Let’s face it: being active can make you hungry! So, when you’ve spent the day at St. Augustine Beach and enjoyed the many outdoor activities it has to offer, you’re going to want to end the day eating at one of many fine restaurants the area is known for.
After the swim trunks are hung to dry, the kayak is pulled ashore, the sand is shaken from the beach towels, and you’ve done all the things to do in a day at the beach – where do you head for dinner?
The Raintree Restaurant is housed within a restored 1879 Colonial Victorian home, creating a historic and intimate dining atmosphere, that’s great for both couples and families.
From grilled filet mignon to rack of lamb, and veal San Marco to lobster tail, you and your party are sure to find a favorite dish from the Mediterranean, Asian, and American cuisine offered.
There’s also several pasta dishes; Catch of the Day selections; appetizers, such as lobster bisque and bruschetta capresse; a kid’s menu; and to-die-for desserts, like warm chocolate dome cake and Bourbon Street bread pudding. Dinner shows are also offered!
There are many reasons that Raintree Restaurant lands on many top restaurant lists for St. Augustine Beach.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille
Located in historic downtown St. Augustine, you can eat inside, or outside in the famous courtyard overlooking the bay. Inside are booths, tables, and a fireplace, all within a casual atmosphere. The courtyard is roomy and lit for evening dinners or cocktails.
Menu items include lots of seafood selections, as you would expect: blackened shrimp, shrimp and scallop Orleans, crab crusted redfish, and non-fish dishes – from steak and chicken to pork tenderloin and pasta.
Nightly live music makes for a festive atmosphere, so if you’re looking to relax and enjoy some great local talent, Harry’s is the place for you.
World Famous Oasis Restaurant
Of course, any restaurant with ‘world famous’ in its name ought to make the list of top five restaurants in St. Augustine Beach!
With over two-thirds of the reviews on TripAdvisor rating this restaurant as excellent or very good, this is one spot you’ll want to bring the family! Eat inside in the casual setting, or out on the deck. Brightly colored with lots of windows for natural light, this restaurant offers burgers, fries, seafood platters, wraps, and pasta dishes. Drinks are available from the bar.
If you’re hungry at the end of the day, after all of your activities, this is one place you won’t have to shower and change for: stop in as you are and end the day with good food!
The Back 40 Urban Cafe
It’s hard to beat Back 40 Urban Cafe when it comes to a laid-back atmosphere with a nice outdoor dining area.
Available are lots of Mexican and Caribbean selections, from tacos and Santa Fe chicken, to wet burritos and Thai chicken. You can also choose from salads, sandwiches, kids’ items and desserts, too.
The Back 40 Urban Cafe also has a delivery service, so you can go back to the beach house and enjoy the great food without having to head out.
La Strada Italian Restaurant
La Strada Italian Restaurant will appeal to the Italian in you with Pasta, Ravioli, Baked pasta, Antipasti, and Veal among other enticing menu choices. If you can’t turn down great Italian food, then this restaurant is one stop you’ll need on your list of things to do in St. Augustine Beach. This restaurant offers atmospheric and casual dining for the whole family.
A 4-page wine list means you get exactly the right wine for the dish you’ve ordered, whether it’s pasta, fish or chicken. It isn’t called the area’s premier Italian restaurant for nothing!