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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 150
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  • 72
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  • 44
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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
great place to eat.

This restaurant is a great place to eat. Food is fresh since it is right on the bay. The atmosphere is rustic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jackie S
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DeBary, Florida
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not gourmet cuisine--- what it is is good solid fish and barbecue dishes. This was my first visit, but we most definitely will return. We arrived at 5:00 because we had been at a movie and the timing was perfect. Good thing we did There was quite a line waiting for the place to open.The waitstaff handled the... More 

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Thank NWRob
Saint Augustine, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we moved to the area this summer, we began a quest to try new places most every week. Our experiences at SaltWater Cowboys have been all over the map. The first time was great! Large portions of peel&eat shrimp, perfectly prepared fish, and great service (by the GatorGirl, I call her...blue & orange polish). We have taken friends there... More 

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Thank GatorGolferGal2015
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a unique place to eat, you will enjoy the atmosphere and the food and the service was excellent.

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Thank stumpylegs0516
Nancy, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere of this lovely little restaurant. The food was amazing best frog legs I've ever had. And the hush puppies are to die for. We loved our view of the water. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. No complaints. We will definitely be back!!!

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Thank ffjhowell721
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a family dinner We loved the place. The food was a disappointment. Do not have oyster and shrimp entrée. Grilled shrimp was exceptional.

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Thank Donald M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This overlooks the MARSH, not the beach, but I like it better than those dive beach bars. It's an old cracker house that serves good, home cooked Florida food. It's always fun to get the oysters in-the-shell and sit outside because it can get a bit messy. Got the shrimp 'n' grits a few weeks ago and it was so... More 

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Thank imwhannderful
Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for an early dinner or late lunch. The view and ambiance in out of this world. Bring your camera or have your phone ready. Food was fair and the service was the worst in the city. This is the only restaurant I have crossed off my list in the St. Augustine area. It is good to go to... More 

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Thank Allen_W225
DeBary, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a great place to eat. Food is fresh since it is right on the bay. The atmosphere is rustic.

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Thank Jackie S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Described in ads as a "mainstay" and recommended by the resort staff where we stayed, we expected better. I had grilled shrimp and my husband had BBQ ribs and shrimp. Shrimp in both meals was dry and not very flavorful. We did better at Winn Dixie.

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Thank Jan S
Sandwich, Illinois
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great view and atmosphere so worth a visit been a couple of time food is just ok. Sometimes served cold. Wait staff has always been good

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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: Scenic view, 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?