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.
Johnny’s Famous Reef Restaurant
|Venue name:||Johnny’s Famous Reef Restaurant||Contact:|
2 City Island Ave
|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|