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O'Steen's Restaurant

205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
904-829-6974
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Ranked #31 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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Pearland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were on vacation in St. Augustine in July. After reading the many rave reviews about O'Steens, my family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers decided to eat at O'Steens on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. We came early at 6:00 pm to avoid the long lines and I made sure to bring cash. We placed our orders for 4 fried... More

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Southeast US
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice during the past week, both times for lunch. Fried shrimp is the star attraction here; my observation was that at least 80% of the customers ordered it. And it was GREAT! For variety, I also had crab cakes (also fried). They were very good as well, full of crab meat and little or no binder/filler. Their... More

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Mid Florida, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Was here 2 years ago so when passing thru 2 days ago went out of the way to again visit here - you will not have better fried shrimp with their own dipping sauce also recomend you have a cup of their Minorcan(sp) clam chowder yummy the staff is so freindly and helpful

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were told that this experience was a must-have for visiting St. Augustine. The fried shrimp were definitely some of the best I've had but the wait was about an hour long and that seemed to be consistently the wait whenever you came. Plus they only took cash, which is sort of a pain when you're traveling. The homemade Datil... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband was recommended O'steens by some locals. We looked it up on Trip Advisor, noticing that there were glowing reviews. We stopped by at 6pm on a Wednesday, and there was an hour wait. The very personable Hostess took our name and suggested that we have a drink at the British pub about 50 yards away while we wait.... More

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Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We drove my O'Steens and noticed they very long line out the door so we assumed it was a local hot spot. We returned later that day and only waited a few minutes for the counter. Apparently the lines can be very long (1-2 hours) at times, but that was not my experience. Interestingly, you can go to the pub... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lucked upon this seafood restaurant in St. Augustine. The restaurant is small and had a little bit of a wait but was well worth it. Inside was a small counter area and tables, so we had to wait on the bench outside. They also had a side take out window.It seemed to be mostly local guests. Everyone in my family... More

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Rochester, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our friend from Jacksonville raves about O'Steens. In his opinion it's the only place to eat seafood in St. Augustine, especially fried shrimp. Being from Rochester where fresh fish is non-existent, I was excited to eat at O'Steen's for lunch. We passed the hour wait by having a beer down the street at a funky place called Planet Sarbez, owned... More

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Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not exactly fine dining, but the food was great and the service friendly and attentive. This is a small casual dining restaurant where there is almost always a wait. Sign in your name and spend some time browsing the antique store next door (they pipe into the store to call names). We both had the shrimp which was as good... More

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Martin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food was bland. I had the smaller shrimp plate and had to roll my shrimp in Datil sauce for flavor. French fries are crinkle cut, so I assume they're frozen and fried. Everyone else at my table said their food was great. I just didn't see anything special about it. Conch house and Redfrog&Mctoads were better stops during the week.... More

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