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“Great for Lunch”

O.C. White's Seafood & Spirits
Ranked #52 of 583 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
McLean, Virginia
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434 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great for Lunch”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had lunch yesterday at OC White's. One of the nicest outdoor dining spaces in St. A -- shaded or unshaded. The real plus: the (really) great wait staff. Start with a great location (away from the hordes of tourists), add free parking just across from and then .... good food. We had the Coconut Shrimp (appetizer) , Crab Cakes and (fantastic) "fish and chips" (which were realy just fresh Mahi Mahi (perfectly fried) with fries - but they offer the fish prepared any way you like (baked or whatever) and alternative sides. When my companion ordered a dinner entree of crab cakes - the waitress came back and suggested a less expensive crab cake alternative -- when has that ever happened? Our verdict: a great value. The desert: the special banana "thing" that tasted like the best banana creme pie in existence - with whipped cream. Avoid the tourist traps along the main drag- this is a great taste of St. A.

PS - the adjacent neighborhood is as good as the tourist "drag" - really great to walk through.

  • Visited March 2013
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Huntington, New York
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Slow service”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We just visited here for a drink in the outside area. We sat at the table for at least 10minutes before anyone came over to us (in fact we had to go looking for someone). Other people came and went as they got fed up waiting. There were heaters around as weather was chilly and one fell over onto someone who was sitting at a table waiting to be served, they left after that too. We had one drink and left. Not a good first impression of the place, which looks very nice but they just didn't seem to care about serving anyone.

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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264 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beats the ratings!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

While in St Augustine I hadn't planned on stopping in because the ratings weren't all that good. But the food was very good and at a great value. A wonderful ambiance right on the water with a view on the Lion's Bridge. Staff was pleasant and efficient. No it wasn't the highest culinary experience I have ever had but was a great meal!

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St. Augustine, Florida
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“disappointed...”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

The hostess had NO personality. The wait staff was nice and attentive. We ate lunch and personally, I would not recommend either three dishes we ordered. It was about the same quality of a fast food restraurant.....a bad one. The best thing about this place is the outdoor seating.

  • Visited March 2013
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Rockledge, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Mixed Reviews”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Right across from the water in a wonderful location. Lucky to find a table on Friday night. Very nice decor. Nice outside eating area with heaters. My friend loved her Coconut Shrimp. My Mahi Mahi was overcooked (or had it sat too long?)

Visited March 2013
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