St. Augustine Restaurants for Vegetarians

If you are looking for Gluten Free Restaurants in St Augustine, <-click there. We went veggie in 1999. Back then, ordering a vegetarian meal usually meant suffering through an iceberg lettuce salad or servers suggesting chicken or fish as an alternative to meat. We've come a long way, baby. St. Augustine is an easy place for vegetarians to eat out. There are veggie options at just about every restaurant and legit vegan ones at most... but all veggies know there is a huge difference between finding something that will do and choosing a restaurant that serves … [Read more...]

Dole Whip Isn’t Just For Disney Anymore!!

Rejoice, Disney fans, rejoice!! We have Dole Whip in St Augustine! You no longer have to pine for Dole Whip Soft Serve the 362 days you aren't at Disney every year. St. Augustine has an ice cream stand that serves this sought-after, refreshing, pineapple ice cream treat year round! Close your eyes and you'll think you're at Adventureland's Aloha Isle Refreshments at Disney! Well, that's what most locals are saying. A few holdouts insist that Disney's is one-of-a-kind but a facebook poll says this is legit! {If you're new to the Dole Whip phenomena, read this post … [Read more...]

Chef’s Table at Michael’s 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 both delicious and relaxing but the Chef's Table is a unique foodie experience among St. Augustine restaurants. Every Chef's Table experience differs; Michael procures the freshest regional ingredients of the season first and builds a menu around them. He … [Read more...]

Corazon Cinema

Corazon Movies Downtown St Augustine

Tucked away at the end of Granada Street is a local gem- Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The cafe opens for lunch at 11:00 AM and weeknight movies start at 7:00 PM but this venue strives to be more than just a movie theatre. Special events, matinees, room rentals, live music and free parking make Corazon an easy entertainment choice in the heart of St. Augustine. Hubby and I slipped down to Corazon on a quiet weeknight for dinner and a movie. We were both relieved that the beer selection went beyond Bud & Bud Lite. He ordered a local brew without question- Bold City … [Read more...]

Cap’s Express on SR16

Caps Express st augustine

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 the fresh & local flavors Cap's on the Water is known for. Breakfast and lunch are available for dine-in or take-out weekdays and service is super-fast to fit into any schedule. Ben, my oldest son, and I visited for lunch. My only regret is that I didn't take the whole family so I could try one of everything on the … [Read more...]

Smokin’ D’s BBQ

Smokin Ds BBQ StAugustine

There are BBQ places and then there are local haunts you'd never know about that close early some days because they only serve what is smoked fresh each day. Smokin' D's is the second kind of BBQ joint. Cash only. Take out only. Fresh only. Real, affordable, old-school BBQ. We had driven by "that BBQ place with the pink pig out front" dozens of times but never at dinner time. The perfect opportunity to visit came when we stayed at a nearby Crescent Beach Vacation Condo {review coming soon} and I decided beach time > cooking dinner. We ordered out, which was a good … [Read more...]

10 MUST TRY Food Experiences in St. Augustine

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So you've eaten at Columbia and Collage and think you know St. Augustine... but how well have you experienced the unique flavors St. Augustine has to offer? Without further ado, I present to you my 10 MUST TRY foodie experiences in St. Augustine. In no particular order... because they're all my favorites. 1. Catch 27's Minorcan Chowder The Minorcan people came to St. Augustine from Spain in 1777 and many locals still celebrate their Minorcan heritage today- Minorcan Chowder is a big part of the culture they celebrate. Several restaurants on the First Coast serve this … [Read more...]

Burger Buckets Restaurant

Burger Buckets Restaurant St Augustine

Local funny guy, Kelly, joked, "I noticed Fudge Buckets went into the {old} LoveBerry on St. George Street. Soon, ALL restaurants in St Augustine will be FB." He's not too far off. What started as a "sweet" idea for creatively packaging homemade fudge has developed into 3 locations in 3 historic St. Augustine blocks. The two Fudge Buckets are sweet shops - featuring ice cream, fudge and Pop-n-Off Popcorn - and the 3rd is Burger Buckets, a three-meals-a-day restaurant. The kiddos and I hit Burger Buckets for a late lunch on a recent rainy day. Our friendly server … [Read more...]