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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904 824 0227
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Just got back from there with my wife and son. It is a neat little restaurant in an old house. The staff was great and the food was just as good. We will be back again if in St. Augustine. You can tell they use fresh ingredients and are proud of their food. The prices were more than reasonable.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are a visitor to this area then the Back 40 hould be at the top of your list of restaurants to visit. If you live in St. Augustine and have not been here then you are missing out on wonderful food (locally grown ingredients) and great service. As residents of St. Augustine we've made this place our Home... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hidden away near downtown Saint Augustine, this place will make you want to come back. The nachos are the best. It is located in an old eclectic house and the staff is very friendly.

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Ormond Beach
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First time trying after reading the reviews on TA. Excellent lunch. Chicken nachos are spot on. Excellent salad. Nice selection of craft beers with an emphasis on local brewers.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

"Absolutely perfect in every way. The food is magnificent, the service...I simply cannot say enough. Brilliance! We'll return before heading back to Oklahoma. The eight of us shared black bean hummus, jerk chicken & pineapple quesadillas and their lovely salsa as appetizers before digging into our main courses: mahi mahi tacos, quiche and the simply delectable upside down chicken pot... More

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Tampa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went with friends and family late in the evening when visiting St Augustine and thoroughly enjoyed it . The setting is quaint in an old Florida house and displaying local art on the walls. My husband had the upside down chicken pot pie and it was gigantic. I had the shrimp quesadilla and it was fresh and delicious. Service was... More

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Oxnard, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Found this little gem on Tripadvisor. It is in a residential neighborhood, a bit off the beaten path, and was mostly locals. It's a house converted into a restaurant. Great friendly service and awesome food for cheap. I had the Cuban sandwich and it was awesome. Loved their tea and key lime pie too. Wasn't as crazy about the burrito... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was good. Had a Cuban sandwich with a side of their obviously fresh coleslaw (which was not drenched in mayo but very light and refreshing) and my wife had the Back 40 burger which she said was meatloaf-ish but had a wonderfully tangy sauce. Service was good, reasonably attentive for our tastes'. HOWEVER...our gripe was with the location and... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I'm so glad I read the TripAdvisor reviews before we visited St Augustine, otherwise we would never have discovered the Back 40 Urban Cafe! It had great reviews, so we made the effort to find this "off the beaten path" restaurant -- it was totally worth the extra 5 minute drive from old town. I was excited that fresh veggie... More

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Fountain, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love Back 40 Urban Cafe. Favorite: Shrimp Curry salad with lots of varied veggies, 6 large flavorful shrimp, and a great curry dressing. And so many other delectable dishes. Downside is that they close at 9 PM even on Friday night, and would not take an order from their delivery service when I called at 8: 35. Deliverer put... More

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