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O'Steen's Restaurant

205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
904-829-6974
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Ranked #29 of 484 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Tallassee, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you are a shrimp lover you have to visit this place. It is a local favorite and always busy but more than worth the wait. They are known for their lightly battered fried butterfly shrimp. Dinner inc lures fries and hush puppies. If you leave here hungry it is because you never got in to eat. By far the.... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We visited for early dinner on a Friday afternoon (4:30ish) and were seated right away (many times when driving past, we see lines of people waiting for a table outside). The tables quickly filled as 5:00 approached. My husband and I both had the seafood platter and it was a huge amount of food and delicious. I don't usually like... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This is probably the best place in St Augustine for no frills fried shrimp! The batter is very light & doesn't overwhelm the taste of the shrimp. You can get 9, 12, 18, & 24 shrimp! Absolutely wonderful! There are other things on the menu, but we always go for the shrimp. The Minorcan clam chowder is awesome as well.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Osteen's as been a family must stop for years. Great food & service. Shrimp seemed a lil smaller and less nasty this trip though...thinking they may have changed something.

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louisville.ky, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

O'steen's is known for some of the best fried shrimp around St, Augustine. It is very good with a light batter coating some very fresh shrimp. But don't overlook the daily specials. The day we were there was beef stew over rice day. Tender cubes of roast beef in a rich gravy with carrots served over a bed of rice... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If traveling to the Historic St.Augustine's Florida area ,Do yourself a favorite and have lunch or dinner at the O'Steens Seafood Restaurant ,a Mom & Pop shop from way back,It is just one minute over the Bridge of Lions and has the Best Fried Shrimp and Fried Oysters in all of St.Augustine. Every thing is Fresh ! Not a foo... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very good food. Love eating at non chain local owned places . Shrimp is caught locally. Best shrimp around. Great service. Well worth the wait. Only takes cash. Best place we have eaten on our vacation

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Rosedale, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said before? Excellent, simple food. Low-key surroundings. Super friendly. We always eat here, at least once, during each trip. This year, we are going there twice. Lucky us!

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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been frequenting Osteen's for many years since we have family in St. Augustine. As you drive by the restaurant, it does not have a lot of curb appeal, but at dinner time there is no place to sit outside because the bench if full. If you like fried shrimp, this is the place here. Be aware, they only... More

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Macon, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It always amazes me that this restaurant isn't rated higher. It doesn't matter what day of the week it is...you will have an hour wait! There is not another restaurant in such demand in St. Augustine. If the lines weren't so long I would eat there several times a week. The shrimp are hands down the best in Florida. We... More

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