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“Great food and great staff!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kingfish Grill

Kingfish Grill
252 Yacht Club Dr, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-0492
904-824-2111
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Ranked #129 of 486 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located right at the docks of Camachee Cove Marina, we offer spectacular waterfront views with both inside and outside dining. Enjoy the freshest seafood and casual cuisine served in a relaxed setting. We have something for everyone including the kids! The Harbor View offers stunning 2nd story views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor and the teeming tidal marshes of Saint Augustine.
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food and great staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We eat here about once a month because their fried shrimp are the best in St. Augustine. Last week, while putting several shrimp in the take home box, I accidentally knocked it on the floor. I figured it was my clumsiness and picked up the shrimp, put them back on the plate, and prepared to leave. The server stopped me and said the chef was frying some replacement shrimp. I said it was not necessary, that it was my fault they ended up on the floor. She said he insisted. She came right back with the shrimp. As we were going out the door, the chef appeared to wish us a nice evening. I thanked him and told him how nice he was, that he did not have to cook more shrimp. He said it was the right thing to do to make up for it being noisy. Well, it was happy hour time on a Friday, the only time ever it's been noisy. Wonderful people serving wonderful food!

  • Visited October 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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KingfishOwner, Manager at Kingfish Grill, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
And wonderful guests! We read your Trip Advisor posting at several server meetings as a textbook case of taking care of our guests. We want all our guests to share in the experience that you have related. Thank you for coming in to Kingfish Grill, and we hope to see you back soon.
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English first
Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice , Pleasant dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

From entering to leaving the dining experience was excellent. Smiling young hostess seated us immediately, waiter took drink order and served it in about 5 minutes, took our food order and it was served in approx minutes. Peeled shrimp appetizer, captains platter and ribs were the entrees. All were very good. Pleasant atmosphere, a nice place to dine out .. Reasonable prices.





Visited October 2013
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KingfishOwner, Manager at Kingfish Grill, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
5 minutes seems a little long for drink service by our normal standards here. We will try to tighten that up for your next visit. Your review was very nice to here. Please introduce yourself on your return visit.
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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Great deck for an outdoor lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here with a group and everyone was happy with their meal - which ranged from salads, fish tacos, fish sandwic, and fried shrimp. Only negative comments were on small amount of crab in otherwise very good crab soup mad the fried fish on the tacos were little nuggets that seemed processed and likely froze - but grilled fish tacos were great. Service was very efficient and friendly.

Visited October 2013
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KingfishOwner, Manager at Kingfish Grill, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Glad to hear that everyone was happy with their food. Blackening the fish on the tacos also adds a big dimension to the tacos. Hope to see you back soon.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Bad experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Probably one of the worst meals we have ever had in this area! The prixe fix meal was very bad. The fish was not fresh, the pie was like a piece of cardboard but the salad - not bad! The service was terrible. The waitress left us for long periods of time without asking us whether we liked the meal or if she could get us anything. The view was fine but not spectacular. We will not be going back here at all and we would not recommend anyone going either!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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KingfishOwner, Manager at Kingfish Grill, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
I am sorry that you didn't care for your meal, except for the salad. We do pride our kitchen in getting and serving fresh, local fish daily. I would have loved the opportunity to fix the situation as it occurred and did follow up on your visit with your hotel. We still extend the offer to correct the situation when you visit St. Augustine again. Thank you for your input.
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The Villages, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A delight. Great atmosphere and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Ate dinner on the covered patio overlooking the intercoastal. A 4-pc band was doing a wonderful performance of 'Santana' tunes. I like simple fresh quality ingredients, so I don't like fried, breaded, pastas, sauced or cheesy dishes. I really liked the menu, which gave me choices of good fresh food. I chose the Mediterranean salad topped with mahi, which was great. A little pricier than a similar salad at home. Altogether a delightful evening.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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KingfishOwner, Manager at Kingfish Grill, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
I really liked your review, thank you for taking time out of your day to post it. That band is called Mario Peral and His Latin Jazz and has played around town for years. Look to see him next spring and summer when we start next year's music program.
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