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The Reef


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Fried Tortilla Chips & Salsa
Fresh crispy fried white corn tortilla chips and salsa
Fried Pickle Chips
Crunchy fried pickle chips with remoulade dipping sauce
Shrimp and Alligator Quesadilla
Sauteed shrimp, alligator sausage, and zesty white queso served with lettuce, sour cream, and pico de gallo
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Crab Claws
Fresh golden-fried crab claws served with a side of housemade remoulade and cocktail sauce
Smoked Tuna Dip
Hickory smoked ahi tuna dip served with tortilla chips
Firecracker Shrimp
Local shrimp crispy fried and tossed with our slightly spicy firecracker sauce over an orange and ginger slaw
Firecracker Nachos
Our famous firecracker shrimp served over warm tortilla chips with queso, cheddar, jalapenos, sour cream, and house made pico de gallo
Tidal Wave Tuna*
Seared pepper, herb and sesame encrusted Tuna served with wasabi, raspberry sriracha
Crab Dip
Fresh lump crabmeat in a zesty white queso served with warm pita chips
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Served with warm pita chips
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Oysters - 1/2 Doz
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Oysters - Doz
Raw on the Half Shell
Chargrilled New Orleans Style
Butter, garlic and parmesan
Rockefeller Style
Spinach, artichoke, and Parmesan cheese
Crabmeat Monica Oysters
Jazz Fest favorite! Lump crabmeat with classic garlic cream and panko breadcrumbs
Gator and Pickles
Crispy fried alligator bites and pickle chips
Boudreaux Bread
Gulf shrimp, crawfish, and gator sausage in a delicious New Orleans style cheese sauce over pressed French bread
Chicken and Red Beans
Tender fried chicken strips over a bowl of savory red beans and rice
Cup $5.0
Bowl $9.0
Red Beans and Rice
Beachin" Boudin Balls
New Orleans homemade sausage rice balls, fried crispy! Served with remoulade dipping sauce
Cup $6.0
Bowl $9.0
Banging Biloxi Beach Gumbo
Shrimp, okra, and alligator sausage served with rice
Reef Dressings: Honey Balsamic, Smokehouse Ranch, Remoulade, Caesar, Orange Ginger, Honey Lime Sriracha, and our Reef Seasonal Vinaigrette
Small $4.0
Large $8.0
Coast Caesar
The classic Caesar chopped romaine, croutons, and Parmesan
The Reef Salad
Bacon, pico de gallo, pineapple, pepper jack, boiled eggs, and shredded carrots served with baby mixed greens
House Garden Salad
Fresh mixed salad greens served with pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese, and shredded carrots
Mac Daddy Roni
A zesty four-cheese macaroni served with sauteed shrimp and crawfish with a kick
Chicken Aloha
Grilled chicken breast, pineapple and orange served over orange ginger slaw with a teriyaki glaze
Alfredo Pasta
Rich and creamy alfredo tossed with pasta
Catfish Monica
Grilled or fried Mississippi Catfish topped with our Creole Monica sauce and crawfish served with our seasonal vegetables
Seafood Platter
Golden fried Shrimp, oysters, catfish, homemade crabcake, hush puppies, French Fries! The house favorite
Swamp Island Shrimp & Grits
Shrimp, alligator sausage, and a fresh herb cream served with a fried bacon and pepperjack grit cake
Creole Coastal Pasta
Shrimp, crawfish and alligator sausage in a Monica cream sauce over fettuccine
Crab Cakes
Twin fresh lump crab cakes grilled and served with a remoulade slaw and side of raspberry sriracha
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Reef Seasonal Steak*
Ask your server about featured cut of beef!
The Dry Dock*
Southern style hamburger steak topped with an onion, pepper and bourbon Worcestershire gravy
The "Crabby" Redfish
Gulf coast classic! Fillet of Redfish golden fried (or grilled) topped with a crabmeat hollandaise and a side of fresh seasonal vegetables!
Gulf Grouper
Lightly blackened Grouper fillet on the grill over our orange ginger slaw and a side of vegetables, Super Healthy!
Reef Cobia Imperial
Grilled Cobia fillet topped with a baked crab and shrimp au gratin stuffing!
Whole Fried Flounder
Gulf coast favorite golden fried the old school way served with a choice of side (cannot be grilled due to enormous size)
1/2 Lb $14.0
Whole Lb $25.0
Royal Reef Shrimp Pot
Boiled the Reef way with potatoes, corn, alligator sausage and Royal Reds
Seared Ahi Tuna* $13.0
Firecracker Shrimp $12.0
Grilled Grouper $17.0
Wicked Seafood Tacos
Your choice of fresh seafood with orange ginger slaw, pico de gallo and sriracha mayo served with fresh tortilla chips and salsa!
Tidal Wave Tuna*
Pepper and sesame seared tuna served with both wasabi and raspberry sriracha on a bed of orange ginger slaw with fresh seasonal vegetables!
Add our Coleslaw to any basket or platter for just $1 more!
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Ask your server to make any sandwich into a wrap or substitute a boca veggie patty!
Buoy BBQ Chicken
Grilled chicken with smokey BBQ, bacon, fried pickles, cheddar, and pepperjack
Big Country Burger*
Two hand cut burger patties layered with melted pepperjack, cheddar, white queso and crispy fried jalapeno caps!
Maui Waui Chicken Sandwich
Grilled (or have it fried) chicken breast topped with grilled pineapple, orange ginger slaw and teriyaki sauce
Jacked Up Chicken Sandwich
Crispy fried (or have it grilled) chicken breast tossed in our buffalo sauce topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos and homemade ranch slaw
Biloxi Beach Burger*
Fresh hand cut beef patty, topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Bacon
The Marlin Hoagie
Thin sliced roast beef cooked in a bourbon Worcestershire gravy, onions, peppers, and topped with melted pepperjack
Served with fries and dressed (Lettuce, tomato, and pickles)
Roast Beef
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat. Great variety of food on the menu and a great beach front view. The service and good was great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vacationer3312
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a "must go" when you visit the MS Gulf Coast. Casual and friendly. They aim to please. What impressed me most, The Reef is a restaurant that offers vegetarian options,and they carefully prepare them for you. As stated in title, great restaurant...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JL M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on the way back to Houston. Sat outside and had a great view of the gulf. I ordered the spicy shrimp tacos, they were very good with lots of shrimp on top of a very good somewhat spicy coleslaw. My husband...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tleeEvans
Denis T, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Louisiana. But, every time we go to Biloxi, this is a must on our itinerary! The kids meals are very good and have a lot of food. The queso is our favorite thing! Also, the corn on the cob and potatoes are...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Marie W
Denis T, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is amazing. Food, service, Dejuan, atmosphere. Completely amazing. Firecracker shrimp tacos are to die for. Favorite restaurant in Biloxi!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Curious46705043128
Denis T, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your feedback

Reviewed 9 January 2019

Sat at the sky bar, ate crab cakes and tuna, both were outstanding! Staff were friendly and bartender was very knowledgeable. Prices are fair and the view from the deck at sunset is great. Worth stopping in even if just for a drink.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank geeeeneeee2018
Denis T, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 5 January 2019

We had lunch and the service was quick and efficient. I had the shrimp basket and the ratio of shrimp to french fries was higher than usual. One of our party had a dish with their special sauce and he said it was very good....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slhokie
Denis T, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback

Reviewed 1 January 2019

We stopped in Biloxi while traveling from Colorado to Florida and stayed right next to The Reef Restaurant. It was raining and windy so The Reef was the easiest place for dinner. What a pleasant surprise. Immediate seating, gracious service, and excellent food. I had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Bill R
979denis, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback we are glad you enjoyed the tuna.

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while walking along the beach. Immediately seated and server was extremely attentive throughout lunch. Fresh oysters were great and shrimp pot was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Luckytraveler10
979denis, Owner at The Reef, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback we will see you next time.

Reviewed 24 December 2018

I am glad they have an elevator. You can sit inside or outside, each have great views. Or you can go to the top floor and have lively music with your meal. I enjoyed the Maui chicken and my husband always, I mean always enjoyes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank donnakhf
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6 May 2018|
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Response from appleskip2003 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is non smoking and the bands are fantastic
18 June 2017|
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Response from playacargirl | Reviewed this property |
It would be quite a long walk. I would definitely recommend driving there.
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5 October 2016|
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Response from Marie R | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has an "inside" and porch seating and, of course, the porch seating is open and the view is awesome but since you are outside- it might be rather warm on a hot day so decide if you want view-up close and... More
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