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“Pleasant Service, But Overrated”
Review of A1A Ale Works

A1A Ale Works
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Ranked #60 of 596 Restaurants in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I was pleased with the friendly service, but highly disappointed in the cleanliness of the restaurant and taste of the food. I'm the type who looks at floors as soon as I walk into an establishment. When we walked in, that was the first thing I noticed (horribly-unkept and untidy floors throughout the kitchen and restaurant). The cloth napkins seemed worn/old/dingy, which could be why I initially felt they were dirty as well.

We ordered the fried calamari as an appetizer. It was fresh, well-bettered and very tender; however it tasted a little bland. I don't remember the name of the shrimp I ordered, but it was their version of coconut shrimp. It had a little more flavor than the calamari and the dijon vinaigrette it came with was tasty. I didn't care for the red beans & rice--it was lacking flavor as well. The fries were mediocre and on the soggy side. Not cool.

All in all, I was unimpressed and would probably not return. This experience was not worth their steep prices.

Thank KayHaper
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stopped in to get out of the heat and grab a bite to eat. wow.. I only had their chicken Caesar salad, but it was delicious. The bar tender was super cool with a great sense of humor. The beer are ice cold, which is a great plus on such a hot day.

Thank DrBublak
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Went upstairs for a drink and a view with a view. Very relaxing while sitting on the balcony with a cocktail.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Recommended by our hotel. Able to walk over after driving all day.
Excellent beer choices. We each had the fish of the day (mahi mahi) sandwich, which was very good. I had sweet potato fries, which were also very well made.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

First time to St Augustine since childhood ~ met old friends for cocktails and appetizers at this fun restaurant. Had a second-floor outdoor table with views of the bay and Bridge of Lions ~ awesome spot! Drinks were great, food and service, too. Would definitely go back!

Thank BluegrassSue
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