Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner in St. Pete Beach? Rick’s Reef his your answer!

Here’s a recent Trip Advisor 5 bubble review! September 13, 2018

“Unexpected Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Venue with Chill Vibes”

“Rick’s Reef did a great job of hosting our July Wedding Rehearsal Dinner before our big day up the road at Post Card Inn. Our group had roughly 50 folks ranging in age from newborn to 80-somethings and there were options for everyone. We came on a busy late afternoon in July on a holiday weekend and it was blazing hot with the sun beating down the entire time, but Tyler and his crew worked hard to accommodate everyone and make us all feel comfortable. Their food was fantastic, and he even created a custom short menu just for our party and printed them, too! We had the entire outdoor seating area and dedicated servers and waitresses who made sure everyone was well taken care of. Their smaller scratch kitchen did wonders by cooking our huge group’s meals and those for the patrons in the interior section, too, which filled up quickly. Neighboring dining options for a rehearsal dinner didn’t fit us – they were stuffy, uptight or dark indoors, not to mention, they required meal minimums at $20pp each and considerably higher. Too much “corporatey” types and red tape. No thank you! Tyler and his awesome staff provided a laid back, fun atmosphere for us thirty-something love birds who wanted some good food, awesome drinks, fun with corn hole and ring toss, and an overall good vibe and time that wouldn’t overshadow our beach wedding the next day. Tyler communicated well the entire time by phone/email and we had a very reasonable agreement and deposit amount. We were worried about rain and did not have one drop, but there are roll down walls if that would have been the case. Also, most of our large group just decided to take the short walk from Post Card Inn so that parking at both places didn’t become an issue since it is limited at each. Note: diners can smoke at the bar which follows the L shaped outdoor area – ask for interior seating if this might bother you. We didn’t take this into consideration and there was no wind, so clouds of cigarette smoke from one chain-smoker lingered around our tables (and grandparents and infant children – yuck!) But of all of the other times I had been there, this was not an issue and is not the fault of the restaurant. Thank you so much for being a part of our big day and our wedding celebration. We also eat here often when in St. Pete – stop by any time for any type of meal or just drinks – it’s a great local spot.”

Chandon G.

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Best Restaurants near Downtown St. Petersburg

Best Restaurants near Downtown St. PetersburgJust 15 minutes from the heart of downtown you can find a fun, casual beach style restaurant with great food and service. It’s one of the best restaurants near downtown St. Petersburg and has a true “Old Florida” style. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place for family gatherings or a party with friends. You won’t find a better stop to enjoy your visit to the downtown St. Petersburg area.

Rick’s Reef serves food made entirely from fresh ingredients. They use unique recipes and prepare everything by hand. They specialize in local seafood and home-style preparations. The dressings and sauces are all made daily in-house. And the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Rick’s Reef in St. Pete Beach, FL has long been a gathering place for friends and family in groups both large and small. The atmosphere is fun and casual, and the space inviting. With a varied menu and a full bar, Rick’s Reef is good for groups and large parties!

There’s more to St. Pete than just downtown

The Downtown area of St. Petersburg keeps growing and becoming more vibrant with each passing day. The city is expanding and changing and has so very much to offer to visitors and full-time residents alike, and St. Pete Beach is just a few short minutes away. A visit to the area wouldn’t be complete without a little time spent at the beach.

So, when you are looking for the best restaurants near downtown St. Petersburg, be sure to check out Rick’s Reef. With its laid-back atmosphere, funky decorations and all around cool beach vibe you won’t find a better place to chill out. While it’s not right on the sand, it is just a couple of blocks from the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s west coast. There is a full bar, fabulous food, bar games, indoor and outdoor seating and a very friendly staff!

Good for Groups and Large Parties

Rick's Reef is good for groups and large parties.Rick’s Reef in St. Pete Beach, FL has long been a gathering place for friends and family in groups both large and small. The atmosphere is fun and casual, and the space inviting. With a varied menu and a full bar, Rick’s Reef is good for Groups and Large Parties! When it’s time to plan your next gathering we’re here to help! You can start by filling out the form below!

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Parties

For most people, there are very few days that are more important than their wedding day. But the Wedding Rehearsal is an important lead up to that special day, and it is more than just a time to practice. It is a gathering of friends and family, and a time to share the joy. Rick’s Reef understands that, and they LOVE to be a part of it with you. Our attentive staff will ensure that your wedding rehearsal dinner is one you will remember for a lifetime.

Corporate Events and Parties

When it’s time to pull the team together, whether to bring the focus to a particular project, or area of concern, or whether to simply say thanks or celebrate, Rick’s Reef on St. Pete Beach is the perfect spot. A good corporate structure is crucial to success, and just as doing your job well is important to your company, serving your staff and making them happy is a focal point for everyone at Rick’s Reef. You can trust us to make your event a perfect way to pull the troops together and plan for the battle ahead!

Family Gatherings

Looking for the perfect spot for your family to come together? Do you need games for the kids? Entertainment for the adults? A place to watch the big game? Food for every taste? Rick’s Reef has years of experience with large family groups and can cover every base for you. Just use the form below to contact us and we’ll help you with every detail! We understand the importance of family, and we’re here to help you.

Good for Groups and Large Parties

Regardless of why your group wants to gather for a large party, Rick’s Reef can help. Just fill out this handy form to get started.

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Best Seafood on St. Pete Beach

Best Seafood on St. Pete Beach

The Best Seafood on St. Pete Beach is at Rick's Reef.The Best Seafood on St. Pete Beach is served at Rick’s Reef on Gulf Blvd. If you are looking for fresh ingredients lovingly prepared by hand, specifically to your order, you won’t find a better option than Seafood at Rick’s Reef. Available every day. Monday – Friday from 7 am to 11 am and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 12 pm. The Seafood menu is extensive and the dishes are made just right! Not just any Seafood, …it’s the BEST Seafood.

Fresh Grouper and Mahi-Mahi!

Fresh Grouper and Mahi-Mahi seafood at Rick's Reef on St. Pete Beach.

Sandwich or Entree, Grilled, Blackened or Fried, Rick’s Reef always has the freshest Grouper and Mahi-Mahi available. Prepared to order, and complimented with freshly prepared sides, you simply cannot do better on St. Pete Beach.

But that’s not the whole story. Rick’s Reef superb staff will serve your fresh Grouper or Mahi-Mahi with a great big smile in one of the neatest casual dining spots on St. Pete Beach. We have a big, outdoor patio, and plenty of indoor seating with cool, funky beach decor. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the place is always clean.

Best Smoked Fish Spread

The Best Smoked Fish Spread on St. Pete Beach is at Rick's Reef. Awesome Seafood!

Rick’s Reef  starts with fresh, never frozen, Salmon, or Mahi Mahi, from a local fish house. (Whichever is available fresh) Rick’s Reef has their own smoker in-house, and they slowly smoke the fish for 6 to 8 hours beforehand crumbling it in preparation for mixing. Fresh vegetables are delivered daily, and hand cut.

You may not know this, but all the food at Rick’s Reef is fresh. They don’t even have a walk-in freezer! All the food is brought in unfrozen, and is hand cut and prepared on-site. The sauces are made by hand in the kitchen every morning, and all the smoked items are done in our very own smoker here on the premises.  Fresh is flavorful, and better for you! It’s a big part of what makes us “best.”

Prepared with fresh ingredients to a classic Fish Spread recipe right here on St. Pete Beach, your search for the Best Fish Spread, St. Pete Beach is over!

Fresh Salmon

Fresh Salmon is available on St. Pete Beach at Rick's Reef. Serving the BEST Seafood!Fresh Salmon is available as an entree or topping a salad. Your Salmon can be served Grilled or Blackened, and on Saturdays, we offer it smoked as well!

And, …as always, …it’s served with fresh sides!

But it’s about a lot more than Fresh Seafood! You’re looking for a place you can take your family and friends where you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. You want a place that feels like an old beach shack, but one that’s clean and inviting. And Rick’s Reef, on St. Pete Beach is that place.

Now you know! When you are ready for the Best Seafood on St. Pete Beach, head straight to Rick’s Reef at 6712 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

 

Best Breakfast on St. Pete Beach

Best Breakfast on St. Pete Beach

Best Breakfast on St. Pete BeachThe Best Breakfast on St. Pete Beach is served at Rick’s Reef on Gulf Blvd. If you are looking for fresh ingredients lovingly prepared by hand, specifically to your order, you won’t find a better option than Breakfast at Rick’s Reef. Available every day. Monday – Friday from 7 am to 11 am and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 12 pm. The menu is extensive and the dishes are made just right! Not just any breakfast, …it’s the BEST breakfast. And don’t forget the Bloody Mary Bar and Endless Sangria and Mimosas on Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm.

Eggs Ben-Addiction!

Eggs Benedict on St. Pete Beach at Rick's ReefSure, we’ve got a traditional Eggs Benedict! But why stop there? How about a Deep South Benedict? Smoked pulled pork and fried onion straws topped with BBQ sauce. Maybe a Crabby Benedict? Crab Cakes topped with hollandaise sauce.  Or our favorite, the Florida Native Benedict! Grouper, sliced tomatoes and spinach topped with hollandaise sauce. We’ve got eleven different Benedicts to offer! THAT’S Eggs Ben-Addiction!

Omelettes

Best Omelette in St. Pete Beach at Rick's ReefThree egg omelettes? We got ’em! Cheesy, Western, Mexican, Greek or Philly! Love your Veggies? We gotcha covered. Do it Florida style! Or try our Sponge Bob – crab stuffed with onions, peppers, and mixed cheeses. And if you are on the run, wrap your omelette in a tortilla and take it to go! If you are looking for the best breakfast omelette on St. Pete Beach, you’re going to find it right here at Rick’s Reef. Come check it out!

Traditional Breakfast Favorites

Traditional breakfast favorites on St. Pete BeachRick’s Reef is committed to providing the BEST BREAKFAST on St. Pete Beach, and that means we have to offer all your favorites. Pancakes and French Toast, Waffles and Homemade Chicken and Waffles, we got ’em all! Corned Beef Hash? Oh yeah! Country Fried Steak and Eggs? Yes, sir! Maybe you’re just looking for some Biscuits n Gravy. We have that. Whatever your particular favorite is, we’re sure to offer it, hand-made, to your order. And, …as always, …fresh ingredients!

We’ve got the best breakfast in St. Pete Beach, and all you need to do is come on by Rick’s Reef. Check out our menu here.

 

 

Best Bloody Mary Bar

Best Bloody Mary Bar

Best Bloody Mary Bar in St. Pete BeachThe BEST Bloody Mary bar in Florida is right here in St. Pete Beach! Every Saturday and Sunday, between 7 am and 3 pm, you can experience the Bloody Mary of your dreams! Whether you like it hot and spicy, garnished with celery, a pickle or an olive or hot pepper, you can build the perfect Bloody Mary for YOUR tastes!

At the Rick’s Reef Bloody Mary bar we have a broad selection of hot sauces, ground peppers, and nearly everything you could imagine adding to a Bloody Mary. BUT! If you have a particular hot sauce or spice you like that we don’t have, bring a bottle to contribute and we’ll add it to the Bloody Mary bar!

When it comes to creating a drink customized just for you, right here in St. Petersburg Florida, you cannot do better than Rick’s Reef Bloody Mary bar every Saturday and Sunday. Stop by to check it out, and let us know what you think. We’re working hard to make it the very best that it can be, but we’re listening! Tell us what you want!

Endless Mimosas and Sangria

Endless Mimosas in St. Pete BeachAlong with Florida’s BEST Bloody Mary bar, Rick’s Reef offers endless Mimosas and Sangria every Saturday and Sunday between 7 am and 3 pm. We make your Mimosas and Sangria with the best ingredients, …and a little love.  Get your weekends off to a proper Florida start with your favorite morning drink, and relax while we create a hand-made breakfast you will never forget. It’s all about FRESH! There’s just no better way to start a day at the beach!

Endless Sangria in St. Pete BeachSo make St. Pete Beach your weekend destination, and make the Rick’s Reef Bloody Mary bar your starting place. Whether Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Sangria, we’ll get you the perfect drink to sip while you enjoy the beach-vibe decor as we build you an AWESOME breakfast to get your beach day off to a fabulous start!

Looking for laid-back fun? Rick’s Reef has got ya covered!

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Best Chicken Wings in St. Pete Beach

Best Chicken Wings, St. Pete Beach? Right here at Rick’s Reef!

Whether you are visiting St. Pete Beach on vacation, or are a local here in the 33706 area code, we know you want the 411 on Chicken Wings at the beach.


We start with fresh, never frozen, chicken and we prepare a full pound of Chicken Wings with your favorite sauce.  We have a wide variety of sauce choices, which include mild, medium and hot Buffalo Sauce, Garlic Parmesan, Teriyaki, Jamaican Jerk or Blackened.


As a matter of fact, all the food at Rick’s Reef is fresh. They don’t even have a walk-in freezer! So all the food is brought in unfrozen and is cut and prepared on-site. The sauces are made by hand in the kitchen every morning, and the smoked items are done in our very own smoker here on the premises.  Fresh is flavorful and better for you! It’s a big part of what makes us “best.”


Best Chicken Wings, St. Pete Beach!


So if you are looking for the best chicken wings, St. Pete Beach, your search is over! But that’s not the whole story. Rick’s Reef will serve your Chicken Wings with a great big smile in one of the neatest casual dining spots on St. Pete Beach. We have a big, outdoor patio, and plenty of indoor seating with cool, funky beach decor. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the place is always clean.


But it’s about a lot more than the Best Chicken Wings! You want a place you can take you family and friends where you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. You want a place that feels beach-y, but one that’s clean and inviting. And Rick’s Reef, on St. Pete Beach is that place.


Now you know! When you are ready for the Best Chicken Wings in St. Pete Beach, head straight to Rick’s Reef at 6712 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

 

Best Fish Spread in St. Pete Beach

Looking for the best Fish Spread on St. Pete Beach?

Best Fish Spread, St. Pete Beach? Right here at Rick’s Reef! Whether you are visiting St. Pete Beach on vacation, or are a local here in the 33706 area code, we know you are interested in the Best Fish Spread at the beach.


We start with fresh, never frozen, Salmon, or Mahi Mahi, from a local fish house. (Whichever is available fresh) We have our own smoker in-house, and we slowly smoke the fish for 6 to 8 hours before hand crumbling it in preparation for mixing. Fresh vegetables are delivered daily, and hand cut.
You may not know this, but all the food at Rick’s Reef is fresh. They don’t even have a walk-in freezer! All the food is brought in unfrozen, and is hand cut and prepared on-site. The sauces are made by hand in the kitchen every morning, and all the smoked items are done in our very own smoker here on the premises.  Fresh is flavorful, and better for you! It’s a big part of what makes us “best.”


Classic Fish Spread on St. Pete Beach!


Prepared with fresh ingredients to a classic Fish Spread recipe  right here on St. Pete Beach, your search for the best Fish Spread, St. Pete Beach is over! But that’s not the whole story. Rick’s Reef superb staff will serve your Fish Spread with a great big smile in one of the neatest casual dining spots on St. Pete Beach. We have a big, outdoor patio, and plenty of indoor seating with cool, funky beach decor. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the place is always clean.


But it’s about a lot more than the Best Fish Spread! You’re looking for a place you can take your family and friends where you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. You want a place that feels like an old beach shack, but one that’s clean and inviting. And Rick’s Reef, on St. Pete Beach is that place.
Now you know! When you are ready for the Best Fish Spread, St. Pete Beach, head straight to Rick’s Reef at 6712 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.


Your search for the Best Fish Spread in St. Pete Beach is over!

Best Cheeseburger in St. Pete Beach

Looking for the Best Cheeseburger, St. Pete Beach?


Rick’s Reef on St. Pete Beach starts their Cheeseburger with fresh high-quality beef, hand pattied, and cooked to order, topped with your choice of cheese, and hand cut fresh vegetables all served on a delivered-daily bun, this is absolutely the best cheeseburger on St. Pete Beach. Whether you are a local, living in the 33706 area code, or are here visiting on vacation, be sure to check out the Cheeseburger at Rick’s Reef.
All the food at Rick’s Reef is fresh. We don’t even have a walk-in freezer! The ingredients for the food are brought in unfrozen, and are cut and prepared on-site. The sauces are made by hand in the kitchen every morning, and the smoked items are done in-house in our own smoker here on the property.  Fresh tastes better, and is good for you! It’s a major part of what makes us “best.”


Why is it the Best Cheeseburger on St. Pete Beach?


Rick’s Reef is committed to creating the best food possible for it’s entire menu. That starts with carefully considered recipes. While the food items may seem simple, like Meatloaf and Cheeseburgers, the key to a fabulous dish is often found in the particular ingredients that are the basic building blocks of an incredible meal. At Rick’s Reef, we have chefs with a lifetime of experience and knowledge, and they have helped us develop the incredible recipes that we start with. As we’ve already said, those recipes are made with high-quality, fresh, unfrozen ingredients which are hand cut and assembled to order. No frozen patties or week old buns for us!
But it’s about more than the Cheeseburger! We serve hand cut French Fries, Cole Slaw made by hand in-house, and a variety of other fresh sides. And we serve it to you with a smile! We work hard to keep the restaurant clean, and the atmosphere pleasant and inviting. We know it’s the entire experience that counts. So the Best Cheeseburger on St. Pete Beach needs to be served in the coolest restaurant, by friendly and efficient staff. And that’s what you’ll find at Rick’s Reef.


That’s why Rick’s Reef is the Best Cheeseburger, St. Pete Beach!


So if you are looking for the Best Cheeseburger, St. Pete Beach, your search is over! But that’s not the whole story. Rick’s Reef will serve your Cheeseburger with a great big smile in one of the neatest casual dining spots on St. Pete Beach. We have a big, outdoor patio, and plenty of indoor seating with cool, funky beach decor. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the place is always clean.


You want a restaurant you can take your family and friends where you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. You want a cool place that feels casual, but one that’s clean and inviting. And Rick’s Reef, on St. Pete Beach is that place.


Now you know! When you are ready for the Best Cheeseburger on St. Pete Beach, head straight to Rick’s Reef at 6712 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.

Fresh Food at Rick’s Reef

We all know Fresh Food tastes better and is better for us. But what do those words really mean?
Many restaurants advertise “Fresh Seafood,” but in too many instances that seafood comes right out of their walk-in freezer. It may have been delivered “fresh,” but if they store it in the freezer, it’s not fresh anymore!
Rick’s Reef doesn’t even HAVE a walk-in freezer. No shelves filled with boxes of frozen products here! No microwave either! We start with fresh, unfrozen, products, and we hand cut and prepare them and produce some of the finest, truly fresh, dishes on the island.

We’re committed to offering the best casual dining on St. Pete Beach, and we’re working to do that consistently every day.
Did you know our dressings and sauces are prepared by hand, in-house to our own unique recipes, every morning? It’s true! Pico de Gallo? Hand-made. Cheeses? Sliced or grated by hand. Onion rings? Sure, cut from fresh onions and battered by hand. Tropical Slaw? Yes, yes, our own recipe.
Have you had our Shipwreck Fries? We take a great big potato and cut it into “strings” and then drop it in the fryer. You can’t get fresher french fries than that! I like them with Malt Vinegar.

Our burger is an 8 oz. patty, hand formed from fresh ground beef. There are a number of cheese options and other topping choices, all fresh and hand cut. Served on a locally baked bun, with your choice of Shipwreck Fries or Tropical Slaw, it’s a tasty mouthful!
And before you leave, be sure to have a slice of Key Lime Pie. We make it here, to a traditional recipe. A little tart, a little sweet, and oh so tropical.
If you are looking for Fresh Food here on St. Pete Beach, come to Rick’s Reef.