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Salt Life Food Shack


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner

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Cup 4.99
Bowl 7.99
Bahamian Conch Chowder
An island-style favorite.
Cup 4.99
Bowl 7.99
New England Clam Chowder
Homemade cream-based chowder served with tender clams and potatoes.
Fried Calamari
Lightly fried calamari rings, served with Shack sauce.
Blue Crab Asiago Dip
Blue crab and spinach baked in a bubbly asiago cheese sauce and lightly topped with breadcrumbs. Served with garlic toast points.
Shack Fries
French fries seasoned and served with Shack sauce.
Jose's Guacamole
Made with fresh avocados, lime juice, tomatoes and cilantro, served with tortilla chips.
Served with tortilla chips. Take it up a notch, add chorizo for a buck.
Tuna Tostada**
Fresh spicy tuna on a crisp tortilla topped with sliced avocado and drizzled with a wasabi cream and sweet Asian sauce.
Sautéed and seasoned with sea salt.
Shrimp and Chorizo Nachos
Grilled shrimp and chorizo topped with corn, black beans, jack and cheddar cheese, pico and finished with a cilantro lime cream drizzle.
(10) 11.99
Island-smoked, fried and coated with our Hawaiian sauce and top ped with sesame seeds.
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Beachside Buffalo
Fried and tossed with our Shack secret wing sauce.
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Fried then blackened.
Hutto's Ceviche**
Diced grouper with onions, peppers and tomatoes, all marinated in fresh lime juice.
Oysters on the Half Shell*
Dozen oysters raw or steamed. Served with cocktail sauce and horseradish.
Grilled Garlic Parm Oysters
1/2 Dozen fresh select oysters chargrilled in a garlic butter sauce topped with Parmesan.
Oyster Shooter*
Two Bucks! Raw oyster, beer, cocktail sauce and heat.
Tuna Roll**
Tuna, avocado and cucumber. Tempura fried and plated with wasabi cream.
Spicy Tuna Roll**
Fresh tuna mix rolled with carrots, cucumber and cream cheese. Served over wasabi cream and eel sauce then topped with Sriracha.
Crunch Roll
Tempura battered shrimp, carrot, cucumber and cream cheese rolled in a panko breading and flash fried. Drizzled with eel sauce and wasabi cream.
Salmon Roll**
Smoked salmon rolled with applewood-smoked bacon, asparagus and cream cheese served with eel sauce and wasabi cream.
Rockin' Lobster Roll
Lobster salad with cream cheese, spinach and carrots in a soy paper wrap, topped with sliced mango, jalapeños, wasabi fish eggs and Sriracha.
Mexican Shrimp Roll**
Tempura battered shrimp and avocado wrapped in soy paper. Topped with sliced ahi tuna, fresh jalapeños, Sriracha and wasabi fish eggs.
Asian Salmon Salad^
Grilled salmon over mixed greens with carrots and cabbage tossed in a ginger dressing topped with fire roasted red peppers, red onion, grilled pineapple chunks, sliced almonds, green onions and drizzled with a sweet Asian sauce.
Seared Ahi Tuna Salad^ **
Chilled sesame seared ahi tuna, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, cabbage, carrots and toasted almonds. Finished with an Asian sesame-soy dressing.
Homemade Chicken Salad^^
Hearts of palm, sliced avocado, candied walnuts, grape tomatoes and smoked chicken salad served over fresh greens with your choice of dressing.
Shrimp Taco Salad
Sautéed seasoned shrimp served on a bed of mixed greens tossed in a tomatillo ranch dressing. Topped with mixed cheeses, black bean and corn salsa, and pico, then garnished with fresh homemade guacamole and tortilla strips.
Baja Chicken Salad^^
A blend of smoked chicken, red peppers, red onions and portabella mushrooms on top of mixed greens, tossed with mixed cheese, tomatoes, black bean and corn salsa, cilantro pesto and finished with chipotle aioli and tortilla strips.
Mix & match any tacos. (2) Tacos $12.99 | (3) Tacos $15.99. Add a Side: Homemade Guacamole $2.99 | Queso $1.99; All tacos finished with our Ensenada slaw, pico de gallo, Mexican cheese and served with chips.
Woodgrilled Mahi Taco
Seasoned woodgrilled mahi and avocado.
Shrimp Taco
Seasoned shrimp sautéed with bacon, onion and cilantro.
Steak Taco
Grilled skirt steak with black bean and corn salsa.
Smoked Salmon Taco
Grilled smoked salmon with pineapple.
Poke Tuna Taco**
Raw poke tuna tossed in sesame soy dressing with avocado and wasabi cream.
Fried Grouper Taco
Hand breaded and fried to order.
Shrimp and Chorizo Taco
Seasoned sautéed shrimp and chorizo.
Chicken Taco^
Cornflake and almond-encrusted chicken tenders then pan-fried.
Add a side of shack fries $2.49.
Beach Burger**
Our signature woodgrilled burger served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and Shack sauce. .
Burger Club**
Applewood-smoked bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo.
Big Wave Burger
Half-pound woodgrilled burger served with lettuce, tomato and Shack sauce, then topped with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and avocado fries.
Turkey Burger^^
A blend of turkey, onions, peppers and secret spices topped with cilantro pesto and melted provolone with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Tuna Burger
Handmade yellowfin tuna burger served with lettuce, tomato and onion, topped with house made avocado fries, and drizzled with a wasabi cream and Asian sweet sauce. A Shack favorite!
Tropical Yardbird
Woodgrilled chicken breast topped with grilled pineapple and provolone. Drizzled with maple-soy glaze and honey mustard and served with lettuce and tomato.
Boca Style Grouper Sandwich
Breaded and pan-sautéed grouper topped with fresh avocado, tomatoes and lettuce. Finished with a key lime drizzle.
Woodgrilled Fish Sandwich
Woodgrilled mahi garnished with cilantro lime and red pepper aioli with lettuce and tomato.
Chicken Salad BLT
Smoked chicken blended with mayo, celery, raisins and onions, served on grilled ciabatta bread with Havarti cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato.
Portabella Veggie Sandwich^^
Grilled portabella mushroom, red peppers, onions and Havarti cheese on ciabatta bread with cilantro pesto and red pepper aioli.
Caliche's Poke Bowl**
Straight from Wishbones in Playa Jaco — fresh sushi grade ahi tuna seasoned with Caliche's secret marinade. Served with steamed spinach over sticky rice . Finished with diced avocados, green onions and sesame seeds. Pura Vida!
Seared Mahi Poke Bowl
Miso marinated mahi seared and served over sticky rice with sautéed spinach, squash, zucchini and red pepper with a ginger-soy glaze. Finished with diced avocados, green onions and sesame seeds.
Hawaiian Shrimp Bowl
Fresh shrimp, squash, zucchini, peppers and pineapple, Sautéed in a ginger-soy glaze. Served over sticky rice and spinach. Finished with diced avocados, green onions and sesame seeds.
Crunchy Chicken Thai Bowl^
Cornflake and almond-encrusted chicken sautéed and served on top of a bed of white rice, julienned vegetables with a yellow curry coconut cream sauce, sprinkled with coconut shavings.
Ask your server about today's catch!
Boca Style Shack Fish^
Fresh fish breaded and pan-sautéed topped with sliced avocado and tomato garnished with a key lime drizzle. Served with tropical fried rice.
Caribbean Shack Fish^
Seasoned catch of the day glazed with a teriyaki marinade, served over tropical fried rice with a diced Caribbean vegetable chutney.
Rain Forest Shack Fish
Woodgrilled catch of the day finished with our signature Salsa Verde and julienned vegetables. Served with a bed of warm black bean orzo and plantains.
Woodgrilled Salmon^
Marinated slow-smoked salmon, woodgrilled and finished with a maple-soy glaze. Served with tropical fried rice.
Beach Boil
Shrimp, snow crab legs, sausage, corn, onions and potatoes served in our seasoned boil.
Southern Fried Shrimp
Seasoned hand-breaded shrimp, fried to perfection served with fries and our famous Shack sauce.
Fried Grouper Basket
Lightly fried fish fingers served with fries and tartar sauce.
Lobster and Shrimp Pasta
Sautéed lobster and shrimp tossed in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce topped with Parmesan and green onions.
Shrimp Brochette^
Large shrimp wrapped in applewood bacon, skewered with pineapples, grilled and glazed with Hawaiian teriyaki sauce. Served with tropical fried rice. .
Proud winner of the 2017 Best of St. Augustine Competition for the following categories: Best Seafood Restaurant, Best Restaurant Overall, Best Family Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Servers and Best Fish Tacos. We offer a carefully crafted eclectic menu to cater to all tastes and personalities. Enjoy a wide array of specialty menu items, some favorites we have picked up along the way, including a Tuna Poke Bowl (straight from Wishbones in Costa Rica), Fresh Rolled Sushi, Local Fried Shrimp and Local Fresh Catch Rainforest Shack Fish. There are plenty of options to suit your many cravings. We also feature a full bar with twenty different beers on tap.
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed yesterday

Although it has received many accolades, it's average at best. It has great ambiance, a decent variety on the menu, but so-so food at higher prices.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank backtoGreece
Reviewed yesterday

nice atmosphere very attentive waitress we had Vanessa who was a great waiter, the host was very welcoming and friendly, good variety of food at this restaurant at reasonable prices

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank bigdawghec
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Partial ocean view across from the public pier and beach volleyball courts. We watched several games while we enjoyed the salt air and ocean breeze and enjoyed delicious shrimp and a grouper sandwich. Gets packed around prime dinner time so I would recommend an early...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank A9058LJbrianb
Reviewed 2 days ago

This visit to Salt Life was terrible. I am not someone who writes reviews as I spent many years in the restaurant biz and have owned one in my time, but this is my first review of a restaurant and I needed to share. My...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank FoodGuy2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed the atmosphere, cleanliness, and most of all the service was excellent! I will be returning again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank DonH2164
Reviewed 5 days ago

Salt Life Food Shack is always slammed every time we have been. It is a very popular spot on the scenic route. The food is always consistent and better than most places in that same area. The kids fish sticks are way over cooked and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 327meghanw
Salt Life F, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Life Food Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We have become a very popular restaurant over the years. We wish for all of our guests to enjoy the entire experience. For this reason we offer first come, first serve high tops...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After sitting at the outdoor bar upstairs I waited more than 10 minutes to be served they were only six people sitting at the bar it was more important that bar tenders checked his cell phones then service the customer! After my first beer I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Salt Life F, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Life Food Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Salt Life Food Shack believes in total guest satisfaction and we take all reviews seriously. We are reaching out to this guest privately for more information.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice decor, popular dining spot. Grouper sandwich very good, oysters were small in two early dinner experiences.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Jack O
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were pleasantly surprised with how tasty the food was and conveniently located across the road from our restaurant! Wonderful atmosphere; reasonably priced food; tasty meal! LOVED the Key Lime pie with graham cracker dessert! Highly recommend the Grouper Fish Taco--freshly prepared...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank SouthernWVian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was nice. The staff was nice. The food was just,ok. I think I may have been expecting more from others reviews and photos.

Date of visit: August 2019
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May 27, 2019|
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Response from Salt Life F | Property representative |
I'm sorry but we don't take reservations. We do offer first come, first serve high top tables upstairs and downstairs and we also have 2 lounge areas that are full service.
September 25, 2018|
Response from Venice_FLSandi | Reviewed this property |
I believe you may have sent your response to the wrong party. I gave a wonderful review to Salt Life and the server which we promised her that we would mention her in the post. You may want to go back to June to read my... More
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Salt Life F | Property representative |
We do have several vegan options. Salt Life Food Shack is a scratch kitchen so we can make just about anything you would like even it's not on the menu. Just ask your server or ask to speak with a manager. Thank you for... More
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