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“Always Good Food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Johnny's Reef

Johnny's Reef
Ranked #37 of 1,216 Restaurants in Bronx
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
New York, New York, United States
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always Good Food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Love the food, love that it's by the water. Good for families and good prices. Love the big writings and shrimp. The fried calamari is the best!!!

Visited September 2013
Thank Sharon J
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  • English first
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English first
Glen Head, New York
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264 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Seafood tastes fine, Place is dumpy though”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We came to this place when visiting City Island in September of 2013 as a naive family friend from Connecticut claimed this is where they wanted us to meet. I had tried to disuade my mother from this restaurant in favor of another one further up the block but not wanting to be a bad host, she agreed on this place. The seafood here tastes fine but it is cash only and seems more take out quality than the other City Island restaurants which are sit down quality. The feeling of this place is that of a greasy spoon and it attracts a crowd that one would associate with a greasy spoon. There are several outdoor tables next to the water here but there are also several seagulls making the atmosphere worse. The overall impression of this place is don't go to it unless you have gone to all the other city island restaurants first, its biggest advantage is that it is on the water.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank conrade886
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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145 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fast affordable and fresh air”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Great outdoor quick and easy dining. No waiting around for a waiter. Just order and pickup cafeteria style dining everything is fresh made to order. Nothing is sitting around waiting to be picked up. Most of the food is fried but it's a special occasion or once in awhile kind of meal. They do have indoor seating and they serve beers and alcoholic beverages so that's always nice. You save on tips and it's not very romantic but it's a great quick bite. They've got ice cream too. Down side is it can get packed and they don't have booster seats or high chairs but again it's meant to be an in and out type of dining experience.

1 Thank Aja J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Affordable & Delish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

The most affordable spot on City Island with great food, this is my go-to when funds are low. The food is usually fresh and even with the crazy crowds, the wait time is short.

Visited August 2013
Thank GodsChild4Life
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Bronx, New York
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cheap, Strong Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Unlike Seafood City, their drinks are so cheap yet they are way stronger. Nothing beats a nice summer breeze with a strong drink with light ice!

Visited July 2013
Thank HoneyDipDye
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