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Robbi's Reef

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775 US 41 By-Pass S, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-9196
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 247
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding Neighborhood Restaurant

We tried to eat at Robbie's Reef on Sunday but found out they are closed Sunday and Monday. Tuesday night we tried again and we're so glad we did. Every 5-start rating for this neighborhood restaurant is well-deserved. As we understand it, the fish tacos we ordered are their #1 dish. We also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Kansas City, Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We tried to eat at Robbie's Reef on Sunday but found out they are closed Sunday and Monday. Tuesday night we tried again and we're so glad we did. Every 5-start rating for this neighborhood restaurant is well-deserved. As we understand it, the fish tacos we ordered are their #1 dish. We also ordered the fried catfish dinner. I was... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have dined twice at Robbie's Reef. Last night I had the Fried Shrimp. It was the best shrimp I have had in the State of Florida. We will definitely return, very pleasant wait staff and hostess. Place is busy which is understandable. Enjoy!!

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Marblehead, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

With a limited selection, no Grouper, and an owner/chef who will not cook any requested change to the menu, I am not impressed. They push Tilapia, and other farm-raised fish or Caribbean fish. I almost left due to the limitations,but our waiter said they made a shrimp Po' Boy not listed, but only deep-fried. The shrimp were well cooked, lightly... More 

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Venice, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Venice. Always pleased to visit here. Love the fish tacos. Lots of fish to choose from.

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Robbi's gets crowded and noisy in the evening, especially when the snowbirds are here but the food and the friendliness of Robbi and her staff will lure you in and then back time after time for lunch or dinner. Favorites? Fish Taco's! Seafood Gumbo! Seafood specials, like the best scallops EVER! Oh, and the burgers are delicious. Might I add... More 

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Venice, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
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275 reviews 275 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 775 US 41 By-Pass S, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-9196

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?