601 Anastasia Blvd.
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 825-4535
Fax: (904) 829-8963
At Gypsy Cab Company Bar & Grill the owners advertise "urban cuisine" to describe their modern preparations of primarily seafood, yet they still have poultry and steak selections which fit the bill as well. The kitchen also churns out amazing homemade soups like black bean or smoky sweet potato in addition to many others depending on the day. If you're staying in historic St. Augustine, the restaurant is ultra convenient because it's located just across the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Boulevard.
Unique Latin and Caribbean dishes mixed with a classic Spanish influence is served daily for lunch and dinner at this fun and festive restaurant.
O'steen's is a local favorite, and on some evenings it may be difficult to get a table for all the natives packing the tables. Their claim to fame is their fried shrimp, and though their claim that it's the best in the world may be somewhat overstated, you'll definitely be hard-pressed to remember when you've had better. Several dishes also feature local specialties like the famous Datil peppers that have been grown in St. Augustine for generations.
Just across the Matanzas River along Anastasia Boulevard is where you'll find this restaurant that specializes in innovative home-style Floridian cuisine. This spot features a daily menu in constant rotation. Some of the favorites on it include the Jalapeno Popper Burger, the Burger Benedict stacked with tomatoes, bacon and homemade Béarnaise or the jumbo shrimp plate. The dessert menu changes just as often and if you happen to see the caramel sea salt brownie on there, order it, you won't be disappointed.
This nautically themed restaurant, originally built as a 1763 ship, juts out into Mataznas Bay, offering guests a fabulous waterway view, indoors or from an outside deck. It serves an assortment of seafood and steaks, from deviled crab to peel-and-eat shrimp and fried or broiled catch of the day. You can even feed wild fish from your table! Just open the window and drop in some grub! Thousands of fish swim around the landing, waiting to be fed. There is also a full service bar.
Dine with a gorgeous view of sparkling Matanzas Bay and St Augustine's City Marina at this pleasant restaurant located at the Bridge of Lions on the busy Avenida Menendez. This restaurant occupies a historic mansion dating back to 1791. Enjoy casual cuisine amid handsome historic architecture. There is always a fresh catch-of-the-day, as well as grilled seafood kabobs, sizzling shrimp or scallop scampi. Garlic lovers should love the Dutch Garlic Shrimp. Landlubbers can choose from carefully prepared filet mignon, Delmonico, New York Strip steaks or Chicken Marsala. A full bar is available.
This fusion Polish-Greek restaurant located on the oldest street in country is a nice change of pace from the glut of American or seafood restaurants that abound in town. Even though the waffles or gaufres don't originate from the Mediterranean palate, here the kitchen specializes in making them. As far as the Greek influence, the spanakopita (spinach pie) and skordalia (garlic mashed potatoes) are marvelous. On the Polish side, Ola's pierogies are amazing and don't forget to try the pyzy either, it's a dish from Silesia in South Poland that consists of meat-stuffed dumplings served with butter, bacon or both.
This classical Greek taverna is like a vacation to Mykonos in four walls. One of the most venerable Mediterranean eateries in Florida, Athena has such Greek staples as dolmades, kebabs, spanakopita, and gyros. Of course the natural accompaniment for such a meal is retsina and Greek wines, but there is also a sizeable selection of beers on tap and local and international wines as well. Lunch specials can represent a significant savings, and the service here is friendly and courteous.
Located in one of St Augustine's oldest bayfront homes, just steps from the Bridge of Lions, Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille serves up the freshest seafood, grilled steaks, chicken, pasta and more. The family friendly spot offers a children's menu and treats kids to Mardi Gras beads. It features a serene view from its courtyard, whose coquina walls add a historic charm to the palce. Entrées include burgers and more elaborate items, like seared lobster and seafood pasta and other seafood specialties.
This lovely bar on Avenida Menendez just a few steps from the old fort features a full selection of drinks but also has a comprehensive kitchen with special emphasis on lunch and brunch. The menu is heavy on bar standards like chicken, salads, and burgers, but also features some fresh-caught seafood and the occasional distinguished special.
On the narrowest street in the US, Hot Stuff Mon is known for their delicious hot sauces! Hot Stuff Mon was featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of the top 8 places to visit in the historic district. Stop on by and try their hot sauce made with datil pepper seeds and you can also order their products online.
Popular for their one-third pound Vienna hotdogs, this unique cafe also serves great tasting hamburgers and Greek and seafood salads and wraps daily for lunch and dinner.