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“Excellent food, entertainment and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Milliken's Reef

Milliken's Reef
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
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“Excellent food, entertainment and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is probably one of the classiest places in Brevard County. If you're in the area you must be sure to come enjoy the outdoor dining. If you decide to sit inside be sure to get a table with a water view. They do offer gluten friendly options. I like to get salmon rolls and a vegetable. If you visit here on a Sunday mid morning there is an amazing Bloody Mary for order at the tiki bar. It is a meal in and of itself. You will absolutely relax, unwind and enjoy your time here thoroughly.

Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Next time I'll try inside”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was very good, not too expensive, but there was no where outdoors that you could escape the noise of the band. Normally I like live music but this band wasn't very good and they were way too loud.

Visited July 2014
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Florida
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“very good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

went there with friends, food was really good, service too. They have couches outside, so I could relax when the rest of the group was still talking and talking... outside life music was nice. good place to start a night in port canaveral.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great Place For Dinner, And Watching Cruise Ships Depart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We are willing to travel an hour to enjoy a dinner at Milliken's while we watch the cruise ships leave port. They have a great location on the water where you can choose indoor or outdoor seating. They have multiple bars to grab a drink, a small stage where live bands frequently play, and patio areas that overlook the water. They also have plenty of seating inside when the weather is not the best.

The menu has many options from which to choose including seafood, pasta, chicken, steak, and prime rib. The complimentary hush puppies are a great starter... or desert! Prices are ok, not great, but not unreasonable either. The portions for the meat and chicken dishes seem appropriate, and all items seem properly cooked/prepared. There is not the widest variety of side dishes. Their staff is helpful and friendly.

The greatest problem we have encountered is the smoking on the patio. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated "No Smoking" section. We have been disappointed on multiple visits when we have gotten to the restaurant early, grabbed a nice spot on the patio and began enjoying our meal, only to have a group of smokers seated or standing next to us light up. We hope they consider dedicating a section where smoking is prohibited for those who do not want to be exposed to someone else's bad habit.

Lizard watching is also a must. My daughter enjoyed standing at the railing and watching all the little critters run around - A great way for the little ones to kill time when no ships are going by! There are lots of other wildlife to watch including diving pelicans, turtles, and dolphins.

We will continue to visit, and hope they consider the needs of non-smokers so they, too, may enjoy the outdoor seating undisturbed.

  • Visited July 2014
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56 reviews
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“Never going back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The appetizers were small, not that good for sharing, and relatively expensive. The entree I ordered was stuffed filleted flounder and it was overlooked, dry and was full of bones. I sent it back and ordered the crab cakes. It was "hunt the crabmeat" and were tasteless. I was part of a large group and several seemed to enjoy their food but a few other left more than half, suggesting that they didn't enjoy what they had.

Visited July 2014
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