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Salt Water Cowboy's

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299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
+1 904-471-2332
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great off the beaten path restaurant with awesome food. You can't go wrong with whatever you choose

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I head here all the time when I fancy some seafood! There are some misses when you have to wait a while for your food but the service is always fantastic. The restaurant is decorated like an old fish camp/shack. very authentic. The view from the decking over the marsh is gorgeous at sunset. They don't do reservations but the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far, the neatest restaurant in St. Augustine. Took us a while to find it, but it was well worth it. It was out in the marshes all by itself. We both had fish and it was fantastic. Sorry to hear it was damaged by the hurricane, as we were planning on taking our family there next month.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped by for our annual dinner at Salt Water Cowboys - 10 years. Closed still due to major damage from Hurricane Matthew. Disappointed but got to talk with an engineer who was preparing some structural plans for the renovations and he explained they will be open by July 4th weekend which is when we will be back on the Beach.... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My family has been going to this restaurant forever! They have the most amazing vermouth fish bake, light and flaky onion rings featured on the Food Network, the decor is true FL Cracker House! We live in the Orlando area and I was excited to go back to St. Augustine and enjoy some Salt Water Cowboy's but I saw the... More 

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Bealeton, Virginia
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212 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stopped by several times hoping it was open, after coming by twice and it was closed I started looking. We are keeping our fingers crossed that they will re-open we've always have good experiences there over the years. With Mom & Dad living in St A Beach it was just a short drive. Last time I was here was about... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant, located nearby or actually on the marsh, was severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew. As of Dec 6th they said on Facebook the engineering report was worse than expected. My guess is that it will need to be torn down. So for the last 4 out of 5 reviewers, I know you haven't been there since Oct 9th. It... More 

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Lithia, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Off the beaten path. Great old Florida setting in the marsh. Sat outside for a beautiful sunset. Food was as ol' Florida as you could get. Fresh seafood and fixing. Hospitality was just as good as it was 30 years ago when we first ate here. Get there early as parking can be a challenge when busy.

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Englewood, Florida
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was looking forward to Saltwater Cowboys and tok the time to drive there. It is falling down and closed. It does not look like this just happened. I was shocked. The tiny road going there is in bad need of repair. I see lots of ads for the place and the locals do not know it is closed. Be... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a sister restaurant to Creekside Dinery. If you want a taste of Florida in a atmosphere reminiscent of the old south, then this is a must try experience. While it is true that the restaurant has some ups and downs, there are more ups. To gain the best experience, go early, order BBQ, hush puppies and/ or fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-2332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?