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O'Steen's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read an article in Garden and Gun magazine several years ago about the best places and the entree you must eat before you die. O'Steen's and their Fried Shrimp was one of their selections. On our next trip in that area we stopped at O'Steens and tried the shrimp. We agree with the magazine, it was excellent, Don't miss... More 

Thank Larry P
Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I drive 75 miles one way just to have the Shrimp dinner.I go on a Friday when they have the Squash Casserole. Its the best! I go there once a month because it is 150 miles round trip but worth the drive! Very pleasant waitress who have worked there for 20 + years. They sell over a thousand pounds of... More 

Thank Susan G
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped for lunch, and found this restaurant lived up to all that we had heard. Fresh shrimp, lightly battered, and fried with a plethora of sides from which to choose. Who could ask for anything more? Be sure to have cash, as they do not take credit cards.

Thank MarynMikeS
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum! That says it all. We had a new appetizer, broiled oysters au gratin and I went back twice during my stay just to eat it again. In fact, I deeply considered sleeping in my car so I could be first in line. Serously, All their seafood, not just the fried shrimp, is among the best I've ever had. These... More 

Thank Rocket_Ruth
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing wrong with this place is having to wait outside if there is a line. For me this has happened every time I have visited. The reason I hate waiting is simple, I always seem to be here on the day that a smoker needs to light one up. They always somehow seem to be 20 ft away... More 

Thank floridagrl
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local, my mom and I love to come to O'Steen's for fried shrimp! It's the best in the area! There can be a line but it's worth it!

Thank klammons
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we're in St. Augustine, we make a point of having dinner at O'Steen's. There is usually a row of patrons sitting on the long bench outside, waiting to be called to the window, where your name and number of diners have been given to the "hostess". When a table of people leaves, another is admitted in because there is... More 

Thank franciefuhrel
Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fried shrimp with delicious dipping sauce n datil pepper drops. The sides were just OK except for the great hush puppies. This place is classic Florida. This place only takes cash. We got there on a Thursday night at 6:30 and did not have to wait for a seat which we were told was a miracle.

Thank rogersober
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best shrimp! Great place reasonable prices, worth the wait. Staff and service were great. Highly recommended!

Thank James G
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks very unassuming and you could almost pass it by, except there are always people waiting to get in at meal times. That tells you right there how good this place is. I love their Minorcan Clam Chowder, I always get a bowl of it. They are known for their shrimp and that's what we go for. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-4504
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-829-6974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?