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Cafe Alcazar

25 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4387
+1 904-825-9948
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (315 reviews)
“sandwiches” (47 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4387
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211 - 220 of 737 reviews

Reviewed 9 February 2016

You dine in the deep end of the old indoor swimming pool, the largest pool in the US at one time. The French onion soup is perfect. The menu is inventive and the service was excellent.

Thank jimfranp
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The lunch here was delicious and the real reason to go is the location! So cool to be in the deep end of the pool of this once-iconic hotel and see historical photos of how life was back a century ago. Delightful and delicious.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The best part of this restaurant is its unique location in the bottom of a huge swimming pool -- empty of course. The waiter will tell you about the history of the pool and the landmark building it is located in, when Hotel Alcazar was...More

Thank We2love2eat
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with the food. Excellent quality food at a reasonable price. There was a piano player during our lunch. It was fun to eat where a pool used to be!

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had a wonderfull Lunch experience here. little bit pricy but worth it.During waiting for the food we browsed the little Antic Shops on each side of the "Pool". Nice piano music and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Maren Z
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at this wonderful cafe. The venue was in the elegant space of what was once the largest indoor pool in the world It was located in the Lightner Museum The food was amazing and delicious We listened to a baby grand piano...More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We found our selves in a charming small restaurant which would have been the deep end of the swimming pool at the old Alcazar Hotel. The food was well prepared. The piano music was pleasant. Service was good. The surrounds included small antique shops. It...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 25 January 2016

You get to eat inside a Very huge swimming pool (empty of course). We were server Escargot and their take on Tapas. Never eaten escargot before but friends stated it was chewy and not the best they had ever eaten.

Thank Mel120
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place thinking it was some sort of antique shop. The atmosphere is very elegant, yet casual. You are sitting on the bottom of what used to be the worlds largest indoor swimming pool...awesome! The food is very very good and the...More

Thank Jared L
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Not going off the deep end in recommending Cafe Alcazar for lunch in the Lightner Museum. You can enjoy a scrumptious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and daily specials while dining in what was once the deep end of the largest indoor pool at...More

Thank Scoop76
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8 March 2017|
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Response from Time2Leave | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous responders. Try googling the menu.
John A M
17 February 2017|
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Response from kdragnfli | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is predominantly a lunch restaurant, with very limited dates for dinner. It is well worth the wait if you're not able to make it for lunch.
17 February 2015|
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Response from kdragnfli | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parking behind and all around the museum, but the meters are free on Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4387
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-825-9948
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Casual fine dining in what was once the world's largest swimming pool. Offering international cuisine for lunch daily, and a special Art Walk dinner from 6PM to 9PM on the First Friday Art Walk of each month. Reservations recommended. Private events also available, please contact restaurant for details.
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