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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 390
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Very tasty

We were on our way back to GA after a week at Cinnamon Beach and decided to stop for lunch. TripAdvisor had good ratings so we gave it a shot. Very good, lots of spices and a lot of cumin, which greatly pleased the South American in me. :) the wet burrito is huge, even a big guy like my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Mishaela B
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Abbeville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Abbeville, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We were on our way back to GA after a week at Cinnamon Beach and decided to stop for lunch. TripAdvisor had good ratings so we gave it a shot. Very good, lots of spices and a lot of cumin, which greatly pleased the South American in me. :) the wet burrito is huge, even a big guy like my... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What a delightful, out-of-the-way joint, far from the tourists. Creative menu backed up by a skillful chef and friendly wait staff. Best of all, they love dogs (as long as they eat on the patio).

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Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Found this on Trip Advisor which caused us to go to a part of St. Augustine where we had never been. It is a funky old house with one of the best meals we have eaten in St. Augustine. Certainly off the beaten track but well worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews, I decided to try this place. What a disappointment! Had chicken curry wrap. The chicken was dry and the sandwich as a whole was mediocre at best. The beans and rice were ok. With so many other fabulous restaurants in St. Augustine from which to choose, I regret wasting my time and money here. Oh, before... More 

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place is amazing. When you pull into the small parking lot, the Caribbean food smells are awesome. It was happy hour when we got there, so there were half priced fish and shrimp tacos... They are so good. We also got the jerk chicken nachos, which we would highly recommend. The best part of the meal was their wet... More 

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Athens
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We found this place based on TripAdvisor reviews. On the drive there we knew it was going to be good because it's located in a kind of odd, residential location. Back 40 had a fun atmosphere and great staff. More importantly, the food was great. The picky one among us loved her chicken teriyaki. Hubby had the jerk chicken and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We enjoyed this little establishment. The food was plentiful and delicious. It is a small house in a residential area, not fancy. Local. The service was excellent.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice, casual place with huge portions (even the kids menu) and great healthy options. We took home half of it (unusual because we have two teenage boys) and it was gone by the next morning. Lots of spicy options although one of our kids had the chicken pot pie (puff pastry yum!) and it was huge and not spicy. Hubby... More 

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Louisville, KY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on other tripadvisor reviews and it didn't disappoint! The menu had a great selection so it was difficult to choose but everything we had was great. My kids especially enjoyed the chips and salsa and black bean hummus with pita slices. The entrees were delicious as well. We hope to visit St. Augustine and this... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Four of us went for lunch recently. We all enjoyed our meals, and were very happy to have parking right outside and off the beaten tourist path. It is a modest setting, but service was friendly, and the food was timely and delicious. We will certainly go again if we are in the area!

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?