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“Food excellent, atmosphere not so much for a family”
Review of Rick's Reef

Rick's Reef
Ranked #16 of 145 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Casual Dining restaurant with a focus on fresh ingredients located on St. Pete Beach. Serving BREAKFAST, lunch, dinner and late night. Plenty of outdoor seating on the patio, and indoor seating, air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Serving fresh seafood, and home-made chicken, pork and beef selections, all prepared fresh, by hand, specifically for you. Sauces, vegetables and mixed dishes prepared daily, in-house, and always from fresh ingredients. The friendly staff, and regular local crowd, make it a fun place to hang out. With a full-service bar, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating at the bar, there is something for everyone. The restaurant is family friendly, and dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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“Food excellent, atmosphere not so much for a family”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We have been there twice and food and service was excellent, especially Wendy. The only negative was that we were seated with a child right next to the bar.

No biggy though, but please just take note!!!

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Thank Ed T
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Fritz_Kloepfel, Public Relations Manager at Rick's Reef, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thanks for the positive review! We do work hard on providing great fresh food, and friendly service. We're sorry you and your family were seated in a less than perfect location. You are always welcome to any table available in the place, on our outdoor patio, or inside in the beautiful air conditioned (with awesome beach decor) dining area.

Next time just ask your server for the spot you want, and it's yours! We absolutely want to make Rick's Reef the BEST place on the beach for casual family dining.

And don't forget the family dog is welcome on the outdoor patio also!

At Rick's Reef, your wish is our desire!

See you again soon!
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“Samantha was great”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Blackened mani sandwich was amazing, great beach restaurant! Cheap drinks, Great atmosphere! Tons of TVs to catch all the games. $2 Bloodys and $4 margaritas hit the spot!

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“Sam is the bestbartender”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I always feel welcome here Sam is the best and prettiest around. The best food and coldest beer around and Sam always is a pleasure to be around

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mobile, alabama
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“Good food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and had the fish tacos and shaved ribeye sandwich. Both were delicious! Our waitress and the bartender were quite friendly. The bar is set up nicely where you can either sit inside looking out or outside looking in and the decor is quite beachy and casual. Although it is a couple blocks, it feels like you are right on the beach. Our only complaint was that our soft drink glasses stayed empty for a lot of our meal.

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“Ok. Not great,but nice overall”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Very clean and nice set up. Lots of outdoor seating. Mac and cheese app was very good. Rest of food was average. But still decent place. Will return again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Fritz_Kloepfel, Public Relations Manager at Rick's Reef, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
bay192003,

Thank you for your review of Rick's Reef. We take great pride in the way our restaurant is set up, and in keeping it clean, so we're happy you noticed!

And we're very proud of the Mac n Cheese so we're glad you had a chance to try that.

But we work hard to ensure all of our food is delicious, and are sorry you found some of our offerings only average. We strive for exceptional!

There is no walk in freezer at Rick's Reef, so all the food products are brought in fresh, and hand prepared daily. Potatoes, and vegetables are hand cut each day, and all our sauces are prepared daily as well, to our own recipes.

We work hard to deliver fresh, interesting and tasty food items to every visitor, and we have a pretty wide selection. We hope you'll stop in again soon, as you said you would, and try a few more menu items. We're confident that you will find something that you absolutely love, and look forward to another review from you after your next visit to Rick's Reef.
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