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Salt Water Cowboy's

299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
+1 904-471-2332
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“rock shrimp” (49 reviews)
“frog legs” (39 reviews)
“cheese bread” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here at the recommendation of the front desk staff at the Best Western Beachside Hotel. It did not disappoint! It is at the end of a road and there is not a ton of parking but we found a space. A very popular...More

Thank The4travelersnc
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have tried to eat here before but they're not open for lunch. This time we arrived after 5 and just before two groups of 10 took all the other open tables. This place gets busy early. The staff is friendly and moves fast. The...More

Thank daleccccc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Cowboys for over 30 years and this was the first time we have been dissatisfied with both the quality of the food and the service. Seafood is their specialty and shrimp and scallops should be an easy preparation. Both of...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been awhile but we are pleased they are back, restored and rejuvenated while keeping their ambiance. I went native with the catfish, frog legs, gator and hushpuppies with cold brew and wife went with the cheese grits and shrimp and wine. Excellent service and...More

Thank a1ajane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant and visit it more than any other location. There's something about the atmosphere and how we're treated kindly each time. I do have one request though...GUYS PLEASE TURN THE AIR UP!!! All of the locals joke about how freaking cold it...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone here numerous times while entertaining visitors. The food is reliably good and the service is great. On the minus side, the wait is long unless you are there during the week. Parking is also difficult.

Thank roxyriley2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

we love to eat here every time we go to St Augustine. it get really busy, try to eat early or later. Always has a free fresh seafood. we tried the crab cakes this time, was little disappointed where is the crab???

Thank kmskoger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in condo for week vacation and we always go here for one or two dinners. Their rock shrimp are the best and they are very hard to find. Was disappointed because they did not receive them today so I had fried shrimp....More

Thank jonniemae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melissa was outstanding - very attentive and remedied my salad issue. Food was ok. Very loud restaurant. Would recommend for families with noisy children or just noisy groups.

Thank JudgeMunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in St. Augustine 24 years. Always wanted to try it. Today finally did. Busy for Tuesday, but wait wasn't as long as we were told. Food came out very quickly! Everything was really good. Hubby got the gator tail and I got the combo...More

Thank floridanfoodie
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Questions & Answers
Berniece M
19 August 2016|
Response from Veloria11 | Reviewed this property |
16 March 2015|
Response from dmlefebvre | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations but you can do call ahead seating. Not that you need to, it's never very busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Groups
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, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6403
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-2332
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