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O'Steen's Restaurant

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205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
904-829-6974
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 550
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  • 156
    Very good
  • 68
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  • 26
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Shrimp at its best

Clean family resturant with the best tasting shrimp you can find. I've eaten a lot of sea food but this has to be the best. The service was fast and friendly even at peak lunch time. Prices were about average.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Utah
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Utah
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Clean family resturant with the best tasting shrimp you can find. I've eaten a lot of sea food but this has to be the best. The service was fast and friendly even at peak lunch time. Prices were about average.

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended this small, locally owned/operated restuarant and was it a great find. The line was an hour wait at 6:30pm, but you can go next door to a British pub, enjoy a brew and throw darts until the call the pub to let you know your table is ready. The wait was well worth it. Our seafood dinners... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

That about covers it. Great family oriented staff. Super fast service, but the bottom line is Order the Shrimp.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Waited a while for a table. Great fried shrimp. Loved the side dishes too...especially sweet potato casserole. Super friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It is a yearly trip up from Ormond Beach to eat at Osteens..... It is down home atmosphere with fresh hand breaded seafood.... I have never had bad service or food in the many years I have went. The line is long so do be prepared to wait....

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

O'Steen's is a huge part of our yearly trip to St.Augustine. We always look forward to those huge, delicious shrimp dipped in datil pepper sauce - yum! The sides change but are always amazing (I love the green beans). I'd definitely recommend getting there earlier in the day to avoid a wait...we usually arrive for dinner around 4 p.m. They... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stumbled across O'Steen's by accident 28 years ago and have made it a point to dine here every time we come to Florida! There's a reason they are on a wait at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, and yes as another reviewer has mentioned, the British Pub down the block has great beverages to make the wait more pleasurable.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A friend heard we were going to be traveling to St. Augustine so she gave us a gift card to O'Steen's. She told us to get there early because the place gets packed early. We arrived at 6pm and sure enough there was an hour wait so we decided to go to the British Pub a few doors down and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

1st CASH ONLY. 2nd go in the daytime if you can. Nighttime is not going to work, You will have a 45 min to an hour wait. They have great fried seafood. I always get they shrimp and oysters and they are fried perfectly. The service is great and they have good desserts too. Prices are reasonable for a seafood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I cannot find the words to describe how delicious the shrimp are here. I have been numerous times and they seem to get better and better. Veggies and desserts are all excellent also. The antique store next door is great to peruse while waiting. Bring cash, no credit taken.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-829-6974

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?