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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

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40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904 824 0227
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
local gem

If you are looking to get away from the tourist and see how the locals do it. This is the place to go. The food is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Charles S
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  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are looking to get away from the tourist and see how the locals do it. This is the place to go. The food is great.

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This place is what gives St. Augustine character. Not chains like Mellow or Salt Life. Stop in and slow down and enjoy a meal that feels like it's being served in your favorite Auntie's house. Great service, and a menu eclectic enough for two toddlers, a vegetarian, and a meat lover to all have a really enjoyable meal.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Service was all we liked. Food was mediocre. Sorry! Parking was a bit of a challenge as lot was rocky and not paved. Old house, really needs painting and deep cleaning. Did not dare go to bathroom! My darling and I will not go again! If it had been clean, we could have felt better but the dirt and grease... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Cuban sandwich was awesome! Thai peanut salad was delicious, fish tacos were great and the jerk chicken nachos were yummy too!! Overall great experience!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wow! The grilled shrimp were so fresh I had to look out the window to make sure we weren't out at sea! Delish! The Thai Peanut dressing is to die for!! I substituted the shrimp for the chicken, and I am so glad I did. It was probably the best salad I've had in a while - everything was fresh,... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Came here because a friend had mentioned it, and we are so glad we listened!! The service is quick and very attentive, and friendly!!! The Cajun shrimp tacos are awesome! Don't pass this one up!!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Found this place on Trip Advisor and it almost lived up to its advance billing. Nothing fancy in the decor, but well prepared comfort food with a few twists (hamburgers on pressed Cuban bread, jerk chicken nachos) at a reasonable price.

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Bluefield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Tried this place right before leaving St Augustine, going to airport. Crowded lunch place. Seated on a back patio in shade. Good service. Excellent food. Reasonable prices. The mahi mahi wrap was probably one if the best wraps I ever experienced. Wonderful marriage of flavors. Nice fresh pasta salad with it. Good ice tea. Could not ask for a better... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a party of 9 so we ended up on the back porch outside and it was just fine. :) There was quite a selection of dishes ordered and all of them looked great! The salads were big and the veggie burrito was as big as a football. Very yummy! I really don't think you can go wrong here.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped in to the Back 40 Urban Cafe after reading the reviews on TA. The place held up to the reviews. The service was quick and friendly, and the food was well worth the modest cost. I had the wet burrito with added jerk chicken. My better half tried the jerk chicken panini and a side of the pasta salad.... More 

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Additional Information about The Back 40 Urban Cafe

Address: 40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 824 0227
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904 824 0227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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