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Johnny's Reef

2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
718-885-2086
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Ranked #51 of 1,073 Restaurants in Bronx
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Do yourself a favour stay away on weekends; it's a madhouse. During the week you'll avoid the maddening crowds, traffic and the food really is more tasty.

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New York City, New York
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163 reviews 163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At the far end of City Island, a fried fish dining hall with outside seating. You get your food yourself (no table service) and eat either inside (absolutely no decor) or outside. Fried fish was good, white Clam Chowder was pretty bland. Butter/garlic shrimp were ok. The food was absolutely ok - if you don't mind the "factory canteen" look... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love this place my mom told me she has been coming here since she moved from S.C. to NY as a child. I remember my family bringing me here and sitting on the benches and enjoying the views. Now as an adult i bring them and enjoy the same service and great food.... It’s so good we travel all... More

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New York, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came after a perfect evening sail and had three platters: fried scallops, fried shrimp, and fried fish filet. Each was simply fried and totally fresh. Not at all greasy, very lightly breaded - truly perfect simple fried seafood. Together, the three platters cost $42 including a mound of French fries we couldn't come close to finishing, and a tiny... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I ate at Reef's last night... and I lost sleep from anxiety to write this review. If you read any of my reviews here and Yelp, it's truthful and accurate. I was there with my mom and 2 cousins. I ordered the fried scallops. When I looked for the cole slaw, it was buried under the French fries and scallops.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Love this place! This is a must when visiting New York. Very busy and loud but surprisingly fast service. I like the fried fish and shrimp platter. The drinks are strong and cheap. A great place for a casual meal with friends and family. (Oh and people feed the birds their leftover french fries! They love them.)

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Visited Johnny's for lunch on my last vacation. It's a very busy place but they're fast we got our food very quickly. There's seating both indoors and outdoors. Inside was pretty crowded as it was a bit cold outside when we went. The place is clean, there was someone cleaning up regularly while we were there. The view of the... More

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Bronx, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been coming here since I was a kid, the food is consistant and always fresh, I always order the baked lobster tails, shrimp and scallops yummoo!!! the summers are the best but go for an early lunch as it tends to get crowded.

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New York, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the food, love that it's by the water. Good for families and good prices. Love the big writings and shrimp. The fried calamari is the best!!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews 218 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We came to this place when visiting City Island in September of 2013 as a naive family friend from Connecticut claimed this is where they wanted us to meet. I had tried to disuade my mother from this restaurant in favor of another one further up the block but not wanting to be a bad host, she agreed on this... More

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