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St. Augustine good lunch spot needed!

I am looking for a good spot for a Friday lunch; preferably walking distance from Castillo de San Marcos/Fountain of Youth. However, I do have a car so if a "must go to" place is recommended driving is not a problem. I am open minded.

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  1. St. Augustine has a lot of crappy food, unfortunately. The only place I consistently like is The Columbia. They have good, hearty Cuban/Spanish food and it's on St. George Street, an easy walk from the Castillo. Enjoy your trip. St. Augustine is lovely!

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    1. re: Hobbert

      The crazy thing is I have only been to St Augustine one time and I happened to eat at Columbia. I agree they do have good food.

      1. re: travelinggirl

        That figures :( Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. If you find anything good, can you post it? We're headed down in March.

        1. re: Hobbert

          I am going to check out Harry's Seafood Bar for dinner. I will report back after the trip.

    2. We went to the Milltop Tavern which is right across the street. It is super casual but the food was good. Then we walked over to the ice pop place on Hyppolyta. Have a great time. The ghost tour was lots of fun too.

      1. head across the Bridge of Lyons (on foot or by car; either is possible) to O'Steen's (non-descript concrete-block building on the right just past the bridge) --

        No alcohol, no credit cards, no reservations -- just killer-awesome Minorcan clam chowder and fried shrimp.

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        1. re: sunshine842

          Thank you both for the recs. I was thinking about O'Steen's but wasn't sure, thank you for your opinion. I am definitely going to hit the popsicle place. What a cool idea, I have never seen an exclusive place for popsicles.

          1. re: travelinggirl

            I don't know if it matters but there might be a wait at O'Steen's.

            1. re: cavandre

              but it's worth it. You can wander next door to the antique store -- they actually have a loudspeaker in the antique store so you can hear your name being called.

        2. I like the 1905 salad with garlicy shrimp at The Columbia. But I suppose it's past lunch time.

          1. The Floridian. Google it. Trust me, you'll thank me later.

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            1. re: Wakeley Bridge

              The names of the food items on the menu at the Floridian are hysterical! (i.e. Not Your Mama's Meatloaf Sandwich & The Chipwich) I just returned from lunch and I am stuffed, but this menu is making my mouth water.