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Reef Seafood House

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1301 31st 1/2 St N, Texas City, TX 77590-5152
+1 409-945-6151
11:00 - 23:00
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoy my visit to the reef , a local restaurant with my favorites like gumbo and fried shrimp,fish and oysters . Then I had to visit the mens room . Never again ,nasty place with out peer !

Thank REHolm
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't quite understand some of the negative reviews. My wife and I had eaten there in 2015 and liked it. We ate there again yesterday (3/25/2017) and we both had very good meals. My wife had a fried tilapia shrink combination and I had fresh flounder blackened. Both meals were very good.

Thank Arthur H
Houston, Texas
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368 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My husband wanted to go to Red Lobster but I detest chains and when he suggested The Reef, I eagerlly agreed as it had been some time since we visited. Oh my, I knew that we were in trouble when we first got there and was seated in the back corner of the restaurant, even though there were closer tables.... More 

1 Thank texaswinesnob
Texas City, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After leaving one restaurant because they were out of an advertised item, we decided to try the Reef. We were immediately seated. Drinks were delivered and orders were taken quickly. Salads were served and after 45 minutes, we spoke to the manager to find out what had happened to our meals. We watched two tables in our area be seated... More 

1 Thank Doylene C
Kirkland, Illinois
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337 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place was close to our hotel. We decided to check it out for dinner. We got there in time for Happy Hour which were $2.00 margaritas. They were good and strong. The waitress brought us our drinks and hush puppies to start. But didn't come back for almost 45 minutes. Once we finally ordered our dinner. It was good.... More 

Thank wrigley1980
La Marque, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start off by saying the appetizer was the only ok thing I had. That would be alligator and some jalapeño and cheese stuffed balls. The food was not good at all I ate only two bites of my chicken fried steak. My hubby didn't like his food either some kind of seafood taco and it had no flavor... More 

Thank Jessica D
Galveston Island, Texas
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to this restaurant in years and figured I would check it out. The appetizers "cajun nuts" were good and the fried alligator needed more seasoning, but alright. I ordered the seafood enchiladas. Totally disappointed with the meal. The dish came with dirty rice and beans. The enchiladas consisted of cheese filled tortillas covered with shrimp, scallops and... More 

Thank Thrall77
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food was just OK. The service was the worst I have had anywhere in my life. The drinks we received after sitting down were the only tea we had, the waitress never came back to refill them. Upon finally receiving our food, 10 minutes after the next table who ordered the same exact thing and arrived after we did.... More 

Thank Christy L
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place if you're really hungry for seafood. Nothing fancy or high brow but well prepared. The service was excellent and the prices very reasonable. In addition to seafood they also serve a good steak. All portions very generous.

Thank Patricia E
Texas City, Texas
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is typically one of the places we get food to go, there aren't a lot of good places to eat in TC. Was disappointed tonight, tried the crab balls, not a fan. The inside was runny and something didn't taste right, couldn't figure out what we didn't like. Our shrimp poboys were good but we found a hair in... More 

Thank Leslie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 31st 1/2 St N, Texas City, TX 77590-5152
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Texas City
  • Phone Number: +1 409-945-6151

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