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Santa Maria Restaurant

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135 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4402
904-829-6578
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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As of Monday, August 8, 2016, Santa Maria is closed for renovations. Funny, didn't see a single hard hat anywhere. Good luck Santa Maria we used to like to feed the fish and birds from our table.

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1 Thank Larry R
Findlay, Ohio
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

No, the title of this review is NOT sarcastic, in case you were wondering. I'm surprised how low this place is ranked in Saint Augustine. I enjoyed nearly everything about Santa Maria when I visited two summers ago. I loved the location on the water and being able to see all of the boats from the table. Feeding the sea... More 

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Thank SeaGreenSnail1009
Kennesaw, Georgia
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great location, but closed for business. People said it had really gone downhill and was a great view with terrible food. Hopefully and great chef/restaurateur will take it over.

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Thank llmcb67
Albany, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My family has always enjoyed eating here and feeding the fish through the little trap doors by the tables alongside the walls of the restaurant. He were very disappointed to learn that it was closed, but felt better when we learned that it had been purchased and would be re-opened after extensive renovations.

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Thank Laney A
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Staff is great unless there is a big group coming in We always did breakfast as that is what time we are in town Food was good and staff was always helpfull

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Thank Heather S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This place has been closed down and is waiting renovation to become an new place for everyone who visits St. Augustine to enjoy

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5 Thank Laura P
Kansas City, Missouri
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302 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Santa Maria, an iconic landmark in St. Augustine, is no longer operating. Another local restaurant is currently in negotations to purchase the property.

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3 Thank williame975
Orlando, Florida, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This restaurant has been on the Matanzas bay on the water for decades. While it looks attractive, the food is inedible and pricey. I have not one redeeming thing to say about it other than it is the only restaurant in St. Augustine on the water. Unfortunately, standing outside and viewing is dangerous because people feed the gulls that constantly... More 

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2 Thank JimMacD23
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230 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Fortunately this restaurant has closed. It was a dump. The good news is that the owner of O.C. Whites has purchased it and will reopen after major renovating. The location is perfect, being on the inland waterway.

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2 Thank nlskinner
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very good seafood what you don't eat feed it to the fish Hush puppies are very good all the dishes I have found very cooked right

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4402
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-829-6578

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