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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: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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
2nd try...

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike S
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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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1 Thank chuckr993
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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9 reviews
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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 2 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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2 Thank denise699
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a weekend lunch on a cold, overcast Saturday. Too cold to sit on the patio but nice water views from the dining room. Food was delicious and well presented. Crab cakes could have had a harder crust on them. Service was generally good but took 15 minutes to pay our bill which was a let down to end... More 

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Thank wdeertz
Powder Springs, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly restaurant right on the ocean with excellent seafood. Very nice atmosphere. We had conch fritters that were very good, as were the crab cakes. Full bar and a good wine list.

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1 Thank Steven K
Neville Island
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for brunch. It was a nice clean restaurant. The food was okay. It was only 3 days ago that we were there and I can't even remember what they had so it didn't leave much of an impression. However what did leave an impression was the $35 per person that we paid. Definitely a bad... More 

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Thank Tina D
Chesapeake, Virginia
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed Sunday Brunch with a couple who are locals and "regulars" at The Reef. They said it was an event not to be missed, and they were spot on. From the time we arrived until the time we left, we were treated like royalty! We were promptly seated at an ocean-facing table by a dune and felt like we... More 

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2 Thank Bill C

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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: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic

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?