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“Fried done right!”
Review of Johnny's Reef

Johnny's Reef
Ranked #38 of 1,292 Restaurants in Bronx
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Love this place! This is a must when visiting New York. Very busy and loud but surprisingly fast service. I like the fried fish and shrimp platter. The drinks are strong and cheap. A great place for a casual meal with friends and family. (Oh and people feed the birds their leftover french fries! They love them.)

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Thank Gencosdent
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Visited Johnny's for lunch on my last vacation. It's a very busy place but they're fast we got our food very quickly. There's seating both indoors and outdoors. Inside was pretty crowded as it was a bit cold outside when we went. The place is clean, there was someone cleaning up regularly while we were there. The view of the ocean is also very nice.

Of course if you're not a seafood person you can always get chicken. Can't wait to go back and try some more food.

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Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been coming here since I was a kid, the food is consistant and always fresh, I always order the baked lobster tails, shrimp and scallops yummoo!!! the summers are the best but go for an early lunch as it tends to get crowded.

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Thank Daydee
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the food, love that it's by the water. Good for families and good prices. Love the big writings and shrimp. The fried calamari is the best!!!

Thank Sharon J
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We came to this place when visiting City Island in September of 2013 as a naive family friend from Connecticut claimed this is where they wanted us to meet. I had tried to disuade my mother from this restaurant in favor of another one further up the block but not wanting to be a bad host, she agreed on this place. The seafood here tastes fine but it is cash only and seems more take out quality than the other City Island restaurants which are sit down quality. The feeling of this place is that of a greasy spoon and it attracts a crowd that one would associate with a greasy spoon. There are several outdoor tables next to the water here but there are also several seagulls making the atmosphere worse. The overall impression of this place is don't go to it unless you have gone to all the other city island restaurants first, its biggest advantage is that it is on the water.

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