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299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
904-471-2332
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5:00 pm - 9:00 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, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 184
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 25
    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
Lacking in a few areas

Staff young and unfamiliar with menu. I ordered the daily special of mahi mahi and broccoli casserole. Fish was grilled with no seasoning. Very plain. Casserole had little broccoli and mostly a rich cheese filling. It was an up charge for a house salad even though my meal came with 2 sides and I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Shelly R
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Titusville, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Titusville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Staff young and unfamiliar with menu. I ordered the daily special of mahi mahi and broccoli casserole. Fish was grilled with no seasoning. Very plain. Casserole had little broccoli and mostly a rich cheese filling. It was an up charge for a house salad even though my meal came with 2 sides and I only ordered one. The house salad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The sweet tea and ribs and shrimp was outstanding along with the sunset view on the deck. The service was also very good. We loved the salad dressing on the salad so much we bought a jat and brought it home. We went there twice on our trip as it was so good.

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Hazlehurst, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years now. I have to say that every time we are there the food is excellent!! I usually get the same thing...Blackened Mahi Mahi over creamy grits, but this time I had the Rock Shrimp and they were fabulous! We have never had a bad meal and the atmosphere is... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We found this our first night of vacation after another restaurant was too full and seeing the billboard for Salt Water Cowboy's down the road. It's located on a salt marsh and had a nice deck outside and a large waiting area. Since it was just the two of us we didn't wait and were seated right away. I had... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent fresh seafood and service but terrific lines! The folks are so friendly Nd the atmosphere is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were there as a rehearsal dinner for a wedding. The staff was really cool and accomodating. The frog legs were thick and meaty. The gator tail wasn't gamey at all and came with this really good ginger and orange zest jelly that was amazing. It is absolutely on my list of places to go back to next time I'm... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

By all means, go.....it sits on a salt marsh and the resturant has fantastic pictures and history. The food.....well, average at best. First the salad. The dressing is wonderful, the salad non existent. Use to have a much better variety in their salads. Drinks ok, nothing special. Truthfully no one can remember the food except one of us ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was afraid that given the title we would be listening to country music but thankfully that was not the case. The food was great the building on the water was fabulous. it was built the year I graduated from high school that is a long time ago. My friend loved her tart key lime pie and I love my... More 

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Interlachen, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went there with relatives from California. Everyone at the resort said it was a good place to eat. Went there twice and both had salty clam chowder, salad was plain, undercooked clam linguina. Not recommend it all.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There are some places you go that become more than just places. They become part of your family history. Salt Water Cowboys is such a place. I first went there back in the 1970s. It is still there, on the swamp. We've been going there with my family for the past, gosh, 19 years or so. We've vacationed one week... More 

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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?