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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 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went this year again for or 42nd anniversary. Food was good as always. Just a couple items that could have boosted it up. The datil pepper grits were very thick. The buffet has been changed around. The cook to order omelete station was move to where the salads were so you were always excusing yourself to get around the people... More 

2 Thank iluvdogsdee
Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beach feel with a gorgeous view. The food was better than I expected. The house salad was very crisp and fresh. Seafood bisque had a little bite to it but was thick and delicious. We enjoyed the Mahi Mahi sandwich which included, swiss cheese, avocado, tomato and bacon. Yummy!

2 Thank JaxTinkerbell
Swansea, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful. We prefer to eat outside, so really enjoyed the sea views, very special. Thought you might like to see some unusual pics of the seafront there after the Hurricane, oh, and a rather fine sunset! As soon as the electricity and clean water supplies were reconnected after the Hurricane, it was back to 'business as usual' at The Reef.... More 

2 Thank Carrie T
Orlando, Florida
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Reef has that practically-cliche beach/sea life Florida decor, but it's also RIGHT on the water and has spectacular views that are anything but cliche. (So for that, I forgive them for the many sea shells and fish on the wall ;)) The service was a bit slow the night we went, but there was also a huge party next... More 

2 Thank tayl0rca1i
Summerfield, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I found The Reef awesome for their Sunday Brunch. Our waitress was fabulous filling our mimosa glasses whenever needed. Believe the cost was 35.00/pp and has a great assortment of good food, from eggs Benedict, to crisp crab legs, to prime rib carved at a station. Top notch Brunch on beachfront. Will go again.

2 Thank Brenda D
Cartersville, Georgia
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant is right on the ocean and you can eat inside or outside looking over the sand dunes at the water. Wonderful Sunday Brunch!!! Try the Hibiscus mimosa so good. Dinner is also fabulous. Wait staff is great and very helpful.

2 Thank Elise E
St. Augustine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Celebrated a birthday last night with family. Love the restaurant and the meals not only sound delicious, but are. Our waitress, Laura, made us all feel welcome and went out of her way to make our celebration a wonderful one! We all had a wonderful evening together, adults and children!

2 Thank kathleencE1451IW
Elmira, New York, United States
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant and wonderful view . We came here just after the storm Matthew and there was a lot of devastating along to beach area and to the homes . This restaurant was clean and hardly hit by the storm as the sand dunes protected it somewhat . We had the award winning crab chowder and it was not disappointing... More 

2 Thank Patty M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Two local couples went to celebrate birthdays. The last couple of times we went I was disappointed in the food. I had grouper oscar for $28 (fair price if very good), but it was not good! When it was served all the food was swimming in butter, it was a turnoff! You don"t need a lot of butter with good... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our party of 4 stopped by The Reef to have a drink on the back patio overlooking the ocean. Very friendly bar tender, menu looked good , but we only had drinks. Would recommend trying this place for dinner some evening. Excellent seating with views of beach & ocean. Good customer service

2 Thank Harpo208

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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
US$15 - US$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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?