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Stop by The Reef Seafood House today!

Yes, we have family-style dinners, but if you think you have to stand in line for cold, poor quality seafood that comes into the restaurant already prepared, you are going to be in for a surprise. Our seafood is fresh when we get it.


It's fresh when you get it. You could take your friends to a chain restaurant and pay premium prices for frozen seafood, or you could really impress them by bringing them to a family-owned and operated restaurant that has been serving high-quality fresh local seafood for 40 years.


We have customers that drive from all over to dine with us.


Wouldn't you want to eat in a place where people take pride in what they do?

Locally owned and operated!

We have a menu that has been growing and evolving for the last 40 years. From classic catfish rolled in cornmeal to homemade Cajun recipes, sauces, and roux — we have it all.


Try our seafood, pasta, chicken, salads, sandwiches, and steaks (featuring our own thick juicy generous portion). Help yourself to our full bar which includes frozen drinks.


Also available for our loyal customers are the family to-go packs, of which the bestselling pack is the 20-piece catfish, which is on sale for $21.95.


This meal includes 20 pieces of catfish, 2 dozen hushpuppies, a pint of coleslaw, and a ½ pint of tartar sauce.


Do you want people to remember the great food from your party?


Serve them The Reef's famous seafood party tray, and get a party-sized amount of food for a great price! We have been delivering these trays to the local refineries for years.


Due to the high demand of the party trays, advance notice is recommended.


Do you want to throw a party at our restaurant? We also have a private dining room for all your special occasions.


Jerry Bulgherini, owner of Reef Seafood, grew up in the Texas-Louisiana "Golden Triangle," and was raised on his mawmaw's Cajun cooking and hearty seafood.


Jerry's childhood dinners were the inspiration for his decision to open his own seafood restaurant, which began as The Fisherman's Reef on Palmer Highway in 1982. This space became too small to accommodate the hundreds of regulars who came to enjoy the fresh seafood and spicy Cajun cooking that they had grown to love.


In 1994, Jerry and his wife Lisa opened The Reef Seafood House.


The Reef has a full service bar and enclosed patio dining. Lush tropical plants surround the restaurant, and the atmosphere is laid back with the sounds of blues, jazz, or zydeco music.


"We want to be the finest seafood restaurant in the area."


Jerry Bulgherini


"When our customers walk into The Reef, they are also coming to visit a friend!"


"There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met!"


"These ten words are more than just a slogan- they are the way we do business, the 'job description' for every member of our staff."


The Reef Seafood is located at 1301 31 ½ ST. N., off of Palmer Highway in Texas City. We are open Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM and Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.


The Reef has more than 60 lunch specials that are served 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday - Saturday, so stop by today!