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Santa Maria Restaurant

135 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4402
904-829-6578
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Ranked #305 of 484 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The building is OLD, it smells like it in places too. It reminds you of a seafood rest. from the 70's and had any of the staff walked out from the kitchen sporting mullets, I would've felt like I stepped out of a time machine. We were concerned at first, but once the waitress told us the kids could feed... More

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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had a great time! View was amazing, kids got to watch drawbridge go up. Food was very good. I had grilled shrimp tacos. Kids had a blast feeding the fish table side. Building and decor need a little tlc and updating, but overall great experience

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Miami
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This restaurant is at the end of a wooden pier in the St Augustine harbor. Wonderful views of the famous bridge, antique looking ships, the city, etc. Next to the tables & windows they have small trap doors to drop bread (supplied) through to waiting birds & fish. Was a lot of fun for kids at another table & my... More

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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have kids, take them here because everyone will be happy. The view on the bay is wonderful and your kids can feed the birds & fish while you have a great meal and an even better cocktail served in one of their signature mason jar glasses! (I now have a small collection of them!)

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not my norm to comment when something is not good but this place was beyond not good and i come from the restaurant business. Its very dirty and the food is awful! What a waste of my money!

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were very impressed with the improvement in the quality of food. We had written the Santa Maria off as a tourist trip and only went because our daughter requested it for her birthday. Boy, were we wrong! The four of us ordered variations of the shrimp dinner; fried, buffalo and coconut. Everyone was very happy with their selection and... More

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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was very hesitant to eat here but my boyfriend was intrigued by the location of the restaurant, which sits over the water. It is very old and staff are not very friendly or look like they enjoyed being there. We sat at the end of the restaurant over the water. It smelled and liked grimy and the tables were... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Seeing the restaurant sitting out on the water definitely peaked my interest. We saved the dinner so we could be seated during sunset and had a great time. There is no parking but it's not a terrible walk from the public parking garage ($10 for the day). My husband and I both had the fish of the day and the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Walking in to the restaurant, which is built like a boat house on the sea it smelled funky, I guess it must have been the wall-to-wall carpet, which had probably not been changed in quite a while. We were seated inside, because it was too hot to sit outside that day. If you’re seated next to a window you can... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Server was an absentee server, food was decent and the feeding of the fish, through a hole in the wall was the highlight of the night. Downer: no parking. Driving around for 20-30 minutes to find parking was difficult . Restrooms and decor needs refreshing, along with the walk way.

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