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“good food, long wait” 4 of 5 stars
Review of O'Steen's Restaurant

O'Steen's Restaurant
205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
904-829-6974
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Ranked #24 of 508 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout
Alton, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“good food, long wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

the food it very tasty. but the place is small, seats maybe fifty folks. So our tip is call ahead and get a take out. You can even eat your food at the british pub just down the street. they have some kind of conection, or just eat back in your room. because this is just a simple dinner with good food, so ne reason to wait and hour or two when they can have your food ready in 20 minutes for you to pick up at the window. the pink sauce is great! and I loved the fish.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great hometown restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This place lived up to it's reviews! We don't know how anyone could give it a bad review. The food was delicious! We had the seafood platter and shrimp so we got a good sampling and it was all wonderful! Very good service, friendly staff, just an overall good experience. We will be back! This is a must go to if you are in the area - if you have to wait, it is worth it!

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“It was OK, I've had better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place was recommended to us from our Dolphin Tour and when we saw everyone lined up outside, we figured it must be excellent. Well, we went back the next day (because we didn't have cash -they don't take credit cards)..i ordered the blacked fish and it was wayyy tooo spicy. My family ordered the shrimp, it was OK, I thought it lacked seasoning.

Overall, I've really had better.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Davidson, North Carolina
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A St. Augustine Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you're eating in, be prepared to wait. And then be prepared to stuff your face with the best fried shrimp in Northern Florida. If you like your seafood battered and fried then make plans to visit now.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
1 review
“Best fried shrimp!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I try to stay away from fried food but Osteen's fried shrimp was the best treat ever! The pink sauce was perfect for dipping and they batter they use before fring is so unique and delicious. So many sides to choose from. Great local little place and it IS worth waiting in that LONG line!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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