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4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
904-824-8008
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Ranked #119 of 490 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $29
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Several years ago, the Reef was horrible. But for the last 8 years they have a new owner and chef. Their food and service are excellent. It's another one of our favorites whenever we're visiting the St Augustine area.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We're Saint Augustine locals and have dined at the Reef before, can't beat the view and the decor is comfortable. The problem as we see it is consistency, not sure if it's who's in the kitchen that day or the manager of the day. We arrived with another couple for lunch, warmly greeted and seated immediately as it was not... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Was over charged for the food and dessert on 1/10/2015. Server was not honest about substituting a side for a salad and ice cream on a fudge brownie. He lied in both instances. I did not challenge the bill because it was my wife's birthday. We have gone there 3 years in a row for her birthday but we are... More 

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

I am very sorry you feel you were overcharged by a dishonest server. We train our staff to explain additional charges and I feel sure this was a case of oversight rather than dishonesty. I would also comment that substitutions and add-ons in any restaurant, and indeed in many businesses, generally carry an additional charge so it is quite possible... More 

Circleville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had a dinner here January 2, after our destination wedding with about a group of twenty people. Great food, view and service. Thank you !

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

Congratulations to you both we wish you a lifetime of happiness. Hope to see you again perhaps on the one year anniversary. Always, Jeremy Ticehurst General Manager More 

Middleburg, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A beautiful place for ocean front dining only yards from St. Augustine white beaches, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We were headed to St. Augustine after doing some New Year week end shopping and the restaurant we were going to was closed. So we asked around and were informed there was another restaurant headed up the road to Ponte... More 

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

Thank you and I guess more business than planned for is a good problem to have. I apologize for the wait and hope to see you back again soon. Warmly, Jeremy Ticehurst General Manager More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We always visit the Reef for their Sunday Brunch when we have guests in town. Food is amazing, view is unbelievable and the service is outstanding. We know it will be a crowd pleaser and are always happy to share this little piece of paradise with visitors. Highly recommend for locals and guests - great way to experience St. Augustine... More 

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much. So rewarding to hear we are doing things right. Always, Jeremy Ticehurst General Manager More 

Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I recently stopped here for drinks and appetizers and it was AWESOME! Although it was a little expensive, it was worth every penny. The customer service (especially Angie at the Bar) was impeccable and the view was spectacular.....you just can't beat it! We will be returning soon to try out the Sunday Brunch. Can't wait!

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

Hello, Great to hear our staff took great care of you on your visit to The Reef. Don't forget we offer Happy Hour daily from 3-7. Warmly, Jeremy Ticehurst General Manager More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

"Nice view and the service was good. That's about it. The Sunday brunch food was very mediocre starting with the eggs Benedict being over cooked to the flavorless, fat prime rib. I wish I could take my calories back. To be fair this was Sunday The non brunch meals might be better."

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were disappointed in your visit. Sunday brunch is a very popular and successful event every week. Our prime rib is generally considered some of the best in the area so I do not know what might have happened there. We prepare the eggs benedict to order as it is a dish that does not hold... More 

Huntingtown, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner on Friday evening (January 2nd). We had reservations and were seated immediately. The appetizers, drinks, dinner and desserts were outstanding. They served an interesting fried spinach with the salmon and the lobster and shrimp risotto was also very good. The facility is well appointed and comfortable with an attached bar. The beach front location is very nice.

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us on your visit to St Augustine. Please keep us in mind for a future return. Warm Regards, Jeremy Ticehurst General Manager More 

United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had dinner at the Reef on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. On both occasions the food was excellent. The atmosphere (incl. live music) and setting made for an enjoyable dinner, and our servers were helpful and personable. We had some delays getting served on our second visit but it was New Year's Eve after all. Parking is easy... More 

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Jeremy T, General Manager at Reef, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your experience here at The Reef. We are in hopes of a return visit soon. Warmly, Jeremy Ticehurst General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Reef

Address: 4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
Phone Number: 904-824-8008
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar

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