Waterfront Restaurants in St. Augustine

I wrote recently, in my Cap’s on the Water post, “for all the water we have in St. Augustine (Matanzas River, many creeks, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean), we have very few waterfront restaurants!”

But then I started a mental list… alphabetically, of course, because I’m organized like that:

Then there’s the beachside one on St. Augustine Beach that supposedly serves a great breakfast (Beachcomber? Can’t remember the name.)

St. Augustine Restaurants with water views, as in they’re not on the water but you can see the water:

And, finally, waterfront restaurants that are in St. Johns County but a bit of a drive from historic St. Augustine:

So it appears I was wrong.  St. Augustine does have waterfront restaurants!  You have to know where to find them (several on the waterfront restaurants list are tucked away) but they do indeed exist!  And it also appears I need to get crackin’…  I’m behind on waterfront restaurant reviews!!  Where do you go for waterfront relaxation?

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  2. Cool. Nice list for me to use in a couple of months. I follow several of these on FB and have been to several also.

  3. Any stellar recommendations for a st Aug restaurant for a wedding anniversary? Nothing too froo-froo.


    • Adria- I’m honored you asked for such a special occasion. :) Since nothing too froo-froo, I suggest Cap’s – they offer a great waterfront view and laid-back atmosphere with delish dishes! Search “Cap’s” on my website & read my review.

      If waterfront isn’t important to you, I adore Black Fly for it’s amazing flavor combinations. Jeans or shorts are ok there! Happy Anniversary!

  4. Beachcomber Restaurant, 2 A St., is a little hole in the wall spot on St. Augustine Beach with good sandwiches. You can eat outside and see the ocean! … It is on the same road at Stir It Up, just closer to the ocean.

  5. Matanzas Inlet(it’s misspelled on purpose)

  6. Conch House is a must visit, if just for the view, atmosphere, and drinks! The food isn’t too bad either.

    It’s always fun to walk out on the pier by the lounge and look at the boats. Sometimes there are people washing and cutting up huge fish down on the docks, which is pretty cool to watch.

  7. anjanette says:

    I am a huge fan of The Kingfish Grill. It’s got a very nice outdoor area on the Marina. Music on the weekends, and Chef Austin makes the best Sushi I have tasted outside of Japan. Their Naked Sushi events are a blast!

  8. Caps is the best

  9. mermaid says:

    hands down – the South Beach Grill in Crescent Beach. Clean, casual, ocean front, and great food!

  10. Beachcomber on A St is waterfront and under new ownership. The food there is a 100% improvement than in the past!!

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