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Headed to St Augustine at the beginning of the year. Looking for very good restaurants, for dinner and breakfast and one BBQ joint for lunch. Preferably something original/different than a South Florida restaurant. TIA
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St. Augustine Fish Camp on Ribera Street is very good. Safe Harbor Seafood is at Crescent Beach, just opened, fresh fish. For Bar b que, there’s not much original, but there’s a place called Woodpeckers, out by the St John’s River on State road 13 that is very good. Culinary Outfitters is a new restaurant next to the Shipyard, behind Target on US 1 South. If you:like clams and oysters, there is a place called Commanders on A1A just south of Crescent Beach that raises their own clams and oysters. Obviously, most of the good places are seafood restaurants, but none of them can cook a fried shrimp like O’Steens on Anastasia Blvd. always a line there, no alcohol, but the food is excellent.
Full disclosure, I don’t eat shrimp or fish at any of those except O’Steens, it’s the only one that butterflies the shrimp, and I only eat fish I catch.
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Osteens add a Minorcan clam chowder to that fried shrimp order

1905’salad at Columbia downtown is nice with nice setting.

caps and conch house we like for the scenery as well. Sunset at caps and have had a few good breakfasts at conch house. Look for my PERSISTENCE sticker in one of the gazebos
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St. Augustine Fish Camp on Ribera Street is very good. Safe Harbor Seafood is at Crescent Beach, just opened, fresh fish. For Bar b que, there’s not much original, but there’s a place called Woodpeckers, out by the St John’s River on State road 13 that is very good. Culinary Outfitters is a new restaurant next to the Shipyard, behind Target on US 1 South. If you:like clams and oysters, there is a place called Commanders on A1A just south of Crescent Beach that raises their own clams and oysters. Obviously, most of the good places are seafood restaurants, but none of them can cook a fried shrimp like O’Steens on Anastasia Blvd. always a line there, no alcohol, but the food is excellent.
Full disclosure, I don’t eat shrimp or fish at any of those except O’Steens, it’s the only one that butterflies the shrimp, and I only eat fish I catch.
2nding commanders, had a oyster po boy to die for there last June.
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O'Steens for sure. Lot's of touristy restaurants but this is where the locals and those in the know go. Caps is okay and so is the Reef on A1A beach front.
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Columbias downtown.
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I try to eat at the Columbia every time I am in town.

Raintree Restaurant is also good

The Village Inn has GREAT breakfasts
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Go to Black Fly and get the Salmon. I was there 2 weeks ago. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long long time and I eat out a lot!!
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Pizza time. Seriously good pizza by the slice. The line out the door says it all.

Grouchy old Italian guy owner. It’s great when someone pisses him off. He goes balls out on them. Ask him to cut you slice of pizza into multiple slices. He loves to do that for customers.
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Woodpeckers for bbq, best restaurant food I've ever had, Back 40 is terrific also, Neds is good also
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Woodpeckers for bbq, best restaurant food I've ever had, Back 40 is terrific also, Neds is good also
Went to Back 40 in June and they didn't have any deals because of COVID. It was twice as expensive as the last time we'd been there because of no happy hour prices.

That said, they make a killer burrito.

Also, Tony's Pizza in Crescent Beach makes the best NYC style pizza I've ever had.
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St Augie's Pizza on King St in front of Flagler college is really good
I've heard good things about St Augustine Fish Camp
Culinary Outfitters is very good
Amici's Italian is very good as well
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Another reco for Columbia. Also:

https://www.kesslercollection.com/co...va-restaurant/

In the Casa Monica hotel.
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O C Whites and The Columbia
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Originally Posted by Hjudge49 View Post
St. Augustine Fish Camp on Ribera Street is very good. Safe Harbor Seafood is at Crescent Beach, just opened, fresh fish. For Bar b que, there’s not much original, but there’s a place called Woodpeckers, out by the St John’s River on State road 13 that is very good. Culinary Outfitters is a new restaurant next to the Shipyard, behind Target on US 1 South. If you:like clams and oysters, there is a place called Commanders on A1A just south of Crescent Beach that raises their own clams and oysters. Obviously, most of the good places are seafood restaurants, but none of them can cook a fried shrimp like O’Steens on Anastasia Blvd. always a line there, no alcohol, but the food is excellent.
Full disclosure, I don’t eat shrimp or fish at any of those except O’Steens, it’s the only one that butterflies the shrimp, and I only eat fish I catch.
I'm still missing out on Woodpeckers. However Smok'n D's has EXCELLENT bRISKET.

Neds is simple good.
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It's been a while. Is Corky Bells still any good in East Palatka?

We used to go once or twice a year.
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I like Caps.
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We always eat dinner at least once at harrys. I love any of their fish dishes. The outside patio has plenty of heaters and usually someone playing acoustic music. We must be the only people who don't like the Columbia, overpriced mediocre food.
Do the grinch golf cart tour.
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We like Columbia, but it is a chain, and much like a lot of S.FL places. Next time we are down there, we'll have to try Woodpeckers for sure.
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Had a nice evening dinner at Raintree

The 1905 salad at Columbia

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