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The Reef Restaurant

4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1419
+1 904-824-8008
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (72 reviews)
“prime rib” (73 reviews)
“citrus salmon” (22 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4100 Coastal Hwy, Right on the Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1419
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1 - 10 of 955 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went early Saturday evening. It was self seating in the bar area, so we quickly grabbed a bar table with incredible views. We enjoyed beers and appetizer of shrimp in a spicy datil sauce and saved the sauce to mop up...More

1  Thank HidingBIGMONEY
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went on a Monday evening. Wasn't very busy so we were seated right away after asking for an outdoor table. In short, the food was outstanding, plentiful and served quick and hot. The view of the moon over the ocean was...More

1  Thank Billy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brunch buffet they offer on sundays are absolutley great. The staff is very nice and proper. our drinks never got empty and the dirty dishes were promptly removed.

1  Thank wamearth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located on the historic A1A highway right on the beach. They have fresh seafood which is caught locally. It's a great place for family or couples. Outside dining is the best. Great views of the ocean. Worth visiting and only minutes from...More

1  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, another couple, and myself made reservations so we were guaranteed an outdoor table overlooking the water. We got exactly that. We ordered coconut shrimp as an appetizer and it was delicious! My husband had prime rib and lobster, and I ordered crab legs....More

1  Thank Meredith T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me this first, our waitstaff was very friendly and attentive but that's where the compliment ends. First of all, my husband put in a reservation and stated that it was our 28th Wedding Anniversary. First they sat us at a table that had an...More

Thank StAuggie12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location ( a beautiful ocean view) brings us to The Reef for Sunday brunch about once a year, but often I feel a bit of buyer's remorse when brunch is done. The last few years, the food has not really been worth the price...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Reef has continued to surprise. It is a little slice of heaven at the beach. Don't let the hostess turn you away. She is the weekend link in the place. Once you are seated and that view is mesmerizing, you are in for a...More

2  Thank Shearer Ann A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend suggested we eat here as we were from Ohio and were looking for outstanding food and an oceanfront view. The first disappointment was there is no place to park because all the locals park in their parking lot so you must look for...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Tucked away down A1A, the Reef is a one of a kind dining experience. This is the second time I've been there and both visits were excellent. Their romantic patios overlook the ocean and are virtually on the beach. The food is often local and...More

1  Thank Kate H
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Questions & Answers
Suzanne M
17 March 2017|
Response from fastfishracer | Reviewed this property |
not sure about brunch. no reservation required
John K
5 January 2017|
Response from DrPsychorat | Reviewed this property |
John: We never saw a menu because it was a special Champagne Brunch. The Brunch however had gluten free entrees. James
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$34
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 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, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1419
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-8008
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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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