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 Bob Henle has created a menu primarily of fish and seafood balanced with beef, poultry pasta and creative specials, always fresh and sourced locally whenever possible.
Live music in the bar Friday and Saturday evenings.
Solo guitarist During Sunday Brunch.
Special events & promotions
Join us for Happy Hour From 3-7 pm Daily. Our oceanfront bar features discounted drinks and appetizers. Or start your evening with one of our bartender's Signature Special cocktails. What a great way to start your evening!!
Wine ClassesCost: $30.00 per class, $100.00 all four. (additional $15 fee for some classes)
•Sept 14: Real vs. knock-off. How grapes varietals vary away from their region of origin.
•Sept 21: Wines for the holidays. Get a head start on the festive season.
•Sept 28: $50 bones and then some. Exploring Wines costing $50 or more (additional fee applies)
•October 5: Sparklers, desserts and Ports. Adding that special touch to a dinner party.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine