Where to Eat and Drink in St. Augustine, Florida
Aug 10, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Eat by
St. Augustine, Florida, is a famous vacation destination for sure. This northern Florida hot spot claims to be the oldest city in the United States and offers a bevy of historic attractions, including the 1600s Castillo de San Marcos Spanish fortress. However, beyond the Spanish colonial architecture and history, the city isn't exactly known as a foodie destination.
But, just because this city isn't renowned for its culinary culture, that doesn't mean it doesn't have lots to offer the hungry traveler; instead, maybe it’s just the fact that the history overshadows everything else.
So, when you want to eat and drink in St. Augustine, take a look at our list of favorite restaurants and watering holes for a sure winner to fuel your explorations.
For a taste of Mexican and Latin cuisine, stop by this can't-miss taqueria with its elevated outdoor dining near the water.
Beyond the ever-flowing cocktails and tequila, Casa Reina Taqueria & Tequila also offers all your favorite Latin and Mexican eats, from enchiladas to tortes to churros. You'll even find some Latin favorites with a Florida twist, like the tuna tacos or Mexican sushi.
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This cozy cafe boasts the best ice cream in St. Augustine, but it offers so much more than just sweet treats.
Grab a brew, glass of wine, panini, salad, crepes or a smoothie at Cafe Del Hidalgo. Whatever you pick, you're sure to love the menu’s Italian flair paired with the inside-outside dining among the Spanish-style architecture.
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This restaurant is serving up true southern cuisine, with its classic Cajun and Creole dishes that are given a modern upgrade.
Stop by for lunch or dinner and find southern staples and seafood aplenty at Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, with menu options such as fried green tomatoes, jambalaya, red beans and rice, shrimp and grits and more.
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The Hyppo (yes, pronounced like the animal with a name of a slightly different spelling), isn't a dessert shop, exactly, and it's not an ice cream shop either.
Instead, it's a gourmet popsicle shop that's sure to knock your socks off. Try dozens of unique, not-for-the-kids popsicle flavors, ranging from avocado mint to coconut espresso to mango mojito.
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But what if you do specifically want ice cream?
Well, then stop in and cool off at Mayday Ice Cream, where the team is serving up scoops of artisanal masterpieces. They have all your favorites of course, like chocolate and vanilla, but also more inventive options, like coffee and donuts ice cream or blueberry toast crunch ice cream. The best part? They offer plenty of dairy-free and gluten-free options, so everyone has some fun.
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Still not finished planning your perfect St. Augustine itinerary? Then you need the St. Augustine, Florida, Discovery Map guide. It'll give you a quick hit of everything you need to know about this historic town before you visit, including where to stay, what to see, where to shop and more.