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299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
904-471-2332
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best location watch the Sunset

Intriguing surroundings, expansive verandah to accommodate guests' wait time. cabin-style, twig furnishings outdone the actual meal. Was not fond of the alligator appetizer nor the seafood platter which was too heavily breaded. Key lime pie was delicious. Servers were pleasant and attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Clarisse710
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Cornwall, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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431 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cornwall, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Intriguing surroundings, expansive verandah to accommodate guests' wait time. cabin-style, twig furnishings outdone the actual meal. Was not fond of the alligator appetizer nor the seafood platter which was too heavily breaded. Key lime pie was delicious. Servers were pleasant and attentive. Had difficulty with the hostess -- "what is a call ahead?", "why are reservations unheard of?", and "why... More 

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Hardy, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

An out-of-the way place worth visiting. Food was good, portions were large, the service excellent, and prices reasonable. Take some time to look at the "decorations" which epitomize the character of this restaurant. You get the sense that you are part of the natural Florida environment.

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Sunbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We found this place by accident . Don't let the outside fool you ! People were lined up so get there early. So worth every penny ! Best meal ! Fun atmosphere, fast service and a super meal ! Something for all ! DON'T pass this place up !

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Hillsboro, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been there several times with family and friends, always treated well. Staff is pleasant, and eager to please..

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We went based on a recommendation of a friend. It was fantastic!! The food was amazing, service spot on, and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had an hour wait because it was Valentines Day and we didn't call ahead but they have an excellent outdoor bar to help keep you occupied. :) We'll be going back for sure!

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Galloway, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great food, great views and comfortable atmosphere. Do not miss it. A terrific value. They don't take reservations, but do have call ahead seating.

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Snug Harbor, RI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant was suggested to us by a friend. We needed to drive to location as it was on an island. Located on the end of a road the building looked like a shack and was on stilts in the marsh. The interior was exactly what you would expect with unusual decor. Excellent menu selections reasonably priced.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Every time we are in St. Augustine we eat here and it has never let us done seafood is great and the service has never been bad drinks are good it is a must go to place

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Wisconsin
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were in St. Augustine Beach for about a week and had not heard of Salt Water Cowboy and had not seen any advertising for the restaurant. Within 2 days, 2 locals told us we "had to" go to Salt Water Cowboy as it was the best restaurant on the island. With that kind of recommendations, we went there on... More 

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Spring Hill, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I can't say enough how much my husband and I enjoyed this place. My blackened fish and grits were fantastic. The management and service were exceptional. I will be back!

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?