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The Chicken or the Egg

207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
+1 609-492-3695
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (16 reviews)
“wings” (226 reviews)
“chicken” (116 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this place!! Great food. We have been coming to LBI for at least 8 years in early October. This is the first place we eat at during our visit. Of course we make return visits during our time on the island. Would suggest this...More

Thank cheintzelman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first time there.. the place is great all around. We started with the wings, med. and the garlic. Wow they were delicious. For dinner I had the special, broiled shrimp a lump crab cake and it was supposed to come with flounder, i'm allergic...More

Thank judysway
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our server was awesome. Our food was fast (and yummy!) It had all the things I thought could only be found at a Chinese Buffet, and more. For instance, have you ever tried corn nuggets? Well you should. Chegg Rolls? A must. My friend had...More

Thank Tibby1014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing about the Cheeg, they are like a great New Jersey Diner ... almost. They have just about everything at any time of day, they cook it well and the service is always pleasantly excellent. We had a fishing trip cancelled due to weather...More

Thank FLJ08008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place with lines all day and night long. Besides every egg dish you can imagine, they also have great wings with all sorts of sauces. But the best part for me as a vegetarian, they have vegetarian winds made from soy....More

Thank brucetravler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner and breakfast. It can get crowd even off season. They participate in the no wait apps. Great value.

Thank ozzie201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the decor. Food and Service were really good. I had the sloppy joe which was tangy but tasty. Next time breakfast for lunch.

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a group of 10 Friday night. Arrived around 10 and there was a 1 hour wait. Thankfully we used the call ahead app and went right to our table. We ordered 2 orders of wings, naked with classic sauce and they were delicious...More

Thank onehitwondersarebs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so I've been a resident of Ocean County since 1980 and have always avoided the Chegg (as the Chicken and the Egg is called by locals). Everyone talks about this place like it's half urban legend half rite of passage for locals and tourists...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Crabby Patty omlette is highly recommended!!! Clean. Good prices. We were there of season so seating was not a problem. Great menu. Wonderful service!

Thank paula r
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Lu-Anne C
Is it open all year
25 July 2016|
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Response from Katy83UnitedStates | Reviewed this property |
No it is not open all year. It closes for several months during the winter.
Hello! Will you be open in mid-December?
24 June 2015|
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Response from beachbumbabs | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - but they ARE open 24/7 I season !!
Is there gluten free options? Thank you
25 May 2015|
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Response from Pconwaynyc | Reviewed this property |
Not many, you could have eggs with no bread, that would be filling, they have oatmeal, but not sure if is 100% gluten free, You might want to check out Greenhouse Cafe, they advertise gluten free options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1814
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 609-492-3695
  • E-mail
When we boast that there is something for everyone, it's not without merit. There are classic items and ones that are completely original and unique. And then there are the wings... A lot of places talk a good buffalo wing, but the "Chegg" as it is now commonly known, truly delivers. The wings are big, juicy and available in 17 sauces, both Original Breaded, or Naked. The Chicken or the Egg has become know locally and Nationally for these big beauties. And best of all, the whole menu (breakfast too) is available 24 hours a day (in season). But for us, it's not just about the food. It's about family. It's about camaraderie. It' s about good times. So come io in and join the family. Join the fun. You'll be happy you did. Oh, and sorry about the lines. People dig us. But it' s worth the wait.
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