I ate every morsel..delicious!

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★★★★★

I am a lobster freak.I love lobster and whenever I go out I order a large lobster, so as you can see I have eaten lobster in hundreds of restruarnts but recently I had one at Sammy's it is the best one I ever had, it came stuffed with jumbo shrimp and was succulent and tender. I ate every morsel..delicious!

Pros: GREAT GREAT SEASFOOD, BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT, NICE PEOPLE

 

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