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Salt Water Cowboy's

299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
+1 904-471-2332
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time here, at sunset (I recommend!). Charming off the beaten path restaurant, great service, and delicious food. Great place for date night or family get togethers. The rustic setting on the marsh is perfect.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank flav07
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a pretty old place with interesting old photos and framed memorabilia. 'Gator is served several ways. Interesting combos. Well orepared and served. When it gets dark it may be hard to find your car after you eat. You could also get the feeling...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard rave reviews about this restaurant, so we had to go visit on one of our trips to the beach. The ambience was great, but we weren't as impressed with the food as many of the people are. And it is extremely expensive. But,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Large portions are served, and lots of variety on the menu. It's been 25 years since we ate here last but it's still as good! The fried pickles are great as well as the blackened mahi mahi and coconut shrimp. Highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LoneStar24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to go, right on the Matanzas River, where we were able to watch the sun go down. The decor is fun and the food was delish. Service was great from Summer. She got us our water. Cocktails and wonderful fresh...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here with the family for Christmas and someone recommended me this restaurant. Great food, friendly service with fair prices. The view of the sunset was amazing!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fxb81
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

I have visited this place well over a dozen times, the last two times were disappointing. While I love the atmosphere the food is mediocre, for instance my father loves lobster so every time I come down to visit I take him. My father lives...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

This restaurant is an institution. Granted, it was better 30 years ago when the owners were on hand, but the food is still good and the seafood fresh. Just be careful about takeout because they typically mess up the order. The fried alligator is the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jgmshine
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Took our family in town from Chicago, wanted to give them a real Florida feeling at a local restaurant. As usual, Saltwater was awesome! The food was local, fresh, and large portions. Our server Hunter was spot on, gave our family great suggestions, and we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 852rebeccab
Reviewed November 19, 2018

There is a difference between rustic and old. There's a difference between clean and dirty. The walls are decorated with animals and furs, all of which haven't seen a vacume in years. So one can only imagine the condition(s) in the kitchen. The food is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Claudia Z
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Georgia Family T | Reviewed this property |
They didn't when we were there.
Berniece M
August 18, 2016|
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March 15, 2015|
Response from dmlefebvre | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations but you can do call ahead seating. Not that you need to, it's never very busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
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, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-2332
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