For over 100 years, visitors and locals have enjoyed the food at Aunt Kate's seafood restaurant, located on the banks of the Tolomato River in St. Augustine. Owned and operated by members of the Usina family of St. Augustine, Aunt Kate's provides fresh, local seafood dishes — a number of them seasoned with Minorcan flavors.
Sited in a grove of live oaks, guests can dine on the outside decks under the trees, inside in either the main dining room or at the Victory bar. Specializing in seafood, this restaurant offers a varied menu that includes steamed oysters, peel 'n eat shrimp, fresh salad, great soups, terrific steak, and blackened chicken.
Their Minorcan specialties include the traditional rice dish of Pilau (pronounced Perlo) and Minorcan Clam Chowder.
This is one of the few restaurants in St. Augustine accessible by boat. Boaters can tie up at Aunt Kate's floating dock for lunch or dinner. By car, Aunt Kate's is located near Vilano Beach, inside North Beach Camping Resort. Happy hour is from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the bar.