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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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Highland Mills, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place... do not come here if you want fanciful and quiet. Come here for delicious golden fried seafood and the best tartar sauce on earth! Be prepared for craziness especially on weekends. Lines are long, the place is chaotic but I wouldn't have it any other way! I have been visiting this place since 1982 and will... More 

Thank claudiasoperanez
worcester, ma
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I love how huge this place is. There is plenty of parking, plenty of seating and the food delivery was lightening fast. I'd like to think it's because they know when their busy times are and so they just keep the food coming. They have it all, raw bar, steamed and fried food with onion rings and fresh cut... More 

Thank pookaalp
New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to go to Johnny's and sit outside. Decent, reasonably priced food, a cold beer, and a great waterside view at the tip of the island - one of the highlights of summer.

Thank markerhan
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

ok if you go with only fast food seafood in mind, no frills.Also, if there's a crowd, go elsewhere. Some people like to come here and ruin what can be a decent place to grab a quick bite.

Thank JoMamma73
Roselle, New Jersey, USA
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place is as good as it gets for eating on a budget. The shrimp always taste fresh. The tarter sauce is the best around and the steamed food is always good. I have tried the others on the island but somehow manage to make my way back to this cafeteria style eatery.

Thank Kimberly L
Bronx, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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789 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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?