Have a hankering for traditional diner cuisine with a Southern flair? You’re in luck! Cape Cod, Massachusetts diner owners Ivan and Margarita Stoyanov relocated to Anastasia Island last year and have been busy serving up hearty omelets and breakfast platters, Blue Plate lunch specials, hot sandwiches, wraps and salads ever since! Save room for housemade desserts like key lime cheesecake. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. Open from 7 a.m. till 2 p.m. daily.
1770 A1A South • (904) 461-0969 • AnastasiaDiner.com
Ancient City Brewing • Downtown Taproom
Co-owners Greg Tuttle and General Manager Shane Haslaure have raised the bar for St. Augustine’s craft beer scene with ten taps including their flagship Ponce’s Pale Ale, with notes of citrus and pine; Castillo Coconut Porter, brewed with raw organic coconut; and Anastasia Island IPA, offering an orange aroma with a touch of pine and toffee. You’ll find ACB brews all over town as now more than 50 restaurants serve these amazing craft beers. Or head to one of ACB’s two taprooms to savor all the flavors and meet other afionados. The newly opened downtown location is right on the Plaza at 18 Cathedral Place.
3420 Agricultural Center Dr. #8 • (904) 429-9654 • ancientcitybrewing.com
Bai Tong Thai Sushi
Those who have a passion for Thai cuisine know all too well that finding truly authentic fare can be a challenge. Fortunately for St. Augustine visitors and residents, however, Bai Tong owners Tam and Nong opened their restaurant on Anastasia Island in May 2017. Using the freshest seafood, Tam—a sushi chef for 17 years—creates artistic dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Trin—a Thai native—crafts his Thai specialties using traditional herbs and spices with seafood, chicken, beef, duckling and veggies. Each dish is made to order, depending on your taste and tolerance for heat.
3915 A1A South • (904) 461-9488 • BaiTongThaiSushi.com
Bog Brewing Company
You can find Bog Brewing Company conveniently situated near St. Augustine’s famous historic district, as well as a delicious wheat IPA, single hop IPA, cream ale, peach mango IPA, chipotle cream ale and chipotle porter once you walk through its doors. Partners Steve Mendoza, John France and Jeffrey Hayes have created a welcoming, neighborhood taproom for visitors, families and beer aficionados alike. The draft list regularly features seasonally influenced Belgian, English and American-style ales created by Steve as Head Brewer. Come on in, and lift a pint!
218 West King St. • (904) 679-3146 • bogbrewery.com
The Chatsworth Pub & Tea Room
St. Augustine’s English and Colonial Revival roots are reflected beautifully in the ambiance and offerings of The Chatsworth Pub & Tea Room, near the Plaza de la Constitucion. In the Pub, you can enjoy craft liquors and an over-the-top selection of some 70 craft beers. The ingredients for delicious menu items like hearty Guinness Beef Stew, Herb-Roasted Turkey and pressed hot sandwiches are non-GMO, without preservatives, growth hormones and antibiotics. And book an unforgettable tea party for family and friends in The Chatsworth’s cozy Tea Room.
10 Marine Street • (904) 615-1815 • thechatsworthpub.com
Dan Murphy’s Irish Pub
Step into a slice of Ireland in the heart of the St. Augustine Beaches! Owners David Nugent, Eric Bremer and Carlos Davidson have succeeded in bringing the true meaning of a Public House to the community. Enjoy warm Irish hospitality while sampling the signature Fish & Chips, or try a Roli Cheesesteak with house-made corned beef. Full bar features craft beer, Irish specialty drinks and fine wines. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, outdoor, pet-friendly seating is available.
4320 A1A South • (904) 295-8101 • danmurphysirishpub.com
Dessert First Bistro
The name says it all. At the Dessert First Bistro, you are not only invited but also shamelessly encouraged to satisfy your sweet tooth any time of day with decadent desserts, pastries and breads, all made on the premises. If you’re in the mood for something savory, stop in on your way to work for a Boulangerie Pork Croissant, or on your lunch break for a Fried Green Tomato BLT. Also enjoy barista-prepared espresso drinks, craft beer, wine, and hot tea. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.
121 Yacht Club Dr. • (904) 417-0468 • dessertfirstbistro.com
Diane’s Natural Market and Cafe
Voted St. Augustine’s “Best Health Food Store” for 18 consecutive years, Diane’s Natural Market and Cafe has opened a new location in the recently constructed Diane’s Marketplace Shopping Center on U.S. 1 South. Sleek, contemporary and spacious, the center is the perfect venue for Diane’s large selection of organic foods, natural products, produce and grocery items. The cafe offers fresh, organic, made-to-order soups, salads, sandwiches and smoothies, as well as a kid’s menu. Juices, teas and cold brew coffee round out the delicious, healthy fare.
841 S. Ponce de Leon Blvd. • (904) 808-9978 • dianesnaturalmarket.com
Dog Rose Brewery
As owner Doug Muir recently told BrewNymph.com, from the beer to the bars to the tables, Dog Rose Brewing Co. is authentically “handcrafted.” Opened in the Lincolnville historic district in summer of 2017, Dog Rose Brewery will please any craft beer lover with flagship brews and five or six rotating beers including lagers, amber ale and an IPA. The brewery’s generous, 5,000-square-foot space also offers a tap room, dart boards and a shuffleboard table. The tap room is happy to serve you 7 days a week and beer-to-go is offered in growlers.
77 Bridge St. • (904) 217-3355 • dogrosebrewing.com
Owners Chuck Searleman and Trilani Delavarre recently opened this unique, A-frame-style restaurant on Highway A1A, and Elkhouse offers the kind of intimate dining experience usually found in a bistro or European lodge, right here in St. Augustine! Enjoy artisanal cuisine using locally sourced seafood, meats, wild game and vegetables prepared by Chef Dustin Dailey, and pair your meal with a variety of regional craft beers, ciders and wines. Make sure to try the Pulled Duck Confit Sandwich on sourdough bread.
6357 Highway AIA South • (904) 342-7639 • elkhouseeatery.com
Food Lovers Café
Interested in delicious, made-from-scratch dishes like a Hole-in-One for breakfast, a Philly Steak n’ Cheese for lunch, or a baked-to-order lobster pie for dinner? Then taste the expert, down-home-cooking experience offered at Food Lovers Café, located near World Golf Village on Center Place Way. As one happy patron remarked, “Outstanding breakfast menu (everything I’ve tried is awesome). The hot pastrami sandwich is the BEST and today I tried the lobster roll. Try this place and meet Mark, the owner and the staff. Great food and great people.”
125 Center Place Way • (904) 342-0695 • foodloverscafe.net
Growers Alliance Café
Founded by Martin Kabaki and Purity Gikunju, who grew up in Kenya, Growers Alliance supplies the finest gourmet, organic and fair trade coffees from countries known to produce some of the best in the world. With Growers Alliance, Martin and Purity eliminate unnecessary middlemen, so that for every bag single of coffee they sell, 10 percent of the proceeds are given back to help their coffee growers. All coffees are roasted in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. Try their bestselling Coffee Club Package or Coffee Safari Mix and Match Package.
322 Anastasia Blvd. • (904) 371-7869 • growersalliance.com
Hamblen House Restaurant & Bar
Recently renovated, the Hamblen House Restaurant and Bar’s enviable view of the Bridge of Lions, excellent menu, historic ambiance and central location are greatly appreciated by casual diners and sophisticated foodies alike. Soak up the surroundings on the patio as you feast on Contemporary American offerings like Lump Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp, Pasta Primavera or Fish Tacos, or a terrific Sunday brunch starring the Hamblen House Benedict and the Legionnaire’s Shrimp and Grits. Full bar and panoramic outdoor seating available.
1 Anderson Circle • (904) 671- 9900 • OldCityPost.com
La Taza Coffee & More
For coffee, cappuccino, pastries or sandwiches created with Peruvian, European and South American flair, don’t miss La Taza Coffee & More, conveniently located in the St. Augustine Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza. Owners Alberto and Katarina Escobar invite you to try a variety of delicious and healthy dishes, including European-style pastries, cookies, coffee cakes and tarts, as well as salads and fruit smoothies, cappuccino and other coffee drinks. You can also enjoy La Taza’s exceptional cuisine while drinking a beer, wine or homemade sangria in a laid-back setting. Open Monday through Saturday. Plenty of parking available.
3915 A1A South • (904) 217-4428 • latazacoffeeshop.com
The Market at Stewart’s
Fortunately for St. Augustine, Jeff and Genie McNally opened The Market at Stewart’s Community Grocery & Delicatessen in August 2017 on the site of recently closed and much-missed Stewart’s Market on Anastasia Boulevard. Unfortunately, the Market sustained damages during Hurricane Irma and, at presstime, was still undergoing repairs. It will be back open soon and, like its predecessor, The Market offers butcher and seafood sections, cheeses and produce, but has also added organic and gourmet offerings, wine and beer, and the La Floridita Kitchen, run by Chef Gaston Euschiazzo. At La Floridita’s counter you can take out a wide variety of prepared sandwiches, salads, baked goods and other delicious items.
311 Anastasia Blvd • (904) 824-5637 • themarketstaug.com
The approach of this laid-back taqueria, owned by husband and wife team John and Erica Thompson, proves that the tortilla is indeed a “vessel for delivering greatness.” John honed his skills over the course of 15 years as a chef in many fine restaurants, including several bearing the Michelin Star. And while Mexican street tacos are central to Osprey’s menu, other offerings incorporate the local flavors of St. Augustine. Don’t miss the two daily “Fresh Catch” that rotate based on the season! The menu includes numerous vegan and gluten-free options.
300 Anastasia Blvd. • (904) 679-4191 • ospreytacos.com
Old City Mkt. Burgers & Grinders
St. Augustine is well-known for its English, Spanish, Minorcan, and Native American roots, and Old City Mkt. has incorporated this unique flavor profile into their craft burgers and sandwiches, all in a zero-waste environment. Old City Mkt. uses ethically sourced proteins and the freshest local ingredients to create signature salads, soups and fabulous grinders Or you can build your own craft burger with choice grass-fed beef. Gluten-free and vegetarian selections, beer and wine available.
604 Anastasia Blvd. • (904) 429-9211 • oldcitymkt.com
Old Coast Ales Brewery & Tap Room
Jon Boisclair and Matt Hooker opened Old Coast Ales taproom and brewery near the Bridge of Lions in February 2017 and their choice of location only serves to enhance the excellent craft beer selections found there. Patron favorites include the Signal Pale American, Blvd Brown, and Tugboat Smoke. Outdoor seating, shuffleboard, and ping pong available. Open Mon., Wed. and Thurs., 1-9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 1-11 p.m.; and Sun. 1-8 p.m.
300 Anastasia Blvd • (904) 484-7705 • oldcoastales.com
Peace Pie opened doors in St. Augustine in spring 2017, offering their unique ice cream sandwiches on Aviles Street in historic downtown. But these are no ordinary ice cream sandwiches – chances are your favorite pie filling is layered within! Patron favorites include the Pecan Pie, the Salted Caramel Apple, or The Elvis, with chocolate ice cream, banana chiffon and peanut butter chiffon. Open Sunday – Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.
8 Aviles St • (904) 295-8232 • peacepieworld.com
Preserved can be found in one of the oldest houses in the Lincolnville area of St. Augustine and, true to its name, offers exceptional Southern cuisine by James Beard-nominated Chef Brian Whittington of the Strive Restaurant Group. Locally sourced, in-season ingredients hale from the likes of Black Hog Farm, La Quercia, and Cowgirl Creamery, among others, forming a rock-solid base for Preserved’s remarkable Supper and Weekend Brunch menus. For supper, try the Mussels Frites or Duck Cassoulet. Bon appetit! Reservations recommended.
102 Bridge St. • (904) 679-4940 • preservedrestaurant.com
While the name may have caught your attention, the food will make you a loyal customer! Known for combining a “ma and pop pizza shop” vibe with easy online ordering, the Stoner’s Pizza one-of-a-kind oven provides the taste of the traditional stone approach. Owner John Vance incorporates a famous dumpling recipe passed down for generations into made-from-scratch dough and also offer smoked jumbo Buffalo wings, Boston butts and chicken breasts daily.
3915 A1A South • (904) 471-2700 • stonerspizzastaugustine.com
The Tides Oyster Co. & Grill
Any restaurant that’s popular with the locals on St. Augustine Beach is one worth enjoying, particularly when it offers an NFL ticket and a Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays. The Tides grabbed second place at the 2017 Great Chowder Debate for non-Seafood Chowder and participated in the Taste of The Beach last month and its popular menu items include peel and eat shrimp, burgers, several chicken dishes and steak. Open Monday – Saturday, 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sunday, noon- 2 a.m.
641 A1A Beach Blvd. • (904) 461-5725
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