...OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Dine and drink overlooking Salt Run and the Marina of boats. Watch the fishermen fillet the days fresh catch while enjoying a cocktail on the dock. The Marina, Restaurant and Resort are tastefully themed like a Bahamian resort. Enjoy this tropical experience with family and friends, and check out Reggae Sunday in the warmer seasons.
Gotta Try It: Goombay Smash
Only open for lunch, Stir It Up is one of the top food stops at the beach. Amazing wraps and smoothies are the perfect respite for your day on the beach. Call ahead if you are in a hurry or shop around the Pit Surf Shop while you wait as the line does get long and your food is made on the spot. Your time in the sand and sun is not complete until you come here.
Gotta Try It: Pita Tosh
Quality, creative food with the infusion of mango, coconut, yucca, plantains and other tropical foods into most dishes. A bright and tropical atmosphere allows for a great setting for all ages. Enjoy their excellent seafood, burgers or sit at the bar for a cold beer.
Gotta Try It: Arroz Con Pollo
Every beach town has a taco spot - this is it for St Augustine. Best tacos in town and a relaxed, beachy atmosphere. Bar tops inside and picnic tables outside offer a friendly experience. Come in with sandy toes in board shorts and swim suits. Fresh ingredients and unique tacos are sure to please...
Gotta Try It: Tacos of course
A favorite lunch stop for any downtowner. Almost hidden to the passerby, Crave is nestled among the shrimp boats and sailmakers off Riberia Street. Fresh wraps and salads are on tap at this waterfront secret. Stop by for a healthy and delicious meal that will not dissapoint.
Gotta Try It: Custom Wraps
St Augustine Beach's only oceanfront restaurant. Back porch setting with nice views of the ocean. This summer time gem offers anything from raw oysters to great burgers and fries, make sure to wash it down with a cold beer on those hot days. Parking is limited so plan accordingly or walk in from the public spaces.
Gotta Try It: Oysters
The Blue Hen
A downtown classic. Great breakfast and lunch spot with top quality food and a unique menu. You will want to try something new each visit. Located in the heart of Lincolville, this creative restaurant is a must for the downtowners. Fresh and healthy dishes with excellent service.
Gotta Try It: The Trucker, Daily Specials
One of the beaches finest restaurants. Great food, spectacular rooftop deck and a vibrant night life. Sunset brings everyone together under one roof: Families, Bikers, Beachgoers, Local Professionals, ect. There is something for everyone with quality food and service every time.
Gotta Try It: Clam Chowder, Mahi Mahi
This is a true hidden gem. You will not find this spot without directions. However, when you get there it will most likely be crowded. Hand crafted foods with a unique blend of fresh and mex. Relax on the porch of this 100 year old cottage and enjoy your home cooked meal.
Gotta Try It: Chicken Pot Pie, Rice Bowl
Ice Plant and Distillery
St Augustine's Best Bar. The Ice Plant is a first class restaurant and bar with the most amazing and unique setting. Located in the old Ice Plant that had long been forgotten, the restaurant, bar and distillery has brilliantly become the top place for locals and visitors. Take a tour of the Distillery, enjoy a fantastic dinner, or just have a cocktail. You will not be dissapointed.
Gotta Try It: Florida Mule Cocktail, Burger
Arrive by boat to this waterfront, Island setting. Great food, drinks and music. Beaches offers plenty of outside seating right on the intracoastal with a large sandy beach for the kids. Located on Porpoise Point in Vilano beach, you could easily miss it, but don't...
Gotta Try It: Boat ride there, Margarita