Ponce de Leon Blvd

This section of U.S.1 is the gateway to Historic Downtown.

In St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Blvd is the business section of U.S.1, the well-known coastal highway that runs north and south from Key West to Canada. Along these 12 miles of U.S. 1 (plus a block on either side) where visitors will find places to stay, dine, shop, and provide services.

There are many hotels along the boulevard. The TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian, located a few blocks south of King Street, is one of the hotels relatively close to the Oldest City’s Historic Downtown.

Those who are hungry will find everything from familiar national chains to some local favorite restaurants, pubs, and bars. (Hazel's Hot Dogs, a true local favorite, is our cover photo.) Coffee shops, diners, and fine dining establishments can all be found along Ponce de Leon, or in the shopping plazas and developments on both sides of U.S. 1. Each day, a rotating schedule of food trucks park at Marina Munch, at English Landing Marina, which provides tables with umbrellas for dining on the water. 

This may not be the most picturesque drive in town, but Ponce de Leon and the block or two adjacent to U.S. 1 will provide nearly any item, food, or service visitors will need — from car services and parts to quick medical care to a water tour on two-seater catamarans with Bluewater Adventure, to shops and stores for groceries, clothing, and sports gear. Just as it is in other cities along the coast, U.S.1 is a vital link to St. Augustine and it’s where visitors will find most things they need during their stay.

Chicken Salad Chick

(904) 615-8329
1000-09 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Outside of Chicken Salad Chick in St. Augustine, Fl

Chicken Salad Chick of St. Augustine offers soups, sandwiches, sweet treats, and catering. They have numerous locations throughout the United States. More information about their menu and offerings can be found on their website. 

Chili's Grill & Bar

(904) 824-2216
215 SR 312

Chili's Neighborhood Bar and Grill serves lunch and dinner daily in St. Augustine, Florida. This restaurant offers a variety of menu items including their famous Baby Back Ribs and Big Mouth Burgers.

China Wok, North

(904) 808-1998
3501 N Ponce De Leon Blvd

The China Wok serves well prepared Chinese meals all day.

Chipotle Mexican Grill serves burritos, salads, bowls, and tacos with a menu to suit every palate and preference.

Creekside Dinery

(904) 829-6113
160 Nix Boatyard Road

Taste some Old Florida cooking at this local dinery, with live music, happy hour specials, and quaint outdoor and indoor dining.

Culinary Outfitters

(904) 829-2727
173 Shipyard Way
Culinary Outfitters in St. Augustine, Fl

Culinary Outfitters has been a local St. Augustine lunch favorite for years. In 2020, they moved to a new location where they offer the same fusion of French and American cuisines for lunch and dinner.

Days Inn Historic

(904) 824-3383
1300 N Ponce de Leon Blvd

This downtown hotel is convenient to area attractions, shopping, and restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida.

Denny's: Historic

(904) 829-2705
1300 Ponce De Leon Blvd

Denny's restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere and moderately priced meals served 24 hours a day. Denny's is best known for its breakfasts served around the clock, including the popular Meat Lover's Breakfast and Original Grand Slam.

Diane's Natural Market

(904) 808-9978
841 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
The bright aisles at Diane's Natural Market in St. Augustine.

Diane's Natural Market offers organic foods, suplements, and products good for humans, their pets, and the environment.

Diane's Natural Market Café

(904) 808-9978
841 South Ponce de Leon Blvd
Sandwich from Diane's Natural Market Café in St. Augustine.

The café at Diane's Natural Market offers organic soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch, six days a week.

Dunkin Donuts: South

(904) 827-0095
1001 S Ponce De Leon Blvd

Dunkin' Donuts is the world's largest coffee and baked goods chain, serving more than 3 million customers per day.

English Landing Marina

(904) 824-6150
509 S Ponce De Leon Blvd
English Landing Marina

English Landing Marina is right on the San Sebastian River located just west of downtown St. Augustine.

Everything Bagel

(904) 819-9282
176 State Road 312
The entrance to Everything Bagel in the Riverside Plaza.

Everything Bagel specializes in NY style bagels, breads, baked goods, and sandwiches.

Fiction Donuts

(904) 679-3081
1811 U.S. Highway 1 South

This donut shop offers hot fresh donuts, coffee, and is a visual treat for book lovers.

Five Star Pizza

(904) 824-9868
987 South Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Five Star Pizza is a local and locally owned Florida chain. Their first shop was in Gainesville where they became a student favorite for their delicious high-quality pizzas, delivered quickly.

Flagler Inn

(904) 342-7938
2700 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Entrance of Flagler Inn in St. Augustine, Florida

This boutique hotel for active people offers comfort, style and great customer service.

Funkadelic Food Truck

(904) 588-3509
509 South Ponce de Leon Blvd

This food truck serves an ever-changing menu of classic American fusion dishes at Marina Munch in St. Augustine.

Ginger Bistro

(904) 429-7600
1835 US Highway 1 South
Customers enjoying at meal at Ginger Bistro in St. Augustine, Fl

Ginger Bistro presents meals that please the palate and the eye, often starting with some version of ginger as base flavor. 

Green Papaya

(904) 516-8888
841 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

This restaurant offers beautifully presented Thai and sushi dishes.

GTM Research Reserve Marineland

(904) 823-4500
9741 Oceanshore Blvd.

The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) protects 73,000 acres of Florida's northeast coast, stretching from Ponte Vedra Beach to Palm Coast. The Reserve is divided geographically into a Northern Component in St.