Chowder of all kinds is a staple of St. Augustine palettes. Luckily, we have some great restaurants that know how to do it right. We gathered a list of some of the best local places that are serving up great chowders – from clam to conch, and shrimp to corn. Whether you like your chowder creamy New England style or with a spicy tomato base (maybe even combined), here is a list of chowders to satisfy your tastebuds.
St. Augustine Seafood Company
33 St. George Street
This fast casual and family-friendly seafood restaurant is located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, right on St. George Street. On their menu you’ll find both classic and creative preparations of uber fresh seafood. Dig into the Chowder Fries, french fries smothered in clam chowder & bacon, or sip a spoonful of Minorcan Conch and New England Clam chowders. The Half & Half soup is a must try!
St. Augustine Fish Camp
142 Riberia Street
New to the St. Augustine food scene, St. Augustine Fish Camp is known for presenting homey and sophisticated seafood dishes with Southern hospitality. Their New England Style Clam Chowder will awaken your taste buds. Stop into Fish Camp for an unforgettable lunch or dinner experience with a lively atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and spectacular views.
Salt Life Food Shack
St. Augustine Fish House & Oyster Company
The Commander’s Shellfish Camp
St. Marys Seafood
Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House
The Conch House
421 A1A Beach Blvd
69 Lewis Boulevard
Beaches at Vilano
254 Vilano Road
Tucked away on the waters edge, away from the main stream, Beaches is truly a little vacation spot right in our hometown where you can relax and enjoy a ‘no worries’ Caribbean island atmosphere. Known for having great food and signature drinks, Beaches is a great place where you can dine with your toes in the sand and listen to live music every weekend. Try their Gluten Free Minorcan Conch Chowder or their Cedar Key Clam Chowder.
118 Avenida Menendez
Tucked inside a historic home, this American grill serves up lots of seafood dishes and frozen drinks. O.C. White’s has a history dating back to 1790, originally constructed by Don Miguel Ysnardy, a prominent St. Augustinian. The house served as one of the first hotels in St. Augustine. Now you can dine outside on their patio under twinkling lights in the heart of the city while enjoying delicious dishes next to the bay. Try their Award Winning New England Clam Chowder.
4100 Coastal Highway
The Reef has one of the most spectacular oceanfront settings in Northeast Florida. Few culinary experiences parallel tasting fresh seafood above the dunes of the Atlantic. In fact, they are one of the only St. Augustine restaurants on the water. While dining on their patio, you’re just a few steps from the beautiful Atlantic ocean. Guests eating inside will appreciate large window views of the sand and waves as you sip on their Award Winning Seafood Chowder that is spicy with a kick.
Aunt Kate’s Restaurant
40 Charlotte Street
Not far from the main downtown drag, you’ll find this intimate little restaurant on Charlotte Street with a small menu that serves up big flavor. The menu is seasonal and local whenever possible. Their Minorcan Seafood Chowder is a spicy, clam, fish and bacon red chowder that goes great with one of their delicious craft cocktails.
2 A Street
Where ‘A’ Street meets the ocean you’ll find Anastasia Island’s destination beach front restaurant & bar. Every day they create outstanding specials along with their Beach Menu and chowders. Their Minorcan Clam Chowder, a spicy chowder made from an old St. Augustine recipe is a constant on the menu that you can enjoy year round.