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Among its many delights, Florida’s historic St. Augustine boasts an array of waterfront dining, each offering a delectable fusion of flavors and an ambiance that seamlessly marries delicious dinners with breathtaking views. 

From the savory delights of fresh seafood to the culinary creations crafted by world-class chefs, these establishments not only promise exceptional cuisine but also provide an unparalleled dining experience where the sound of lapping waves and wind in the palm trees serves as the perfect accompaniment to every meal. So whether you’re a local seeking a hidden gem or a visitor eager to immerse yourself in the flavors of the coast, our curated selection of St. Augustine’s best waterfront restaurants promises to indulge your senses and leave you craving for more. 


Continuing over 100 years of serving the finest in local seafood, Aunt Kate’s is situated in a grove of live oaks on the bank of the Tolomato River. Aunt Kate’s boasts outstanding family dining, with everything from steamed oysters to a terrific steak

Whether you choose to dine under the trees on their outside decks where you may spot the occasional manatee or dolphin, or inside in the main dining room or the Victory bar, you’re sure to enjoy this cozy coastal experience of waterfront dining.

Aunt Kate's Waterfront Dining St. Augustine


Just a few blocks from The Local – St. Augustine, The Conch House is serving up Caribbean-style cooking with the freshest seafood delicacies, handcrafted cocktails, and the laid-back ambiance that truly captures the essence of island living. 

Guests have the choice to sit under a palm tree on the outside deck or dine in one of their unique Jamaican-style grass huts overlooking the beautiful Salt Run. With its vibrant Caribbean-inspired dishes and expansive waterfront views, this beloved eatery offers more than just a meal—it provides an unforgettable dining experience.

Waterfront dining st. Augustine


Boasting the most stunning sunsets in all of St. Augustine, Cap’s on the Water provides the perfect escape for anyone in need of a delicious meal with a view of the water. Located in Vilano Beach alongside the Intracoastal, you’ll savor new coastal cuisine, pairing fresh local seafood with traditional Southern and Mediterranean flavors. Handcrafted cocktails, cold beer, and an award-winning wine list with over 500 selections.

The best part of all? They even have a boat dock so those exploring the water can stop in for a cold drink and fresh meal of local seafood and raw bar. Sit back and enjoy the view at one of the best waterfront restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida.

waterfront dining St. Augustine, Cap's on the Water


The dining experience at Asado Life is unlike most. Offering a selection of prix fixe menus created by Chef Matthew Brown, their dishes are designed around the most influential style of cooking…fire. 

Their waterfront patio with panoramic views of the San Sebastian River will be accompanied by sights, sounds, and aromas only available from live fire grilling, encouraging and enhancing flavors from their thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

An Asado is about bringing people together. An Asado is about community. And yes, an Asado is about amazing food. So if you’re ready to take your tastebuds on a tantalizing experience, we highly recommend booking your reservation to this St. Augustine gem.

Asado Life waterfront dining St. Augustine Florida


Located along the beautiful Vilano Beaches, Pesca’s dining experience combines globally-inspired coastal cuisine with bold Latin flavors and fresh ingredients from Florida. The whole vibe of the restaurant is reminiscent of vintage Miami, pulling from the Art Deco period, fitting in with the beachy, laid-back atmosphere of Vilano.

Their rooftop bar and grill offers a special menu of select small plates, daily seafood specials, beer, wine, and fresh cocktails, and panoramic coastal views of Vilano, St. Augustine, and beyond. While their downstairs dining room features a main indoor dining area, a meticulously curated wine library, and a chef’s experience table.  Whether you choose to dress up or dress down, this dining experience will satisfy all of your coastal cuisine cravings. 


Deeply rooted in local traditions, St. Augustine Fish House & Oyster Co. is on a mission to offer the best, freshest seafood in North Florida. The inspiration behind our food comes from a family with three generations of seafood experience, and a passion for fishing that runs as deep as the waters off Florida’s coast.

Here, you’ll indulge in the best locally caught seafood under the picturesque magnolia trees. Accompanied by live music and a crackling fire during dinner service, the St. Augustine Fish House & Oyster Co. will surely take you on a flavor-filled voyage with every bite.

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Just steps from the beach of Anastasia Island, Beachcomber offers a casual beach atmosphere accompanied by the smell of salt air and delicious seafood dishes and drinks. This local favorite offers a full menu for lunch and dinner — ‘street tacos’, sandwiches, huge burgers, great wings, fresh local seafood, and the coldest beer on the Island. So grab your flip-flops, shades, kids, and dogs, and head on down to “where ‘A’ Street meets the Ocean” for an unforgettable beachfront dining experience. 

beachfront waterfront dining st. augustine florida


If you’re ready to indulge in some of St. Augustine’s BEST waterfront dining experiences, make sure you’re well-rested! Stay in the heart of all the cuisine classics at The Local – St. Augustine, where historic downtown and Florida’s best beaches are just minutes away.

After a day of dining with a view, there’s no better place to rest than The Local – St. Augustine! Located on Anastasia Island, just five minutes from downtown and only a short drive to St. Augustine Beach, our renovated rooms and comfortable amenities are ready and waiting to greet you. 

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