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Santa Maria Restaurant

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135 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4402
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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank SeaGreenSnail1009
Kennesaw, Georgia
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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.

Thank Laney A
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

Thank Heather S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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

4 Thank Laura P
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

3 Thank williame975
Orlando, Florida, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank JimMacD23
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220 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

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

Thank Chris A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Stuffed mushroom caps were great. Yeah, the food was good. Water view everywhere. The coolest thing was sitting at the windows. They will give you a basket of bread and you can feed the fish. They go nuts! Thousands of them! So, it was a must do once for us.

Thank JonArlene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?