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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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  • 3
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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
What a great find, great food, service and gluten free choices

The Back 40 Urban is certainly off the main path. It's totally worth the journey. This is a local hang out, usually with a waiting line to get in. We both had the Island Bowl with jerk chicken ---- fantastic ---- retro environment, great service, excellent food !!! Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
RGTravelIng
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Back 40 Urban is certainly off the main path. It's totally worth the journey. This is a local hang out, usually with a waiting line to get in. We both had the Island Bowl with jerk chicken ---- fantastic ---- retro environment, great service, excellent food !!! Highly recommended.

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East Northport, New York
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320 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here every year when we're in town and it never disappoints. We arrived for happy hour with $2 beers and tacos. We had the tacos with $2 sides of rice and beans. Delicious and ample servings. Waitstaff is very friendly, efficient, informative and accommodating. If I loved near this place I'd be here once a week. Keep up... More 

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Thank Lo R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the beaten path but not far from old town St. Augustine sits an old house remodeled into a fun restaurant. Menu is good for vegans and carnivores. Delicious sandwiches. Lunch could be called light and healthy, but it is so ample, you will probably have leftovers. Hint: park in the north lot on the right as it is easier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every item on their menu is amazing. We've been there several times and it never disappoints. Their banana pudding cheesecake is to die for.

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Thank Rachael M
Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have never had the experience of trying to decide between 6 different wonderful choices from a menu, but that happened to me at The Back 40 Urban Cafe. We went for lunch. The menu is extensive, with choices for many kinds of salads, appetizers and sandwiches. One in our party had the Jerk Chicken Nachos, which he pronounced excellent.... More 

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Thank MSUmindy
St Augustine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices are very reasonable and the food is fresh and very tasty. I really appreciated that they didn't overwhelm the fresh taste with garlic. The service is wonderful.

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Thank Persnickityme
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small unique eating place. It is located away from everything else. There is limited parking at this place. You have to back out of the parking lot to get out. The food is good.

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Thank Joe C
Orlando, Florida
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very casual, cute little place. One of those locations that reminds you that part of the charm of St. Aug is the charming little homes turned into businesses. We tried the jerk chicken and pineapple quesadilla appetizer and it was delightful; then, we had the chili mac bowl and it was just ok. I think I'm used to... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute place, fun menu,, great staff - we really enjoyed the whole experience. We ordered the Sante Fe salad and an Island bowl. Outstanding food and the price is so inexpensive it is amazing! The salad was super fresh, wonderful flavor in the chicken and dressing. I was blown away by how good it was. Going back!!

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Thank PhillyFour
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance, is this a house... or a restaurant? DEFINITELY a great little restaurant! My wife and I search TripAdvisor for a place to eat while visiting St. Augustine. We found this one as it rated well... It was a very nice, quaint little place... obviously an old home, converted to a restaurant with many rooms, set up nicely.... More 

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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, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?