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7 Best Restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida

‘’The only thing I like more than talking about food is eating.’’-John Walters

 Natalie Kowalewski
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7 Best Restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida

Let's skip the small talk—feed your inner foodie by checking out one of our top 7 suggested restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida near Wander Ponte Vedra!

Cap's On the Water

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 1.9 miles

  • Location: 4325 Myrtle St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours:  4PM-9PM Monday-Thursday; 4PM-10PM Friday; 11:30AM-10PM Saturday; 11:30AM-9PM Sunday

  • Phone: (904) 824-8794  

  • Website: https://www.capsonthewater.com/ 

Cap’s will delight you with modern coastal cuisine, pairing fresh local seafood with traditional Southern and Mediterranean flavors. You can choose dining on the scenic dock, the covered pavilion, in the indoor dining room, at the traditional Tiki bar, or at the Sunset Oyster Bar. You can't really go wrong whichever you pick! 

Tip: Come here at sunset for some nice views on the wooden outdoor deck. 

The Reef 

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 1.8 miles 

  • Location: 4100 Coastal Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours: 11:30AM - 9:00PM Monday-Thursday; 11:30AM - 10:00PM Friday and Saturday; 10:30AM - 9:00PM Sunday

  • Phone: (904) 824-8008

  • Website: https://thereefstaugustine.com/ 

The Reef is an oceanfront vista that's been around since 1989, making it a popular local dining spot. The menu is comprised primarily of seafood balanced with meat, pasta, and creative specials—always fresh and sourced locally when possible.

Tip: Check out Happy Hour specials from 3PM-7PM, Monday-Saturday and 4:30PM-7PM, Sunday. 

Aunt Kate’s 

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 2 miles 

  • Location: 612 Euclid Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours:  11AM-9PM daily 

  • Phone: (904) 829-1105

  • Website: https://aunt-kates.com/

Aunt Kate’s is situated in a grove of live oaks on the bank of the Tolomoto River where you have the option of dining on the patio decks or inside in the main dining room or the Victory bar.

The menu features steamed oysters, shrimp, fresh salad, warm soups, steak, and blackened chicken, among other dishes. The restaurant also has a private space for up to 120 people for birthday parties, gatherings, and group events. 

Tip: If you dine outdoors, keep an eye out for the manatees and dolphins that will occasionally swim along the shoreline. If you're feeling adventurous, try the fried alligator tail!

Vilano Grill 180

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 4.5 miles 

  • Location: 180 Vilano Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours:  11AM-9:30PM Friday-Sunday; 11AM-9PM Saturday; 4PM-9PM Monday & Wednesday; Closed Tuesday 

  • Phone: (904) 827-1009

  • Website: http://180vilanogrill.com/ 

Looking for classic American and Italian staples like burgers & pizza? This is the place for you. Tacos, fried shrimp, and chicken piccata, Vilano Grill 180 has it all. 

Tip: On a nice day, enjoy the outdoor picnic tables while you dine. 

 One Twenty Three Burger House

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 7.6 miles 

  • Location: 123 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

  • Hours: 11AM-9PM Sunday-Thursday; 11AM-10PM Friday-Saturday 

  • Phone: (904) 687-2790

  • Website: http://www.onetwentythreeburgerhouse.com/ 

All burgers in this local joint come with natural cut fries or coleslaw. On top of that, they also serve wood fire pizzas with a charred crust and gooey cheese—are you drooling yet? One Twenty Three Burger House is a local establishment that serves all of this and more. 

Napoli's Pastaria

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 14 miles 

  • Location: 3787 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

  • Hours: 11AM-8:30PM Tuesday-Thursday; 11AM-9PM Friday; 2PM-9PM Saturday: Closed Sunday & Monday 

  • Phone: (904) 273-0006

There is nothing quite like a gooey, cheesy slice of pizza on a cozy night in during your stay at Wander Ponte Vedra. Napoli's Pastaria offers everything you need to satisfy your cravings, including garlic knots, wings, subs, Italian entrees, and of course, a large variety of customizable pizzas. 

Sushi House & Grill Japanese Restaurant

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  • Distance from Wander Ponte Vedra: 14 miles 

  • Location: 3787 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

  • Hours:  11AM-9:30PM Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday 

  • Phone: (904) 280-0707

  • Website: https://sushihousegrillvb.com/ 

Conveniently located right next to Napoli's Pastaria, Sushi House & Grill Japanese Restaurant is your one-stop shop for all sushi and Japanese cuisine cravings. The menu features classic maki rolls, sashimi, bento boxes, fried rice, and lunch specials. 


Did you know that you can conveniently make a dinner reservation at any of these restaurants by sending a quick text to Wander Concierge? Just tell them your preferred date and time, the number of guests, and you're good to go!

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