St. Augustine-Please Help :)
We are a large group of out of state (CA, CO, PA) foodies visiting late November. Looking for recs for the following:
Oyster Bar (Best deal on oysters)
High End-Opus 39?
Bar wirth Live Music
Funky Local Hangs
Really appreciate your input.
Had lunch at Cap's. Location, location, location! Very beautiful views. Food - ok from short lunch menu. Dinner menu looks better. They have an impressive award winning wine list.
Breakfast at The Beachcomber (2 A Street) - is popular for its sunrise breakfasts of oversize pancakes, which can be personalized with blueberries, bananas or pecans. This was wonderful. Just a shack on the beach. Got right in with the locals and had a great friendly time.
I was going to recommend O'Steens, but the original poster said they were large group. Depending on the size of the group, I'm not sure O'Steens would work.
It is my favorite place in St. Augustine for oysters. Saltwater Cowboy's also has very good "Florida Cracker" type food in a unique atmosphere. Their fried oysters are some of the best I've had.
Try the Manatee Cafe for an outstanding casual funky breakfast. The place is mostly organic/vegetarian with a few non-vegetarian items on the menu. I love the breakfast burrito with side salad/lemon tahini dressing.
Opus 39 gets my vote for upscale. Great food, reasonable price fixed menu, hands-on chef. Nice wine shop in the back where you can order by-the-glass.
Without a doubt, Opus 39! It is so much fun to go back to the wine store and pick out your bottle of wine and bring it to the table. The chef is a CIA graduate who is very creative and will come out and check on things. This is fine dining without having to break the bank. Go price fixed.