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Cedar Reef Fish Camp

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4167 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
941-451-8564
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 184
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 18
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, very friendly staff

We found this place by accident, but we try to visit now at least once a month. Great menu options for everyone...fish...beef...salads. My mother isn't a fan of fish, so it is nice they have non-fish items! Recommend for smaller groups 2-4. They do have outside seating, as well. It seems kind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
blue73mgb
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Breckenridge
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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wasn't worth the 1/2 hour drive to get there. Atmosphere was noisy and definitely a small restaurant with crowded tables. Menu wasn't the greatest and all 4 of us agreed that "been there, done that". No returns from us 4.

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Thank gpeterson49
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From what we found, Cedar Reef only serves fresh fish. The service was good, but the foods high quality, and properly oprepared.

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Thank JohnP13147
Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my husband and was told it was a good place to eat. Honestly, I wasn't that impressed with their menu selection. My husband has the crab cake lunch and he didn't eat it all. The misshaped biscuits were almost burnt on the bottom so we passed on eating them. I had tuna salad sandwich without the... More 

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Thank DebAlex54
Breckenridge
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place by accident, but we try to visit now at least once a month. Great menu options for everyone...fish...beef...salads. My mother isn't a fan of fish, so it is nice they have non-fish items! Recommend for smaller groups 2-4. They do have outside seating, as well. It seems kind of crowded if your group has 6 or... More 

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Thank blue73mgb
Quantico, Virginia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is so hilarious, the entrees are wide variety. Crab dip was alright, different. Crab stuffed shrimp was amazing. I liked that they had pictionary cards and crayons on the table to keep us entertained. Cute little joint, will give it another go.

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Thank JenSprague
South Venice, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a late lunch around 2:30. Waited maybe 30 minutes but the food is fabulous! Had crab cakes and the lobster roll. Yummy

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Thank rosalyn1965
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time went with another couple. I had fried clams my wife had fish and chips both were great. The other couple had the Friday night special for $16 (each of course) New England lobster salad roll and a of chowda. For the price I couldn't believe the size and quantity of lobster just amazing!!! Next time we return it... More 

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Thank Bayman123
St. Catharines, Canada
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We waited about 15 minutes for a table for 4 around 7 pm. This is a basic restaurant with some attempt to decorate on a nautical theme. It is quite cosy (jammed but not over crowded) so you can see what other patrons are having. The food here is always good and there are daily specials including the soup. We... More 

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Thank Ron M
White Plains, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here often over a three year period and the service, friendliness, attention to requests, ability to change a meal to suit specific needs and quality and flavor of food has always been top shelf. Whoever is running the kitchen and restaurant knows what they are doing.

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Thank Marianne Q
Englewood, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the past we have always enjoyed Cedar Reef Fish Camp, but today we stopped for lunch while out grocery shopping. We both had shrimp salad rolls with potato salad. The salad was bland and tasteless. Plenty of small shrimp, but overcooked and bland. The " sauce" was runny and without taste. The waitress said it was mayo, lemon juice,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4167 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-451-8564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?