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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

This overlooks the MARSH, not the beach, but I like it better than those dive beach bars. It's an old cracker house that serves good, home cooked Florida food. It's always fun to get the oysters in-the-shell and sit outside because it can get a...More

Thank imwhannderful
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Went here for an early dinner or late lunch. The view and ambiance in out of this world. Bring your camera or have your phone ready. Food was fair and the service was the worst in the city. This is the only restaurant I have...More

Thank Allen_W225
Reviewed January 9, 2016

This restaurant is a great place to eat. Food is fresh since it is right on the bay. The atmosphere is rustic.

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed January 8, 2016

Described in ads as a "mainstay" and recommended by the resort staff where we stayed, we expected better. I had grilled shrimp and my husband had BBQ ribs and shrimp. Shrimp in both meals was dry and not very flavorful. We did better at Winn...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great view and atmosphere so worth a visit been a couple of time food is just ok. Sometimes served cold. Wait staff has always been good

Thank labaker026
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had been going there for years, on and off, and had not been been in some time when we brought family there on 12/27/15. For starters, we had 2 doz. fresh oysters and when they arrived, I couldn't believe how small they were! Besides...More

3  Thank Brewster45
Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have been going to Cowboys for 30 plus years but after tonight meal we may not be going again. The setting was beautiful as usual. The service was very good. The food was mediocre at best. The potatoes were cold and the flounder was...More

3  Thank ReluctantFlyerGA
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic setting! Good food. Go early... Packed! Great sea food! Amazing view of the Marsh! Brilliant evening!! Good value for money! Definitely recommend !

Thank stephrowbo
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Greeted and seated immediately. Drinks and appetizer brought out right away. Nice decor. Meal brought out in a timely manner. Slow to refill drinks. Once our food was brought out, Courtney, our waitress did not return to check on us. She failed to bring my...More

1  Thank LM P
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited this wonderful restaurant twice during my five day stay in St. Augustine. Food was top-notch both times. All of the ladies in my group felt the same way as I did about the quality of the food. Also, the Christmas decorations and view of...More

Thank Kpin66
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, 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, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-2332
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