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“Don't overlook this one!”
Review of Rick's Reef

Rick's Reef
Ranked #16 of 145 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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.
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“Don't overlook this one!”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

We ate there twice during our spring break stay. The fish tacos were good and the fries were great. The menu isn't big, but the prices aren't either. Don't miss the Key Lime Pie. If you are looking for low-key, good food type of place eat here. I really wanted to go there a third time to try the lobster roll special, but the family vetoed a third trip. :(

  • Visited March 2014
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St. Louis, MO
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“The best on St. Pete Beach”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

It doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner (the chipped beef on toast, the lobster mac, fresh fish or a burger), it's all terrific home cooking. The nicest people on the planet work here, especially Sam! She always has a welcoming smile and her service is much appreciated! Go Sam! You rock, Rick!

  • Visited March 2014
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Whitby, Canada
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“Friendly Beach Bar”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not directly on the beach but near. We were drawn in by the sign advertising $2 bloody marys. We returned and tried their onion rings - awesome! Huge, hot when served, and great coating. The servers were all friendly as was the owner - yes there seems to be a "Rick". We are returning for dinner as were told food is prepared fresh, nothing frozen. We're going back! Always fun to find a "go to" place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“A mixed bag, but beer is always ice cold.”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had dinner and drinks at Rick's Reef a few times in February at it was very near our hotel. I found the place too dimly lit, but hey, it's a bar after all too. They serve beer ice cold every time and have one the best crab cakes in town.

Limited dinner menu, but they have a wide selection of appetizers. The Gator Legs, which are actually pork shank pieces, were oh so tender and yummy. Surprised that they had potstickers too (aren't these Chinese?), which turned out quite good, but disappointed with the Mac & Cheese (too rich I couldn't finish it), and the Reef Shrimps which was drowning in oil.

Service pretty good, staff quite pleasant. They have outdoor seating for smokers. Also nice souvenir t-shirts on sale.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Breakfast conversation”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Walked down to Rick's from our hotel. All the restaurants on Gulf Boulevard are easy access by walking, even in your middle age. Got there about 9 a.m. on a Monday morning. Practically had the place to ourselves. Carrie met us at the door. Very friendly. Seated by the windows. Husband ordered the $2.99 breakfast, I ordered a classic bennie. Both came with a side of grits. We're from up North and don't see this on menus. They were definitely the star of the show. Benedict was good but would ask for less Hollandaise sauce. Carrie made my guy a fresh pot of decaf. He went back to look at T shirts and struck up a conversation with a guy our age that works there. Gosh he was friendly and great to talk to about his career. I've got to say the food was almost perfect, the weather was great, and the service awesome. $2.00 Bloody Mary's small but very good.

  • Visited April 2014
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