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Robbi's Reef

775 US 41 By-Pass S, Venice, FL 34285
941-485-9196
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Ranked #5 of 197 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant, which sits in a Venice strip mall on Tamiami Trl, is a small local favorite. The space is cozy and decorated with a busy nautical theme and the fish is fresh and is really excellent. The fish and chips meal is enormous but best of all it is light and crispy. Another favorite is the fish tacos. We... More

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Columbus Grove, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food! Great service! Limited selection of food but done perfectly! We will definitely return in the future. I had the scallops and swordfish and it melted in my mouth! Even the salad was great!

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Nokomis, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The best fish tacos around. The atmosphere is friendly and always busy. You couldn't ask for better or fresher food especially the fish and seafood

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My last review of Robbi's Reef was in January of 2012. I gave it a rave review then and I have to give them a rave PLUS this time. We love fish! We live in Venice 10 months of the year and we chow down here every Tuesday night when we are in town..We spend two months in Maine during... More

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Venice, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This place is a hole in the wall in a strip mall on the Venice 41 Bypass. You'll drive by if you don't know its there. It has one modest-sized dining room, about 22 4-tops, w/ a couple of 2s, plus a bar with 10? stools. Mostly 8x10 fishing photos all over the walls. The "reef" theme is carried out... More

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Englewood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We had our first visit last night, so sorry we have only just discovered this restaurant. My husband had fried catfish, I had the fish tacos (mahi mahi). Both served with rice and black beans. We shared a very generous very tasty Caesar salad to start. Both fish dishes were wonderful, simple really when you have the best fresh fish... More

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Jericho, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not fancy yet a quaint stop. Located in a strip mall but don't let that sway you unless you have to have that "view". This is a local place where the food is the focus. The seafood gumbo is fabulous and loaded with shrimp. A large bowl is a meal! The fish tacos are the best we have ever had!... More

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Venice, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were expecting an "ok" dinner based on reviews, and that's what we got. The waitress suggested the fish taco's saying they were the best in town...Bonefish has them beat by a loooong shot! They were just ok. The haddock that our friends ordered was "ok" and my husbands seafood alfredo was really good! (lots of seafood in it) Probably... More

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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a great meal, haddock and chips, Caesar salad. Service (Justin) was very efficient, professional and friendly. Other staff also came around asking if we were satisfied and immediately provided any thing we asked for ( extra tartar sauce, etc.). Food was terrific! Will go back for sure!

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Venice, FL
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Best fish taco in town, hands down! All the dishes, especially any of the fish so fresh. Closed on Sunday and Monday, also between 2 and 4 pm.

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