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“Yum”

O'Steen's Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 593 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Yum”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great little local place with fried shrimp amd homemade daddle pepper sauce. Diner atmosphere with really good service!

  • Visited October 2013
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Stuart, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fresh shrimp!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

You may have to wait to be seated but the fresh caught shrimp is worth it. This is not a fancy restaurant, instead it's a small home town restaurant that serves a lot of food for a reasonable price.

Visited September 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Make the effort to eat here.”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I read a negative review recently and can only speculate that the reviewer is spoiled to only admire high end restaurants with fancy menus and snooty servers. Osteen's is fresh seafood, prepared in their kitchen, served hot and by waitresses who will call you honey/darling/sugar. The iced tea is best drank sweet or at least half and half. The sides are multiple choice. I really can't speak to the dessert, because I'm usually too full to order one. Yes, they do only take cash, but the bill here will be less than almost anywhere else in town. Don't pass this up. Old Florida cooking won't be around much longer and this place is one fine example of what is good in Southern fried food. And there are non fried items as well.

  • Visited October 2013
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Maben, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best fried shrimp ever!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had heard about this restaurant from Trip Advisor and it did not fail to please. The fried shrimp had a very light, non-greasy batter and was delicious! The sides were country cooking good. We only had a short wait for a table, but the place was packed (which is a good sign). Friendly service, not fancy but really good dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always Worth The Wait”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Ok, we usually wait for an hour to be seated. This is the ONLY place I would do that. The seafood is awesome. The quality is high and consistently so. I have never had a bad experience at O'steen's and that is after 30 years of dining there. Food is fresh, hot and delicious. The staff is great. I hope I get to eat there another 30 years. If you don't like to wait, call ahead for take-out. Tastes great at home too!

  • Visited September 2013
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