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Salt Water Cowboy's

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299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
904 471 2332
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York NY
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the restaurant setting overlooking the wetlands. I enjoyed the variety of tasty meals and excellent service ( Kailey)

Thank yjc513
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the shrimp and grits and it was amazing. My husband had a fried fish combo that was average. The atmosphere was nice on the marsh. I would go again.

Thank DeAnna S
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place. The food is great and it ia a great place to be at sunset. I had the Shrimp and grits. It was so-o-o-o-o good. We also had the gator tail appetizer, cheese bread, cucumber fish, and their great house salad. It was all fantastic. I won't wait so long next time to come back.

Thank LoisF1972
Greenville, South Carolina
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The positive was that it is a nice setting overlooking the wetlands and the service was good. That said, this is just an average fish/seafood house. The prices were high and I expected a lot more. There were 4 of us and we had oysters, shrimp & grits, red clam chowder and fried scallops/shrimp. None of the meals stood out.... More 

Thank Elijay2
Cleveland TN
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to salt water on 7/15. Have to say this place puts "HARRYS" to shame. Ordered oysters here and they were the size of silver dollars, Wife had grouper n shrimp. Try the swamp thing to drink. Wait staff was great all the way around.

Thank jamy1961
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set on a lovely saltwater marsh. We went with a family group of fifteen and were promptly seated and orders taken. Unfortunately several of us ordered oysters, but we're disappointed when later were told they had none. We quickly made a substitute order. My salad was great (loved the house dressing) but my scallop and shrimp combo I would rate... More 

Thank crocHuntress
The Woodlands, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in San Augustine. A must when visiting. Try the Coconut Shrimp... You won't be disappointed and the Hush Puppies.....lets just say if my mamma was there I would have slapped her twice😀. These are the best Hush Puppies around! Go early like at 5:00... It's gets crowded quick

Thank markallen04
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and Service was Great! It has been a couple of years since I had been to the restaurant. The last time the service was so slow. But tonight the service was great! Always great Seafood!

Thank BClarkWCU
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love salty Cowboys. I take my family visiting here everytime. It's real swamp food. Crawfish, shrimp, gator, crab. Excellent. Great decor and stories too.

Thank Hawaiian Mermai... 2
Jacksonville, FL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister-in-law and her husband drove three hours to meet us at the restaurant, and we drove down from Jax yesterday. It was overall very disappointing, compared to our last visit where everything was wonderful. Has it changed management or what? First of all, it was soooo hot in there. A.C. not working properly? I probably won't go back. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904 471 2332

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