Restaurants

  • Chef’s Table at Michael’s …

    Chefs Table St Augustine Michaels Tasting Room

    There are moments when life seems too good to be true. When hubby and I relax into a plush velvet banquette at Michael’s Tasting Room anticipating his expertly prepared 5 course Chef’s Table paired with wines, I often lean over to hubs and whisper, “pinch me!” Any evening at Michael’s Tasting Room is ...

  • GAS Restaurant

    Venison Chop GAS St Augustine

    What makes a restaurant great? I suppose there are as many answers as there are diners but these criterion are agreed upon by most: Does it have welcoming, comfortable & unique ambiance? GAS is in an old filling station & it’s decorated like a classic diner. {Check!} Are ...

  • Cap’s Express on SR16

    Cap's Express offers sandwiches on pita, ciabatta, health nut or farm white bread.

    Cap’s on the Water has been a local favorite for decades. Fresh flavors, the best water views in St. Augustine and a line of locals willing to wait for a memorable meal all await you when you visit on a nice evening. Cap’s Express now offers ...

Romantic St. Augustine

  • The Treasury on the Plaza

    Brenda Bushell Treasury St Augustine

    St. Augustine is a town of many secrets. The best coffee here is not Starbucks, the best burger is not Five Guys, and the best beach isn’t in the midst of the hustle and bustle either.  To really enjoy this town, ...

  • Date Night: Dinner & a Show

    Harrys St Augustine Martini

    Chris & I make it a point to slip out for “date nights” a couple of times a month.  We always enjoy ourselves- even if we just go for a run together.  But this past Sunday’s date night stands out ...

  • St. Augustine Date Night

    LOVE Claude's Chocolate St Augustine

    So you’re in St. Augustine for a romantic getaway, Valentines Day, or engagement.  You know about the carriage rides and strolls along the beach- all the usual gushy stuff.  But you want this trip to be set apart.  You want ...

Historic St. Augustine

  • Bad News: Local Biz Owner Arrested as …

    St-Augustine-In-The-News

    You know I keep things positive, friendly and fun here on Simply St. Augustine… but I need to rescind a recommendation I’ve made many times. Our family enjoyed our trip on the Jax Water Tours Dolphin Tour but will not be riding again. The owner of ...

  • Metro Diner St. Augustine Now Open!!!

    Corned Beef Hash Metro Diner

    Today’s the day!!! We’ve been Metro Diner fans for years. When Hubby and I first married, we lived near the original in San Marco and I would save my extra grocery cash and then grab breakfast there. Ben {now 16} was ...

  • OpenTable Names St. Augustine Restaura…

    St-Augustine-In-The-News

    As all the locals know, St. Augustine is a great place to live. In this part of my site, I share news articles from around the nation where our fair city has been featured. Open Table recently released a list of ...

CR 210

  • Doing Dishes Paint Your Own Pottery St…

    Painting Pottery at Doing Dishes

    When Andrew’s co-op class read Stone Soup, each student painted a special soup bowl. He was so proud of it and ate dinner from it the first night and the second… and then he dropped it. So when I had ...

  • Dunkin Donuts on CR210

    Dunkin Donuts St Augustine

    I know there are Dunkin Donuts all over the place and it may seem strange for me to post about Dunkin Donuts on my “go local” blog.  But here’s the thing.  My Dunkin franchise is locally owned and every time ...

  • Every Body Fitness Fit Camp is back in…

    Every Body Fitness CR210

    Okay.  Break’s over.  It’s time to get moving again… and I can’t wait!! Fit Camp is different from other classes I’ve taken- we work hard for an hour, each person doing their best.  I work beside younger women in better shape ...