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Barnacle Bill's

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14 Castillo Dr., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-824-3663
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Conyers, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was recommended to try this establishment for the fried gator tail. It was okay at best, mostly breaking and no seasoning. The wings were pretty tasty. My husband had the shrimp and crab cakes.....he said the best thing on his plate was the macaroni salad. The crab cake was more like a soggy crab patty. Both he and our daughter... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We where told that if we were looking for some of the freshest seafood, we could do no better than Barnacle Bill's. And that was true. My lunch started with clam chowder followed with deep fryed scallops and coleslaw. It was so delicious. I wish I had that meal before me now. The restaurant was clean and the service was... More 

Thank KarlaKat
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To put it simple.. I ordered a fried shrimp sampler , new england chowder and Pina colada cake... He left with the order and brought back my soup... He was back before my crackers open with my entire seafood platter... 5 stars for service and taste. From the outside you'd never expect a cozy seafood paradise for some good fried... More 

Thank Nathan H
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering through northeast Florida on my own while it snows at home, I came to St Augustine hungry for some seafood. My GPS suggested Barnacle Bills. I arrived late in the lunch period and, being alone, ate at the bar. Service was instantaneous. I wanted a draft beer, but did not know the local craft brews. They drew me a... More 

Thank Raymond M
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and wife came here for dinner in late January and we both liked it. We've been here a few times in the past and were pleased every time. The staff and server were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was warm and very nautical themed.

Thank John O
Houston, Texas
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154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews on area restaurants this was my #1. In retrospect there is better in St Augustine. However, for convenience to all things old St Augustine it's great. I came for the veggie sides, and our visit was on a starchy veggie day

Thank janetn56
Orlando, Florida
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After looking at the menu I did not have high expectations. As other reviewers have said, it is a seafood restaurant that caters to tourists. Lots of fried options at decent prices. I had the clam chowder which was very salty and the shrimp and grits which were fine. If you are looking for a quick lunch with kids, I'd... More 

Thank Jane M
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends here for dinner and the seafood was good, but typical for this type of restaurant. Price is very reasonable and service was excellent. St. Augustine has many excellent restaurants and I would rate Barnacle Bills a step below those, but good for a fried seafood dinner a a reasonable price.

Thank Tkrena
Elmira, New York
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet Monday evening. Ordered the New England clam chowder. It is very hardy but a bit salty. Fish tacos were plump and tasty as was the fish wrap. Cole slaw was tasteless but the hush puppies were the best, Next time might just order them. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank mbullett
Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy eating here. My aunts favorite. This is fresh not frozen seafood. Great hush puppies. Always a nice variety of veggies.

Thank FLnativetransplant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Castillo Dr., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?