Santa Maria Restaurant - CLOSED

The Santa Maria Restaurant and dock are closed pending renovations.

135 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, 32084
  • (904) 829-6578
1.923075
  • The Santa Maria Restaurant was sold in the winter of 2015. Plans are being developed for a totally renovated dock and brand-new restaurant.

    In the meantime, visitors can enjoy some excellent seafood at the new owner's popular restaurant, O.C. White's, which is just north of the old Santa Maria Restaurant.

    The Story of the Old Santa Maria Restaurant: Starting out as a dock for ships in the 18th century, when St. Augustine was a new city, the Santa Maria Restaurant was originally owned and operated by the Connell family beginning in 1949. This restaurant on the water was a popular spot for families, known for allowing guests to feed the schools of catfish and mullet below the dock through a chute right at the table.

  • Reviews

    5
    My family had a great time feeding the fish below the restaurant and we were all very satisfied with our lunches and the service we recieved. Thanks

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    3
    we had lunch there and it was great!!!!

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    4
    After a lovely day in St.Augustine, we were eager for a good seafood meal, and we found it here. The shrimp platter was delicious and filling. The seafood platter was more than our husbands could eat! Looking out at sailboats on the water made for a beautiful view.

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    5
    We had a wonderful lunch at Santa Maria and the view and atmosphere is amazing. You must try the Carribbean Bowl it was delicious so was the blackened alligator.

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    1
    The restaurant was unique in one way and that was the feeding of the fish and pigeons. The food was lacking in taste and presentation. I ordered the scallops and they had grit, no flavor, and were rubbery. The steamed veggies were completely dry with no seasoning. The garlic dip appetizer was a disappointment as well. The hush puppies were very good. The fish seemed to enjoy the scallops

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