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Johnny's Reef

2 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1697
+1 718-885-2086
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (8 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
“frog legs” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
2 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1697
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would never again go to this place on the weekends as it is just too darn crowded. That being said my wife and I went today Thursday about 1 PM and the place was not crowded we had the fried lobster tails , fried...More

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 14 January 2018

For 25 years, I've been coming here on bike rides. In fact, this is a long-time favorite among New York City cyclists when they ride the East Bronx. (Motorcyclists too.) They let you bring your bicycle out to the huge deck that has a wonderful...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Johnny's Reef is a very casual outdoor Dining Spot at the Tip of City Island, with Spectacular Long Island, Bridges & Long Island Sound Views. Large Outdoor Picnic Table/Benches cement patio area. Dining & Binocular Viewing machines. They finally installed over the Table Sun awnings...More

Thank Bruce A E
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I always loved johnny's. First stop the bar lol drinks are always on point! I normally just stick to the shimps platter but have also had fried calamari. Some days they are great some days when its crowded (usually warm days or holiday) the food...More

Thank tamara t
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Little neck clams, soft shell crabs, fried shrimp, it's really all good. Nice welcoming environment with folks of all backgrounds having a good time eating seafood. outside on the patio or inside the food is good the workers are all NY friendly, which means nice...More

Thank Ask Y
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Fresh, fun and fantastic. From the clams on the half shells to the broiled or fried fish , all great Enjoy outside with great views and those wonderful gulls.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We took a walk down to the end of City Island and decided to eat here. This is a lunch room style restaurant. You order your food and find a seat. There is seating inside and outside. It was extremely crowded as we came on...More

1  Thank vivian_ferri
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Everytime I want some raw clams, shrimp in garlic with fried plantains or am in the mood for a shrimp & fries in a hurry, I can come here. The clam chowder is amazing (so tasty) & the frozen drinks are awesome! Soft serve ice...More

Thank Carmenm692014
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were back in the New York City area after 8 years. One of the places that we wanted to revisit was Johnny's Reef (no this is not an updated review - this is a first review of mine for this place!) Our first visit...More

Thank Mer82
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This restaurant is located at the end of the island so you get to view the coast and feed the seagulls who will gladly take a French Fry from your fingers as you wave it around. Great for videos. They have a section for fried...More

Thank Jack F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY 10464-1697
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
  • Phone Number: +1 718-885-2086
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