Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant

Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
City Island, Bronx
  • Ranked #6 for seafood restaurants in Bronx
  • Lisa M.
    "... stay from the fried clams (not good!)."(5 Tips)
    Emily E.
    "Cant go wrong with a $5 Piña colada or $2.25 beer can."(10 Tips)
    renee c.
    "the best softshell crabs ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"(6 Tips)
    vlad a.
    "right steamed shrimp with garlic and butter is the way"(2 Tips)
98 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • clams
  • piña coladas
  • lively
  • shrimp
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  • Yanzy B.
    Yanzy BearNovember 5
    Always come to the end of the end road
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ela C.
    Ela CoboAugust 27
    Piña colada and fries are delicious
  • Christle G.
    Food is OK...drinks are stellar..lines are long
  • xelster
    xelsterJuly 16
    Cash only, self service. Nice outdoor seating. Beer $3-4 and seafood $12-15 for almost any plate, that btw can easily be shared (they are big).
  • Jasmine R.
    I was so dissapointed with the food 😞 came all the way from Fl to this not cool 😡
  • Ivan U.
    Very good clam chowder. The white is better.
  • Fontana B.
    Food was good ...
  • Tashi H.
    Tashi HaskinJanuary 21
    Try the fried shrimp!
  • Rich G.
    Rich GiorgiDecember 16, 2015
    Fried clams, onion rings, henny coladas
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LucasNovember 6, 2015
    Everything is freaking great. Been coming here for over 10 years. The Manhattan clam chowder is delicious. The fish and chips and the shrimp and chips basket is awesome. Definitely recommend!!
  • Javier T.
    Javier TorresSeptember 7, 2015
    Good red snapper
  • Erik M.
    Erik MartinezSeptember 6, 2015
    That's my motherfucker spot right there all day everyday
  • Blade R.
    Blade RocksJuly 27, 2015
    relaxing, light breading on scallops!! yum
  • David B.
    David BanJuly 22, 2015
    Anyone who knows what's up drives past all the pretenders and heads to Johnny's. Fried clams, and throw the scraps to NY's most acrobatic seagulls.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 19, 2015
    Unless you want to get roasted alive or shat on, do not sit outside. The food was delicious: think big portions of fried seafood that makes you want to weep tears of joy. Split the fried shrimp.
  • Sally D.
    Sally DuForeJuly 13, 2015
    Great price great food Piña Coladas awesome!!! Great way to spend time with great friends!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LauerMay 29, 2015
    Bike trip to city island!
  • Tara D.
  • Siettah
    SiettahApril 12, 2015
    Strongest drink is the Planter's punch for $7! Or get a Henny Colada if you want something a little sweet ($11).
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WrightDecember 4, 2014
    Fried everything is delish!
  • Asia L.
    Asia LindsayDecember 2, 2014
    So cheap and cheerful it hurts
  • Clyde Kelly J.
    Clyde Kelly J.October 6, 2014
    Fast. Food. Hasn't changed much in 25 years.
  • James D.
    James DeLayoSeptember 5, 2014
    Try the shrimp, avoid the filet.
  • Ronda Y.
    Ronda YvetteAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried lobster tails are everything!!!
  • Yolounda B.
    Yolounda BennettAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything, as long as it's called seafood.
  • PJ D.
    PJ DimalantaAugust 7, 2014
  • Blanca V.
    Blanca VargasJuly 30, 2014
    Had the raw Oyster's so fresh and tender delicious!!!
  • Emmelie D.
    Emmelie De La CruzJune 1, 2014
    The clams here are huge and fresh. The best on the island. Skip the fried shrimp though, they are small compared to other places.
  • LiL R H.
    LiL R HarperMay 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early its less crowed. Never come late it was be lots of people here
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MApril 26, 2014
    If you want decent seafood and a water view in a very casual setting...this place works! Eat the fried shrimp (yum!)...but stay from the fried clams (not good!).
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SwayApril 25, 2014
    Piña Coladas are cheap and good.
  • Jasmyn
    JasmynMarch 23, 2014
    Crowded so don't bring in a stroller! Food is great. Have cash, they don't take debit/credit. You can eat inside IF you find space or outside on the water.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LewisOctober 20, 2013
    Good food decent price
  • Aiah W.
    Aiah WiederOctober 14, 2013
    Fried clams and fried scallops. Done and done.
  • Robbie W.
    Robbie WasabiSeptember 17, 2013
    Tonys was much better .. but it burned down so I guess if you don't want to eat @ any of the other 80 restaurants this will do... the crowd is kinda ghetto.. especially in the Summer months.
  • Mary G.
    Mary GarrettAugust 26, 2013
    Low brow and low key dining. You are welcome to bring a giant beach umbrella to get out of the sun.
  • Emily E.
    Emily EganAugust 26, 2013
    Cheap booze. Cant go wrong with a $5 Piña colada or $2.25 beer can.
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SwayAugust 10, 2013
    Come early; grab a few Piña Coladas; grab dinner elsewhere.
  • Javon C.
    Javon ColeAugust 4, 2013
    Drinks is way cheaper than Seafood City
  • T G.
    T GrifithJuly 12, 2013
    Quick and cheap... Love it! Also best drinks ever!!!
  • Wander
    WanderJuly 6, 2013
    Can't go wrong !!
  • Adriana R.
    Adriana RodriguezJune 30, 2013
    Food is good
  • Snobby G.
    Snobby GyrlJune 23, 2013
    Cash Only here!
  • John
    JohnJune 22, 2013
    Come during the week. It's infested with the GHETTO during the weekend.
  • Jay R.
    Jay RiveraJune 17, 2013
    $14 for the softshell crab basket is a steal! It's my favorite menu item here.
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YaskoJune 8, 2013
    Only get the fried stuff.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MartinettiJune 1, 2013
    Must try the vanilla shake, per my kids relish
  • Dave L.
    Dave LovoMay 31, 2013
    Their Calamari is great + beautiful women all around
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RobinsonMay 4, 2013
    Cash only. But you probably have enough in your pocket.
  • Rose S.
    Rose SApril 26, 2013
    Save your fries to feed the seagulls
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