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Salt Water Cowboy's

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299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
+1 904-471-2332
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Englewood, Florida
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to Saltwater Cowboys and tok the time to drive there. It is falling down and closed. It does not look like this just happened. I was shocked. The tiny road going there is in bad need of repair. I see lots of ads for the place and the locals do not know it is closed. Be... More 

Thank nonsense193
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sister restaurant to Creekside Dinery. If you want a taste of Florida in a atmosphere reminiscent of the old south, then this is a must try experience. While it is true that the restaurant has some ups and downs, there are more ups. To gain the best experience, go early, order BBQ, hush puppies and/ or fresh... More 

Thank 263deb
Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, excellent wait staff and owners - you couldn't ask for anything better!! I've been going there for years - it's always the same - ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! It's a warm atmosphere with plenty of "fixins" to make a fantastic evening - I highly recommend Salt Water Cowboys - after all, I get to live here and enjoy... More 

Thank Debra P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The reviews of this place made it sound like you HAD to go there. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table, expected. We ordered 2 drinks from the outside bar and were charged more than the inside drink menu. The drinks were very weak as well. We both ordered the seafood platter - one broiled, one fried. The... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The place the locals take their out of town guests. Never visit that we don't eat here at least one time. Seafood is excellent and well prepared.

1 Thank DomesticDame
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This was such a terrible experience. The place came highly recommended and yet we couldn't find many, if any, bright spots in the meal. Service was slow but we can totally handle that if the food is good. We got a mixed run drink, one of the house specials, it was mediocre at best. Hard to screw up juice and... More 

1 Thank Amber L
Sugar Hill
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Really good with a quaint atmosphere. Good seafood! My friend had the fried oysters and said they were the best he had ever had.

Thank Phillip S
Columbus, Ohio
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268 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is always the first and last restaurant we go to when we are here for vacation. We come early because it gets busy fast. The Spicy Red Cowboy Chowder is spicy and delicious, I get a bowl. They have quite a lot on their menu with daily specials. It's always a toss-up for us. We either get the Stuffed... More 

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Newport, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Best seafood in St. Augustine. We've eaten here several times on our visit to St. Augustine and have never been disappointed! Excellent coconut shrimp! Very unique and delicious house salad. A must try! You won't be disappointed . (Don't eat lunch and be there when the doors open at 5 pm!)

Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Great location, right on the marsh. They have really good cheese bread to start off. I would recommend the fried shrimp and the potato skins with bbq is also worth a try. The decor is very rustic and very unique and fun. Definitely worth a try.

Thank TJ B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 904-471-2332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?