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Johnny's Reef

2 City Island Ave. Send to Phone
The striking views and deep-fried, battered seafood are worth the schlep to the Bronx.

Lunch & Dinner daily; closed Dec.-Feb.

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Johnny's Reef Restaurant Review

: If you’ve decided to venture to the Bronx, here’s some tasty enticement: the ramshackle restaurant at the end of the island serving old-fashioned, deep-fried, batter-dipped seafood. It might be better for your palate than your waistline. Imagine: Shrimp, clams, oysters, porgies and whiting are served up along the cafeteria line still steaming from the boiling oil, and are piled high on paper plates. Try steamed or fried lobster, shrimp and clams with coleslaw and french fries, grab a cup of beer and enjoy the view of the tethered sailboats, Long Island and Manhattan. Not quite what you expected from the gritty Bronx, right?
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