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Saltwater Cowboy's

Dondanville Rd., St. Augustine, FL - (904) 471-2332
Seafood stars on the menu: from freshly-opened oysters to fancy preparations, including a slew of such deep-fried cracker specialties as gator tail, catfish, cooter, and frogs legs. You can get them broiled or grilled however your like.
85% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cheese Rolls
Pink Lemondade
Alligator
Cole Slaw
Red Clam Chowder
Pineapple Pecan Pie
Red Snapper

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"This extremely colorful restaurant was designed to look like a salt marsh fish camp from a hundred years ago. Looking around at the weathered wood floors, bentwood chairs, and dusty swampland bric-a-brac on the wall, it is hard to believe that it isn't, in fact, a ..."   [Read More]
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Bill Brown
June 20, 2009
"We were driving down a residential street and stopped in a line of about 15 cars. People on foot were passing us and I finally asked them where they were going. I thought they were going down to watch the sunset, or maybe Kenny Chesney or Rascal Flatts were in ..."   [Read More]
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Susanne Hupfer - Photos (2)
June 18, 2009
"Though it's a bit of a drive from St. Augustine's historic downtown, I was glad I made my way to Saltwater Cowboy's for an old-fashioned Florida dining experience. Judging from the crowded parking lot and bustling activity inside, this is a popular spot with locals. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

Dondanville Rd., St. Augustine, FL
(904) 471-2332

http://www.saltwatercowboys.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
I can in no way justify how much I liked these spongy rolls infused with oily cheese flavor, but by the time the meal was over, they were long gone.
"I can in no way justify how much I liked these spongy rolls infused with oily cheese flavor, but by the time the meal was over, they were long gone."
Michael Stern





Red chowder is big in the area around St. Augustine, where the custom is to hotten it up by including locally-grown datil peppers.
"Red chowder is big in the area around St. Augustine, where the custom is to hotten it up by including locally-grown datil peppers."
Michael Stern


You get a choice of salad or slaw with dinner. The slaw is crisp and cabbagy, scarcely dressed and quite refreshing.
"You get a choice of salad or slaw with dinner. The slaw is crisp and cabbagy, scarcely dressed and quite refreshing."
Michael Stern


This creamy pie features sweet chunks of pineapple and crunchy pecan pieces, all suspended in an almost-marshmallow-textured cream mixture that's not overly sweet (it might be based on cream cheese).
"This creamy pie features sweet chunks of pineapple and crunchy pecan pieces, all suspended in an almost-marshmallow-textured cream mixture that's not overly sweet (it might be based on cream cheese)."
Susanne Hupfer


Whatever fish you choose can be prepared in accord with that day's kitchen special. Here's red snapper, given the dill-cucumber treatment. The creamy-cool sauce was a lovely blanket for the hunky fish.
"Whatever fish you choose can be prepared in accord with that day's kitchen special. Here's red snapper, given the dill-cucumber treatment. The creamy-cool sauce was a lovely blanket for the hunky fish."
Michael Stern


The fried gator appetizer (made from alligator tail meat) is reminiscent of moist, tender chicken cutlets that are very mildly flavored.  The spicy breading adds some zip, and the orange-lime dipping sauce contributes a sweet Florida flavor punch.
"The fried gator appetizer (made from alligator tail meat) is reminiscent of moist, tender chicken cutlets that are very mildly flavored. The spicy breading adds some zip, and the orange-lime dipping sauce contributes a sweet Florida flavor punch."
Susanne Hupfer


Drinks are served in Mason jars.
"Drinks are served in Mason jars."
Michael Stern


The restaurant is full of these Florida-rustic bentwood chairs, no two alike.
"The restaurant is full of these Florida-rustic bentwood chairs, no two alike."
Michael Stern


The view from Saltwater Cowboy's tables is lovely. And as this is on the intercoastal waterway, facing west, the sunsets are spectacular.
"The view from Saltwater Cowboy's tables is lovely. And as this is on the intercoastal waterway, facing west, the sunsets are spectacular."
Michael Stern


Talk about casual! Saltwater Cowboy's is as relaxed as a restaurant can be. Its goal is to evoke the lazy feel of an old Florida fish camp, and while I'm no old Florida fisherman, it works for me!
"Talk about casual! Saltwater Cowboy's is as relaxed as a restaurant can be. Its goal is to evoke the lazy feel of an old Florida fish camp, and while I'm no old Florida fisherman, it works for me!"
Michael Stern



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