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Dec 7, 2008 04:21 AM

lunch in st augustine

We will be driving by St Augustine and would like to stop for lunch as part of seeing a little of the city. What do you suggest?

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  1. The Oasis - 2 story sports/biker restaurant. Great homestyle cooking. Good burgers and Phillys. A1A just south of downtown
    The Conch House - Great seafood and Sunday buffet. Great view of the tidal basin. Off A1A at south end of the Bridge of Lions (downtown).
    A1A Alehouse - Great view of downtown and bayfront
    Schooners - Very good seafood just north of the old city limits on US-1.

    1. I was there recently and had lunch at O'Steens, across the Bridge of Lions from the historic area. The Minorcan chowder was great! Their sides are very good renditions of Southern favorites. Nice datil pepper sauce made in house too. Plan for time in waiting for a table, the dining area is small. The locally made pies looked terrific - I was good and didn't give in!

      We had a pre-lunch snack of an empanada at the Spanish Bakery on St. George in the historic section. Very tasty!

      1. i was just there a few weeks ago! my favorites were osteens fried shrimp, the paella at columbia. i also really liked the gypsy cab company - not the best decor, but the food was actually very creative and tasty.

        1. Bistro de Leon is great! They have great food all day and are conveniently located downtown. I suggest it for a quiet lunch with fabulous food and service.

          1. For Lunch: Café Alcazar (25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4387) is a true hidden gem…and is definitely off the main tourist path. It is a small restaurant located in what was once the deep end of the world's largest indoor swimming pool, now the Lightener Museum building. The food is quite good (I love their curried chicken salad.) and the atmosphere is absolutely unique and very conducive to conversation. They don't take reservations and only serve lunch. If you have trouble finding them, you can phone them at 904-824-7813. Check out their Trip Advisor reviews: <>.