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“Let The Buyer Beware” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jaybird's Restaurant

Jaybird's Restaurant
Ranked #61 of 571 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family owned and operated, fresh, made Pizza to order Voted Best Breakfast in St. Augustine. Serving breakfast 7:00 am till 2:00 pm lunch starts 10:30 and dinner till 9:00 pm. Happy hour daily 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm Full Bar. Beer, wine, great selections on beers on tap featured IPA on tap, Appetizers, daily, nightly Chef specials. Salads, Steaks, Pasta, Fish. Homemade desserts. Hour of operation: Breakfast 7:00 am till 2:00 pm Lunch 10:30 am till 3:00 pm Dinner 3:00 pm till 9:00 pm Friday, Saturday till 10:00 pm Sundays Breakfast all day till 3:00 pm Sunday closed for dinner.
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
“Let The Buyer Beware”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

So, I had to work on Thanksgiving, and I wanted to have a traditional dinner without making it myself. I went online and found that Jaybirds was serving the Turkey Dinner. I went there at 11 a.m., Thanksgiving Day to order carry-out. The server/hostess told me that the price was $30. I said, "Wow, is it a buffet?" She told me it was not. I said, "That's a lot for a (single) turkey dinner." She told me that Jaybirds' food was all homemade, nothing frozen, with very generous portions. In other words, it would be worth the price. I said, "O.K., it's a holiday; let's do it." What an utter disappointment. The turkey came from a turkey roll....in other words, lunchmeat... cold cuts... And, it was so infused with....whatever was used....that all I could taste was salt and maybe... poultry seasoning..? For $30, I could not believe the turkey did not even come from a fresh carved turkey. The potatoes were half-mashed. The green beans had much too large pieces of fatty, rubbery bacon in them. And, the slice of pumpkin pie was more like a half of a slice of pie. The pecan stuffing was good. The service was good except for the lack of honesty. It's not the server's fault; I'm sure she was just repeating what she was told. But, let the buyer beware, and let this be a lesson learned. After all, I could have purchased a real 10-pound turkey prepared with all the trimmings from Publix for $40. I could have purchased a filet mignon from Conrad's for $21. I could have had a buffet for $19.95. The worst part is that the bad taste left in my mouth did not come from the food, but rather, from the feeling of being scammed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Consumer322
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Jaybirds2012, Owner at Jaybird's Restaurant, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
This was our first Thanksgiving Day open and I am very sorry you feel scammed, and even more sorry that you took your Thanksgiving Dinner to go and we did not even have a chance to make things better for you. Most of the guests were very happy with their meals as I had the opportunity to speak with most that day. If you would please come in and ask to speak with a manager we certainly would like the opportunity to have a better relationship with you.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD AT GOOD PRICES WITH GREAT SERVICE AND LOVELY PATIO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

After touring the nearby Old Florida Museum we asked the staff for dining recommendations and were referred across Ave San Marco to a former IHOP attached to the Jaybird Inn. Although the name and inside area (except for the dessert display!) were uninspiring, the new owners have done a lovely job of covering the former swimming pool with a green and breezy patio complete with small waterfall, stream and bridge. The menu boasted some unique and tasty sandwiches, salads, quiches, and breakfast choices. The portions were generous and the prices very reasonable. Parking was available across the street at the Jaybird Inn as they are still renovating the units closest to the restaurant and this impacts parking next to the restaurant.. In the evening they offer live music on the patio with no cover on weekends.

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florida
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“Great place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Good food and a wonderful pet friendly outdoor patio.
What more can you ask for on a beautiful St. Augustine day?

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Hamilton, Canada
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“Excellent food / excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We visited the Jaybird's Restaurant for the first time in the spring of this year. We were very happy with the quality of food they serve and also the friendly and helpful staff. It is a good place to do when visiting St. Augustine. The cost of the food is very reasonable.

Visited November 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Great new addition to area!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

A hearty welcome to Jaybird's to the St. Augustine casual dining scene. Jaybird's offers what people want: good food at good prices, in generous portions, with good service, in a comfortable environment. There is plenty of parking (an issue in St. Augustine!) and dining is offered both inside and in a lovely outdoor area/garden. There is also a separate small area inside (a little café) where you can enjoy desserts. Jaybird's is open all day, and serves breakfast until 2PM. That is good news because a highlight of their menu is the crunchy French toast (the crunch provided by crushed cereal) served with warm fruit compote - and whipped cream if you want it! Sandwiches are delicious and quite large, with a good variety. The place offers something for everyone - families, couples, groups, singles......and plenty of choices for everyone. In addition, indoors is an amazing collection of photographs taken by the owner from all over the world.....a special treat! Jaybird's is a great new addition to the area dining scene!

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