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The Reef of St. Augustine

4.5
4.5
2014 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Reef, originally called Comptons, was built by the Usina family on a beautiful piece of oceanfront property in tranquil North Beach--three miles north of the Usina Bridge--on land owned by the family for generations. Comptons opened in 1989 and enjoyed great success for the next ten years. It closed in 1999 due to the ill health of Mr. Compton and hurricane damage. There are few remaining true Oceanfront restaurants in Northeast Florida, and of those The Reef, reopened in 2002 under the direct ownership of the Usinas, commands the most spectacular views. Sit at any table inside and the view is dynamic to say the least, or enjoy the recently rebuilt and expanded deck where you not only look out at The Ocean, you listen to it too as the waves break and the birds cry. To complement this vista Chef Greg Cooper has created a menu primarily of fish and seafood balanced with beef, poultry pasta and creative specials, always fresh and sourced locally whenever possible.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 824-8008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    A spectacular St. Augustine oceanfront wedding venue, The Reef offers facilities for both beach ceremonies and receptions for up to 75 people, featuring our private Ocean’s Edge banquet room with a bar, dance floor, two covered balconies and ample free parking.Dining options are flexible and can be either sit-down or buffet. The Reef is also the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, or buffet lunches. Our banquet coordinator offers professional services to assist you in all your needs. Contact Our Banquet Coordinator By: Calling The Restaurant at 904-824-8008 Emailing Her Directly at catalinadanielleevents@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Cross street

    North Beach Camp Resort

  • Parking details

    There is free parking in front of our building and there is also additional parking available across the street. There is usually a sign out front pointing to the extra lot.

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the bar Friday and Saturday evenings. Solo guitarist During Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,014 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for scenic views

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

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  1. FM

    FoodieMel

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were taken to our table as soon as we arrived. Service was prompt and personable. The corvina and salmon entrees were perfect prepared and we loved the beurre blanc sauce. Great recommendation! Good drinks and the salted caramel cheesecake was one of the best we have had. A wonderful night!
  2. JL

    JLBRN

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were delicious. The drinks were delicious. Great place.
  3. ML

    MarielaL

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great as usual. Love the Reef!!
  4. M

    Maryp

    Atlanta

    72 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The four of us were sat next to 3 tables of 8!!! Super noisy! While two other tables of 4 were further away. No consideration for noise levels.
  5. MM

    MikeM

    Jacksonville

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Server Taylor was great. View of the ocean is always very nice. Spicy seafood chowder was excellent as always! Unfortunately, the Crab Florentine Benedict and the Ham and Cheese omelette were marginal at best. The muffin on the Benedict was hard and couldn’t be cut with the knife. The blueberry muffins were also hard. Bacon was cooked so thoroughly it crumbled. Average at best.
  6. MH

    MiamiHurricanes1

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    GREAT LOCATION. SERVICE AND FOOD VERY GOOD. NICE PLACE
  7. c

    colen

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Most tables had ocean view and food was nice.
  8. JH

    JHL1

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our family really likes the Reef. We are rarely disappointed, food is very good, service great, and you can't beat the view of North Beach. It is a bit pricey and the portions are not huge, but it is a nice place to grab weekend brunch.
  9. JD

    JasonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, complete with a red moon rising on the horizon. Jacob was perfectly attentive and the food was good.
  10. t

    terryv

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, generous portions, attentive service. You won’t be disappointed.,
  11. C

    Chrisv

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. We had our dog with us so we ate outside in the patio. We had dinner with the sound of the Ocean. It was perfect. Food was very good and the waitress was very nice. A great experience.
  12. W

    Wendys

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food was horrible out of all the good tasting wine and wedding party wandering all over restaurant very loud I can boil my veggies at home ugh!! Who serves Spanish rice with fish coconut shrimp with no coconut and jumbo is large right not thumb size Won’t be back for being off the beaten path they need to really improve food for the cost
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have an exceptional time there! The food was outstanding and the waiter was the best we have had in a very long time! We don’t go out but one or two times a year for a date night and The Reef made it even better!
  14. CS

    CherylS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service and gorgeous view! A perfect evening!!
  15. P

    Planner

    Jacksonville

    216 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was fine. Service was slow, but adequate. The view of the ocean was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at The Reef and I would highly recommend it. The atmosphere was great and the food was second to none. The ghost pepper oysters to start, seafood bisque and the lobster and shrimp risotto were all fabulous. We will definitely be back!
  17. W

    Winelover

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal for our anniversary!
  18. JB

    JimB

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration for my wife. Great table, service and the food was superb.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, food was great, excellent atmosphere, great place for those special occasions!
  20. JM

    JeffreyM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a nice dinner with a good selection of food we love the seafood chowder.
  21. g

    golfnut

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    the view of the ocean was breathtaking. definitely worth the drive
  22. F

    Fooled

    Grand Rapids

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so glad impressed with everything! Outside dining with a great table, but honestly any table would be good outside or inside. Our waitress was knowledgeable, timely and fun. The pretzel chicken strawberry salad is to die for, fresh catch was great too! Enjoy The Reef you won’t be disappointed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was pretty good. Certainly one of the better in the area. We had a late dinner so there weren't that many people in there but the service was very slow. We were seated in the big room which was very loud with only 4-5 tables occupied because of the accoustics in the room. We were also placed under exposed duct work which blocked all light to the table. We literally had to bend away from the table to get enough light to read the menu. Overall it's a nice place with good food. They just need to rearrange that room & add lights in better places.
  24. S

    Sistergal

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful view from deck, our server was outstanding and a good selection of menu items. Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed it!
  25. s

    simsan

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Enjoyed it. We'll be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat inside. Server was excellent and we enjoyed the food. Changed our seating from outside to inside because it was getting cool without any trouble.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Love the happy hour - and Courtney is fantastic!
  28. JS

    JeanneS

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. B

    Boomer

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The view can’t be beat.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The pate and the view was fabulous!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated anniversary
  32. CK

    CyndiK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a great lunch. Nice seaside atmosphere. Service was very good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Dinner outside seating at 5:30pm was fabulous with ocean views and perfect temps in October. Our server was very pleasant and attentive, checking on us often. The food was good- but I got the seafood pasta that was supposed to have shrimp, clams, and fresh fish, but it was all shrimp and 2 very small pieces of fish I found, but no clams. It was still tasty and a generous portion but I definitely prefer seafood pasta with a lighter white wine/lemon sauce than the heavy cream Alfredo type sauce. My husband ordered the Jumbo Scallops which were also tasty but there were only 3 so not filling if you have a hearty appetite. He did have a side salad too. We shared a local bottle of Cabernet which we enjoyed. I would definitely return and try a fresh fish dish!
  34. m

    maryg

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday brunch is a great value with a champagne, muffin, and a little fruit included, The strawberry cream waffles are outstanding. Great service and an excellent view make this a wonderful experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    You cannot beat the views here and I appreciate the ability to make a reservation (inside dining). Brunch was a good value, service was good. Egg omelette may have been a tad well done for my liking, but still tasty.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great ambience in a great view sitting out by the Ocean
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I imagine when you can sit out on a summer evening, this place could be better. The interior, service and food were all decidedly average.
  38. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ben our server was great. Restaurant seemed not too busy however the few tables were all seated together so it was a bit noisy. Food was delicious. Speciality drinks were good. Had our wedding reception there 25 years ago. Highly recommend this restaurant. Great views of the ocean unfortunately too chilly to sit outside.
  39. JP

    JohnP

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thank you for a job well done.
  40. MA

    MACNatick

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    After a rather difficult time getting our table, we were finally seated at a lovely table overlooking the ocean. Richard was an excellent waiter! Very friendly and punctual. The food and drink was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Reef of St. Augustine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Reef of St. Augustine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 824-8008.

The Reef of St. Augustine is rated 4.5 stars by 2014 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for The Reef of St. Augustine

4100 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Beach Camp Resort

  • Neighborhood

    St. Augustine

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is free parking in front of our building and there is also additional parking available across the street. There is usually a sign out front pointing to the extra lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the bar Friday and Saturday evenings. Solo guitarist During Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 824-8008

  • Private party facilities

    A spectacular St. Augustine oceanfront wedding venue, The Reef offers facilities for both beach ceremonies and receptions for up to 75 people, featuring our private Ocean’s Edge banquet room with a bar, dance floor, two covered balconies and ample free parking.Dining options are flexible and can be either sit-down or buffet. The Reef is also the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, or buffet lunches. Our banquet coordinator offers professional services to assist you in all your needs. Contact Our Banquet Coordinator By: Calling The Restaurant at 904-824-8008 Emailing Her Directly at catalinadanielleevents@gmail.com

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