Historic Downtown

The heart of the First City is found here in Historic Downtown.

The heart of the city of St. Augustine is here in the Historic Downtown where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic Downtown is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s — and with streets that have existed from long before that —combine to create a walkable city obviously designed with old European concepts. Part of Historic Downtown, Lincolnville also offers history, museums, places to stay, and eateries.

This Historic Downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are over twenty other sites within the district from the Alcazar Hotel to the Ximenez-Fatio House. The Historic Downtown creates a walkable city and a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums and churches, dining, and listening to live music.

The Historic Downtown is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzas Bay and an inviting bayfront walk along the Matanzas River from the Castillo de San Marcos to the former 16th Century Jesuit monastery that is now Headquarters for the Florida National Guard. A number of eateries have views of the Matanzas, including A1A Ale House and Harry’s Seafood. Those who wish to stay in the Historic District, near the water, may want to check out the Bayfront Inn and the Edgewater Inn.

The top-rated attractions in the area reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine, including the Flagler Legacy Tours, Lightner Museum, and the Colonial Quarter. Another defining feature of the Historic District is the architecture. The design on building facades represents the height of Spanish Colonial and Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture. This area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow-style houses, and Gilded Age extravagance.

The Historic Downtown of the nation’s oldest city represents much of U.S. History from 1565 and is sure to offer activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Nero's Waterfront Cafe

(904) 829-6017
24 Avenida Menendez

This breakfast and lunch cafe, at the Casablanca Inn, sits on the Bayfront with a view of the Matanzas.

O.C. White's Seafood

(904) 824-0808
118 Avenida Menendez

This bayfront restaurant offers seafood, spirits, and an Old-World atmosphere.

Odd Birds Loft

(904) 679-4933
33 Charlotte Street

Located in downtown St. Augustine across from the Castillo de San Marcos, Odd Birds Loft specializes in North and South American specialties, including craft cocktails and appetizers. 

Old City House Restaurant

(904) 826-0113
115 Cordova Street

Exquisite presentation, delicious fare, and impeccable customer service can be found at this charming downtown restaurant.

One Twenty Three Burger House

(904) 687-2790
123 King Street

Burgers, fries, pizza and more at this American eatery in St. Augustine.

Peace Pie

(904) 295-8232
8 Aviles Street

Peace Pie offers a unique spin on ice cream sandwiches with a pie filling.

Pizza Time

(904) 819-0133
124 St. George St.

Pizza Time prepares Brooklyn Style pizza and sells it by the slice or whole pie.

Pizzalley's

(904) 825-2627
117 St. George Street

Order quick-service pizza at the counter, or sit down for a full dining experience at the Chianti Room.

PK's Roosevelt Room

(904) 209-5704
121 St. George Street

Vibrant hot spot whipping up refined brunch classics and cocktails in a 1920s environment.

Prohibition Kitchen

(904) 209-5704
119 St. George Street

Serving unique Gastropub dishes with stylish cocktails and craft beer while hosting live music.

Reflections Bistro

(904) 217-3685
75 King St. Suite 120

Relax over some coffee and homemade panini sandwiches at Reflections Bistro in the beautiful courtyard of the Lightner Museum.

Relampago Coffee Lab

(904) 342-2421
74 Spanish Street

A coffee shop and cafe with hot and cold drinks and baked goods.

Rendezvous Restaurant

(904) 824-1090
106 Saint George St.

The original beer pub of St. Augustine, the Rendezvous offers a world-class selection of beers as well as deli plates, panini, and more.

River & Fort

(904) 481-8396
12 Avenida Menendez

Boasting two rooftop patios with a bar area that has expansive views of the Castillo de San Marcos and the bay front.

Sainte-George Restaurant

(904) 429-9345
1 St. George Street

A blend of European and American cuisine, created with precision and presented with excellent service.

Sangrias

(904) 827-1947
35 Hypolita Street

St. George Street tapas bar featuring outdoor porch for people-watching and live music.

Visitors searching for a quick snack, coffee, or tea while in the Historic Downtown can find it at Say Cheese! Dreamboat Coffee Snack Shack.

Scarlett O'Hara's

(904) 824-6535
70 Hypolita Street

A cozy pub with a famous outdoor porch and oyster bar overlooking Hypolita Street.

Schmagel's Bagels

(904) 824-4444
69 Hypolita St.

Schmagel's Bagels has baked and served bagels to visitors and locals in St. Augustine for over 20 years.

Serving real deal Philly Cheeseteaks on rolls shipped in from Atlantic City, New Jersey.