Johnny’s Famous Reef Restaurant

Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant
The Bronx
The decor at this 45-year-old City Island institution is reminiscent of a school cafeteria—including the long lines. The attraction here is inexpensive seafood and shameless deep-fat-frying: filet of sole, red snapper, whiting, smelts, mini–lobster tails, shrimp, scallops, soft-shell crabs, clams, oysters and squid. Any of it comes freshly breaded and mercilessly fried for about $10. The Clam Bar, meanwhile, offers shucked-before-your-eyes littlenecks and cherrystones for $10 a dozen. On a nice day, grab your grub and drink, head out to the picnic tables and enjoy the view of Long Island Sound.
Venue name: Johnny’s Famous Reef Restaurant
Contact:
Address: 2 City Island Ave
Bronx
10464
Cross street: at Long Island Sound
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: Travel: 6 to Pelham Park, then take BX 29 to City Island Ave and Cross St
Price: Average main course: $9
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