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Reef

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American, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar
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Reef
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4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
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4100 Coastal Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
904-824-8008
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Visitor rating
  • 224
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The view is a 10 but....

Service and food leave a lot to be desired. We got there early to get seat outside, and the young lady they had seating people kept ignoring us and answering the phone! Then a man walks out, who was clearly the manager or owner, based on his dress, and he ignored us as well! A snooty woman... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2013
bocavista
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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483 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Service and food leave a lot to be desired. We got there early to get seat outside, and the young lady they had seating people kept ignoring us and answering the phone! Then a man walks out, who was clearly the manager or owner, based on his dress, and he ignored us as well! A snooty woman behind us yelled... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My wife and I took ten of our friends to the Reef. All of us live locally. The waiter was insulting saying to our guests ,"if you would shut up, i wouldn't have to repeat myself" We asked to speak to the manager who told us we should "leave and go someplace else". Many of us had been to the... More 

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

I do not generally respond to reviews on Trip advisor, but in this instance I feel the need to defend my restaurant and its staff. I was on vacation when this incident happened but it seems so out of character for my staff I am recounting what was reported to me. Your party of 11 arrived as a party of... More 

Summerfield, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Wonderful food, service and view! Reasonably priced! Lovely restaurant with a great view of the ocean. The fried green tomatoes with sauce were just as good as homemade!

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New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We love the Reef. You must sit outside for the greatest ocean view. The food is good too. The coconut shrimp is great. Our fish dishes were good and the portions were large. We will return.

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new england
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

As reviewed by others, the location on the beach is very nice. Even their parking lot borders the beach. The service was very good. I would say that the dining room was about half-full at the time and was very noisy as there is nothing in the room that absorbs sound. The food was pretty good, but the portions were... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Super great place. The food was excellent. We all had the fish specials and I can't remember now but I know I tasted the blackend version and the grilled version. Both were outstanding in flavor and freshness. Also had the seafood chowder, it was one of the best I have ever had.

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great dining experience. Service was excellent. The dining is right on the ocean in St Aug. Good bar area while dining tables had plenty of room. Salmon to die for. Jambalya was tremendous. Entertainment on the weekends! A little on the pricy side but worth it!

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We went here for dinner last Saturday evening with 4 other friends. I ordered a$26 fish plate off of the menu. The fish was probably 4oz. with some horseradish sauce on top. The fish was overcooked and dry around the edges. It came with an ice cream scoop sized portion of garlic mashed potatoes and what I swear were canned... More 

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forked river, nj
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This was our first visit to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was vey good and the service was very accommodating. This restaurant is alone on a beautiful stretch of beach. There is outdoor sitting with a great view. We go to St Augustine very year and this is now on our short list of favorites. We... More 

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Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

One of my favorite places located right on the beach north of St. Augustine on Vilano Beach. We have been several times and have always found the menu varied and interesting, the food great, and the wait staff friendly offering good, efficient service. While dinner has always been enjoyable, and the Sunday Brunch excellent, my personal favorite is lunch. Such... More 

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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, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
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?