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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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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I chose The Reef to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary and my 60th birthday. Food was okay and view nice. However, they do nothing for special occasions like most classy restaurants. Just brought me my check and said thanks. So...nothing special is an understatement and based on prices they can afford a free dessert or something.

Thank Gary S
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here. The bar has large windows with an unobstructed view of the ocean. We started there and moved to the dining room. Service was fabulous. I had the tuna tartare and my husband had the seafood risotto. Both were delicious. They also have an outdoor deck overlooking the beach. It was the best meal of... More 

2 Thank Muriel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for brunch 1week after Hurricane Matthew. The reef was open and donating to families who lost in the hurricane. We had our wedding reception at the reef 3 years ago as well. Every occasion we have had at the reef we have had fantastic food with great service and a friendly atmosphere. We will be back again and again... More 

2 Thank Kim S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful meal at The Reef. Decided to start restaurant week off with this place. It was absolutely delightful. We have recently relocated here and have been having a difficult time finding really good food. Luckily we found it here. The portions were huge, the service excellent, and there was a nice view as an added bonus. Kudos... More 

2 Thank Kevin H
La Crescent, Minnesota
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat inside for a rainy evening meal. The inside decor was very comfortable, view of the ocean was great and tables all had white tablecloth. Our server, James, was totally over the top awesome with his service and recommendations. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer with happy hour house wine. The sauce complemented the shrimp very well. Coconut shrimp... More 

2 Thank kkayr
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding a waterfront restaurant is a bit of a challenge around St Augustine. We stumbled across The Reef while heading north on the A1A out of St Augustine towards Jacksonville. The ambiance is distinctly old world bordering on colonial. Very appetising menu. We had mussels in a creamy saffron sauce (excellent) baby clams with a garlic sauce (exquisite) Button mushrooms... More 

2 Thank captaingeb
Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going to this ocean front restaurant for over twenty years. We love the Sunday brunch and sitting outside to enjoy the ocean view. A must visit if you are in the area.

2 Thank 8662cardio
Tallahassee, Florida
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went late afternoon Saturday and ordered some drinks and appetizers and took them out to the deck overlooking the ocean which was beautiful. At one point we were the only ones out there-you can't beat that! Apps good, drinks on happy hour pricing. Dinner looked good as did the bread which we didn't have. Would return and do a... More 

2 Thank travelingsuem
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. We sat on a semi-private deck, which was great as we were celebrating our anniversary, and the views of the beach were second to none. Laura was a phenomenal server who gave us tips about not only what we might enjoy best but also about the local area and what to see. She was friendly,... More 

3 Thank larryhickernell
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been to The Reef in about a year because it was expensive and average at best. Last night the service was great, the food was great, and they had everything we ordered available. We started with the fried calamari which was hot and crunchy. One our friends had the appetizer special which was fried oysters which she... More 

3 Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $29
American, Seafood, Soups, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?