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Salt Water Cowboy's

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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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“rock shrimp” (50 reviews)
“frog legs” (40 reviews)
“cheese bread” (40 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
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Reviewed yesterday

This restauarant is a great seafood place to eat. I would not do the fried. Their batter is too thick. The blackened or grilled are fantastic. They have a huge variety of food to order.

Thank Daisyjack11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was the closest restaurant to our rental. Maybe because we got there late on a Tuesday evening, we got seating right away. There were 6 of us, took about 2 minutes for a waiter to take our drink order, about 6 to get the...More

Thank fwjthoj
Reviewed 3 days ago

Parking and wait time can be challenging. Arrive early and drive past the front door to the parking nearer the marshlands. Ask for a window seat, if available. Selections for our diners were Shrimp Scampi, Blackened Snapper, Fried Shrimp, Ribs, and Scallops. The seafood was...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere is laid back and casual. We sat on the deck and it was very pleasant. We were seated immediately. Food was delicious and service was good. Parking can be tight sometimes but there were several open spaces. The view at sunset is lovely.

Thank riverchaser11
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great restaurant, but get there early. The wait can be long to get in. I ordered the fried scallops and my husband had the fried oysters. They served generous portions. The Cheese Bread and the unusual cocktails were good too.

Thank Tanzy123
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wife and I went on a weekday. Tight parking there so take care, Had Stuffed shrimp and Clam Chowder with sides of baked beans and potato salad and cheesbread. She had Broiled shrimp/scallops and cole slaw. Overall Not good...My crabbed stuffed shrimp, was lukewarm(even on...More

Thank sceenname2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We used to love Saltwater Cowboys prior to Hurricane Matthew and went there as often as we could. They had some damage and were closed for a while undergoing renovations. I do not know if the Chef changed or what but I thought the food...More

Thank Jose J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to find without GPS but well worth the effort. I do not like seafood but I decided to be brave and ordered the catch of the day... Tuna. OMG, the blackened tuna steak was delicious & cooked to order .. my husband had...More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for a light dinner and drinks with two friends. The decor obviously appeals to most folks, but the driftwood/rough wood chairs/hutches etc. that seem to be made of artificial wood with fake rough signs and chatchkas just seemed like the worst of Disney...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saltwater cowboys was highly recommended by a friend, so we thought we would enjoy the experience. Upon arriving, the swamp which surrounds the building was emitting an odor similar to a leaking septic system, despite this olfactory assault we continued inside, first mistake! The staff...More

Thank tarzanwth
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Berniece M
August 18, 2016|
Response from Veloria11 | Reviewed this property |
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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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