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Reef Restaurant and Lounge

$$ - $$$Caribbean, ,
605 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
+1 215-629-0102
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  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
18 Sep 2017
“Good vibes at this establishment ”
1 week ago
“Best Restaurant in Philly”
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Caribbean, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
605 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to philly to visit family for the last 10yrs and I was upset that they hadn't told me about the place at all. The food was great. In my experience Caribbean restaurants quality starts to go down after a few years..... not...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I High recommend all the food selections only if you are looking for authentic carribbean food. It was so refreshing to get real jerk chicken and not commercialized

Thank v2716
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and it's just a great vibe at this restaurant. The other night I got the rum punch and the Jerk Salmon Cheese steak which was very tasty. For some reason the rum punch was too sweet for me and...More

Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Went here after the Caribbean Philly Festival got rained out. Party of 3 and we were seated very quickly, Place is clean, well kept, 3 TV's if you visit during a sports event and you are able to view from any angleon the 1st floor....More

Thank caz7709
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Although my favorite is the Salmon Montego Bay, the Jerk Beef Ribs and Red Snapper are good options too! I love this place!

Thank Rasheeda M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I seriously don't get the negative reviews about Reef. I've been there five or six times and thought it was excellent. The staff has always been super friendly as well. I've also been there with different people and none of them could believe how good...More

Thank eric h
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place was not all that nice once you get in the staff take a little long to seat you and the food is ok if you like spices the drinks are over priced 16 dollars for Rum punch that did not give me a...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I walked down South St. when I was staying in Philly and I came across this restaurant and walked in to see I could get seated. Monday nights was all-u-can-eat crab legs. I did not get these but for $30 I did not think that...More

Thank Tha_Bearded_1
Reviewed 22 May 2016

1) Plastic "silverware" 2) Waffles looked and tasted like it came from the frozen section of the supermarket 3) Our mimosas arrived when we were halfway done with our meal - mind you, it was all pre-mixed and just had to be poured into an...More

Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Reef saved a near disaster of a food outing! After a major disappointment at a buffet, we decided to head here for a special Monday offering. It's all-you-can-eat crab legs on Monday nights. Crab legs are my daughter's favorite and when I get the...More

Thank rashiidkcoleman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2301
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-0102
Reef Restaurant and Lounge is a unique venue, focusing on the cuisine and hospitality of the Caribbean, with a contemporary American flavor. On the corner of 3rd and South, The Reef is an island oasis in the heart of Philly's internationally renowned South Street Historical district. Reef combines the energy, exotic style and flavors of the Caribbean Islands. With its unique decor, Reef fills its space with a feeling of warmth and intimacy, welcoming everyone to indulge themselves in its glow. Join us for lunch, dinner, or dancing and indulge yourself.
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