City Island
City Island
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Island off the east coast of the Bronx that transforms into a seaside resort on weekends during the summer.
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alex c
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The food's very good. Some waiters & waitresses have got to go but both Lina and Tara are great! The lunch lobster special's a good deal.
Written 30 March 2024
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TennisStar602
New Jersey656 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I have been to City Island multiple times within the past few decades, but yesterday was the first (1st) time that I went to this place for the past seven (7) years. City Island contains a myriad of restaurants, and there is a huge concentration on seafood. It is a safe island with multiple panoramas of the various waterways that surround it on every side. Many boats can be seen in the plethora of marinas. This area is easily accessible from Interstate-95 and from Pelham Parkway; I would state that a person should just be prepared for horrible traffic and for aggressive driving en route to City Island. Orchard Beach is also very close in proximity to this site. There is a lot of street parking, and many of the restaurants also have their own parking lots. I enjoyed taking a walk on City Island Avenue, which is the Main Street.
Written 11 November 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ4,964 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
City Island is a tiny island off the coast of the Bronx but you would swear you are in a small New England fishing village. The views from the bay are breathtaking on a warm clear sunny day and the you can feel the salt air in your lungs as you breath it all in. There is a lot to do and see on the island for the afternoon.

There are any array of restaurants to choose from with some offering deep fried seafood to Mexican and Chinese restaurants that offer alternatives. There are small parks, a nice shopping district with some interesting stores and views of the bay and of Manhattan that are amazing.

There is the City Island Nautical Museum that is a quirky little museum filled with the history of the island that should not be missed and tiny sandy beaches to pass by. There are several historical homes to pass by and the neighborhoods are fun to walk around and just see the old homes and the Americana streets. It is like visiting an old New England fishing village.

You still know you are in the Bronx by the people eating in the restaurants as the streets are clogged at night with people coming to eat here. Still it is nice to visit the Promenade at the top of the island and just sit and enjoy the views. It is a nice way to spend the afternoon when you want to get away from it all.
Written 20 August 2023
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Hector R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
this nice small town, on the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, it is a perfect destination for seafood lovers
Written 16 April 2023
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Scott B
Wantagh, NY685 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A small island not well known, only a couple of miles long. There are a lot of small beaches at the end of each dead-end street up and down the island, and an endless selection of seafood restaurants the entire length of main street. During the summer I imagine this spot is packed beyond belief given the number and size of the restaurants, and parking is probably very limited. There was a nice quirky toy shop we visited with a lot of memories from yesteryear.
Written 3 October 2022
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Lee
Fayetteville3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
It's very dirty. It is an island gone bad, full of rich, greedy, and rude people, with lots of empty stores, and angry, yelling 😠 people.
I tried to walk the beach. The owner told me he owned the beach and 250 feet into the water. It was a day of stress and disappointment.
Written 20 September 2022
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ4,964 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
City Island is its own little world in the Bronx. It has fantastic views of the bay including Manhattan, wonderful restaurants and an interesting little museum. The main street, City Island Avenue is where all the shops, galleries and restaurants are located.

On a warm summer day, it is a nice place to visit and just relax. There is so much to do and see and then stop for meals.
Written 13 August 2022
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Sonja B
Bronx, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I have never gone to City Island and been disappointed. The fish is always fresh and plentiful. Whether I go to a formal sitdown or an informal take-your-order-and--find -a-seat restaurant. This is a lovely place to relax, celebrate or just have a seafood meal.
Written 22 July 2022
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Marshall Maor
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
IT's a nice view as it's something different than the rest of the city. It's good to change it up and go there once a while. I haven't been there this year
Written 13 March 2022
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P B NJ
Sparta, NJ31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Recently did the full Mosholu-Pelham Greenway from Van Cortland Park to City Island (22 miles R/T). I had read about City Island and always wanted to see it. Went on a weekday, so it was not crowded at all. The one main street is very interesting with lots of shops and restaurants (many at the far end). We did a few side streets down to the water and the old houses with beautiful back yards overlooking the bay and the NYC skyline were very cool to see. We had a great late lunch at the "Shrimp Box" where we ordered at an inside window and they brought the meal out to us in a nice tented patio area. It was hot on 6/1, so we were glad to have the cover, and a place to park our bikes. The Shrimp Box food was very tasty and plentiful and we would highly recommend them. We didn't see any beaches, but the bike ride through the island was great. City Island is not exactly Nantucket or the Vineyard as some reviewers have suggested, but rather a funky, fun get away place that is an interesting visit for everyone- don't miss it!
Written 6 June 2021
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