Saint Augustine is a luxurious, romantic vacation spot—you’ll find classic hotels and intimate restaurants. Those can be a dime a dozen, though. What sets Saint Augustine apart is its history—it’s the oldest European settlement in the U.S. And nowhere else in the world can you taste the waters of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park (where Ponce de Leon may have landed). Who knows, if you vacation here, maybe you won’t need that Botox!
Things to do in St. Augustine
5 based on 686 reviews
Here at Uptown Scratch Kitchen we serve fresh, local and innovative cuisine. With an ever-changing black board menu, we strive to provide a palette explosion in a casual, friendly environment. We also provide catering services. We are located on the lot of DOS Coffee and Wine, 300 San Marco Avenue which provides coffee, teas, beer, wine and other great options to share with our guests. Menus are posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages with Specials added daily. You may call ahead for pick up orders. We are open Rain or Shine and you are welcome to eat indoors at DOS and enjoy one of their beverages. We will serve your food to you at you seat after ordering at our covered window. From all of us at Uptown Scratch Kitchen, we look forward to serving you soon!
Stopped by for lunch. I wanted to like it, and the menu was a nice mix of options. The first warning was when the staff announced after our order that the wait for service would be 40 minutes. Really? At a food truck? This just isn't anyone's expectation of this experience. Food was brought to our tables in no less than the full 40 minutes, and was mediocre. Rice and beans was weirdly sweet, and went uneaten. The burger was solid, as was the jerk chicken. But, at this level of expense, I expected better. Overall unimpressed. Just get a sandwich or salad from DOS next door and you'll be better off.
5 based on 664 reviews
Stopped here while waiting for our tour of the Distillery. This a great spot for vegetarians/vegan but could use a few more options meat eaters. Lots of options for salads, wraps and rice bowls. Everything was fresh and homemade. Disappointed They were out of the shrimp by the time we stopped by, but I got the chicken instead and it was well seasoned. They have choice of "specials" or you can build you own wrap, salad or bowl a' la' carte. I chose to build my own wrap as a lot of their specials had humus or chickpeas which I personally hate(that's just me) They offer smoothies as well. Prices were reasonable I paid $12 for my wrap and a bottled water and the service was friendly and fast. This a food truck but there is plenty of outdoor covered seating and even a restroom.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
When dining at Collage, be prepared for a first-class, award-winning experience. The menu reflects the eclectic tastes of owners Mike Hyatt and Cindy Stangby and focuses on fresh local seafood, steaks, lamb, and veal, using international flavor profiles. Located just a block off of St. George Street in the heart of the historic district, Collage serves dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m.
My wife had breaded veal cutlets which, she said, were a dream. I had rack of lamb cooked medium rare, and it was perfection. Collage well deserves its superior reputation.
5 based on 126 reviews
We are a trendy Restaurant serving New Peruvian Cuisine, Beer, Wine and featuring an exotic Mimosa Bar. We Provide a different an exciting dinning experience along with exceptional service. Eat. Drink. Discover!
Top notch dining experience. Cute interior, attentive service, exceptional food. Creative champagne-based drinks (to make up for a lack of full liquor license, I suspect).
5 based on 194 reviews
This is the best barbecue we have had, and we have traveled the gulf coast RVing for three months hitting barbecue restaurants along the way. Not only is the food outrageous, but Lisa, the owner, who is so friendly and welcoming is why we are back. Part of the success of a good restaurant is valuing their staff, and that is just what Lisa does every day. We sampled the smoked Turkey and couldn't believe how moist and delicious it was, in addition to the ribs, tri tips, and pulled port. Best we have ever had. They definitely know how to smoke their meats.
We traveled a long way to get back to Woodpeckers Backyard BBQ and felt it as well worth it. Top quality beef, chicken, pork, and Turkey and a friendly accommodating owner and staff, need I way more?????
4.5 based on 531 reviews
Wow thought I would try the waiters recomendation. Two buttermilk chicken biscuits ($9). Well the biscuits were not freshly made, yesterdays heated on the grill with two small deep fried pieces of chicken. The chicken was dry and had no special taste! Sure don't know why anyone would rave about this dish??? Wife had the home made Corn Beef Hash and eggs ($10). This dish was very good and would order again. Place is very nice inside and out. Food for us was hit and Miss.
4.5 based on 551 reviews
Maple Street was recommended by a local. This could be your most enjoyable and unique experience in Saint Augustine...and it will certainly be your best value. The place is extremely busy so go early. You'll probably wait in line (like Disney World) but the line moves quickly. You'll be asked to provide a name of a song instead of your own name (we chose "I am a child of God") which they will shout out when your order's ready. The food is wonderful even if it's high calorie (you're on vacation, right?). The "Five and Dime" was recommended and is truly a unique and wonderful breakfast experience..
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Casa Benedetto's is a family owned restaurant featuring authentic Sicilian homestyle cooking. We come from a long line of talented cooks who believe that the best food comes from using the freshest best ingredients available prepared with love and attention to detail.We pride ourselves in keeping alive the traditional "holiday foods" we grew up with that not many care to take the time & trouble to prepare from scratch in our busy modern world. Casa Benedetto's is open for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday We always have Sinatra singing in the background, fresh linens on the tables& candlelight in the evenings. Our staff is trained to make your visit a pleasant one and we strive to meet all special dietary needs or favorite dishes that may be missing from our menu that you desire Gluten free meals are always available.We are accepting cash or debit for payment in an effort to keep our prices competitive. We are closed on Sundays but do open for Mother's Day Xmas & NY Eves
On our last evening in St. Augustine after a 2 week stay we decided to give Casa Benedetto’s a try. We were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in, we felt at home. Carrie, our server was very attentive and friendly. Excellent service and awesome meals. Our appetizers were delicious. Beans & Escorale and clams. We enjoyed the Fra Diablo as main course, white & red sauce. Of course we saved room for dessert. Salted caramel gelato and cheesecake! We would highly recommend Casa Benedetto’s on your next trip to St. Augustine. We will be back.
Nancy & Gary
4.5 based on 95 reviews
The Press is a small locally owned gastropub featuring a great selection of Craft Beer and Wine, with a talented Chef that pushes the edge with fresh baked vbread and desserts as well as a great salad, Sandwich and Appetizer offering, try the Gingered Calamari and White Chocolate Bread Pudding!
What a gem this place is! We had the best server ever, Megan who was extremely busy still found the time to be personable and make menu suggestions to us since it was our first visit. The food was great! I had the Cabernet Mushroom and Swiss Burger and my spouse had the Prime Rib Sandwich. The wine and craft beers were fairly priced and good quality. The Press is also family friendly and have a kids menu for the little ones.
We’ll definitely will be back and will bring friends the next time!!
Thanks Megan for being so nice to our 5 year old daughter. You made her night!
4.5 based on 148 reviews
Gourmet sandwiches and homemade Pizza is the name of our game. This is not your everyday run of the mill menu! Here at DINA you are enjoying flatbread sandwiches and Pizza made in house daily. True authentic Italian meats and cheeses? We got that! These are sophisticated sandwiches and Pizza to fill your palate at an affordable price for any wallet.
Perfectly Romantic for a pizza spot! Plus, the service from Chris, Connick & Ivy were beyond words could express. My husband accidentally dropped our pizza that still had more than half of the pizza left on the dish. Chris immediately came to save the day and made us some slices without hesitation. We really appreciate a place that puts that much dedication to it's customers. And the pizza was awesome! Very fresh ingredients and great flavor.
PS. Not sure if this happens often, but there was a young lady named Jolie serenading us with her awesome voice. She has a list of songs that you can pick from and she plays them beautifully on her keyboard or guitar.
Overall, a great experience. Just go!
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