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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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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank John M
Boca Raton, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were referred here by our hotel staff when we asked about local fine dining. It was 10 minutes out of town, over the bridge. It was a very quiet week night and there were very few other patrons. We sat outside with a perfect ocean breeze and dim lighting. This was a very romantic spot and we had a... More 

Peoria, Arizona, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are stopped to admire the view here on our way into St. Augustine and when our hotel clerk recommended The Reef for fine dining, we returned for dinner. The view is stunning and then absolutely the best food & service! We indulged in a bottle of wine from Three Rivers out of Columbia, WA, suggested by our server -... More 

2 Thank Jules V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our six year wedding anniversary and I heard great things about The Reef restaurant so I reserved a table. We were not disappointed. Long story short, the food and service were exemplary. We have never had more delicious scallops in our lives. Add the gorgeous view of the ocean and you have the best dining experience!! We cannot... More 

2 Thank John W
Hamilton, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting a nice meal with a place with such a great ocean setting but was disappointed with our food. This was our splurge dinner for our vacation. It started off with our bread before meal was a rock and then when we got our meal the shrimp had a burnt taste to it sorry just not a great experience... More 

Thank Bob C
Tallahassee, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True ocean side dining is rare and special. This place has a tremendous view of the ocean. I was there on a bright sunny day, but I was there once before in the rain and lightening and it was just as beautiful. So. don't let the weather stop you from visiting. I was fortunate to get a great server named... More 

1 Thank Don B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sunday brunch buffet is simply the best around. I personally love the prime rib and crab legs, while my wife loves the omelets and datil pepper cheese grits.

2 Thank Carter J
Saint Augustine, Florida
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food here is consistently awesome and the service and atmosphere exceeds expectations. The last two times here Scott M was our waiter. He is professional and knowledgeable and makes excellent recommendations on wine and food options. Tonight the music entertainment was "geezers" and they added to our enjoyment of the evening. Totally... More 

3 Thank Di K
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start our beech vacation, we stopped for lunch at this wonderful restaurant. Not only is it right on the beech, the food is delicious.

2 Thank Joan P
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location overlooking the beautiful beach with indoor and outdoor seating. Discounted full array of appetizers and drinks from 3-7 six days a week, starts a bit later on Sunday. Our favorite apps are: home cured gravlax, sliced tuna, fried green tomatoes, fish chowder, baked oysters and many more. Bar staff are knowledgable, friendly and efficient. A fun place for... More 

2 Thank JWAFlorida

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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
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, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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?