Sometimes, vacation is moving fast, everyone is on a time crunch, and a few family members are starving for some solid food right now for an affordable price.
You can manage to grab a cost-friendly meal while avoiding fast food in St. Augustine. The many beach-themed restaurants and the focus on fast-casual dining allow you plenty of options to get in, get out, and have some top tasty cheap eats.
Below are the top five family-friendly dining experiences where you can find an excellent and affordable meal for all.
Location: 551 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080
Few St. Augustine restaurants do tacos better than Mojo’s Tacos. You have about five different taco places to try out in the area, but Mojo’s is the crown king. It is located right across the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Blvd. on Anastasia Island and a dedicated parking lot is available.
Mojo’s has indoor and outdoor seating. Picnic tables are available outside. It has a simple menu featuring options for bowls, wraps, or tacos. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Location: 39 Cordova St, St Augustine, FL 32084
Maple Street Biscuit Company was started in Jacksonville, and since the first location’s opening in 2012, it has rapidly expanded to include a location right here in St. Augustine.
Maple Street is most well-known for its assortment of big biscuit sandwiches and also offers a traditional biscuits n’ gravy, salads, unique entrees like the hashup (fries, smoked ham, grilled onions, green peppers, melted cheese), sides, and other unique combinations.
This restaurant bases its service and food around the community and makes sure you feel like part of the culture as soon as you walk through its doors. The seating inside is even designed to allow you to talk easily and visit with everyone around you.
This affordable dining café caters to afternoon crowds, with open hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on all other days.
Location: 134 Riberia St, St Augustine, FL 32080
Crave is a food truck offering mostly burritos for about $8 a pop. You can order off the specialty menu, featuring a new weekly item, or from the main menu which features about 20 different burrito arrangements. You can also order salads, smoothies, and bowls all typically under $10. Crave is focused on exclusively local farm-fresh ingredients.
It is a local favorite parked by the marina. Outside and shaded seating is available. Find it open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on Sundays.
Location: 15 Hypolita St, St Augustine, FL 32084
Located in the heart of the historic downtown area of St. Augustine, this local eatery needs a warning sign. You will almost exclusively find milkshakes and waffles.
For a healthy afternoon lunch, this is not the place. But the waffles are filling and will satisfy your sweet tooth, to say the least, and can come coated with fresh fruit, Nutella, pecans, marshmallows, and more. Most waffles are about $7 to $8 and can easily be shared.
The waffles are made in-house from dough filled with Belgian pearl sugar and then cooked to perfection in a high-quality hot iron press. The hand-spun milkshakes are made with house-made soft serve and blended with a variety of flavors. You can customize the milkshake as needed, or order from the funky and fun menu.
Location: 300 San Marco Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084
Though DOS is primarily known as a coffee and wine stop, DOS offers enough affordable snacks and goodies to make it a good little lunch stop. You can find a variety of artisan sandwiches under $8, including The Purist, with cucumbers, hummus, rocket, feta, and tomato or The Supple Leopard, full of turkey, brie, preserves, and fresh pear.
DOS is tucked away north of downtown St. Augustine on the very north of San Marco Ave. Hours vary, but DOS is typically open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Extended later hours to 10 p.m. are available on weekend nights and early closing hours to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
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