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Reef

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American, Bar, Seafood, Eclectic
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4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
904-824-8008
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 269
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    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 50
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful location, superb food

Seeing the restaurant from the outside - you might not be tempted - then go in - friendly hostess greets you and there is a beautiful dining room - or you could sit by the bar - or - weather permitting - outside!! View is amazing - and you could just sit there and enjoy it - but then the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Gudrun R
,
Jacksonville
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Jacksonville
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160 reviews 160 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Seeing the restaurant from the outside - you might not be tempted - then go in - friendly hostess greets you and there is a beautiful dining room - or you could sit by the bar - or - weather permitting - outside!! View is amazing - and you could just sit there and enjoy it - but then the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We're locals but we rent a beach house directly on Villano Beach once a year. We've gone to other local places we love, but never to the Reef so were game to give it a shot! We were seated quickly and the menu looked great. Unfortunately we don't know any of the rest. After 25 minutes we had still not... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ate two times at this restaurant. It is located on the ocean front, and has a lovely ambiance. the wait stuff were helpful and courteous. The appetizers we had the first night were superb. Especially the chicken liver pate and the peppers stuffed with sirloin. That evening we had no entrees. We sampled the appetizers like tapas. The New... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After a terrible experience waiting for a table at another restaurant we went to a nearby restaurant, The Reef. We did not have to wait long for a great table outside with a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean. The buffet had a great and wide selection of well prepared foods. Since it was a buffet I could get a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went there for the Sunday Brunch, what a treat, expensive yes but worth it. The selection was varied and the quality and presentation was well above par

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Sudbury, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Was looking forward to a nice dinner. We ordered the half bottle of wine, they were out but they could pour us single glasses (why not just pour us half the bottle!?) Caesar salad floating in dressing and had to be sent back. Ordered an item off the menu - they were our of it. Changed order to prime rib.... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were staying just south of here at the Ocean Sands and as I had already googled the place I knew where we would be having supper weeks in advance. We shared 5 different appetizers and were stuffed. The place is right on the beach so the view is great. Had it not been for the rain we would have... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The location and restaurant itself is beautiful, but the value of the food, amount and price needs improvement. The service was very good to excellent.

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White Bear
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We chose The Reef out of a visitor magazine. The online reviews had me nervous, since our friend is really fussy and rarely satisfied. It turned out to be an A plus experience. The food was good, the servers were extremely helpful and friendly. I had the beef tenderloin medallions two of our party had a shrimp risotto with a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Service was great. Food not so. Lobster roll with capers. Two capers. Jambalaya was not real spicy plus shrimp was not cooked through. It was transparent. Not cooked. Raw

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-824-8008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?