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Hojo Aug 30, 2006 02:40 PM

Hey everyone,

After some research on the board I made reservations for Opus 39 for Sturday night for our special dinner. Unfortunately, I have to eat a bunch of other times during the coming weekend. Any recommendations for lunch or dinner on other nights. Good and local is what I'm looking for.


  1. netmover Aug 30, 2006 08:10 PM

    Osteens...DO NOT LEAVE SA WITHOUT GOING TO THIS FRIED SHRIMP EMPORIUM...it's just over the bridge toward the beach off to the right. You got to go between hours or get there early as there is always a long line...amazing!

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      andy huse Aug 31, 2006 02:50 PM

      la parisienne, not cheap but very good. for more reasonable prices, go for brunch/lunch.
      i posted an extended review of the eateries i tried a couple years ago.

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        hidetherum Sep 1, 2006 04:36 AM

        i like gypsy cab company, i want to try the colimbia, A1A ale house ad 7 ridges pale in comparison to RAGTIME at neptune beach. i need to get to o'steens.scarlet o'haras has some decent beer food fare.

        1. LilMsFoodie Sep 3, 2006 08:07 PM

          Gypsy Cab was fun, over the bridge to the beach. Columbia is not that great in St. Augustine, IMO. Seemed like endless lines of tourists doing the old town, and I usually like Columbia's. If you go, I like the 1905 salad and they do a passable Ropa Vieja (probably spelled wrong...stew over yellow rice). Nice Sangria. A1A Ale House is just one in a line of "local" Ale Houses: Fort Myers Ale House, Orlando Ale House, etc. etc.

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            hidetherum Sep 18, 2006 12:09 AM

            a1a is part of a national chain - gordon biersch

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            feelinpeckish Sep 5, 2006 08:34 PM

            La Parisienne is excellent and yes the lunch is quite reasonable. Osteen's serves good food and no ambiance - depends on what you want that day. Saltwater Cowboy is strange to say the least but the food is good and it helps to overlook the feral cats roaming the place (outside, thank goodness).

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              ole sam Sep 7, 2006 07:20 PM

              Osteens is the most recommended restaurant in SA (inexpensive). but my favorite is Seafood Kitchen for fried seafood. It is south on aia. combo plate for 2 includes shrimp, oysters, scollops, fish (usually grouper, deviled crab and clams. Price 23.95, available as a single for 13 probably 13.95. You can get it blackened or broiled but I have only tried it fried. Dinners or lunches of any of the items that I mentioned are available and at lunch very reasonable.

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                brevardbelly Sep 7, 2006 07:43 PM

                dont forget: harry's(courtyard ambiance)/the reef(n.aia on the ocean)/o.c.white's(good apps and entertainment)

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                  hidetherum Sep 17, 2006 06:02 AM

                  harry's food is average at best. its all ambiance,as you've accruately stated. the hurricane is a special drink there, give it a try if you go.

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