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“Best Seafood in Town”
Review of Robbi's Reef

Robbi's Reef
Ranked #18 of 247 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Robbi's Reef is a floridian-style restaurant that focuses on fresh, quality seafood and smoked in-house barbecue - a winning combination for the whole family to enjoy! Robbi's Reef is located in a beautiful, 175 seat restaurant overlooking a small body of water & beautiful fountain with large windows to maximize the view. With plenty of private parking, a full indoor & outdoor bar, a fresh seafood market, lots of large fish tanks to entertain, and plenty of photos of locals with their "big catch" to peruse, kids and adults will enjoy the casual, relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful food!
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Robbi's Reef is the best kept secret in town. The food is to die for, and the wait staff is fabulous. If you did not know about Robbi's Reef, you would probably think it is just another hole in the wall. I take my customers there, and they always want to go back when they are in town again.

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Thank I_love_Venice2014
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great food, clean, attentive staff. The fried shrimp was delicious! Generous side salad, fresh fish. Everything was really good.

1  Thank SFNL
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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The food was amazing, the staff was so welcoming and friendly. Firecracker shrimp was fabulous! Can't wait until our next visit.

2  Thank Amanda N Matt D
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

You have to really care that you are looking for this or you will never find it. It's tucked away in a strip mall called "Gulf Coast Plaza" on the East/Right side of US-41 Bypass as you are going
North between Center Rd. and Venice Ave.
They buy ingredients very carefully and prepare and serve them very well. Try the tile fish if they have it. This was new to us and a real treat.

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1  Thank MaangTsai
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unfortunately Robbi and Marcus have sold the restaurant to a couple from Kentucky. Whether or not this is a disaster remains to be seen. The new owners claim they will not change a thing and keep the same wait and kitchen staff. I find it hard to believe that anyone else will put in the time and effort that Robbi and Marcus have over the years...I have written annual reviews for years on this place and they have all been excellent. My family has been in the fish business in New England for almost 200 years and the seafood they have served here is nothing but the best...I'll keep you informed on the transition. In the meantime we all wish Robbi and Marcus the very best. Wonderful people!

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4  Thank gardner34285
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