The nation’s oldest city, founded in 1565, is a beautiful city in Florida that appeals to many tourists because of its rich history and gorgeous landscape. It’s also fantastic place to enjoy some of Florida’s very best restaurants which some unique signature dishes that are too good to be missed. Here are some of the signature dishes in St. Augustine that will make your mouth water.
Minorcan Clam Chowder
This thick red chowder is among St. Augustine’s best signature dishes, particularly because it includes one of the historic town’s signature ingredients. Minorcan clam chowder is much like Manhattan clam chowder with one special ingredient: datil peppers. Though it can be found in many restaurants, most locals will recommend a bowl of Minorcan clam chowder from O’Steen’s on Anastasia Boulevard.
Hot Shot Bakery n’ Café
The Hot Shot Bakery has lots of tasty treats, including chocolate-dipped datils, an egg and chorizo breakfast burrito, and chocolate biscotti just to name a few.
Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille
Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille serves up several dishes which might be considered an absolute must while you are in St. Augustine. One of their most popular plates is the gumbo; they serve up a traditional gumbo as good as any you’ll find anywhere in the country! Some other popular favorites include the Voodoo shrimp, the Jambalaya, the salmon, and their crab cakes.
Serving “all natural gourmet ice pops” at three different locations in St. Augustine, The Hyppo has a grand total of 450 ice pop flavors. Some favorites include melon and cracked pepper, cucumber lemon mint, the “Elvis” (made up of banana, peanut butter and honey), and literally hundreds more.
Decorated Restaurants in St. Augustine
Many restaurants in St. Augustine have recently won awards for signature dishes, including:
- Best Ethnic Dining at Toucantina Snack Bar/Alligator Farm for its delicious Cuban sandwiches.
- Best Upscale Dining at Villagio/Renaissance Hotel for its Chicken Cacciatore.
- Best Beverage to Raintree Restaurant for its White Sangria.
- Best Family Dining to Black & Blue Grill for its chicken wings/stuff mushrooms and steak tacos.
As you can see, there are many meals to enjoy while you’re in St. Augustine and the ones listed above are just a small sampling of what this city has to offer. Now that you have plenty of places to eat during your stay, let The Ocean Gallery help set you up with the ultimate luxury vacation rental for the perfect getaway experience.