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Saturday, May 16, 2015

St. Augustine, FL {Where to Eat}

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar



We just got back from our annual trip to St. Augustine, FL. We go down to St. Augustine for The Players Championship golf tournament. The guys go to the tournament and the girls go shopping. The shopping in St. Augustine is AMAZING! The are tons of outlets, and Jacksonville is a short drive away.

St Augustine has become one of our favorite eating towns too.
We ate at several new places on our trip this year and hit up a few favorites too!

**Don't read this post hungry! There are tons of great food photos coming up!**

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We wanted to try a new place near the St. Augustine beaches. I did some research and found lots of good reviews for the Sunset Grille on A1A (beachfront avenue!!!).

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar 
We had to try the Datil pepper wings. 
Datil peppers are super popular in St. Augustine. They even have a Datil Pepper festival!
The wings were really good. The sauce was a little sweet with a kick from the peppers.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We also ordered some fried pickles.
You just can't go wrong with fried pickles!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
The Coconut Shrimp was crazy good.
It came with green beans and a baked potato.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Chicken Legs got the Ultimate Fish Sandwich with fries.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
I got the Ultimate Chicken Sandwich.
I got it blackened, topped with swiss cheese, bacon and onion rings. It came with a side of ranch dressing. It was delicious.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
The fish and chips were also a big hit. Look at those potato wedges!

Sunset Grille
421 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
904-471-5555


Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We were looking for a lunch place near the outlet malls. 
I looked on Yelp and TripAdvisor for a non-chain. Blondi's Oasis Diner came highly rated on both.
We asked the girl at Ann Taylor about it. 
She said it wasn't good, but there was a Ruby Tuesday's close by. Um, no. 
We decided to take our chances and give it a try.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar 
My Mom got the BLT and fries.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Look at all that deliciousness!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
I got the Carolina Chicken Sandwich.
Chicken, BBQ sauce, bacon and cheddar. 
It was actually really, really good.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Carol got the burger. 
I watched the cook take out the meat and hand form the patty after she ordered it. 
You can't get much better than that!

We all agreed that Blondi's Oasis Diner was a hidden gem!

Blondi's Oasis Diner
2369 State Rd. 16
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-819-6605


Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We were most excited about trying Barley Republic this trip.
We have really gotten into English/Irish food and this place had great reviews online.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We started with the Fried Pickles.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
They were cut into really long ribbons!
They tasted great!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We got several orders of the Fried Bangers.
Battered sausages with a mustard dipping sauce.
They were SO good. I could have made these my meal.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
You can't come to an Irish Pub without trying the Scotch Egg.
This egg was wrapped in corned beef, battered and fried.
AMAZING!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Chicken Legs got the Fish and Chips.
He devoured it.
Look how good and crispy it is!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
I got the burger and fries.
SO good. It was topped with bleu cheese and bacon.
I wish I had the leftovers for lunch today!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
The fries were really good and came in a cute flower pot.

A couple of people in the group got the Chicken Curry. 
I didn't get a photo of it, but they said it was the best they have ever tried.
I'll get a photo of it the next time we are there, because there will definitely be a next time!

This is a new favorite!!

Barley Republic
48 Spanish Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-547-2023


Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
The Tini Martini Bar is our favorite bar in downtown St. Augustine.

I got a Pomegranate Martini and Chicken Legs got a Tito's Martini with Bleu Cheese Olives.

Tini Martini Bar
24 Avenida Menendez
St Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-6017



Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We almost ate at Nonna's Trattoria last year, but ended up at their sister restaurant Centro.
We decided to go back and give Nonna's Trattoria as try this year!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar .
We started with an order of the spaghetti and meatballs.
We had them split it into 3 bowls so our whole group could enjoy it.
OMG! SO good. I highly recommend this!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Chicken Legs got the Chicken Piccata with a side of Fettuccine Alfredo.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar 
His meal also came with a Caesar Salad.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
I got the Lasagna. It was super good.
TONS of great cheese and a delicious meat sauce.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
The Grouper Piccata was another popular choice at our table.
It came with rice and vegetables.
I was lucky to get a picture of it - it was gone in a flash!

Nonna's Trattoria
2 Aviles St
St Augustine, FL 32084
904-891-0318


Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We discovered Centro last year after a beyond terrible experience at Cellar 6.
We left Cellar 6 without eating and walked over to Centro.
They treated us like rock stars!
They saved our night!

Read all about it here:

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
While we were dining at Nonna's Trattoria, the owner of Centro came in.
Chicken Legs waved him over to our table to introduce ourselves. 
He remembered us from last year! He invited us over to Centro after dinner for a drink.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We had a drink and did a shot of Baby Guinness.
Patron XO Cafe (coffee flavor) and Baileys.
YUM! 
I don't like coffee or Guinness beer, but this shot was great!

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We had a great time at Centro.
They had a piano player playing great music in the restaurant.
We are definitely going to eat dinner here next year.
To say the least, this is one of our favorite places in downtown St. Augustine.

Centro Restaurant and Piano Bar 
17 King St
St Augustine, FL 32084
904-547-2542

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
After dinner, Chicken Legs and I walked over to Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar for dessert.
I ate here last year, but Chicken Legs hadn't been here yet.
He was dying to try it.

Where to Eat in St. Augustine, FL - Sunset Grille, Blondi's Oasis Diner, Barley Republic, Tini Martini Bar, Nonna's Trattoria, Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar, Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
We got the Jaguar Shark - a liege waffle topped with real maple syrup, candied bacon, candied pecans and bourbon whipped cream.
O-M-G!

Worth every single calorie!

Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Address: 15 Hypolita St
St Augustine, FL 32084
904-342-5627


Now, I'm super hungry!
We need to plan a trip back to St. Augustine this fall.
I really want to eat at all these places again!!

Make sure to check out the post from last year:



What are your favorite places to eat in St. Augustine?
Where should we try on our next trip?



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7 comments:

  1. I salute your beachfront avenue reference. ; )
    Those ribbon fries look amazing. Actually, it ALL looks amazing.

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  2. Next time you are in town try Metro Diner, Gypsy Cab, Barnacle Bills & Hyppo Popsicles!

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  3. The Floridian, and Ice Plant Bar are my favorites.

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  4. Yelp is my go-to for dining out when I'm out of town! It has never steered me wrong.

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  5. My aunt lives down there. We've eaten at some of the places you mentioned, but the following I didn't see on either list/visit....
    Beachcomber (out on St. A beach)
    Ned's
    Black Molly (out 312...in the Publix shopping center)
    Saltwater Cowboy's
    Georgie's Diner (yummy greek food!)
    Mary's Harborview Cafe' (on the bay...next to the Best Western Motel. Open only for breakfast and lunch. Best omlettes! Small seating area, great people. Always packed!)
    Aunt Kate's Restaurant (between Vilano Beach and Ponte Vedra on A1A north)
    There is also a good restaurant at the Casa Monica Hotel (in the same block as A1A Aleworks)

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    1. Black Molly is been on my list - glad to know it is good! I will add these places to my list.

      Thanks!!!

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