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Johnny's Reef

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2 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1697
718-885-2086
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Snellville, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been away from home for many years. This was our first stop when we arrived in town last week. We forgot that this was a cash only spot so we only ordered a couple of items. Never disappointed when we come here. I hope this place stays the same. Love it!!!

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Thank Lanie550
Bronx, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here since childhood.... Love the food, place nd staff!! I come with the family or friends...

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Thank Chastity M
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good eating, for a small price. A family of four can eat for under $50 and mom and dad can have a drink too.

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Thank kenboo218
Bronx, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place ! Fresh air ! Lovely staffs! Most of all the best seafood. ! Food taste is fine & fun with whole family ! Co-worker. Visitors. Ideal for Everyone ! Seafood lovers

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Thank Kowar529
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This place gives a old time seaside no thrill experience to us seafood foodies. Wonderful water view. It is obviosly a local favorite spot which is at the end of City Island. Prices are very reasonable. After we gathered the food from each stations, Fried, Raw, Drinks, we realize the challenge that we are facing. Fried oysters were juicy and... More 

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1 Thank Man Sing C
Brooklyn, NY
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Tough to beat for quality seafood at a reasonable price. The fried shrimp are tough to beat, but the scallops and fillet are worth a try. Difficult to get in on weekend evenings in the Summer - a great place to go out on a weeknight, sit on the deck, and have some reasonably priced, refreshing drinks on a warm... More 

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1 Thank RWStub
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Johnny's Reef Restaurant continues to be a City Island staple. Good food, wide selection, quick service, and reasonable prices. The views of the Long Island Sound and the coastline are just fantastic. Makes for a great dining experience. What's not to like? We'll be back!!!

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Thank Maurice S
Yonkers, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

the secret is to get there early! after 3pm all tables are just about gone! the seafood is fresh and delicious! the clam chowder soup, shrimp, tarter sauce, lobster - all delicious!

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Thank pecm1
New York
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

For a quick bite to eat this place still does not disappoint. Quick, Fast, And good tasting seafood. Drinks are ok depending on the night you go.

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Thank Tasha H
Union, New Jersey
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Johnny's Reef was the "only to go" place in City Island when I was much younger and before that "other" Seafood place opened a few years ago. The food is still good if you enjoy fried "everything"! However, they do not have a full bar with awesome cocktails and their bathrooms are TOTALLY GROSS!!! With all that money they make,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1697
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: 718-885-2086

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