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Salt Water Cowboy's

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299 Dondanville Rd, Saint Augustine, FL 32080-6403
+1 904-471-2332
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank doinit_family
Apopka, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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207 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jay M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank dingsterkat
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.

Thank Scott A
Englewood, Florida
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

2 Thank nonsense193
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, excellent wait staff and owners - you couldn't ask for anything better!! I've been going there for years - it's always the same - ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! It's a warm atmosphere with plenty of "fixins" to make a fantastic evening - I highly recommend Salt Water Cowboys - after all, I get to live here and enjoy... More 

Thank Debra P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The reviews of this place made it sound like you HAD to go there. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table, expected. We ordered 2 drinks from the outside bar and were charged more than the inside drink menu. The drinks were very weak as well. We both ordered the seafood platter - one broiled, one fried. The... More 

3 Thank D B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The place the locals take their out of town guests. Never visit that we don't eat here at least one time. Seafood is excellent and well prepared.

1 Thank DomesticDame

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?