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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 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not been to the Reef for quite a while, because St. Augustine does offer many good choices. Once again, we were not disappointed: my wife had her seared tuna and I could not resist the scallops. Phantastic! My starter was an unusual and spicy potato soup with tomato and chickpeas - excellent. Very friendly and attentive service. We... More 

1 Thank Norbert J
Johns Creek, Georgia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I and a friend of hers, we eat her several weeks ago. I got the grilled grouper and veggies and my wife got the Prime Rib. I got only a 4-5 oz piece of grouper and my wife got about 9-10 oz prime rib. Her friend got crab cakes. The food tasted good but the fish apportions... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All they way here the sun shined, we sat outside overlooking the ocean as a chill came and clouds rolled by. However it was just the weather---the food, the service, the beer was great! I had a scallop tostada, bit spicy but very tasty. My wife's grilled grouper with fries and slaw was excellent too. We enjoy craft beers and... More 

1 Thank papafun
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great - simple menu but very well done and the view is excellent! If you can, try the Sunday brunch 10:30-2PM with an all you can drink Mimosa and delicious seafood and beef or vegetarian dishes - all excellent. You can sit outside on the deck with a close and personal ocean view. Price is reasonable, service... More 

1 Thank Christieb22222
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was superb. One of the best mussels experiences I have enjoyed. Every seafood dish was spot on. Coming back for brunch on Sunday😎

1 Thank lights1
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In real estate it is location, location and location. The Reef is location, food and service. First, it is located right on the beach and the views and sounds are spectacular. Second, the food was delicious. The coconut shrimp small plate had large and delicious shrimp, and were freshly prepared. The blackened grouper was so fresh we were afraid it... More 

1 Thank Dan D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to St Augustine five years in a row for the Night of Lights (Christmas) .. this year we discovered Vilano Beach and the Reef. We sat outside on the patio where the ocean breeze only added to our experience -- Life just got better, and every time we think of our Christmas trip, we go back to... More 

1 Thank Carole H
Vilano Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was good and we enjoyed fish, soups, salads and the bread was very good too. We put it on our Vilano Beach favorites list. Yum

1 Thank Bluezkat
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving St. Augustine from Orlando on Sunday my wife & I were referred to The Reef, a moderate wooden structure restaurant on a long outer barrier island located on the beach with a marvelous view out to sea. The weather was cool and windy and the water was filled with whitecaps - making for a lovely backdrop. Though the... More 

1 Thank Ken K
Grossraum Zürich
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a late Lunch. Had to wait for sitting outside because it was very busy. They apologized for it but they make us feel very welcomed. It was a bit breezy outside but we enjoyed it very much. Service was very good and the recommandation for the wine excellent. Enjoyed our food (we both had fish) very much.

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