5 Top Rated Places for St. Augustine Dining

Good food will make any vacation memorable! And that is exactly what you will find near and dear to us at some of St. Augustine’s upcoming and most craved restaurants.

The top-rated St. Augustine dining options listed below were hand-picked from several others. You’ll find these restaurants to be attentive to detail, great with their service, and simply an awesome overall dining experience. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore new top-rated dining destinations in St. Augustine and book a stay at our resort for some of the best St. Augustine vacation rentals that you’ll find anywhere for the total package!

You’ll notice a shared appreciation of refined tastes and uplifting environments wherever you go. So, celebrate life and enjoy a delicious meal! You deserve it.

Keep reading to take a look at our top 5 and take your pick!


Let the good times roll at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille, a beloved and soulful dining establishment since 1987. If you enjoy good food and good times, make your way to relax while being served the very best southern dishes and spirits near your St. Augustine vacation rental at The Ocean Gallery.  Whether it be the cajun and creole flavors in classic modern dishes you are being served or the weekly All Day Fat Tuesday happy hours, you may think you are on Bourbon Street. The colorful cocktail menu alone will excite you. 

It includes a classic Southern Mule with a Louisiana twist and a cherry-topped Barrel Select Old Fashion. From the floor to your plate to the ceiling, Harry’s is bursting with the flavors of New Orleans and your belly will thank you. Here is a taste of their “Lagniappe” (give something extra) styled menu. 

Start strong with Fried Green Tomatoes or Harry’s Signature Crab Cakes. Perhaps you’d go for a cup of Original Gumbo She Crab soup… and those are just some appetizers. Signature dishes include a popular choice of Shrimp and Scallops, Orleans style, and Jambalaya. Are you hungry yet? We have not mentioned the Ribeye or Filet Mignon. Room for dessert? Banana Foster?  

fish tacos

Catch 27

Here in historic St. Augustine, fresh means fresh when it comes to seafood. When we want fresh and locally caught, and fresh local produce we don’t hesitate to check out Catch 27. Everything is cooked from scratch with seasonal ingredients and delivered daily. From Snapper to Sheepshead, Mahi Mahi to Triggerfish, you will find the perfect dish. The Cuban Rice Bowl, the Rustic Fish, grilled daily, and the Thai Salmon are just a few favorites Entrees. 

The best part is cleansing your palate with a refreshing glass of sangria or a yummy mojito. Also, make sure to take a look at their lovely beer and wine menu!

We appreciate that the atmosphere is as fresh as their seafood and know that you will be too.

Prohibition Kitchen

Be sure to loosen up and check out St. Augustine’s vintage gastropub and lounge. We can’t help but unwind while enjoying Chef Bradford’s seasonally inspired techniques that enhance our senses! Quality classics like mac and cheese, burgers, and wings make this a comforting fun-filled spot to hang out. 

The icing on the cake is that this restaurant comes with live music. So go look to see who will be performing this week! There aren’t that many dining options in St. Augustine that can offer this unique music and dining experience. It’s always worth your time to stop by a restaurant like Prohibition Kitchen if you’re a music lover. We promise you will leave full and happy with a night to remember!


You’ll feel like you’re going to your mamma’s house if you visit O’steen’s. You won’t be alone either because many venture to get a bite of their renowned fried shrimp and other southern dishes. That may be why families feel so comfortable and welcome. 

A local favorite for a reason and one of ours as well, we trust O’steen’s to deliver quality seafood favorites and special moments. 

Fried shrimp is plentiful of course, but it doesn’t stop there. Fried tilapia, deep-fried scallops, and clam chowder accompany homestyle sides like green beans and coleslaw. Their kid’s menu rocks too!

Plan Your Visit to St. Augustine

Enjoy these top-rated St Augustine dining options during your stay with The Ocean Gallery and reach out to us with any questions at all about the best restaurants or if you prefer any particular type of cuisine.

The Floridian 

We didn’t forget about you if you are a vegetarian. Or if you are a person who just likes lighter, fresh from the source creatively innovative down home southern comfort foods. The Floridian respects local growers and producers because they care about sustainability. Just as so, they respect nature too and their menu will change along with the seasons. It’s easy to see they care once you go. It’s designed as a laid back and beautiful accepting space. 

They serve private events and can accommodate larger groups while delivering great service and wonderful meals. This is a perfect option for a post-event get-together or a large group. If you’re wanting a group or private dining experience in the city, there’s no question that this is a top choice. 

The lunch and dinner menus offer a lovely display of savory plates with whole ingredients. Currently, the Autumn Grain Bowl is just one example of the flavorful clean dishes born at the Floridian. Lemon garlic hummus, citrus and spice beets, and roasted squash and pepitas are included with a side of creamy cilantro garlic dressing that is prepared with love like each item on the menu.

Where To Stay in St. Augustine

Great experiences with dining are so important whenever you’re traveling. Thankfully St. Augustine has a multitude of options to choose from. Whether it’s a quick meal on the go, or a full lunch or dinner, these top-rated St. Augustine dining options are sure to please your group. And our St. Augustine vacation rentals will also guarantee a memorable and relaxing stay no matter which time of year it is.

Our St. Augustine vacation rentals at The Ocean Gallery offer an experience unlike any other in the city, with proximity to the best St. Augustine dining and every amenity you need.