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“Best Shrimp Anywhere”

O'Steen's Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 584 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Best Shrimp Anywhere”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

If you like fried shrimp, you'll love them at O'Steens. They are lightly battered, the shrimp are fresh and so is the oil. Just can't be beat. The sides are great too. Try the squash casserole, green beans and tomatoes. The big hush puppies are great. I have to admit O'Steens has been my favorite place to eat for years. Well worth the wait.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best shrimps”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

If you are in st Augustine this is a must! 12 shrimps, beans and fries.... We spent this year a week here and visited o'steen's twice.... No credit cards accepted, no reservations.... Good things in life come with a price tag...

Visited August 2013
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St. Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“I don't get it”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

People go crazy over this place, and frankly, I don't get it. You join the long line, get herded in (that's if you get there early enough to not be turned away) and get your choice of a few fried selections. Your plate shows up with a formula set of sides from which you cannot deviate. If you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, you're out of luck, as they serve only soft drinks. You are packed in with bunch of people lined up all around you who are chewing basically the same thing you are at the same time. The service is efficient but not warm in the least. I found it rather depressing.

  • Visited November 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Best Shrimp”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

These are the best fried shrimp you have ever eaten! It is not a large place, there is no view, it is cash only, there is always a waiting line. And people are willing to wait because these are the best fried shrimp you have ever eaten! They are served with pink sauce. They also have a very good Minorcan clam chowder (a little spicy, tomato based - good). Prices are quite reasonable. Side dishes are not overly impressive, but there are usually several good ones - if they have not run out. They change daily.

Visited August 2013
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Alton, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“good food, long wait”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

the food it very tasty. but the place is small, seats maybe fifty folks. So our tip is call ahead and get a take out. You can even eat your food at the british pub just down the street. they have some kind of conection, or just eat back in your room. because this is just a simple dinner with good food, so ne reason to wait and hour or two when they can have your food ready in 20 minutes for you to pick up at the window. the pink sauce is great! and I loved the fish.

  • Visited August 2013
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