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O'Steen's Restaurant

205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
904-829-6974
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Ranked #27 of 485 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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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English first
Ormond Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This very casual restaurant is a favorite place for locals. Great seafood! The waitresses are helpful and friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We decided to try this place because it had a lineup at 5:15 on Tuesday, so we assumed it had to be good. I checked Tripadvisor and people raved about the shrimp. Well, my wife is Chinese and, trust me, the Chinese do shrimp superbly (we are from Calgary). But the shrimp were cooked dead and dry. The batter was... More

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Mooresboro
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The best meal on this trip, very fresh seafood, and sides were great. And they gave enough food. Was worth the wait, about 45min on a Tuesday at about 5pm.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our family went to Osteen's on a recommendation from a family friend while on vacation. We were warned about the wait, but were a little shocked with an hour and a half on a Thursday night! Deciding that our little one wouldn't make the wait time, we ordered to go. Our friend had raved about the fried shrimp, so we... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Osteens Restaurant in St. Augustine Beach Florida is not only a landmark for locals, but one of the best consistent seafood restaurants on the east coast. During the summer months the wait can be up to an hour for a thirty minute meal. For the tourist the hour wait can be visiting an antique store next door or a drink... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

And the oysters weren't bad. They just weren't delicious. There was so much breading that I could barely taste the oysters. Perhaps I should have gone with the much touted fried shrimp. However, the side dishes (summer squash and pickled beets) and the hush puppies were delightful. The staff was as sweet as their sweet tea. Great service. I might... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We arrived at Osteen's at 6 pm on a Saturday and anticipated having to wait. The wait was an hour and a half so we decided to go rent a Redbox and shop before returning. Upon returning, I had to wait another 15 minutes just to be able to step up to the window. They sat us at 8 pm... More

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Fayetteville, AR
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the best shrimp you've ever eaten. I promise. The restaurant has been here 38 years. Our family has been coming here almost as long. We've been known to eat here every day for a week. You might have to wait, it's worth it. Get the fried shrimp, it comes in 6, 12, and 18 piece sizes. The red... More

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willow springs mo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Waited over an hour in downpour on a Wednesday night at 5 o'clock. Thought we got there early enough to beat the rush - WRONG! Was it worth the wait. OH YEAH! Best fried seafood ever. Awesome crabcakes. Great homemade datil pepper hot sauce. Forget standard salad and baked potato and enjoy the great vegetables. This is a must do... More

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Mathews, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Family has been in the shrimp business- and husband is a chef- so you can believe me when I say this restaurant serves the best tasting fried shrimp in the US! A must stop for any St Augustine visit- even the side dishes are freshly prepared to perfection! The batter is light and airy and the unique shrimp shape for... More

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