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Robbi's Reef

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900 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-9196
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Essex, Vermont
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a late lunch / early dinner during Happy Hour at Robbi's last week. Venice first-timers and recent retirees, we are enjoying trying new places here in FLA. Robbi's is a short drive from our condo, has great service, and good food. Tried the catfish bites as an appetizer and loved them. Menus is stocked with solid options. Going... More 

Venice, Florida
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our last two visits were so disappointing as our favorite fish & chips and hush puppies were over fried and greasy. We decided since it was my Father's favorite restaurant before they moved during his last visit to Venice, we tried it again. Unfortunately, it was worse than before and my Dad is returning home stating it was terrible. He... More 

Thank Jostianna
Fort Myers, Florida
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had LOBSTER BISQUE, SMALL CAESAR SALAD, BAYOU WILLY’S SEAFOOD PASTA, SOUTHERN STYLE FISH & CHIPS, Blackened Chicken Tacos, Mahi MONTEREY SALAD, and Shrimp Scampi. Everyone concurred that their food was good except that the mahi was overcooked. The server was excellent. Restroom was reasonably clean but could use redecorating.

Thank Norman C
Plover, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here based on a local person's recommendation. The food was very good. My husband had the grouper which he said was really good. I had the sea food pasta which was excellent. Definitely would go back!

Thank Pamela H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the expanded location. The restaurant has very attractive decor, with ample and comfortable seating. A vast improvement from the old location. The food quality maintained the high standard. I ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi fish tacos, served with black beans and rice. The blackening was perfect with the right amount of spice to enjoy... More 

Thank rebb6076
Lansing, Michigan
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and fast high quality food in an upscale atmosphere. We would definitely go here again.

Thank RahimP_1977
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood pasta was excellent. Would have given this restaurant an excellent rating, however, my husband's fish and chips were just average. We were seated very quickly and our server Kelly was very helpful and efficient.

Thank Kathleen E
Charlottetown, PEI
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440 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Robbie's suited us to a T. Smokehouse for my DH and fish for me. I requested extra blackening on my grouper and it was delivered as ordered. Brisket sandwich was a big hit. Website provides erroneous information but meal (and service from Christine) still made it an excellent experience.

Thank HappyCanadian13
Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always rated Robbi's gumbo as the best in the Venice area when they were in their old location. Went to the new larger location and were seated immediately. Ordered gumbo and blackened mahi fish tacos. Service was prompt - maybe too prompt. Our food arrived in 3 - 4 minutes after ordering. The gumbo was a pale imitation of... More 

Thank Rea P
Mayville, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten there several times....their old location and their new location. Food is great and you can also buy fresh seafood at their new location. Good food ad great service. We've only been there for lunch...so far not dinner. We have been there as a couple and have taken family. Go try it! It won't disappoint.

Thank Watergirl323

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Barbecue, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-9196
Robbi's Reef is a floridian-style restaurant that focuses on fresh, quality seafood and smoked in-house barbecue - a winning combination for the whole family to enjoy! Robbi's Reef is located in a beautiful, 175 seat restaurant overlooking a small body of water with large windows to maximize the view. With plenty of private parking, a full indoor & outdoor bar, a fresh seafood market, lots of large fish tanks to entertain, and plenty of photos of locals with their "big catch" to peruse, kids and adults will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the wonderful food!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?