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Johnny's Reef

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2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank kenboo218
Bronx, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

Thank Kowar529
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank RWStub
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
23 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!!!

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!

Thank pecm1
New York
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20 reviews
15 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.

Thank Tasha H
Union, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank 100ALo
Bronx, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Fast Food Seafood at it's best, no frills not fine dinning but i'f you're in a hurry for good seafood this place has something for everyone!

Thank Edwin C
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I don't know what it is, but Johnny's Reef has the best fried shrimp, period. I also love their Pina Coladas. I'm not a big fan of their French fries, but you know who loves them? The local fish! We go outside to the fence and drop the fries into the water and the fish go crazy! That must be... More 

Thank Sarah A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
  • 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?