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Robbi's Reef

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900 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-9196
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a great location, looks really nice inside and has a pretty extensive menu, but we were a little underwhelmed in the quality of lunch. The calamari were excellent, but my brisket was dry and while my wife's Oyster's Rockefeller were good, however, there was one without an oyster. Service was a little slow, but the staff was terrific...we'll give... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit to robbi's since the move from their previous location. Not disappointed! Had oysters Rockefeller yum and mahi fish tacos! Nice decor, nicely updated ambiance. Need a bigger sign on 41 to attract patrons! Great service too! Good job!

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Thank Laurie H
Venice, Florida
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Now that the "snowbirds" have gone home, we can get into the popular restaurants. Robbi's Reef has a very good menu selection, fresh fish - cooked any way you want it and the waitstaff seems to actually like working there. Try any of the specials or ask for a recommendation, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Dick L
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my Grandpa's go to places that he wanted to take us to while we were in town. Service was fast and friendly and our seafood was fresh. We all really loved the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer.

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Thank Jeff Y
Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robbi's has moved since our last visit 18 months ago, and it is now much bigger and more elegant. The quality of the food is excellent, to my knowledge, much superior to any seafood restaurants in this area, which are generally very mediocre. The seafood is generally very fresh. We were pleased with the fish tacos. I especially liked the... More 

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Thank Jack P
Englewood, Florida
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night and a near full parking lot, but we were still able to be seated immediately. Out the window was the "lake" with a glorious fountain. Waiter arrived promptly to take drink orders, pointing out the specials. Back in a flash with drinks, and orders got taken. Side Caesar salad delivered quickly - looked good. Blackened catfish was moist,... More 

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Thank Ken C
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anthony was our server and he was excellent! This was our first time at this establishment. I really loved the decor. We stared with two appetizers the bacon wrapped scallops and the blackened mahi bites. Both were great! For dinner I had the Hawaiian chicken sandwich and he had the Cajun pasta. Our whole entire experience was wonderful. We finished... More 

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Thank Brandi R
Nokomis, Florida
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184 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a whim my husband and I decided to stop in based upon a recommendation by our attorney next door. In a beautiful location, a very attractive building surrounded by fountains and a pond, it's a very appealing venue. There was something so cozy and authentically Florida about this place that we both really hoped the food would be as... More 

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Thank Leejoe
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff good food and unexpected variety. Walked over from the hotel and had a mixture of appetizers. The ribs were outstanding and the key lime pie was as good as I ever had. Don't drive by stop in it is worth the trip

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Thank John_Paul02904
Goshen, Indiana
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend took us here. We met at the bar and decided to stay at the bar to eat. You get better service and can interact more with your server at the bar. The drinks were great but the food was outstanding! Fresh and very tasty. Would eat here again and again. A little more on the pricy side. Brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 28
Cuisine
Barbecue, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-9196
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!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?