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Cafe Alcazar

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American, Greek, French, International
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25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
19048259948
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Description: Casual fine dining in what was once the world's largest swimming pool....
Casual fine dining in what was once the world's largest swimming pool. Offering international cuisine for lunch daily, and a special Art Walk dinner from 6PM to 9PM on the First Friday Art Walk of each month. Reservations recommended. Private events also available, please contact restaurant for details.
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  • 343
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and delicious food

I was very impressed with the food. Excellent quality food at a reasonable price. There was a piano player during our lunch. It was fun to eat where a pool used to be!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kristen R
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best part of this restaurant is its unique location in the bottom of a huge swimming pool -- empty of course. The waiter will tell you about the history of the pool and the landmark building it is located in, when Hotel Alcazar was in its heydey and snowbird tourists sought a warm-weather resort experience in the early 1900s.... More 

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Thank We2love2eat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was very impressed with the food. Excellent quality food at a reasonable price. There was a piano player during our lunch. It was fun to eat where a pool used to be!

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Thank Kristen R
Florida
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderfull Lunch experience here. little bit pricy but worth it.During waiting for the food we browsed the little Antic Shops on each side of the "Pool". Nice piano music and relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Maren Z
Reston, Va
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at this wonderful cafe. The venue was in the elegant space of what was once the largest indoor pool in the world It was located in the Lightner Museum The food was amazing and delicious We listened to a baby grand piano played by a talented man I highly recommend this cafe We met the chef.

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Thank Janice S
Memphis
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found our selves in a charming small restaurant which would have been the deep end of the swimming pool at the old Alcazar Hotel. The food was well prepared. The piano music was pleasant. Service was good. The surrounds included small antique shops. It was a unique experience.

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Thank MissMem
Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You get to eat inside a Very huge swimming pool (empty of course). We were server Escargot and their take on Tapas. Never eaten escargot before but friends stated it was chewy and not the best they had ever eaten.

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Thank Mel120
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place thinking it was some sort of antique shop. The atmosphere is very elegant, yet casual. You are sitting on the bottom of what used to be the worlds largest indoor swimming pool...awesome! The food is very very good and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Truly a unique dining experience.

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Thank Jared L
BONITA SPRINGS
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not going off the deep end in recommending Cafe Alcazar for lunch in the Lightner Museum. You can enjoy a scrumptious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and daily specials while dining in what was once the deep end of the largest indoor pool at the old Alcazar Hotel. It offers dinner on the first Friday during Artwalk.

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Thank Scoop76
Gettysburg
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here after touring the Lightner Museum because it is located in the same building. The setting is very unique because it is the now empty indoor swimming pool of the historic Alcazar Hotel in downtown St Augustine. My husband enjoyed the Shrimp Scampi and my soup/sandwich combo was very good as well. We would certainly recommend this... More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't written a review in awhile, but the lunch we had at this cafe deserves a great commendation. The service was superb and, while we didn't feel the need to dress up, our waiter was nicely dressed in dress pants and tie. The ambience was lovely, softly lit and made all the more enjoyable by the tasteful Christmas decorations.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 19048259948

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Greek, French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings

Description

Casual fine dining in what was once the world's largest swimming pool. Offering international cuisine for lunch daily, and a special Art Walk dinner from 6PM to 9PM on the First Friday Art Walk of each month. Reservations recommended. Private events also available, please contact restaurant for details.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?