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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 496
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Great little diner

Good food, friendly service. No bells and whistles but we would definitely go there again. Even the locals eat here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Goodriba
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Good food, friendly service. No bells and whistles but we would definitely go there again. Even the locals eat here!

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Sebring, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. Only dislike would be everything is fried but flavors and taste were excellent. They excel in fried shrimp, it was very light and you could actually taste the shrimp. Tilapia and scallops were also very delicious. Will definitely go there again

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54 reviews 54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Closed on Sundays & they take cash only so beware! Usually a long wait but there's a large bench outside for ur convenience. Love love love this place! I almost never eat fried foods, but this is not ur usual fried food. The shrimp are lightly battered and DELICIOUS. If u eat here, u must try them! Omg...I'm craving them... More 

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Nashville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The side items are average. The decor is old and the seating is VERY limited. But the shrimp is worth it. I'm sure this is 99% of the reason it is so popular. We were here in April, on a Friday about 2:00 in the afternoon and still had a 30 min wait. I can only imagine the wait during... More 

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WARRENSBURG
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here several times, and the food and service has always been very good. We were back in the area with our Friends, and they have never been in teh St. Augustine area before, and they both like seafood, so this was a place we decided to take them. They both agreed with my wife... More 

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Joliet , Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

People wait outside in long lines just to eat here. It is not at all fancy. It put in mind of a old fashion breakfast restaurant. I don't know what all the fuss is all about. I have had better shrimp but my husband enjoyed his flounder dinner. I liked the food better at Barnacle Bill's.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The wait time was not as long as some others experienced, but the restaurant was notably busy indicating probable good food. The food was good, although nothing notable, and service was average as it was very busy. The prices were good for the most part, but expensive for a daily catch item.

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Jacksonville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is old-style Florida fried seafood-platter restaurant - so what - it's GREAT. The service was excellent and the datil pepper sauce is fantastic. Warning: portions are big! Sharing the double order of fried shrimp and a bowl of the stellar Minorcan clam chowder is a big meal for two (and we're big eaters). Note: cash or local check only,... More 

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St Augustine, Fl
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I don't get the reviews, people love this place, but to be honest the food is just average and the wait time too long. Barnicle Bills, Schooners, O'steens are all the same Fried, butterflied shrimp, and old fashioned sides. there are plenty of other places in St. Augustine to go, skip the line and seek out one of the others.

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Phoenix, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had the fried shrimp it is lightly breaded and delicious. We loved the sauce that they have on the table and the clam chowder was also good.

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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
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?