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“My new favorite place!!”
Review of Rick's Reef

Rick's Reef
Ranked #17 of 147 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 10, 2014

This bar has everything! Great food, great prices, live music, and wonderful service! The last 4 or 5 times I've been here I've been served by Samantha. She truly makes me feel at home everytime. Service is fast and always perfect! She makes EXCELLENT homemade Sangria, Bloody Mary's, and Margarita's!! If you get the chance go here. You won't regret it!

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Reviewed August 8, 2014

While traveling St.Pete Beach We discovered this wonderful gem with a sweet friendly staff and some really wonderful local food! I can not thank them enough for their kindness delivered along with some fresh seafood!
I was traveling with a dog which Needed watched and could not take him to the beach and finding a place to eat that allowed him was Amazing and the ladies working there made our entire day better along with directions to a beach that Dogs could walk. You will not be disappointed if you want a place that I am betting the locals love!

1  Thank Guyanna E
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

While staying at the Howard Johnson's, we discovered Rick's Reef. It is a small casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. All of the food is fresh and made to order. They have no freezer or microwave. The portions are huge and the food was wonderful! We liked it so much, we came back for lunch the next day. Cari and Sam were great! I wish we would have found this place at the beginning of our vacation instead of the end. It was the best food we had in St. Pete's!

1  Thank RuebIowa
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Took my family (4 teenagers) in for supper. Only one other table of young adults in the entire place, they were loud and obnoxious! Our food was average but our service was awful!!!! Sat 10 minutes at a time with empty glasses!! Should have just walked out from the start!

3  Thank Smead5
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Fritz_Kloepfel, Public Relations Manager at Rick's Reef, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2014

Thank you for letting us know we had a problem.

We have identified the specific problem that caused your bad experience, and have eliminated it. (Note: No lives were lost in this action)

We apologize, and hope that you may be willing to give us another try. We currently have over 300 above average reviews, and promise we can deliver excellent food, and excellent service as well!

In addition, any time you feel another group seated near you is too loud or obnoxious we're happy to ask them to tone it down a bit, or to re-seat you a bit further away, or both.

While we are a casual dining restaurant and bar, we work hard to maintain a family friendly environment and a place where anyone can feel comfortable.

We encourage our customers who are having a disappointing experience to ask for, or search out, the manager on duty, and let them know what is going on. While, in a perfect world, you shouldn't have to, doing so allows us to try to improve what remains of your visit immediately.

We hope to see you in Rick's Reef again, and we're confident that your next visit will be a very good one!

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were a group of eight and this was a place that suited our varied personalities. The atmosphere was beachy and the service open and friendly. The food was very good. It was only after leaving the restaurant that we learned that they don't use freezers, a rarity anymore. My husband and I don't eat much fried food and enjoyed the fried gator bites and onion rings. Our favorite entree was the Fresh Mahi Sandwich. This may have been a one time visit because it is not close to home and there are so many places in St Pete Beach to try. Now that we know that they don't use freezers, we will return. We are also intrigued by their on the beach location and will check it out as well.

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