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The Reef Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
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4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
19048248008
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11:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Description: Eat and drink like a local! Come enjoy St. Augustine's most spectacular...
Eat and drink like a local! Come enjoy St. Augustine's most spectacular Happy Hour. Discounted drinks and appetizers right on the ocean!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and View!

Really enjoyed a casual Saturday lunch at the Reef Restaurant near St. Augustine, FL located right on the ocean front at Volano Beach. This locals' favorite offers great seafood at a good price, with a fantastic Atlantic Ocean view. I had a crab cake sandwich, which was served with a tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Guy R
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I called for a reservation on a whim from a recommendation, and were pleasantly surprised to hear that we could be accommodated within an hour. Arriving just before sunset, we settled into our ocean view table. Our server, Laura, made us feel immediately at ease and welcome. She was able to both find out our preferences and... More 

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Thank ChipnRandy
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a casual Saturday lunch at the Reef Restaurant near St. Augustine, FL located right on the ocean front at Volano Beach. This locals' favorite offers great seafood at a good price, with a fantastic Atlantic Ocean view. I had a crab cake sandwich, which was served with a tasty pineapple topping. Presentation was excellent and what you might... More 

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2 Thank Guy R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Reef has the old beach atmosphere with a fabulous view right on the ocean. Choose your table outside right on the ocean or inside to peer out over the ocean from their large windows. The lunch menu gave us lots of wonderful choices and the food was excellent. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Don't miss this gem... More 

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2 Thank Linda O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for the first time the week before Christmas for brunch. My mother in law is somewhat picky but she really enjoyed herself here. Great brunch selection with a wide variety that included mimosas! We also had a beautiful view of the beach with a wedding happening at the same time!

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2 Thank Delia L
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food and atmosphere are the best. My wife is hard to please at restaurants and she loves it. They have a drawing for a $25 gift card every month, I won and my wife won also! Happy hour has free food, not just bar food but really great food. Prices are great for what you get.

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2 Thank chuckr993
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted our family and friends that attended our wedding at The Reef for dinner. The dining experience was perfect. We had 25 in our party, and everyone absolutely loved their meals. The wait staff was very professional and ensured that we were very well taken care of. Our experience simply could not have been better. Douglas and his team... More 

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2 Thank Janiece b
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried to have a late lunch here earlier in the month but we're only open for appetizers and drinks... so we decided to give it another shot a few days ago, and glad we did! Food and service were great, and the view was a definite plus! Will definitely be back again!

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1 Thank Mike S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on a Saturday night just as the rush finished. We sat on the patio and listened to the waves over dinner. The Tilefish special was incredible. Delicate and scrumptious. A sweet Asian Rosemary sauce complimented the fish. Had fried green tomatoes and coconut shrimp that were on point as well. Thank you to the front... More 

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2 Thank Cathie M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped at The Reef around 5pm. We had not eaten here before, but our friends lived close by so we wanted to try it. First, our waitress Laura was exceptional. She told us about the drink and food specials, yes, it was "Happy Hour", and appetizers were on special also. We told Laura we had a... More 

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3 Thank denise699
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Reef is a beautiful oceanfront restaurant located on A1A on the north side of the Saint Augustine inlet. The food is delicious, the wait staff courteous and prompt, and the oceanfront ambiance definitely worth the drive. The menu has a nice assortment of seafood and mainland dishes with a Mediterranean twist.

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2 Thank Larry0402

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 19048248008

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Eat and drink like a local! Come enjoy St. Augustine's most spectacular Happy Hour. Discounted drinks and appetizers right on the ocean!
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?