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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In real estate it is location, location and location. The Reef is location, food and service. First, it is located right on the beach and the views and sounds are spectacular. Second, the food was delicious. The coconut shrimp small plate had large and delicious shrimp, and were freshly prepared. The blackened grouper was so fresh we were afraid it... More 

1 Thank Dan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had been to St Augustine five years in a row for the Night of Lights (Christmas) .. this year we discovered Vilano Beach and the Reef. We sat outside on the patio where the ocean breeze only added to our experience -- Life just got better, and every time we think of our Christmas trip, we go back to... More 

2 Thank Carole H
Vilano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch was good and we enjoyed fish, soups, salads and the bread was very good too. We put it on our Vilano Beach favorites list. Yum

2 Thank Bluezkat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving St. Augustine from Orlando on Sunday my wife & I were referred to The Reef, a moderate wooden structure restaurant on a long outer barrier island located on the beach with a marvelous view out to sea. The weather was cool and windy and the water was filled with whitecaps - making for a lovely backdrop. Though the... More 

1 Thank Ken K
Grossraum Zürich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a late Lunch. Had to wait for sitting outside because it was very busy. They apologized for it but they make us feel very welcomed. It was a bit breezy outside but we enjoyed it very much. Service was very good and the recommandation for the wine excellent. Enjoyed our food (we both had fish) very much.

2 Thank msnoopy
Tampa, Florida
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The reef was perfectly located as we were staying across the street. Its right on the beach and dog friendly. WE went for dinner and or waitress Laura was FANTASTIC. We sat outside with the dog but had the porch to ourselves. Laura was great for suggestions and information. WE ordered the Calamari and the Piquillos. WOW were they good.... More 

1 Thank jim c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant to take family and friends to. The food is priced fairly in the mid range with most dishes around 15$. I have stopped here about 4 or 5 times and it is always a pleasure to come back. One of my favorite dishes is their blue atlantic mussels.

1 Thank Joshua W
Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I met friends for New Year's Brunch at the Reef Resturant. We were taken to a table overlooking the ocean and were given our choice of champagne drinks with orange juice or cranberry juice. We then went to the buffet line which had everything from crawfish to steak. They also had omelettes and Eggs Benedict to... More 

2 Thank DrPsychorat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for the location but wasn't thrilled with the selection. Had the grouper and was dry and tasted burnt. Pricey and left still hungry. Other items might be better but wouldn't return based on dry grouper.

Thank John D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late luncheon at The Reef with my family in late Dec 2016. We had a group of eight. The mahi-mahi (sautéed) was excellent. The grits were a little too spicy. Service was great. Restaurant has a great view of the beach and we were lucky to see porpoise swimming close to the shoreline.

2 Thank Tbone36

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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, 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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?