The Best Restaurants in St. Augustine, FL
When you think of St. Augustine, Fl you might think of the famous fort, the old jail or the paranormal happenings, but after I went last month I now think of it as a quaint, and historic foodie town! I had no idea there were so many great places to eat in St. Augustine! So along with my 3 day guide to St. Augustine I had to make a completely separate post all about the best bars and restaurants in St. Augustine, Fl!
Breakfast Restaurants in St. Augustine
Choco-Latte – If you are more of a coffee and pastry kind of breakfast person then Choco-Latte might be the place for you! They offer great coffee, cakes and pastries, cookies and more, plus beer and wine in the afternoon! Also, it is in the cutest little building which makes it totally worth it!
Maple Street Biscuit Company – If there’s one things I love in this world, it’s chicken biscuits and Maple Street Biscuit Company has some of the best! If you aren’t into chicken then there are many other options too!
A fun thing about this restaurant is that when you order, you answer the question of the day, ours was “what’s your favorite movie?.” Then, when your food is ready they call out your answer instead of your name. We thought this was a fun little touch!
Kookaburra Coffee – If you need a morning, afternoon, evening or whenever bit of a pick me up, grab a coffee at Kookaburra. I realized after we left that this is a chain, which kinda makes it lame, but it’s super good so whatever! Our favorite drink is the Honey Badger. (Latte with honey, vanilla and cinnamon)
Blue Hen Cafe – For some reason I ate a lot of chicken biscuits on this trip lol, but the ones at Blue Hen were so so good! Robert and I both ordered them and realized we could have split it because they give you two whole biscuits with chicken and then whatever your side is. They have a great menu with options for any kind of eater!
Lunch/Dinner Restaurants in St. Augustine
St. Augustine Distillery and Ice Plant – I’m putting these two together because they are located in the same building! You can do the free tasting at the distillery and then head upstairs for some great food and more drinks at the Ice Plant Restaurant!
The reason the restaurant is called the Ice Plant is because it is located inside an actual ice plant! You can take free self guided tour, while also getting tasters from the distillery along the way! (I know an ice plant tour doesn’t sound all that interesting, but add some tasters and it’s great! haha)
The thing I loved about this distillery is that the tasters aren’t pure alcohol. St. Augustine distillery makes their very own mixers, so the tasting is actually their alcohol and mixers which makes it delicious for those of us who don’t like straight liquor tastings!
The Ice Plant Restaurant has the cutest industrial vibes along with some seriously delicious food. I got the skillet fried chicken and hoe cakes (SOO good!) while Robert got the Ice Plant burger. Both were huge portions and really delicious! Try to get there between 4-6 for their happy hour!
Harrys Seafood, Bar and Grille – Many people had told us about Harrys so we assumed it was a tourist trap. And while maybe it wasn’t 100% authentic to St. Augustine, we thought the food was AMAZING. I ordered the bourbon street salmon and Robert got the andouille crusted grouper. Funny enough we both liked the others better than our own and split them because they were both so freaking good!
Columbia Restaurant – I had a bunch of people on Instagram suggested this Spanish inspired restaurant. You’ll find great cocktails and tapas!
The Floridian – Southern comfort food… need I say more?
Prohibition Kitchen – You’ll find dinner, drinks and live music every day! They offer great burgers and sandwiches plus awesome milkshakes (with or without alcohol.)
Need more ideas of what to do in St. Augustine, Fl.? Check out my 3 day guide!
Bars in St. Augustine
Tini Martini Bar – I don’t know about you, but I love martinis! The Tini Martini Bar has an extensive menu of all sorts of martinis from sweet, dry, creamy and more. Plus they offer classic cocktails, wine and beer! We loved the grapefruit martini and the sailors punch cocktail. Oh and the decor of this place is so fun! Tons of lights and Christmas decorations which I believe are up year round!
The Social Lounge – Every day we would pass by The Social Lounge on our way into town and every time I said I wanted to try it, it was closed! Thankfully on our last night it was open! Owned by the sweetest couple, this bar is a frequent spot for locals. At first we felt a bit out of place, but they made us feel welcome right away!
Odd Birds Cocktail Lounge and Kitchen – If you’re looking for more of a craft cocktail, check out Odd Birds. Though it’s about a 20 minute walk from St. George Street, it’s definitely worth checking out for the cute decor and great drinks.
San Sebastian Winery – Who doesn’t love a free wine tasting? At San Sebastian Winery you’ll start with dry and make your way to port wine as you walk through the winery. I prefer dry, but found that even the sweeter ones were delicious!
City Gate Distillery – Another great spot for a local St. Augustine liquor tasting is City Gate Distillery. City Gate Distillery can be found in the heart of St. George Street with delicious tasters combined of their own liquors and tasters. They make their own moonshine, whiskey, rum and vodka.
Stogies – Stogies Cigar Bar is a great spot for a night cap. Situated in an old house, Stogies offers hand crafted beer, wine and cigars. Plus, live music every night of the week!
I hope this guide is helpful in planning your trip and be sure to let me know if you go to any of these amazing restaurants in St. Augustine, Fl. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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