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Salt Water Cowboy's

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299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
904-471-2332
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 50
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique spot on the marsh of the Intra-coastal Waterway

Salt Water Cowboy's is an out-of-the-way popular restaurant, nestled at the end of a side street neighborhood, facing the marsh. Great fresh seafood and ribs at fairly reasonable prices! Popular with locals and vacationers alike, it has a friendly rustic feel, perfect for casual dining after a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Augustine D
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Newnan, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Had the best crab cakes, south of Maryland! My mom had the grilled shrimp, they were great too. Loved the atmosphere and decor. The scenery is nice too

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Salt Water Cowboy's is an out-of-the-way popular restaurant, nestled at the end of a side street neighborhood, facing the marsh. Great fresh seafood and ribs at fairly reasonable prices! Popular with locals and vacationers alike, it has a friendly rustic feel, perfect for casual dining after a day of sightseeing or on the beach.

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Palm Coast, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to Saltwater Cowboy and most likely our last. Although it was not very crowded it took more time than it should for a waitress to stop by our table. Once she did it took long periods of time between each stop to our table. Service sucked... Once the food began to come, peace-meal, we began... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Dinner last night was not tasty. Fried gator tail and catfish both tasted of stale grease and off flavor breaking which was heavy. The frog tails and coconut shrimp were both heavily breaded and over fried. Great coleslaw and hush puppies. Even bread was stale and hard to chew. We arrived at 8 p.m. which was one hour before closing... More 

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Green Cove springs Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had dinner with family from Tennessee, it was a great atmosphere and old Florida decor . The "adult" drinks have most interesting names as in "Swamp Thing" my choice before dinner. It was served in a mason jar and appeared to be swamp water but was quite delicious. Our meal was enjoyable and the price reasonable. Good place to take... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After listening to the local hype for months about the greatness of saltwater Cowboys decided to try it out. Arrived wait was average 15-20 minutes. Atmosphere was eclectic with lots of various taxidermied animals in various positions through the restaurant giving it and old dirty bayou feel. Food was good but quite average many seafood / barbecue combinations nothing out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped in for a late dinner. Interesting and authentic old Florida feel with lots of unique and entertaining photos and other antiques on the walls. Hornets nest? Check. Full size alligator skin? Check. Picture of Eddie O'Steen with his prize winning poultry? Check. Oh yeah, the food was good too.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went there years ago and it was heavenly, but no more. The bread was stale, the entree overpriced and sides were under portioned. So sad that it's lost its luster and appeal. Out-of-state guest were equally unimpressed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I loved how beautiful the place was but food didn't live up to the hype. My steak was bland and my husband's fish was very dry , my son even tried it and agreed. They all loved the shrimp and fried chicken. My major problem was they offer no handicap restrooms. They have parking for handicapped and when our family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful ambiance, great setting with beautiful views and fantastic food- I cannot imagine over 100 restaurants beings better than this in St. Augustine. Be sure to get the hush puppies!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-471-2332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?