Any night on the water is a great night. That’s what my fisherman hubby says. Last date night, we combined our two loves- his love of fishing and my love of good food- and took the scenic route to dinner.
He wet his line and I navigated with the trolling motor- past the impressive cross at Mission de la Nombre de Dios and then past the Castillo…
We pulled in to Kingfish Grill at dark- sad to miss the great view of the Intracoastal Waterway from the restaurant’s many windows, but we’d enjoyed water views all night long. I was still chilly from being out on the boat, so I quickly ordered a warm-me-up Cider.
We shared a generously portioned Far East Salad ($9). I loved the contrast of the crunchy nuts, noodles & red cabbage to the softer romaine. Oriental salads are common- Kingfish didn’t try to re-invent the wheel here, just executed the dish well with plenty of toppings to make it hearty.
Chris ordered the Snow Crab Clusters ($27) and enjoyed the project of extracting the sweet, tender meat and dousing it in rawn butter. His sides (red potatoes and cole slaw) were tasty. Delish.
I decided to try the Horseradish Encrusted Mahi ($25). It didn’t have the spicy bite I expected from the horseradish, but was moist and such a generous filet I brought some home!
A man at the table next to us saw me snapping pictures and came over to take a picture of Chris and me. That’s what I love about St. Augustine- people are so friendly!
Kingfish Grill’s biggest asset is it’s view. We normally go earlier when we can sit outside (bring gnat-repellant or pray for a breeze!). They give the kids Wikki Stix to play with while we wait and we always have a blast shaping silly glasses, pink flamingos and other wacky shapes. The food is consistently tasty (oh! try the Smoked Fish Dip app if they have it!) and the prices are reasonable for a waterfront restaurant. Just minutes from Historic St. Augustine at the foot of the Vilano Bridge, Kingfish Grill offers good food with great views!
252 Yacht Club Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084