St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States, which means it is full of historical sites to see, things to do and plenty of amazing places to eat. Whether you want to dine on the beach, in the historic district or where the locals eat here are some of the best places to eat in St. Augustine.
1. St. Augustine Seafood Company
St. Augustine Seafood Company located in the historic downtown area is a great stop to catch a quick bite to eat. The St. Augustine Seafood Company has a Nautical backdrop and a casual atmosphere.
You will find many great fish selections all of which are American wild-caught fish, many are local as they partner with the local fishermen and markets. Their fresh catch of the day is always a good choice, and there are many options for how it is prepared.
We really enjoy the Conch Fritters as well as the New England Clam Chowder, or if you like they also have a Minorcan Conch Chowder. If you are not sure which one to choose, they will serve you a ½ serving of each!
If you happen to be here closer to dinner time, be sure to check out their live music offered in the Colonial Oak Music Park next door for some great nightlife entertainment.
St. Augustine Seafood Company
33 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States
2. Meehans Irish Pub and Seafood House
Looking for some Irish fare with Florida flair? Check out this restaurant for traditional Irish selections such as Shepherds Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, and a family favorite which is their Fish & Chips which is Guinness Blonde Battered and fried.
Be sure to also stop in their Backyard Island Café located behind the restaurant where the conch fritters are delicious, the cocktails have an island flair, and the tables have fire insets.
Meehan’s Irish Pub
20 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States
3. Café Alcazar
Café Alcazar is located in the Lightner Museum. Actually, the Café is located inside (yes inside) what once was the largest indoor swimming pool of the historic Alcazar Hotel was built back in 1887.
It’s more of an elegant setting where you will be entertained by a Piano player as you enjoy visualizing yourself swimming in this grand pool area. They have a menu that gives you beautifully presented entrees; I recommend the Shrimp Giovanni. But you will also see offerings of sandwiches and salads, as well as a children’s menu.
It is worth the visit to walk through the shops in the surrounding courtyard and if so inclined go through the Lightner Museum for a nominal fee for an added attraction to your day. You can walk around most areas for free, but you can’t enter the Lightner Museum without paying a fee.
25 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
4. Ice Plant Bar
To follow along with the other historical buildings, this unique eatery dates back to 1927 when it was a functioning ice plant serving many in the area at that time. The walls throughout the bar are covered with displays of many tools from that era. They offer imaginative cocktails and farm to table offerings that are equally unique and delicious.
Since you are in the area go next door later and check out The Distillery next door that gives free tours enlightening you on the process of distilling and teaches you more history of the ice manufacturing from 1917.
Ice Plant Bar
110 Riberia St, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
5. Prohibition Kitchen
Our family’s favorite spot for a great burger, the PK Signature Burger does not disappoint! The kids love the German-Style Pretzel that is huge and their handspun Milkshakes are fun and delicious.
119 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States
Now if you have enjoyed all the history that downtown St. Augustine has to offer and would like to experience the beautiful beaches, head south over the Bridge of Lions and follow the signs to The Beachcomber. One of our favorite restaurants, it’s right off the beach.
The Beachcomber is very casual; if you have kids they have a large sand area they can play in while you enjoy a tropical cocktail. They also offer great burgers, and sandwiches my favorite is The Big Fish Reuben made from the Catch of the Day!
Sandwiches are large enough to share, especially if you would like to try one of their great appetizers, which include Steamed Shrimp, Gator Tail, or their house-made smoked Fish Dip.
2 A St, Saint Augustine Beach, Florida 32080
7. The Conch House Restaurant
Head over to The Conch House Restaurant and Lounge if you are looking for a truly unique tropical dining experience. You can choose to sit in a thatched tree house overlooking the water; or if you prefer, outdoor and indoor seating is also available.
This is definitely my favorite spot for conch fritters which are served with key lime mustard sauce. The menu has something for everyone from Caribbean fare to Jamaican Jerk Chicken and an incredible Conch House Cuban. This fun restaurant is well worth the stop for good food and an amazing atmosphere. It’s a great spot to watch the pelicans and the in house alligators. Live entertainment is also offered on some nights.
The Conch House
57 Comares Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32080, United States
8. Salt Life Food Shack
Located right across the street from the beach, with spectacular views and incredible Happy Hour specials, this is a great one to add to your list for fun times and relaxation. Sit outside with your drink and watch the locals and vacationers play volleyball while listening to live music. Sushi night is my favorite night to go!
Salt Life Food Shack
321 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, United States
Some Popular St. Augustine Tours
- St Augustine Chocolate Tour
- Corks and Forks Tour with historic food and wine
- Haunted Tour of St Augustine
- Trolley and Museum Combo Package
This has been a favorite of my family for many years. Many years. They are open daily from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. only, and they are busy about 100% of the time. Reservations are recommended, so it’s best to call ahead.
We love getting the bucket of crawfish for an appetizer, and you can’t go wrong with the ribs for dinner. I also love the Cucumber Fish; I definitely recommend getting the fish blackened as the cool from the cucumber sauce is the perfect balance to the spice of the blackening.
Salt Water Cowboys
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, United States
10. Les Petits Pleasures. French Pastry and Bakery
This wonderful bakery is situated at 125 A1A Beach Blvd and open from 7 am to 2 pm only. If you love authentic French-inspired food you have got to stop here even if it is just to pick up a fresh loaf baguette bread, and I guarantee you won’t leave without taking home one or many of their amazing pastries.
We love their breakfast offerings, the crepes are made just as if you were in France, omelets, and the croissants are all excellent. Speak French? Have fun chatting with the staff, I know I tried to remember a few things from when we last visited.
Les Petits Pleasures
125 A1A Beach Bvd, Saint Augustine, Florida 32080
As you can see, there are plenty of amazing places to eat in St. Augustine. Have you been to St. Augustine Florida? What is one of your favorite places to eat in St. Augustine?
Author’s Bio: Tracy from Food Wine Sunshine
I love creating family-friendly recipes with a sip of good wine. When I’m not at home, I’m out exploring Tampa Bay or off on an adventure out of town. I’m passionate about sharing healthy food and sunny advice. Follow Tracy from Food Wine Sunshine on Instagram.
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