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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sponsored by: Salt Life Food Shack

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Live music
1. Live music
"Thank you Salt Life for a great experience this weekend!"
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2. Great Seafood
2. Great Seafood
"Great food and excellent service!"
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3. Eclectic menu
3. Eclectic menu
"Great food and service. Incredible view, absolutely loved this place"
Adam C
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal and my sushi was nicely prepared. The staff did a good job sitting, serving, and tending to their clientele. With such a busy atmosphere and staff shortages everywhere, I considered this an appropriate wait time for our food....I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed November 11, 2021

We try to diversify when we travel and eat as many places as possible but the food and service here were exceptional! So... we went two nights in a row. First, there were so many things I wanted on the menu, we had to go...back to try them! The calamari was the best I've ever had -- thick pieces, perfectly fried, light breading...wow! The grouper sandwich, the burger, the poke bowl, the tacos...all fresh, cooked perfectly and paired well with appropriate sauces. We also caught a special and sushi rolls were $6.99 -- incredible deal and amazing. We had the crab and avocado roll. Oh, let's not forget how good the Mai Tai and the Painkillers were. Our server Jill was the second reason we went back. What a sweetheart! She gave us great suggestions, took care of all our needs, and was genuine, despite being busy and needing to talk over live music. We requested her the second night because she was that awesome! Will be back!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super happy with our last visit there. Julia was super sweet and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. Can't say enough good things about her!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The atmosphere was amazing, the staff was friendly and the food was outstanding. You can’t go wrong with any selection on their menu. This is a must if you are ever in the St. Augustine, FL.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Jill at salt life food shack is the best server i’ve ever had. She was so amazing, quick, and prompt. Would ABSOLUTELY return! If you ever come here look for Jill!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were excited to finally get parking at the world famous Salt Life yet highly disappointed. The fish sandwich was small and mostly lettuce. Paying extra for fries that came in a small cup mostly filled with paper. About 10 fries for 2.99. The salmon...on the salmon salad was all I could eat because the lettuce and pepper were soggy and warm. Very sad to pay these prices approx 20 per meal and it not even be enjoyable. On a positive note the server Julia was very friendly and the fans were nice on the patio to help keep it cool. We will try a different seafood restaurant the next time we come to St. augustine.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate lunch here with the family the other day and was beyond impressed. Nice atmosphere, great food, and amazing service. The food was delicious and our server Julia was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our meal.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a long drive from GA to FL and we wanted some amazing seafood, while looking online we found Salt life so went to eat. Our Server Sydney B was AHMAZINGG! Gave great recommendations from apps, food, drinks that are top picks! Also taking...food allergies with true care. The food amazing, and Sydney’s service was perfection! If you can ask to be in her section! Attentive and not having to wait long to get something. Would definitely return! Oh lastly ! The Boil was spectacularMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had the beach boil twice this week. I was happily stuffed both times. The seasoning was ample. The portions incredibly generous and the taste was lip smacking.

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Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bella B was our server for dinner when we visited Salt Life. We weren't sure what was good and she recommended the sushi - which just happened to be on special. It was a good choice. She had a great attitude and was attentive without...being overbearing.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We liked the dining area up on the roof, very pleasant since there was a breeze and the sun was blocked by clouds. Would probably have been very hot if the sun was out like the rest of the day. Everything else about the place...was just average. Between the both of us, we had 3 average at best cocktails and one adequate glass of wine. My wife's mahi was average, decent flavor but on the dry side. My skirt steak was horrible unless you like chewing each bite 25 times and then swallowing the chunk that is still left in your mouth. Our server Madison never even asked why I left 95% of the meat on my plate. We both agreed that the best part of our meal was the soup we got as an appetizer. This $100 check for 2 should have been no more than $65, at least that is the value I would give it. We probably won't give this place a chance for a third strike. Pass!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Salt Life F, Agency / Consultant at Salt Life Food Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're sorry to hear that some of the items you tried were not to your liking. We wish you would have brought it to the attention of a manager so we could offered to make things right. It is always our policy to recook, replace,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always had great food and drink at this St. Augustine establishment. Recently I had an issue with my meal and was given a second meal. What a great way to fix a little problem. Salt Life goes beyond to make sure their customers...are treated well. I think you!More

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy but it moved fast. Our party of 4 all enjoyed our food. I recommend the Florida Mule to drink. Service was good even though waitress was busy.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I owned a bar, this is the type of team member I’d want to employ! Super helpful to his team mates, anticipates guest needs, keeps his hands and bar area clean, gives speedy service, and works efficiently. This guy would run my place, let...alone tend bar. As a business operator myself, I wholeheartedly recommend a promotion for this new dad! Great job on this hire, Salt Life! Thanks for delivering a great experience, Graham. Cheers!More

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a hot morning at the beach, it was awesome to walk across the street to the convenient Salt Life restaurant, sit on the upper floor, and enjoy a delicious plate of nachos (with shrimp and chorizo) and nachos with my cousin for a nice...lunch. The service was A+ by a sweet waitress - Julia - who shared that she had lived in St. Augustine for nearly 20 years and she gave us a few recommendations for the rest of our stay. Thanks for the great service, and the delicious food!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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I didn’t see a chart and good luck getting 2 extra minutes from wait staff to ask … if you can do seafood, you should be okay for non-diary options, Honestly, with so many other options to eat on the island, would give this... More
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I have no idea since we haven’t smoked for almost 30 years. It finally bothers me now and I don’t remember smelling it but I wasn’t upstairs on the roof all three days we were there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Salt Life Food Shack

Yes, Salt Life Food Shack offers takeout services.

Yes, Salt Life Food Shack is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Salt Life Food Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5