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Johnny's Reef

2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
+1 718-885-2086
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (23 reviews)
“tartare” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood
2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place to get a seafood bite. Service is quick and the parking lot stays crowded. The food is a tad overpriced but made to perfection! The Pina Coladas are amazing!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local favorite of not only City Island but of the people of the Bronx. If you want casual atmosphere, fresh seafood, strong drinks then this is your place. Great fried shrimp - probably the best in the city. One of my favorite places to eat...More

Thank tml8882
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You go in and get on line. Each cashier is different. One soda and ice cream, burgers, fried seafood,etc.. you need to speak up and give your order, it's pretty fast paced and busy. The fried shrimp was okay, the steamed clams was good. The...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Great food, nice view but expensive now. We had the fried shrimp, clams and oysters. Everyone enjoyed. I would avoid weekends as City Island in the summer is dangerously crowded. We went in a Monday.

Thank Ronniemull
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The most minimalist of atmosphere, but the Best in their fried shrimp over French fries & coleslaw, fried lobster tails, calamari, etc... All the best food of 'Sammy's' restaurant without the sky high prices. Did I mention that they Also have The Best tartar sauce...More

Thank Bopsietoo2
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place... do not come here if you want fanciful and quiet. Come here for delicious golden fried seafood and the best tartar sauce on earth! Be prepared for craziness especially on weekends. Lines are long, the place is chaotic but I wouldn't...More

Thank claudiasoperanez
Reviewed 2 May 2017

First, I love how huge this place is. There is plenty of parking, plenty of seating and the food delivery was lightening fast. I'd like to think it's because they know when their busy times are and so they just keep the food coming. They...More

1  Thank pookaalp
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We love to go to Johnny's and sit outside. Decent, reasonably priced food, a cold beer, and a great waterside view at the tip of the island - one of the highlights of summer.

Thank markerhan
Reviewed 12 April 2017

ok if you go with only fast food seafood in mind, no frills.Also, if there's a crowd, go elsewhere. Some people like to come here and ruin what can be a decent place to grab a quick bite.

Thank JoMamma73
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place is as good as it gets for eating on a budget. The shrimp always taste fresh. The tarter sauce is the best around and the steamed food is always good. I have tried the others on the island but somehow manage to make...More

Thank Kimberly L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-2086
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