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The Reef Restaurant

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4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
+1 904-824-8008
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There aren't many restaurants in the northeast Florida area that offer such a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, the food and the ambiance never seems to live up to the view which is unfortunate. We recently visited The Reef with old friends and enjoyed the ocean but were underwhelmed by the food as well as the live music.... More 

Thank William M
Greenville PA
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

WOW! We went to the Reef for Valentine's Dinner and were blown away. It was our first time there but certainly will not be our last. The menu had lots of options - we like grouper so ordered that. The grilled grouper (could be prepared five different ways) was outstanding, my wife's purple rice (Japanese rice with herb de Provance)... More 

Thank JRH731
Saint Augustine, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a lovely place with a fun bar and lots of windows looking out at the ocean. The service was great. A group of us from a local pet rescue group went there for lunch and everyone got something different and everyone LOVED what they got! I got a burrito with scallops and this most delicious rice. We even got... More 

Thank kihea2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's been a couple of years since we were at the reef so we made a reservation prior to seeing a show in Ponta Vedra. I remember the fried green tomatoes were good last time and my wife enjoyed her jambalaya on a previous occasion. The view of this restaurant is beautiful which is probably the reason the prices are... More 

Thank Gerry P
New York
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read many reviews of this as being a special place with excellent service, food and beautiful sunset view. While the view of the ocean was beautiful . . it was not of the sunset. Moving on when we went to place order were told they were out of salmon which is one of their signature dishes and what... More 

Thank Saj513
Fenton, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated like royalty for our 45th anniversary dinner. Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious. The view of the ocean was exceptional, and the entire experience was very romantic. It was one of those moments where you really hope everything will meet your expectations....and it exceeded ours.

1 Thank RRBFenton
Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our Anniversary a couple years ago, AWESOME view, food was excellent(portions were small), service was good;

1 Thank jeffhowarth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I wanted to pick somewhere local, so we went to the reef. We had heard good things. The night started with them delivering us the wrong appetizer. When they brought the right appetizer, they also brought only one of our two salads. The other one came 10 minutes later. They asked if we wanted a refresher of... More 

3 Thank James S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch on the deck overlooking the beach was great for starters. The Caprese grouper and fish and chips made it that much better.

1 Thank janetn56
Waycross, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and service! I would recommend the Crab Cakes or the Grouper Caprese, delish! Our waitress Molly was awesome.

1 Thank Melanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 29
American, Seafood, Soups, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-1419
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-8008
Eat and drink like a local! Come enjoy St. Augustine's most spectacular Happy Hour. Discounted drinks and appetizers right on the ocean!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?