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Johnny's Reef

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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews fried seafood fries filet snapper hamburger tacos chicken sea gulls cafeteria style new york city pina coladas are fine dining view of the water high school city island avenue been coming here for years half shell
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the shrimp and the fish filet both nicely done and fresh. the fries unfortunately are sometimes cooked up too far ahead and are not crispy. If I were to find one negative it's the coleslaw. It's at the bottom of the fried...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Roger T
Reviewed July 10, 2019

This is the happy place my parents took the whole family to eat when I was a child. I always remember sitting out by the pier eating, laughing, and enjoying the delicious food. I recently revisited Johnny's on a trip back to New York and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Patricia J
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Been years since I've been on the island and visited Johnny's. Brought my date here to have a late lunch and as always it was very busy and nowhere to sit inside, we would've of sat outside but it started to get breezy and cold....More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank djkoolkeith
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Visiting City Island and Johnny's Reef was like going back in time. Away from the hustle and bustle of New York City even though its a part of the Bronx but unlike the Bronx. It was more like a small New England type of nautical...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank chiman45
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Hello This is the second time I have been here last time was over 5 years ago - things have improved more choice and the portions are good the view from outside are lovely - just remember to bring mosquito spray

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank U1131KAjoef
Reviewed August 11, 2018

absolutely lovely view, outside enjoying almost fried everything. The snapper, onion rings, calamari were near perfection. Had to add steamed lobster tails and clam chowder. quick and easy to order, despite the long line of hungry diners. impressive near picture of perfection how smooth the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank mredmiami
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Went to Johnny's as a British Tourist, and couldn't believe the quality of the food we were served with. We ordered the fried meals of Fillet and Shrimp which are both served with Fries, Coleslaw (a tiny little tub of cabbage rather) and a piece...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank dinadindin1980
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

When we crave fried seafood, we go to Johnny's Reef on City Island. We have been customers for years. This unpretentious, order at the counter, cash only spot at the end of City Island Avenue is popular with Bronxites, civil service workers, and those who...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank annalouise_asc
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

In the month of July, 2018 my husband and I went to NY for vacations. Our first craving was for fresh and delicious seafood in City Island, Bronx, NY. We took with us, my two grandaughters (12 & 14 years old), and my niece (58)....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lydia F
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This place has been in business over 20 years. Awesome seafood and reasonable and decent atmosphere!

Date of visit: July 2018
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