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Robbi's Reef

775 US 41 By-Pass S, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-9196
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Ranked #6 of 202 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 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
Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love to seek out places that you would never think of trying that are tucked away in little plaza's or out of the way locations.. I like going to solo owner establishments. ( non-franchises) well this is one of those places. We went there on Friday night and had Fish and Chips and Shrimp. Both for very, very good... More

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Hatfield, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I ate at the bar, service was good and food was hot out of the kitchen. Fried shrimp were tasty and prepared well but how much fried fish can one person eat? Could expand menu to include some fresh sauteed or grilled fish.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

The fish tacos are the best on the sun coast!Their smoked fish was as good as it gets. Their Gumbo is unbelievable! And their portions are huge! But the highlight was the Bayou Willy Pasta! Pasta & seafood & Andouille Sausage! The best meal we have had on the Sun Coast! Robbie's Reef is hidden in a little strip store... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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182 reviews 182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My father and I went here because we were wanting to eat at someplace different. We went based on reviews and confirmed the good reviews. Service was a pleasure. Traci was a server and she was a delight. Food was good and the key lime pie wasn't as good as my dad's but a close second and the best I've... More

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Robbi's Reef is the best kept secret in town. The food is to die for, and the wait staff is fabulous. If you did not know about Robbi's Reef, you would probably think it is just another hole in the wall. I take my customers there, and they always want to go back when they are in town again.

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great food, clean, attentive staff. The fried shrimp was delicious! Generous side salad, fresh fish. Everything was really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food was amazing, the staff was so welcoming and friendly. Firecracker shrimp was fabulous! Can't wait until our next visit.

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Washington, DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You have to really care that you are looking for this or you will never find it. It's tucked away in a strip mall called "Gulf Coast Plaza" on the East/Right side of US-41 Bypass as you are going North between Center Rd. and Venice Ave. They buy ingredients very carefully and prepare and serve them very well. Try the... More

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Venice, Florida
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240 reviews 240 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unfortunately Robbi and Marcus have sold the restaurant to a couple from Kentucky. Whether or not this is a disaster remains to be seen. The new owners claim they will not change a thing and keep the same wait and kitchen staff. I find it hard to believe that anyone else will put in the time and effort that Robbi... More

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Sarasota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I felt like I just walked into Cheers, everyone was so friendly, happy, smiling and sincerely cared about your dining experience. The menu contains enough variety to challenge you to make a decision on what to order. It's one of those menus where you know you will have to return. Next lunch time I'm getting "Peg Leg Pete". I decided... More

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