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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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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looks like cracker barrel but seafood. They were very busy with at least a thirty minute wait. Smelled like fish and that is not what you ever want to smell. It's high season here so all the restaurants are packed. We left and found a hidden gem restaurant that smelled Fresh!

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Thank Q4058ZPlindaf
Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not too busy. Parking is abundant. Server MATT was quite good. The fish was good but not fantastic. The banana cream remains wonderful I would go again but it is SARASOTA and fish is abundant!

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Thank Creighton W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in season, busy busy, lots of parking, easy access. Good variety on menu, plenty of fish ( no surprise ) good size portions. My friends recommend cat fish , fish and chips. We had fish tacos , beans and rice , mmmm nice and also pulled pork, fried okra and double baked beans. Reasonable value and nicely presented. Service... More 

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Thank Andy R
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome! fabulous! the best catfish I have ever had. I highly recommend adding this restaurant to your must go there. For all you fish lovers you are going to love it. The fish is fresh and oh so good. Loved it can't wait to go back.

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Thank mtamas
North Port, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

working right across the street I have to say we were so excited to see Robbi's open and have not been disappointed either. When I go over I have always gotten good food and very good service. I've tried the pulled pork, pulled chicken and both really very tasty! Both chicken sandwiches were good as was the salads too. Very... More 

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Thank LLusk07
vermont
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189 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our son a trained professional chef and natural food expert brought us to Robbi's Reef so we knew the food was going to be good. We were escorted to our table and were treated to a very nice experience. We were visiting from out of state and had already eaten two restaurant meals earlier in the day so we all... More 

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Thank VermontCapecodder
Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Robbi's moved from a small strip mall location to a larger space on a pretty pond at the Venice by-pass. Best fish and beef tacos anywhere. Very broad menu with something for everyone. Reasonable prices. Very experienced and friendly staff. Also added a fresh fish market in the new location. Recommend a window seat and watch the large turtles and... More 

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Thank David T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had driven by this place many times not realizing it was a restaurant as there isn't a sign on the road saying Robbi's Reef, Decided to go in to have a look and we were pleasantly surprised. In the outside area there is a bar with stools where you can sit overlooking the lake. There are turtles and alligators... More 

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Thank Susan S
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The large menue list predicts more convenience foods and less freshness. We picked the burger with fries, the porc ribs with baked beans, caesers salad and Key lime pie. The burger was good but not great, the fries very crunchy and excellent. The ribs where overcooked with loads of low end BBQ sauce and the beans from the can. The... More 

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Thank Baudim
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to place every time I am in Venice! This place is a must visit for me. My waiter Parker was incredible! I got five star service in this place. I love that you have choices for sides, you are not forced to pick the same old same old. Also the blackened fish is amazing! The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Cuisine
Barbecue, Seafood
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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 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 relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful food!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?