Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant

Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
City Island, Bronx
  • Stars
    Ranked #8 for seafood restaurants in Bronx
  • Stars
    Has a stamp of approval from Eater and Gothamist
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    • Gothamist
  • Tips
    Ela C.
    "Piña colada and fries are delicious"(16 Tips)
    Angela G.
    "If you like fried clams, this is the place!"(5 Tips)
    vlad a.
    "right steamed shrimp with garlic and butter is the way"(4 Tips)
    renee c.
    "the best softshell crabs ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"(6 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon108 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • piña coladas
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • french fries
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  • Ashley L.heart icon on user image
    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!!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 4, 2017
    The piña colada at this (cash only!) seafood joint is only $6 —it's a basic drink, whipped up with a special house mix and a lot of Bacardi, but it'll smooth out that long ride back on the 4 train. Read more
  • 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.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 24, 2017
    Has prices tacked up on placards around the ceiling, and bargain-basement fish, clams, oysters, and frogs legs, all fried and served with french fries and washed down with milkshakes. Read more
  • Aronheart icon on user image
    AronOctober 27, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Basically everything is good here. Steamed or grilled lobster Mmm. Clam strips piled high. Hennessy piña colada, patrón piña colada, ANY piña colada ha ha. Super cheap beer.
  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Sarah K.heart icon on user image
    Sarah K.September 20, 2020
    Go for their specialties-fried food! Do NOT get the corn, looked like it had been there for days... the fried fillet was delicious.
  • Kenheart icon on user image
    KenSeptember 21, 2020
    Cash only, but big portions make it a decent value. Plenty of outside seating and a portion of the patio has a retractable roof that can be closed to protect from the weather.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MorrisOctober 1, 2012
    I always want to try something different, but the fried lobster tails are too good! Don't feed the birds, while eating. You'll have a swarm, that won't go away.
  • Robert M.heart icon on user image
    Robert MadisonSeptember 12, 2022
    For quick seafood without the long wait. Cafeteria style with convenience. All the varieties of seafood you could want!
  • Gloriann C.
    Gloriann ChhouthAugust 9, 2011
    This is a great place for cheap seafood,but they also have chicken,burgers, and other things as well. TRY the $4 drinks, can't go wrong with that price! loved this place <3 i will come again~
  • Siettahheart icon on user image
    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).
  • 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.
  • Luis R.
    Luis RamirezApril 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Been coming here since i was a kid & my parents before me,best spot in city island for cheap food and great drinks.Try the tomatoe clam chowder and squeeze some lemon i promise you wont be disapoi
  • 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!).
  • xelster
    xelsterJuly 16, 2016
    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).
  • 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.
  • Ivan U.
    Ivan UreñaJune 5, 2016
    Very good clam chowder. The white is better.
  • William D.heart icon on user image
    William DavisJuly 10, 2017
    Can't go wrong with the fried shrimp. The fried baskets come with a lot of fries -- be warned.
  • Al R.
    Al RobAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Food and dranks are good and prices are affordable !!! Dats a good 1-2-3 combo .... Good enuff for a K.O. !!! Thiz spot iz CASH only... But ATM iz available on da spot !!!
  • Mike F.heart icon on user image
    Mike FraiettaJuly 8, 2012
    They are open from 11am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. :)
  • Jay R.
    Jay RiveraJune 17, 2013
    $14 for the softshell crab basket is a steal! It's my favorite menu item here.
  • Michael N.heart icon on user image
    Michael NicholsonFebruary 27, 2018
    Can’t go wrong with the fish and shrimp here.
  • Lana C.
    Lana ChanAugust 14, 2010
    Great place for a cheap seafood meal. Fried soft shell crabs are a good deal given the portion size. Grab and eat outside on picnic tables with a nice view of the water.
  • Sally D.heart icon on user image
    Sally DuForeJuly 13, 2015
    Great price great food Piña Coladas awesome!!! Great way to spend time with great friends!
  • Pet S.heart icon on user image
    Pet SJuly 1, 2012
    The Fried shrimp are nice & juicy, and the tartare sauce better than you might expect. Watch out for bones in the whiting though.
  • Dens
    DensAugust 16, 2009
    I know you want the fried shrimp, but trust me, get the steamed shrimp with butter and garlic. Get half lemonade, half ice tea and skip the corn.
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline CruzOctober 9, 2012
    Skip the soggy fries. The Piña coladas on the other hand are a must have!
  • Christina R.
    Christina RiosMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the fried shrimp and clam strips.. decent price for the clam bar!
  • Carlos Z.
    Carlos ZepedaApril 4, 2013
    Good food. Would be a nice summer spot with there outdoor seating area.
  • Blanca V.heart icon on user image
    Blanca VargasJuly 30, 2014
    Had the raw Oyster's so fresh and tender delicious!!!
  • kATIE 🔱 m.heart icon on user image
    kATIE 🔱 mACKJune 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Steamed shrimp with garlic, corn on the cob and a salad with homemade dressing! Delish!
  • 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.
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannAugust 16, 2020
    If you like eating greasy seafood in a hot parking lot this is your place. Drinks are cheap at least.
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RobinsonMay 4, 2013
    Cash only. But you probably have enough in your pocket.
  • Yanzy B.heart icon on user image
    Yanzy BearNovember 5, 2016
    Always come to the end of the end road
  • Cara
    CaraJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Daiquiri's and Littlenecks are the way to go. Soft shell crabs aren't so bad either!
  • Yolounda B.heart icon on user image
    Yolounda BennettAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything, as long as it's called seafood.
  • John
    JohnJune 22, 2013
    Come during the week. It's infested with the GHETTO during the weekend.
  • Blade R.heart icon on user image
    Blade RocksJuly 27, 2015
    relaxing, light breading on scallops!! yum
  • T G.
    T GrifithJuly 12, 2013
    Quick and cheap... Love it! Also best drinks ever!!!
  • Lee-Lee
    Lee-LeeJune 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great steam seafood!!! I LOVE the soft shell crabs!!
  • Clyde Kelly J.
    Clyde Kelly J.October 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fast. Food. Hasn't changed much in 25 years.
  • Ela C.heart icon on user image
    Ela CoboAugust 27, 2016
    Piña colada and fries are delicious
  • TimaZ T.
    TimaZ T.August 19, 2011
    I love my sea creatures battered and deep fried with tarter sauce on the side!
  • Moses N.
    Moses NelsonJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The piña coladas are awesome! Recommend it all the time
  • Erik M.
    Erik MartinezSeptember 6, 2015
    That's my motherfucker spot right there all day everyday
  • Nader N.heart icon on user image
    Nader NouraeeJune 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The fried calamari with fries is a good time. The tentacles are huge!
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