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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
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Southern Shores, NC
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Four meals, everyone raved. From lobster rolls to shrimp on grits we all agreed that the food and service were well above average but the bill was reasonable. No crowds but we went on a Monday night. tasty appetizers (we had 2) and one fish chowder soup. Plenty of parking. Not a negative but the sign is difficult to see... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here and waited for drinks from the bar for ever. Than we waited for our food. Came out in stages and was like warm.

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was convenient to Hampton Inn and Suites,across the street. As soon as you walk in to the restaurant, the smell of fish overwhelms you! My husband and I had hamburgers with fries. The hamburger was bland even with lettuce,tomatoes,bacon and cheddar cheese. The fries were heavily salted with seasoned salt? possibly. The restaurant itself felt cold and uninviting.The lighting was... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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216 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were regular patrons in Robbi's former tiny location on the Venice By-pass whose exterior appearance kept many discriminating folks away. We tried to keep their food a secret for fear of them getting too popular and making it much more difficult to get in during our hectic Winter tourist season. Earlier this year, Robbi moved to their new location... More 

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sarasota
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326 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the oysters were great, the fries too, but the bbq was terribly dry, and so were the chicken tacos. BBQ doesn't make sense in a seafood restaurant

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, we were being a bit lazy and rather than exploring Venice a bit more we just crossed over the car park from the Hampton Inn and came to Robbis. The place has a really nice feel to it, a bit 'pubby' the pictures on trip advisor make it look a bit like a dinner which it is... More 

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Thank Rita S
Gulf Breeze, FL, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good the service was excellent, Vicki is a great waitress. Nicely decorated, great outside view, good value.

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Venice, Florida
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After enjoying this restaurant for several years, we were excited when they moved to a new and larger restaurant. We visited this place once, and have no desire to go back...unfortunately it seems they left the personal touch back at the original restaurant. The hostess continued to try to seat us in a back corner...on the third attempt to make... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the SatNav failed on getting us to our original choice of restaurant we discovered Robbi's Reef by accident. We weren't disappointed and decided to have mains and a sweet. My wife chose the Scampi Shrimp Liguine and I chose the full rack of ribs with crushed garlic potatoes and creamed corn. They were both excellent well cooked and presented... More 

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Venice, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice decor in recently converted building, excellent friendly efficient service. Acoustics don't lend themselves to conversation as very noisy and echoey space. Food was ok, nothing amazing interns of choice or tastes. Unfortunately I had a piece of plastic bag in my linguini which kind of put a damper on things. The manager came to investigate and readily took it... 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?