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“This place is a must...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rick's Reef

Rick's Reef
Ranked #15 of 145 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Casual Dining restaurant with a focus on fresh ingredients located on St. Pete Beach. Serving BREAKFAST, lunch, dinner and late night. Plenty of outdoor seating on the patio, and indoor seating, air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Serving fresh seafood, and home-made chicken, pork and beef selections, all prepared fresh, by hand, specifically for you. Sauces, vegetables and mixed dishes prepared daily, in-house, and always from fresh ingredients. The friendly staff, and regular local crowd, make it a fun place to hang out. With a full-service bar, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating at the bar, there is something for everyone. The restaurant is family friendly, and dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.
Martinez, Georgia, United States
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“This place is a must...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Have eaten at Rick's 3 times in 12 days. My daughter and me have gotten a total of 6 different entrees & 4 different appetizers. All were as close to perfect as i could ask for. The freshness and flavor of the food is excellent. The smoked salmon was without a doubt the best i have ever had. Ditto on the smoke fish (mullet) appetizer. The sides are almost as good as the entrees. I did some investigating and discovered there is NOT a microwave on the premise. They have daily specials. The mac and cheese with lobster was so rich and delicious it almost could be a dessert...the wait staff works efficiently and is extremely friendly. There is always a manager on duty and he is helping out in the kitchen and bringing orders out...The owner has been in there every time we have been in there. The place is spotlessly clean. Lastly the long haired bar tender (forgot his name) makes the very best old school Florida Rum Runner's you will ever taste...This is my new fave in St Pete...(i have been coming down here on vacation for 55 years)

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank Larry C
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food in a laid-back atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I visited the restaurant during a shower, and may have been the reason for it being so quiet. Our waitress was very welcoming and attentive, and service was excellent. We both opted for the Mahi Mahi dinner, with different sides, and everything about this meal was delicious.
Overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank BAGirl64
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Palm Bay
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“Simple, affordable, great food for the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Okay...at first glance it is a local bar viewed from the outside. At first my wife and daughters seemed reluctant to exit the car. Inside was clean, service prompt, appetizers were tasty, and the entrees southern Florida bursting with taste and very fresh. A family of four it costs us 65 dollars for appetizers, entrees, and two rounds of beer/wine. Well worth the money and again everything was prompt and fresh.

  • Visited July 2013
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4 Thank freedompalmbay
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Wimauma, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“YUMMY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Rick's is a great find. With so many big named restaurants in the area we sometimes bypass the small places. It would be a mistake to bypass Rick's Reef. The food is really really good, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Inside and outside seating also. You too, will want to go back again and again.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sherrk712
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“HECK YEA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The good reviews are accurate. Great little place. Friendly, great service and the pulled pork was excellent. No frills, just great food and good prices. Not to be missed!

  • Visited July 2013
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