Alphabet Soup

Illustration by Ashley Sadeghy

By Danielle Marsh |

So you think you know the nation’s oldest city? Check out the Gargoyle’s A to Z guide to some of the best food, entertainment and culture in town.

A: AIA Ale Works offers food and a view of Matanzas Bay.
1 King St
(904) 829-2977

B: For the best bagels, go to Schmagel’s. A cheat? Sure. But the bagels are awesome.
69 Hypolita St.

C: Looking for a low-key restaurant with live music? Go to Café 11.
501 A1A Beach Blvd
(904) 460-9311

D: Downtown, as in downtown St. Augustine.

E: Energy Art Lab displays a variety of art.
137 King St.
(904) 808-8455

F: Flavors Eatery has large portions for reasonable prices, plus live music on the weekends.
125 King St.
(904) 824-4221

G: Gypsy Cab’s menu ranges from German to Cajun.
828 Anastasia Blvd
(904) 824-8244

H: Hidalgo’s. Technically it’s Café del Hidalgo, but the gelato is so good, who cares?
35 Hypolita St.
(904) 823-1196

I: Rather have ice cream? Kilwin’s has two locations on St. George Street.
140 St. George
(904) 826-0008

J: If you enjoy jazz, Stogie’s is the place to go.
30 Charlotte St.
(904) 826-4008

K: Krystal has cheap, greasy food, plus they’re open late.
2490 U.S. 1 South
(904) 794-5548

L: Loose Screws is odd but unique, selling movies, bumper stickers and clothes.
125 King St.
(904) 824-5565

M: Mango Mango’s beachside bar and grill provides a great island atmosphere.
700 A1A Beach Blvd
(904) 461-1077

N: New Century Buffet. Four words: all you can eat.
2185 U.S. 1 South
(904) 797-9918

O: O.C. White’s is an upscale restaurant with outdoor dining, entertainment and fresh seafood.
118 Avenida Menendez
(904) 824-0808

P: Present Moment Café specializes in raw and organic foods.
224 West King St.
(904) 827-449

Q: Have an amazing quesadilla at Milltop Tavern on their open-air deck.
19 1/2 St. George St.
(904) 829-2329

R: Looking for a jolt of energy? Head to Rockin’ Bean. Bonus: they’re opening a new location on West King.
48 Charlotte St.
(904) 824-5198

S: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
offers free movies every other Friday night and Little Richard will be there at the end of October.
Highway A1A South
(904) 471-1965

T: The Tasting Room is open late, serving Spanish-style food and a variety of tapas.
25 Cuna St.
(904) 810-2400

U: U.S. Government Recruiting Office: In case college doesn’t work out for you.
10601 San Jose Blvd.
(800) 333-4636

V: Vilano Beach is a great place to soak up some rays and escape tourists.

W: WFCF 88.5FM.
(904) 819-6449

X: Ximenez-Fatio house may be the only X in the phone book, but it is unique to St. Augustine.
20 Aviles St.
(904) 829-3575

Y: (904) 829-2256 — It’s the number for Yellow Cab in case you ever need a ride.

Z: You can always grab a tasty bite while you shop for art at Zhänras (that’s pronounced “genres”).
108 Anastasia Blvd.
(904) 823-3367

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