Nestled within the historic tapestry of St. Augustine, a culinary landscape awaits where epicurean delights merge with centuries-old stories. This coastal gem serves up some of the best dining experiences, where each restaurant is a voyage through flavors that encapsulate the city's rich heritage and zest for modern twists. Whether seeking succulent seafood, gourmet global fusion, or down-home Southern comforts, St. Augustine's eateries are a feast for the senses, promising an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.
Humble, family-owned Greek taverna serving traditional dishes for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
We've been wanting to try this place for a while. It is definitely one of those places where you pay way more for the location (downtown) vs quality of the food. The food is very expensive for what we recieved. The server was nice and attentive. We tried many things; the Saginaki, Tiropita,Spinakopita and Salad was all very good but taste almost identical to frozen brands on the market. It is just as easy to get the same things from the European store and bake it at home for 1/4 of the price. The lamb meat in the Gyro was dry and the Alfredo was bland.
3 / 5
When we got a hankering for baklava, I looked up the closest Greek restaurant. Fortunately, it was the Athena. The food was great, the atmosphere relaxing, the service prompt and effective. We had Gyros combination, souvlaki, and chops. Everything was delicious. I'll probably return on this trip, and future trips.
5 / 5
The flaming cheese is so much fun and delicious! Got the gyro and fries which was very yummy! Service was great and not rushed. The inside is well kept and decorated.
5 / 5
Athena's Stuffed Chicken is absolute Greek comfort food; I order it every single time; and it's always just as good as the last time. Excellent service and atmosphere. Truly Greek-owned, which is always a plus.
5 / 5
Quaint family owned restaurant! It’s small inside but classy. Artwork adorns the walls and it is clean. Watch your step going in. Usually my wife and I get gyros when we go. They are large and flavorful. I believe currently they open for lunch and dinner. Give them a try.
5 / 5
Fancy throwback specializing in steak & seafood in a Victorian home with a fireplace & koi pond.
We dined outside. During the day the patio area is gorgeous. At night it’s enchanting. It has the perfect seating and lighting. Each table feels private. I can only imagine if they had music playing. I use a walker with four wheels. I was thankful that a good portion of the areas I could access. The host was considerate enough to seat us in an area I could easily access. We ordered Alfredo and a burger. We split each dish between us. We didn’t have a favorite. Both were delicious. I passed up on trying the salad that came with the Alfredo. I’m not a fan of fancy lettuces. The fries that came with the burger were perfect. For dessert we ordered the berry crepe. It had vanilla ice cream in the middle. I enjoyed the ice cream with berry flavor more than the crepe. My other half enjoyed the crepe itself. The food is plated beautifully. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. He was also knowledgeable when we asked questions about the dessert. It’s an experience you don’t want to pass up on.
5 / 5
Best restaurant we have tried in Saint Augustine. The atmosphere is super cool and fun but the food is really what makes it shine! The fried duck wings appetizer (was a special) was insane! Super crunchy skin but moist and tender meat. WOW I got the shrimp and lobster pasta and my wife got the fish special. We were both Very pleased. Also, the service was amazing. Really wish I could remember our servers name but she was so nice and took care of everything we needed. Would highly recommend checking this place out Oh.... The desserts were 🤤🤤
5 / 5
Absolutely fantastic place! We loved eating on the glassed-in porch so we could enjoy the view and AC at the same time. Lovely outdoor seating area for cooler weather. The food is to die for with plenty of variety! Highly recommend, and we can't wait to go back! Shout-out to Stephanie for being an excellent server!
5 / 5
Our server was very friendly and took the time to explain the dishes to us. We ordered Peking Duck with sauce on the side, NZ rack of lamb, and their swordfish special. We closed the night by sharing a desert. Everything was delicious, parking was easy, and we got a lovely table inside. I’ll definitely be back for more special occasions!
5 / 5
The establishment is incredibly charming and their outdoor seating is lovely. We had a party of four on Saturday evening and we were all pleased with our meals. The service was acceptable, not amazing but efficient. And the food came out fast! Here is a note of interest, they added 15% gratuity automatically without asking. I find that a little funny. We typically tip between 20-25% unless the service is stellar or lacking. So the fact that they dump 15% on you no matter what may disincentivize their servers. Although I am sure the reason they do it is because of all the cheapskates in the world - that is just bad behavior. All entrees include a simple salad and typically when a place does this the salad is really a let down. Refreshingly, the salad they offer while simple was quite good! Our party had two prime rib meals and the portions were very fair! The meat was not the most tender prime rib, but it was very acceptable and the flavor was excellent. There were also two pasta dishes, my wife’s lobster pasta was outstanding! Great flavor and the lobster was some of the most flavorful we have ever had. My sister-in-law LOVED the house made sausage! She raved about the sausage and simply could not get enough! Overall we were so happy with our experience that we are thinking of going back instead of trying some of the other restaurants while we are in town this week! Did I mention the house mad sausage, my sister-in-law loves a good sausage! To those about to dine, we salute you!
5 / 5
Hip spot fixing up New Orleans-inspired fare, from jambalaya to signature cocktails.
Stopped here after shopping. Didn’t realize it’s a chain. Waitstaff are super friendly. Outdoor seating area is lush with greenery. Food is good, but if you want something unique to the area this is not the place to visit. Had the grouper sandwich without a bun. Try the fish dip and ask for cucumbers as a substitute to bread. The dip was my absolute favorite.
3 / 5
This place was extremely busy and did have quite a wait to be seated. Women's restroom downstairs was out of order. Being disabled made it hard to get upstairs. There was quite a wait to get food as well. The food was fantastic, though. From the scrumptious fried green tomatoes then the ceasar salad then our entrees. Everything came out just right. I had the bananas foster for dessert. It was very tasty and I didn't share. This is a must try while in St. Augustine.
4 / 5
For the positive, the waiter was polite. We were recommended this place. I'm not sure why. The food was very salty and ordinary. I was expecting a higher quality of food for the price. The indoor atmosphere is blah. There are much better dining options in St. Augustine. We asked to be seated outdoors and was told no. They would have had to wipe the tables down, which they did about a half hour after we left. I won't be recommending Harry's to anyone.
2 / 5
We go to Harry's about once a year when the weather suits because I'd rather sit outside than in a stuffy building, though that's a personal preference. The food here is pretty tasty and the portions are adequate, although I don't see anyone taking leftovers home. Most menu choices are priced $16-20. The service is reasonable and friendly, though it could be improved with a few more staff. On any given day, you will wait 40+ minutes for your entrée and they never bring you more than a half loaf of unremarkable bread while you are waiting. Outside tables are pet friendly. It's a beautiful patio setting and there is generally a light breeze and a lot of shade to keep it comfortable. All in all, it's a decent and reliable choice for lunch, but if I was looking for a place to splurge on a romantic or remarkable dinner, this wouldn't be it.
4 / 5
My husband and I love it here! It’s always so lovely. We went last nights and I got the bourbon salmon and my husband got the market pasta. I would recommend both. Our waiter last night was Tyler. He went above and beyond and helped us have a great night. We sat outside under the trees and lights. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. We will definitely be back.
5 / 5
Traditional Spanish restaurant, a branch of a long-standing local chain dating back to 1905.
Phenomenal. No other words for Columbia Restaurant. I would definitely recommend booking a reservation ahead of time especially if you are planning on going during peak hours and during the weekend, because it was very crowded and there was a solid line of people without reservations waiting to be seated. We came for my father’s birthday, and all of us LOVED the food. So savory and authentic. I will definitely be coming back here to try out more dishes.
5 / 5
Great for the dining experience, our server was super friendly and the ambiance of this setting was as historic, charming and fancy as expected. Food wise, everything was ok, wasn't too crazy about the flavours, but I haven't really had too much Spanish food to compare to! The best dish was probably the steak, but it WAS great that everything wasn't over seasoned/ greasy. I must add, the complimentary bread and butter were amazing.
4 / 5
What a great restaurant! Gorgeous inside and out no matter where you sit. Food was absolutely phenomenal. We had one of the crab croquettes which were soooo yummy. We also got the brioche and the stuffed salmon. The stuffed salmon was our favorite. Service was wonderful and we had such a wonderful time taking in the beautiful venue. Thanks to Jason, our waiter, for all the great suggestions and service!
5 / 5
The Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine is a culinary gem. From the moment I stepped inside, I was greeted with warmth and immersed in the charm of its historic setting. The Spanish and Cuban flavors on the menu delighted my taste buds, and the sangria was a perfect complement. With attentive service and a lively atmosphere, the Columbia Restaurant is a must-visit for those seeking a delicious taste of Spain right in the heart of St. Augustine.
5 / 5
On our third visit to beautiful St. Augustine we decided to visit landmark restaurant Columbia. The menu has all the history of the restaurant through it's 115 years . We chose the crab cakes as an appetizer. Just by chance we saw a paella being served so we decided to share a very tasty paella. For dessert we ordered the bread pudding which was amazing!! Columbia was an food experience and a lesson in history. A must visit in St. Augustine.
5 / 5
Artful presentations of Peruvian specialties featured in a charming setting with an intimate feel.
Hands down the best fine dinning experience I've ever had. Everything we ordered was exceptional well done. The flavors were interesting and well balanced. The wait staff were knowledgeable and made wonderful recommendations.
5 / 5
Quynh Hoa Nguyen
My husband and I just visited The Llama Restaurant while on our babymoon and it was an absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. The quiet and cozy ambiance, combined with the impeccable service. The attentive staff members especially our server Alex were knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about sharing their love for Peruvian cuisine. They provided excellent recommendations, answered our questions with enthusiasm, and ensured that our dining experience was nothing short of exceptional. It was an unforgettable meal! If you find yourself in St Augustine, do not miss the opportunity to embark on a culinary journey at Llama Restaurant. We wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a taste of authentic Peruvian flavors and something new and exciting!
5 / 5
Such an amazing little gem. Very intimate setting with an incredibly attentive staff. The entire front staff were phenomenal. The food blew away expectations. The aromatics that accompanied two of our selections added another level to the experience. We had the beef heart app, the grouper and surf and turf entrees and the sacred valley dessert. Drinks were great as well. Cannot wait to come back!
5 / 5
The service was amazing. Top notch. We ran into someone at a brewery later on in our trip and they said oh Peruvian food shouldn’t be that expensive! And I quickly told them it was worth every penny. Besides, going to a restaurant should be more than that. And this place is! The inside is tiny, but cozy and nicely furnished. The mango mimosa I had was to die for. Several waitstaff waited on us and you could tell they liked working here. Attention to detail was great. The ceviche to start was the right choice. Food was presented well and tasted amazing. DO NOT skimp on dessert. My favorite was that custard. I’ll be dreaming of it. Highly recommend.
5 / 5
Brooke Vande Zande
One of the BEST meals we’ve ever had! We recently realized how amazing Peruvian food is and wanted to try this place while we were visiting St. Augustine. It did not disappoint! Everything from the service, the drinks, the food, the plating, the design, and especially the desserts, were amazing! I can easily say this meal was one of the highlights of our trip. If you are visiting St. Augustine, make sure to add this to your list of places to eat. We will certainly come back to St. Augustine just to eat here again! Great job, Llama Restaurant!
5 / 5
Spacious, retro-chic watering hole offering cocktails, gourmet pub grub & live entertainment.
Always enjoy dining here. Wife and I grabbed lunch before going over to the Sing Out Loud festival. Got the poutine app and triple mushroom with Swiss and added bacon. Wife had the baked Mac and cheese with grilled chicken. All were very good. PK normally has a long wait, so was pleasantly surprised when we got seated right away. Great spot to eat when exploring downtown St. Augustine.
5 / 5
I'd rate this 10 stars if I could. It was the the best lunch date ever. I ordered the super bowl salad with grilled chicken. My boyfriend ordered the Whiskey Burger. We also ordered the German pretzel. We sat upstairs had a beautiful view. Check out the bathroom too that was really cool 💜
5 / 5
Worth the 30 minute wait. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful with menu and drink selections. Split the burger and the grilled romaine salad. Juicy, well cooked burger and the salad was amazing! Sat in the loft which was fun for people watching. Very much enjoyed our early dinner
5 / 5
Wow! What a fantastic place. Absolutely the best Cobb salad I’ve ever had. It comes with fried chicken on top, which was outstanding, and bacon…jam! Instead of bacon they use bacon jam which was so tasty. And the fried pickles…oh my! Plus the whiskey BBQ burger was melt in your mouth cheesy-bacon goodness.Our waiter was so friendly as was the hostess and the manager. Plus there was live music! Highly recommend. Well done!!
5 / 5
Was in St. Augustine for the day and decided to eat here because they were one of the only eateries to have a dietary/food allergy menu posted, which I learned was outdated as they had just changed/updated their main menu. Went for lunch a little after 1 pm - which turned into an early dinner at around 3 pm. It was a Tuesday, and they weren't extremely busy for the area but were upfront about being short staffed that day. Service was nice and quick once ordered and able to answer questions and check with the allergy concerns. All in all, it was a very nice place with typical pub food that was tasty. Would go again while visiting St. Augustine.
4 / 5
Quaint nook with outdoor seating offering homestyle Greek & Polish dishes, plus imported beer.
This lunch was amazing. My kid said the best lunch of his life. Our server was awesome she took the time to give great suggestions because it was our first time. The pierogis were soft and flavorful. The gyro meat was crispy, porky and delicious. The salad was fresh and you could tell every ingredient was thoughtfully chosen. The waffle with berries and cream was light and delicious. Not too many photos because we devoured it but we will be back many many times!
5 / 5
I am a pierogi snob, and these were honestly some of the best pierogi I’ve ever had! A hidden gem in St. Augustine! The restaurant is very homey and inviting! Stop here - you won’t be disappointed.
5 / 5
10 OUT OF 10!!! (Screamed at the top of my lungs while dancing a little jig!) my wife said hands down her favorite meal while in St Augustine! And that includes some very pricey meals… Our party of four tried to eat here on Tuesday, but they were closed due to an issue in the kitchen. We called again today to make sure they were open and oh my, it was goooot! We have been here for several days and feel robbed we are just now getting to experience their food when we leave the day after tomorrow :( As soon as you sit down order the tzatziki and pita, do it immediately. Have you done it yet, go order then come back to this review! Ok! Now, order the pierogis! Personally, I think the potato and cheese filling with sautéd with onions and bacon were the best. But my party tried several variations and they were all freakin good! My wife had a waffle and it was tasty, but the headline here are the pierogis! Words like - Divine, Amazing, Delicious, OMG, and many other colorful metaphors were used to describe how flipping good they were! My wife says that they alone were worth the 7 hour drive! And that we WILL return for more! To those about to dine, I envy and salute you!
5 / 5
This restaurant is so good. Our lunch was exceptional. I had the hardest time ordering because there was so much to choose from. We ended up ordering 3 desserts to go because we were so stuffed. The burnt cheesecake was amazing.
5 / 5
We love, love, and love this place. Found it by accident and created a wonderful memory! The gyro was as good as anything I've eaten in Greece. The staff were attentive and lovely. In recommendation, we had the burnt basque cheesecake. OH my, I never have. I had one so delicious I wouldn't know when to stop! The atmosphere was old world in an old world building, and we were taken back to a simpler time. Thank you Gufres and Goods, we will cherish the memory for decades and decades.
5 / 5