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Johnny's Reef

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2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
+1 718-885-2086
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our quick getaway to a New England looking town that is in The Bronx when we want fast cafeteria style service and delicious food, mmmm good!

Thank Diedre2017
Sydney, Australia
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766 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing wrong with a deep fried fix. The prices are probably the best around but the quality of the seafood just wasn't there in our opinion. There are better options on City Island than this place, one of them very close by. Maybe it was a bad day or the server couldn't care, but we won't be back.

Thank Riddoch88
Bronx, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for seafood, Johnny's Reef is a great option. The food is always fresh, it's priced right, the portions are more than enough for one person, and the slaw and sauces are delicious. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if you're extremely health-conscious since the majority of the menu items are deep fried, but it's worth it if you're... More 

Thank Diana D
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing and prices were not that bad. Love that they have outside seating right on the waterfront with wires blocking all the seagulls from getting to your food. Very good setup and atmosphere outside.

Thank Grecia I S
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for 30+ years. Great drinks. Large portions. Busy on the weekend. Great view of the sound.

Thank Chris O
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Johnny's is a staple anytime I visit NYC. City Island is a little bit of a drive but Johnny's fresh seafood makes it well worth the drive. Where else can you get 5 lobster tails for $28? Don't forget to try the pina coladas.

Thank Yadeira B
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Worst yet. Ordered whiting to go. Got home; not whiting at all. Heavylybreaded thick fish. Would not eat outside because of all the flocks of seagulls and pigeons fly overhead; not to mention the bees. Sat inside near window and saw window washer up close and personal soaping up windows; not very appetizing. Order personnel not affable and the diner... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend , a Bronx native, and I went here several weeks ago for a Sunday lunch. She had a burger and fries. I enjoyed fried fish. The prices were good and the food was fine. You can sit outside and enjoy a great view. Plenty of free parking. The place draws a large family crowd. No credit cards, cash... More 

Thank Steve K
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are just hanging out with your friend and have nothing to do. It's a good spot to get some good seafood.

Thank Edwin S
Bronx, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Im sorry, but I love this place. Yes the prices have gone up but that is normal for a business. The portions are great, the food is amazing, and the TARTAR SAUCE.....UGGHHHH.....THE BEST!!! I have been trying to figure out how to make it. Best place on the island hands down!!

Thank Dominique W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 City Island Ave., Bronx, NY 10464
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-2086

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