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The Reef Restaurant

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4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The setting is gorgeous; music provided by guitar was 70-80's, mostly classical rock (ZZ Top, Carol King, America, etc); service was OK; food disappointing - bland and unimaginative. For example - Deviled crab with Dijon Sauce was mostly breading with a hint of crab flavor. The Prime rib was good. Fried fish was soggy and greasy from sitting on the... More 

Thank JoHorrell
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience, one of the most tasty and nicely presented ahia tuna salad plate that I have had. Really nice décor and the ocean view is so beautiful. Our waitress Jeanne S. was very pleasant and very attentive. Highly recommend this establishment to everyone.

Thank princessrider2011
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty good food, good atmosphere. Need to expand the menu a touch. Kinda pricey but overall good. If Caps on the water if full head on down to the reef!

2 Thank Donald C
Cartersville, Georgia
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food and Service. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my husband had Shrimp and Grits. We were both very pleased with our meals. Our table looked out over the Ocean and being Saturday night they had a very nice band playing. They also carry my favorite wine that I have only found at one other restaurant. (Dr. Hermann's... More 

1 Thank Susan H
Trinity, Florida
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened to be driving down the coast at dinner time and spotted The Reef. It was right on the water so we knew the ambiance would at least be good. We each had the Seafood Chowder which was delicious. My husband had the mussels, which he liked but has had better. I had the seared tuna which was... More 

1 Thank Carol S
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Reef is located on one of the most beautiful Atlantic ocean beaches. The food was simple, fresh and good.. The oceanside dini g does not disappoint if you like views..The service was excellent.

2 Thank famfletch
Gulfport, Mississippi
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311 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food on Sunday at noon. Brunch is the only thing served - and a little pricey at $37.50 per person. Includes king crab legs, salmon, etc. Food was Goodall, service was good!

1 Thank Tom B
Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dining experience ......our waiter was friendly , our food was delicious and our view of the water from the comfort of their air conditioned dining room was great !!

2 Thank Kathleen B
Saint Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Reef, primarily for the Happy Hour specials on appetizers and drinks/wine. But, on the occasions we dine in, we have never been disappointed. Friendly, engaging staff. Beautiful view.

2 Thank rockwiththedoc
St Augustine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reef Restaurant is located on one of the most beautiful Atlantic ocean beaches. The food was simple and good.. It could use a little more creativity. The service was excellent.

1 Thank lynndaniels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $29
American, Seafood, Soups, International, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 19048248008
Eat and drink like a local! Come enjoy St. Augustine's most spectacular Happy Hour. Discounted drinks and appetizers right on the ocean!

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