St. Augustine Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in St. Augustine

April 14, 2018 Alida England

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

1. Uptown Scratch Kitchen

300 San Marco Ave, In Dos Coffee and Wine Lot, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1602 Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, South American, American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 22 +1 904-377-6050
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 686 reviews

Uptown Scratch Kitchen

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!

Reviewed By ajwsf - san francisco usa

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.

2. Crave Food Truck

134 Riberia St, In back of marina parking lot, on the water, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4477 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Healthy, Gluten Free Options Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 305-297-1885
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 664 reviews

Crave Food Truck

Reviewed By simcookie - Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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.

3. Collage Restaurant

60 Hypolita St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3655 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 59 +1 904-829-0055
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Collage Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By Brad14 - Ottawa, Canada

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.

4. Llama Restaurant

415 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-4508 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 38 +1 904-819-1760
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 126 reviews

Llama Restaurant

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!

Reviewed By New2Cal - Florida

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. Woodpeckers Backyard Barbeque

4930 State Road 13 N, St. Augustine, FL 32092-1419 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 904-531-5670
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 194 reviews

Woodpeckers Backyard Barbeque

Reviewed By Sanded - Connecticut

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?????

6. The Blue Hen Cafe

117 M L King Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4844 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 904-217-3777
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 531 reviews

The Blue Hen Cafe

Reviewed By Robinwood1993 - Hendersonville

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.

7. Maple Street Biscuit Company- St. Augustine

39 Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3628 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 904-217-7814
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 551 reviews

Maple Street Biscuit Company- St. Augustine

Reviewed By Gene P - Thousand Oaks

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..

8. Casa Benedetto's Ristorante

165 Vilano Rd, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 39 +1 904-471-5999
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Casa Benedetto's Ristorante

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

Reviewed By sewitseams - Connecticut

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
Bristol, CT

9. The Press

525 State Road 16, Unit 101, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3840 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 904-217-8254
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

The Press

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!

Reviewed By mperugia - DeBary, Florida

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!

10. Pizza Dina

100 St George Street, Suite J, St. Augustine, FL 32084-6611 (Formerly DINA - The Real Italian Piadina) Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 9 - SGD 14 +1 904-826-3535
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Pizza Dina

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.

Reviewed By Kary S

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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