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Top 10 Best Eats in St. Augustine

February 2, 2014 1:35 am by: Category: Arts & Entertainment, Top 10 6 Comments A+ / A-

By Emily Topper | gargoyle@flagler.edu

10. Barley Republic Irish Pub

 

The best Irish pub in the oldest city.

In addition to the Raw Oyster Bar, Barley Republic offers special deals throughout the week.

Coming in at No. 10 on our list is Barley Republic, located at 48 Spanish St. This pub food hotspot serves a variety of beer and wine.  Barley Republic features a Happy Hour Raw Bar of delicious oysters and shrimp from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m everyday. If you love seafood, you’ll love this city favorite!

9. South-a-Philly Steaks & Hoagies

 

Provolone cheese and grilled onions make this Philly spectacular.

Provolone cheese and grilled onions make this Philly spectacular.

 

Perfect for lunch or dinner!

Perfect for lunch or dinner!

Located in the heart of downtown, South-a-Philly is full of charm from Pennsylvania’s largest city. Their mouthwatering sandwiches, hoagies and (you guessed it!) cheesesteaks bring this Mom and Pop to No. 8 on our list.
 

8. Schmagel’s Bagels

 

In the heart of downtown lies bagel heaven.

In the heart of downtown lies bagel heaven.

There’s no better bagel/coffee combination in this city! Stop by between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up the best breakfast St. Augustine has to offer – and don’t forget the shmear!

7. Sunset Grille

 

This fried shrimp po-boy will knock your socks off. Photo by Heather Seidel.

This ultimate fish sandwich will knock your socks off. Photo by Heather Seidel.

 

The Seafood Melt is one of Sunset Grille's most popular dishes.

The Seafood Melt is one of Sunset Grille’s most popular dishes. Photo by Heather Seidel.

With its tropical architecture and beach proximity, Sunset Grille’s atmosphere is welcoming to both locals and tourists alike. Stop in and enjoy a sandwich, seafood or some great chowder. 
 

6. Mojo’s BBQ

 

Dinner done right. Photo by Heather Seidel.

Dinner done right. Photo by Heather Seidel.

Photo by Heather Seidel.

Photo by Heather Seidel.

If you want authentic, old-fashioned BBQ, this is the place. Make sure you try their jumbo pulled pork sandwich!

5. Fiesta Jack’s

 

The Day of the Dead-style decor and delicious food bring Fiesta Jack's to No. 5 on our list.

The Day of the Dead-style decor and delicious food bring Fiesta Jack’s to No. 5 on our list.

 

The beloved steak burrito is a popular choice at Fiesta Jack's.

The beloved steak burrito is a popular choice at Fiesta Jack’s.

Fiesta Jack’s is a brand new Mexican restaurant located behind French Fry Heaven. Though the restaurant has only been open since December, tourists and locals alike flock to their Chipotle-style setup for burritos that are made by the gods themselves. On Fridays, Fiesta Jack’s offers a 20 percent discount to Flagler students with IDs.

4. Flavors Eatery

 

A grilled chicken wrap - healthy AND delicious.

A grilled chicken wrap – healthy AND delicious.

The homemade salsa is a must-have.

The homemade salsa is a must-have.

 Featuring fresh veggies, local art and hearty food, a meal at Flavors is always deliciously guilt-free.

3. Cafe Eleven

chocolate cake cafe eleven

A chocolate cake from Cafe Eleven. Or, as we call it, perfection.

Who would have thought that art could be dessert?

Who would have thought that art could be dessert?

 Locally owned Cafe Eleven serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. But if you stop by for brunch on the weekend, you might meet Tony Brown and his nephew Nigel, who have been coming to the cafe for years. So long, in fact, that their golden retriever Rio has been named the unofficial Cafe Eleven mascot. And brunch isn’t all you’ll get a taste of – enjoy local music while you try the awesome desserts pictured above. 

2. Mango Mango’s

Friendly employees, flawless food. Photo by Heather Seidel.

Friendly employees, flawless food. Photo by Heather Seidel.

 

Photo by Heather Seidel.

Photo by Heather Seidel.

Caribbean-style food. The beach. Yuca fries. This St. Augustine hole-in-the-wall is a local treasure, loved by tourists and locals alike. Look no further for the perfect post-surf meal.

1. The Floridian & The Florida Room

floridian brownies

Try to resist a brownie, we dare you.

This is just a sample of the amazing baked goods that can be found at The Florida Room.

This is just a sample of the amazing baked goods that can be found at The Florida Room.

The Floridian and The Florida Room are located on Cordova St. in downtown St. Augustine.

The Floridian and The Florida Room are located on Cordova St. in downtown St. Augustine.

Our No. 1 choice should come as no surprise to any St. Augustine native. The Floridian Restaurant is casual Florida dining at its finest. With welcome accents like fresh flowers on every table, the Floridian is a fun place to go for fresh farm-to-table dining. Afterwards, walk out back to The Florida Room and pick up a vegan chocolate cupcake – one of the best treats that the city has to offer.

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Comments (6)

  • transgenic mice

    I have eaten South-a-Philly Steaks & Hoagies in 2013, but I don’t know what they are called at that time. Anyway, never forget to have a healthy diet when eating.
    I’m Andrea Brook, a researcher at Creative Animodel http://www.creative-animodel.com/, many more healthy information about diseases you can find there.

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  • akeyamni

    If you like Mexican food, FIESTA JACKS does have a subway style version of Mexican food that is good. (ie-you choose burrito, taco, etc and go down the line adding items.) The food is good and costs between $7-$8.

    BUT while I will suggest trying the food, I will also suggest NOT staying there to eat.

    My 17 year old son and I went here on 29 Mar 2014 and they were playing music like other places do. Neither of us are fans of the style they were playing but whatever, we stayed. We heard the word “Jesus” and I thought maybe this is a different form of Christian music. Then we heard “F***ing” and then “B**ch.” That’s when we decided to leave.

    As employee Pete was putting my food in a go box I told him why we were leaving and he apologized. The brunette vegetarian that had chosen the music heard me smiled and shrugged her shoulders and did nothing else.

    A little later Pete saw us outside of the restaurant, asked us how the food is and again apologized.

  • akeyamni

    If you like Mexican food, this place does have a subway style version of Mexican food that is good. (ie-you choose burrito, taco, etc and go down the line adding items.) The food is good and costs between $7-$8.

    BUT while I will suggest trying the food, I will also suggest NOT staying there to eat.

    My 17 year old son and I went here on 29 Mar 2014 and they were playing music like other places do. Neither of us are fans of the style they were playing but whatever, we stayed. We heard the word “Jesus” and I thought maybe this is a different form of Christian music. Then we heard “F***ing” and then “B**ch.” That’s when we decided to leave.

    As employee Pete was putting my food in a go box I told him why we were leaving and he apologized. The brunette vegetarian that had chosen the music heard me smiled and shrugged her shoulders and did nothing else.

    A little later Pete saw us outside of the restaurant, asked us how the food is and again apologized.

  • Mayor Quimby

    I agree.. what is this based on? Sounds like jibberish to me. @cosmo1964 should have wrote this. I find that it lacks content. No offense.

  • Cosmo1964

    While this article is well written and visually appealing, your content is a bit off. Not to begrudge any of the businesses by name, some of your choices are just plain awful. What are your criteria? Price is obviously not a factor, because The Floridian (while their food is amazing!) seems a bit beyond a college student’s budget, and if walking distance was taken into account then Sunset Grille would be out. Here are a few places that were notably left out and also notably a much better dining experience: Urban Back 40, Manatee Cafe, The Bunnery, Pizza Time, Ned’s Southside Kitchen, and Yardbirds. Seriously, except for The Floridian, any of these would top your list.

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