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Robbi's Reef

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900 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-9196
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome! fabulous! the best catfish I have ever had. I highly recommend adding this restaurant to your must go there. For all you fish lovers you are going to love it. The fish is fresh and oh so good. Loved it can't wait to go back.

Thank mtamas
North Port, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

working right across the street I have to say we were so excited to see Robbi's open and have not been disappointed either. When I go over I have always gotten good food and very good service. I've tried the pulled pork, pulled chicken and both really very tasty! Both chicken sandwiches were good as was the salads too. Very... More 

Thank LLusk07
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184 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our son a trained professional chef and natural food expert brought us to Robbi's Reef so we knew the food was going to be good. We were escorted to our table and were treated to a very nice experience. We were visiting from out of state and had already eaten two restaurant meals earlier in the day so we all... More 

Thank VermontCapecodder
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Robbi's moved from a small strip mall location to a larger space on a pretty pond at the Venice by-pass. Best fish and beef tacos anywhere. Very broad menu with something for everyone. Reasonable prices. Very experienced and friendly staff. Also added a fresh fish market in the new location. Recommend a window seat and watch the large turtles and... More 

Thank David T
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had driven by this place many times not realizing it was a restaurant as there isn't a sign on the road saying Robbi's Reef, Decided to go in to have a look and we were pleasantly surprised. In the outside area there is a bar with stools where you can sit overlooking the lake. There are turtles and alligators... More 

Thank Susan S
Zurich, Switzerland
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196 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The large menue list predicts more convenience foods and less freshness. We picked the burger with fries, the porc ribs with baked beans, caesers salad and Key lime pie. The burger was good but not great, the fries very crunchy and excellent. The ribs where overcooked with loads of low end BBQ sauce and the beans from the can. The... More 

Thank Baudim
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my go to place every time I am in Venice! This place is a must visit for me. My waiter Parker was incredible! I got five star service in this place. I love that you have choices for sides, you are not forced to pick the same old same old. Also the blackened fish is amazing! The menu... More 

Thank bentleythecat
Atlanta, United States
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The amberjack was fresh and properly cooked. Rice and beans is the best side offered and great beer selection. If you are nearby you have to try this place.

Thank Derek K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First stop on our visit. Wonderful and Scenic...Great food, Great waitress, Great appetizers & soup. Nice Happy Hour. Will Return !

Thank Mary Jo G
Loxahatchee, Florida
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a little worried I couldn't smell any "smokehouse smoke" as I was walking towards this restaurant but that was fine. They had plenty of seafood choices that I would like to try when I return. Shrimp and grits are the best I have had. The grits where so creamy and wonderful. Daughter enjoyed her Mahi fish tacos very much.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $28
Barbecue, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-9196
Robbi's Reef is a floridian-style restaurant that focuses on fresh, quality seafood and smoked in-house barbecue - a winning combination for the whole family to enjoy! Robbi's Reef is located in a beautiful, 175 seat restaurant overlooking a small body of water with large windows to maximize the view. With plenty of private parking, a full indoor & outdoor bar, a fresh seafood market, lots of large fish tanks to entertain, and plenty of photos of locals with their "big catch" to peruse, kids and adults will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful food!

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