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775 US 41 By-Pass S, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-9196
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Ranked #7 of 209 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
north venice, florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant/bar with 15 tables and 12 seats at the bar. Food prices range $9 - $15. The food was great! Best burger I've had in a long while. Fries hot and crispy. Shrimp dishes great. Varied menu without steaks. Po Boys looked good but we didn't try them. Key lime pie for dessert. Great place but beware. This place... More 

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Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We ordered the fish tacos and the fish and chips. We did not get the French fries and opted for the rice and beans. The food was some of the best we have had in Florida so far. The fish was very fresh and the sides were rally good.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here and was looking forward to some good fish........ordered the wild salmon and it was very over done, to the point of sending it back......which we did not do. We heard that the restaurant is under owners now, the lighting is better and looks a bit more open. The saving grace of the night was our waitress, Shelby,... More 

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North Royalton, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Recommended by a friend or would not have stopped based on curb appeal. Obviously a local destination. Food and service were very good. Fried catfish and beans and rice were very good. Stay away from the Cilantro potato salad, dry and no seasoning. We got there at 5pm and they were very busy and very noisy.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went on a recommendation of friends in Richmond and it was amazing. All kinds of fish and sides and the fried shrimp was the best ever. We had mussels in garlic and butter that will bring me back.

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Extensive menu! A little crowed but excellent food. The staff had excellent customer service and the wait was short.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stumbled across this place late one evening, the parking lot was jammed, the dining room was full. Looks like the locals know a good place. They sure do. We sat at the bar and had a great meal. The only disappointment was that the did not have a full liquor license (beer & wine only), but that didn't keep us... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Don't let the location and the storefront fool you. This place has great seafood! We had great service, and although we didn't partake of the bar beverages, they have are well-stocked with beers on tap. The seafood gumbo was delicious, not too spicy, but it delivered enough kick for me. My husband had a Mahi Reuben served on marble rye,... More 

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Chicago
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've been coming to Venice forever and always wanted to try this place. We finally made it only to discover the original owner had recently sold it. So i cannot compare old to new, but new was terrific. Arrived later on New Year's Eve to avoid the crowd, but it was still pretty full. Very unassuming, but walls are covered... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The location is underwhelming, but the do not let that from dissuading you to try this "Old Florida" style Fish restaurant. The food is very good and the service is Superb! The Fresh fish is served with a variety of tasty side dishes. The generous pouring of reasonably priced wine is certainly a plus too!

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Additional Information about Robbi's Reef

Address: 775 US 41 By-Pass S, Venice, FL 34285
Phone Number: +1 941-485-9196
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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